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1000 Fun Nicknames for Best Friends

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Many of us have nicknames for best friends. Some are funny. Some are typical, and others likely make no sense to anyone other than you two.

Here are some ideas to help you find the perfect name for your pal!

For Boys

Fun Nicknames for Your Friend That End in O

Amigo
Neo
Neato
Gordo
Frio
Meato
Bambino
Bello
Fido
Guapo
Cello
Tito
Vito
Fellow
Zito
Papito
Davito
Ratito
Chico
Rico
Spaghetti-O
Psycho
Monto
Taco
Corto
Tonto
Paco
Ringo
Toronto
Sneako
Dingo
BO
Friendo
Blingo
Sordo
Tyko
Bendigo
Sourdough
Dino
Indigo
Pepito
Streako
Tarantino
Pipo
Peako
And bingo was his name-o!

Names Based on Size (Tall, fat, thin, etc.)

Bub
Mountain
Space Needle
Bubba
Crater
Longshanks
Mack Daddy
The Universe
2Meter
Stud
Earth
Beanpole
Big Guy
Jupiter
Streetlamp
Heisenberg
Mars
Cannon
Fatty
Pluto
Halfmast
Fat Guy
Vesuvius
Crow’s Nest
Tank
Mt. Hood
Traffic Control
Attila
Granite
Satellite
Genghis Khan
Boulder
Stratosphere
Grip
Xtra
Ozone
Muscles
BigX
Cumulus
Hulk
XBig
Thunderhead
Tiny
2Big
Funnel Cloud
The Guy
Colossus
Cold Front
Blimpie
Colonnade
Highbeam
Submarine
Green Giant
Brights
Orbit
Sears Tower
4-Wheel
Spacecraft
Skyscraper
Incline
Volcano
Empire State Building
Decline
Be nice!

Hardcore Nicknames for Your Hardcore Friend

Chain
Smudge
Iron
Anvil
Dirt
Steel
Hammer
Blue-collar
Titanium
Blacksmith
Oil Change
Plastic
Factory
The Mechanic
Rubber
The Industry
Metal
Nylon
Foundry
Coal
Shrinkwrap
Soot
Charcoal
Concrete
Oil
Grill
Chainlink
Grease
Wire
Drywall
This dude is tough.

Names Based on Hobbies and Interests

Braniac
Maestro
Shire Bait
Jazz Man
Fiero
Mount Doom
Lego
First Chair
Gandalf
Muggle
Second Chair
Saruman
Numbers
Engineer
Faramir
Algebra
Bridge
Boromir
Calculus
Architect
Harry Potter
Pre-Calc
Tecto
Voldemort
AP
Blueprint
Cauldron
A+
Geo
Wandmaker
Straight-A
Photon
Weasley
Genius
Quark
Death Eater
Einstein
Proton
Azkaban
Tesla
Neutron
Sirius Black
Enigma
Electron
Buckbeak
Smarty
Atom
Cruciatus
Valedictorian
Newton
Dragon
Class Prez
Reactor
Dumbledore
Ray Charles
Catalyst
Albus
Sax
Zeus
Gillyweed
Music Man
Sauron
Goblin
4-Measure
Aragorn
Grim
The Beat
Middle Earth
Gringott’s
Sync
Ent
Buckey
Impro
Silmaril
Buckeye
Bandman
Elf
Dementor
Conductor
Halfling
Ghoulie
What do they really love?

Classic Nicknames

Bud
Squirt
Brutus
Buddy
Chief
Buster
Buds
Romeo
Diesel
Champ
Kid
Gizmo
Sport
Bandit
Scout
Slick
Rocco
Thor
Cowboy
Boomer
Ziggy
Slim
Ace
Vader
Just like your coach used to call you

Mean Names

Loser
Scum
Dropout
Doofus
Trash
Loony
Dork
Wreck
Nerd
Tough Guy
Turkey
Dunce
Freak
Yardbird
Dum Dum
Goob
Bruiser
Zero
Weirdo
Bumpkin
Baldie
Dud
Goon
Pansy
Creep
Yokel
Fatty
Rabble
Oddball
Dummy
For the friend that you love to hate (in a nice way)

Animal Names

Moose
Buffalo
Lynx
Chipmunk
Gator
Parrot
Squirrel
Lion
Water Buffalo
Whale
Eagle
Rattlesnake
Giganotosaurus
Turtle
Otter
Dinosaur
Skink
Monster
Mammoth
Fox
Puma
Manatee
Jackrabbit
Skunk
Buck
Diamondback
Herd
Jaguar
Wild Boar
Salamander
Tomcat
Lobster
Snake
Scorpion
Bat
Shrike
Goose
Elk
Hawk
Does your friend look like an animal? Or is he an animal?

Names Based on Titles and Jobs

Captain
Admiral
Judge
Chef
Pilot
The Court
Colonel
Mate
Buzz
Chief
Matey
Geo
Coach
First Mate
Gizmo
Doctor
Skipper
Tech Tech
Esquire
Lubber
Software
Junior
Swabbey
Hardware
Senior
Lieutenant
Code Monkey
Doc
VP
VR
General
Prez
Stopper
Ahoy captain!

