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What Is a Nickname?
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a nickname is "an informal name for someone or something, especially a name that you are called by your friends or family, usually based on your real name or your character."
Nicknames can be based on a wide range of sources, including real names, physical features, personality traits, interests, and more. Whatever the source, nicknames are often used as terms of endearment or expressions of affection. Sometimes they can be humorous or clever—and that's where we're going to focus our attention in this list!
Tips for Coming Up With the Perfect Nickname
Nicknames are typically earned—not self-awarded. Anyone can decide on their own that they want to be called something, but a name given by someone else carries much more meaning and is much more likely to stick. Not only do nicknames say a lot about the individual person, but they usually have some kind of story behind it that many don’t know about. Just what kinds of things are typically considered when giving a nickname to someone?
- Personality: Personality is usually the biggest factor when considering nicknames for someone. What personality traits are most striking about this person? Are they aggressive? Funny? Always serious?
- Physical features: An obvious thing to consider would be someone’s physical appearance. If they’re really short or tall, have funny hair, scraggly teeth, etc., then they’re pretty well set up for some nicknames!
- Mannerisms: We all have mannerisms that we're not aware of. That’s because they're just things we do without thinking. Does the person gesture a lot, blink a lot, have a lot of pep in their step?
- Interests: Interests and hobbies can play a big role in nicknames. The people with whom you share those same interests and hobbies might choose a relevant nickname.
- Habits: Whether they’re good habits or bad habits, they're certainly fair game for assigning nicknames!
- Inside jokes: Sometimes, nicknames pop up in the middle of a random situation—an inside joke in the making. The nickname is completely unplanned, and somehow it just ends up sticking. Some of the best and unique nicknames come about this way!
- Real names: Of course, probably the most common type of nicknames, the ones we're most familiar with, are based on real names. For example, Jen or Jenny for Jennifer, or Will or Willie for William. Some nicknames don't actually sound much like the original name but are common nonetheless, like Bob for Robert or Dick for Richard.
Here’s a list of badass nicknames categorized by guys and girls for easy picking!
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More Nicknaming Tips
- How to choose: Nicknaming should be a fun experience for everyone involved, so why not make a big game out of it? Pick a few different options for the person and then take a vote, draw from a hat, or even call out different names when they’re not looking to see if they happen to respond to one!
- How to make it stick: Once a good nickname is established, you need to make it stick. Use the nickname as much as possible and be sure to introduce them to others by their new moniker. Heck, make them a t-shirt with their newly given nickname on the back to tell the world!
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A cool nickname is almost a requirement in today's society. If you are active in the online world, namely when it comes to video games, then you certainly realize the importance of them.
Kfd on September 05, 2020:
Incinerate on September 02, 2020:
what about "Sentinel" or "Xannax"
MERCENARY NIGHTSHADE on August 19, 2020:
Thats all i can say
TripleX on August 12, 2020:
I got the best name
Zen Enyo on July 20, 2020:
fu** on July 04, 2020:
not nice namse
Valentine on July 03, 2020:
Indecisive on July 02, 2020:
This was very helpful. I am thinking, Siren's Storm, SuperNova, GoodNight, and Miss Fortune
Anurak on June 30, 2020:
wat about LUCIFER,
Leah on June 20, 2020:
Ohh bowser I like dat for my friend he’s gonna love it Ryan :)
Joe on June 20, 2020:
Taserface is the best!!
syth on June 20, 2020:
GrimReaper on June 19, 2020:
lokitranqui on June 15, 2020:
Amaan on June 14, 2020:
MY GAMEING NAME RADIO
Fourteen Gage on June 10, 2020:
I Am The Fourteen Gage
Robert on June 10, 2020:
IDK on June 10, 2020:
Is Jimmy a nerdy name?
Hopie on June 09, 2020:
... on June 07, 2020:
HeadDead9+ on June 02, 2020:
It's a heroic name for serious Headshoters
Resp3xt on May 31, 2020:
I want a short name like kye,sup,que,doph,SU1,
Ashir on May 30, 2020:
i need a name like (numbers include in english) like rag3 r3aper etc...i want a name
??? on May 29, 2020:
OwO on May 25, 2020:
ilhann on May 25, 2020:
Franklin on May 23, 2020:
Gaufres bleu. Translate helps a lot! Try this name in different languages. For example your language
on May 20, 2020:
My nick name is ICE
Beep boop on May 17, 2020:
My name is toxic hydra
Abhi on May 06, 2020:
Talal on May 03, 2020:
Guardian , 0l0fmiester , Happy (:) , apEX , KRiiMZ , Aqua Marine Revenge , Rod Red , FrontsydeMysty , daMnStuPid , fyre n Ice ,
Tysm for read these all
Amon on April 30, 2020:
I`ve been using `le kaiser noir` in almost every video game I have ever played. Using something that you already have, bu translating it into another language also helps.