Food Nicknames

Pickles
Cheddar
Snickers
Chip
Cheese
Twix
Rocketfuel
Mustard
Skittles
Redbull
Turkey Leg
Rolo
Diet Coke
Turkey Melt
M&M
Mr. Smith
Ranch
PB&J
Coke Zero
Thousand Island
Swiss Miss
Salt
Del Del
American Cheese
Pepper
Cannoli
Cheesestick
Chili
Snack Attack
Beef Jerky
Oregano
Snacks
Pickle
Spice
Snicky Snack
Pretzel
Hot Sauce
Triscuit
Cheerio
French Dip
Biscuit
Popcorn
The Ruben
Ritz
Twizzler
Big Nasty
Cheeto
Peach O
Double Double
Dorito
Jello
Lovin’ Spoonful
Frito
Chicken Wing
Club Sandwich
Pepperidge Farm
Chicken Thigh
Bacon
Teddy Gram
Cold Brew
Roast Beef
Saltine
Butter
What does your friend like to eat?

Band Names for Nicknames

Led
Leppard
Slash
Floyd
Iron
U2
Shins
Lennon
Halen
Streets
Lynyrd
Weeknd
AC/DC
Metallica
Drake
Eagle
Crue
DJ
Aero
Nirvana
Wiz
Black Sabbath
Ozzy
Beast
Creedence
Red Hot
Chance
A band name is a grand name!

Names Based on Movie Characters

Punk
Indiana
Dracula
Chump
HSolo
Rambo
Sherlock
Don Vito
Mad Max
Con
Lecter
Dirty Harry
Doobie
Balboa
Kane
Superman
Obi-Wan
Powers
Dick (Even if his name isn't Richard)
Potter
Monster
JSparrow
Atticus
H9000
Gump
Terminator
Ben-Hur
Joker
Pyscho
Tarzan
Vader
Montana
Virgil
Bond
Lebowski
Ratso
Your buddy got a favorite movie or remind you of Jabba the Hut?

Names Based on Cars

Ford
Cadillac
Moskvich
Chevy
Dodge
GAZ
Benz
Jeep Jeep
Kamaz
Alfa Romeo
Ram
AZLK
Ghini
Zil
Holden
Domestic and international

Random and Hilarious Nicknames

Pookie
Fr8tr8
Righty
Tonezone
Kbar
Lefty
8bot
Mulligan
Backbone
StrikeO
C-Dawg
Spinetime
T-CRATE
Night Flight
Spindoctor
Tyrize
Flyby
Shindoctor
Furb
Drive-Thru
Twin Threat
Turb
Loosetooth
Gart
DL8
Sharptooth
Grathmonster
Glug
Longtongue
ZiggyZ
Torbit
Weird Eye
Triketown
Tirto
Two Nose
DigDig
Tuktuk
Two Eye
Flakback
If your friend is just . . . . so random.

Nicknames for Girls

Awesome Nicknames From Around the World for Girls

Amiga
Hermana
Bebe
Amour
Amore
Coco
FrouFrou
Amor
Cherie
Chica
Sierra
Fifille
Senorita
Rumba
Amorcita
Frauline
Pinata
Princesa
Frau Frau
Fiesta
Lucera
Chiquita
Voila
Florecita
Chiquitita
Maus
Dolce
Ami
Shnookie
Dulce
Many languages to show you care.

Yummy Nicknames

Dumpling
Carrot
Red Velvet
Gumdrop
Baby Carrot
Poppy
Juicy
Sweet Pepper
Poppyseed
Cinnamon
Hot Pepper
Double Bubble
Cookie
Hot Sauce
Bubble Gum
Cupcake
Cholula
Coollata
Sugar
Louisiana Hot Sauce
Sweet Tea
Pina colada
Red Hot
Tea Time
Limon
Dots
Dunkin Donut
Taco
Dottie
Donut
French Fry
Twixie
Crumbles
Honeybun
Trixie
Sweet ‘n Sour
Biscuit
Trix
Strawberry
Pepper
Apple Jack
Shortcake
Cinnamon
Cheerio
Tiramisu
Ginger
Golden Graham
Gingersnap
Cajun
Goldie Pie
Hershey’s Kiss
Muffin
Pickle Pie
Nik-L-Nip
Tart
Sweet Pickle
Pop Rocks
Lovey Pie
Pickle Dear
Taffy
Snickerdoodle
Ritzie
Smartie
Raisin
Marshmallow Mama
Pixie
Chippie
Spice
Candy Joy
Tater Tot
Apple
Candy
Tater
Cherry
Peep
Sweet Tater
Plum
Tootsie Roll
Taters ‘N Beans
Plummy Pie
Peppermint
Tato
Dearie Pie
Butterfinger
Radish
Honey Pie
Gummi Bear
Parsnip
Brown Sugar Baby
Kit-Kat
Roccoli
Pie Baby
Torta
Veggie
Baby Cakes
Bean
Names based on foods (maybe her favorite?)