Dam on April 27, 2020:
Luke on April 27, 2020:
how about artrisk
Lion on April 26, 2020:
I got this nickname when I was at camp one year mainly because I was the fastest and strongest girl in my cabin
I have no name on April 24, 2020:
I want 1 that has major in it
RFX.Badger on April 23, 2020:
I have been Badger forever
INSOMNIA on April 17, 2020:
W A F F L E M E
- Fate - on April 16, 2020:
My name is - Fate - in Critical Ops. Its a sick name.
Axe hole on April 12, 2020:
Jack Raiden on April 09, 2020:
thx a lot
Coc Nicknamer on April 05, 2020:
U can do Xanax
MSCHF Bxllistxc on March 31, 2020:
These are alright but I think I'll stick with mine
Xalen on March 30, 2020:
Umm. My name's Xalen...
Adam olivas on March 28, 2020:
My name is Lilbadass
nobody on March 28, 2020:
cool 50\50 dude not bad also kind like not good
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Skylar on March 24, 2020:
I'm kind of a badgirl and i can be savage i get into some fights..... Also i like Nova and Shade is a good name.
Shadow on March 19, 2020:
Heyy, my name is shadowspro2543
Luccid Knightz on March 18, 2020:
I’m recruiting ppl in my clan and I’m looking for names great ideas
Randomuser on March 11, 2020:
New nickname is nova
Qajdvei on March 11, 2020:
Not bad not good average but cool names
give me a gooooooooooood name on March 11, 2020:
maybe with ace or ollie
AnonymousPro123 on March 02, 2020:
Royal Death on February 27, 2020:
Royal Death is a good name, it is also my name:)
Priyanshu on February 21, 2020:
Best names i have got frin here for my pubg account.
Vxgge on February 19, 2020:
Axel on February 16, 2020:
BlxzE good name
CEGID on February 16, 2020:
i need a nick name but Most be CEGID in my nick name
Evdim,kenè on February 15, 2020:
Geuse on February 13, 2020:
I need help finding a name for the White among us
Demise on February 12, 2020:
I have many names in games lol
Demise, Desire, Damien, Adria, Amara and Dread are the most commen
I need heeling on February 03, 2020:
there is not any cool usernames that i can put for my new blizzard username!!! :(
Subho on February 03, 2020:
I want something withepik
Justin Bieber on January 28, 2020:
I am Jb. But someone special gave me a name for a popular game called fortnite. That name was purx.
Hmmm on January 27, 2020:
I want something with word storm
Fredrick on January 25, 2020:
Amiror on January 22, 2020:
Iron on January 20, 2020:
HugoM on January 09, 2020:
Sachin rana on January 02, 2020:
fidet on December 28, 2019:
Hypernova i like it
KloveZ on December 28, 2019:
Its a good gaming name
Your mum gay on December 23, 2019:
This has no good names
kavidu on December 22, 2019:
my name changed Mr.virus_SL
FearLess on December 21, 2019:
it’s my name
The oof guy on December 17, 2019:
Ninja is a good name
name on December 10, 2019:
a good one is Fe4r
Bad boy on December 09, 2019:
My is black hawk bad toxic dragg
K-9 on December 05, 2019:
Nice burn Nightmare, I am same. Life sucks and sometimes you want to take an Ak-47 and shoot stuff
Nue Keltzer on December 03, 2019:
^ my name
WINKIE on November 29, 2019:
Mythical_Darklord on November 27, 2019:
i have no ldea for i found this name
Nightmare on November 16, 2019:
I’m nightmare I’m goth I’m bad girl of my 8th grade so this stuff is fake just like all of you
hello on November 04, 2019:
hi my name is Mercury
..... on November 03, 2019:
MY NAME IS MR.BANEbbx
dark angel on November 02, 2019:
ASPECT on October 21, 2019:
need help w/ my name on October 20, 2019:
all gone ('_')
Ｍａｄ- KNG♛ on October 20, 2019:
Mine on pubg
X BadBoy on October 19, 2019:
I want name Like This , X BadBoy
Solleiman on October 12, 2019:
It’s Cool name!!
Miss on October 11, 2019:
HyperBallistic on October 06, 2019:
Hi my name is Ballistic
xxdude2x on October 06, 2019:
Hello my name is xxdude2x !!
Storm on October 01, 2019:
Hi, my name In Game Name (IGN) is APEX
NINJA on October 01, 2019:
What’s up I’m ninja
lukas combrinck on September 28, 2019:
mine is hellfoxgt
James on September 28, 2019:
My GoTC name... Mittlefinger
yee yee sis on September 22, 2019:
Mine is your_h1ghne55