Feminine Nicknames

Beautiful
Beauty
Pretty Pie
Belle
Cutie Pie
Pretty Dish
Dolly
Cutie Mama
Gracey
Foxy Lady
Cutie Cakes
Cher
Foxy Mama
Cutie Coo
Sweet Doll
Cutie
Pretty Mama
Dreamey
Doll
Pretty Fox
Lovely Lady
Bonny Lass
Pretty Lady
Queenie
Is she just the picture of beauty?

Nicknames From Nature

Firefly
Ladybug
Loblolly
Flower
Bug
Maple
Sunshine
Cricket
Ash
Diamond
Fly
River
Mouse
Beetle
Brook
Little Bear
Inchworm
Butternut
Pearl
Roly Poly
Magnolia
Supermouse
Butterfly
Holly
Little Doe
Dragonfly
Scarlet
Quail
Skimmer
Pecan
Ducky
Tadpole
Persimmon
Kitten
Froggy
Sassafras
Cat
Lacewing
Tupelo
Rabbit
Bumblebee
Raindrop
Kitty
Queen Bee
Cloudy
Otter
Hopper
Sunny
Lamby
Strider
Springy
Duckling
Katydid
Winter
Birdy
Treehopper
Autumn
Sparrow
Bud
Cloud
Robin
Blossom
Rainbow
Chickie
Petal
Sprinkle
Baby Bird
Leaf
Mist
Little Bird
Roots
Moon
Hedgehog
Seed
New Moon
Meercat
Sprout
Venus
Prairiedog
Violet
Amethyst
Piglet
Daffodil
Tiger Eye
Monkey
Pansy
Amber
Baby Seal
Tulip
Aura
Bunny
Rosie
Cats Eye
Bunny Rabbit
Twiggy
Citrine
Chinchilla
Twig
Jade
Penguin
Willow
Jet
Panda
Aspen
Opal
Koala
Rosebud
Sapphire
Firefly
Sugar Maple
Serpentine
Star
Sweetgum
Topaz
For the flowerchild or starchild

Nicknames for Your Best Friend

Bestie
Westie
Friend of Life
BFF
Troof
F4L (Friend for Life)
BFFL
GF (Great Friend)
Friend-a
Biffle
BF2
Friend-o
Bitch
Superfriend
Fringa
B.F.E. (Best Friend Ever)
Zuperfriend
Wonderfriend
Forever Amiga
Uberfriend
Empire State Friend
Forever Friend
Friendest
Friendtinga
Best Best
UF (Ultimate Friend)
Heartie
Wiffle
F2TE (Friend to the End )
Soul Friend
All the ways to say I love you forever

Nicknames Based on Personal Characteristics

Gams
Giggles
Shortie
Bubble Butt
Speedy
Squirt
Cheeky
Genius
Half Pint
Blondie
Curie
Tiny
Prego (for friends who are expecting)
Happy
Tyke
Sassy
Grumpy
Midge
Shorty
Doc
Lil Girl
Dimples
Skinny Minny
Teeny
Pixie Stick
Thin Thing
Stretch
Bossy
Fatty
Big Bird
Chuckles
Fattykins
Mama Long Legs
Smirk
Fattykitten
Headlights
Smiley
Bass Player
Cardigan
The Look
Short Shorts
Paisley
Fury
Hoodie
Plaid
Freckles
Mini Skirt
Sweet Feet
Tickles
Mini Mini
Pinkie
Honey Locks
Mini Freckles
Freckletini
Dimpling
Ms. Dimples
Dimpleguss
Rapunzel
Twinkly
Ms. Congeniality
The Vest
Bellbottom
High Water
Is she tall? Small? Blonde? All of the above!?

Cute Nicknames!

Boo
Boo Two
Dilly Wallop
Lala
Two Boo
Bootsie
Lulu
T-Bo
Smookie
NiNi
La-T
Smoochie
Pookie
Timi
Schnookums
Toots
Tootie
Sweetums
Mimi
Pookie Bear
Filly Fally
Titi
Pookie Bug
Silly Sally
Tata
Pookie Tookie
Gilly
Boo Boo
Tookie Wookie
Tilly
Boo Bear
Tutu
TeeToe
Boo Bug
Toto
Sweet Toe
Boo Thing
Dilly Dally
FleeBee
These are just adorable.

Nicknames Based on Girl Cartoon Characters

Bubbles
Bambi
Luna
Buttercup
Babs Bunny
Cindy Lou Who
Princess
Pebbles
Iris
Snow White
Winnie
Princess Daisy
Mini Me
Tweety
Angelica
Munchkin
Kirby
Daria
Oompa Loompa
Vixey
Eliza
Thumper
Yoshi
Merida
Stitch
Fluttershy
Betty Boop
Unikitty
Applebloom
Peppa Pig
Dot
Catbug
Sleeping Beauty
Did she have a favorite one?

Pet Names

Lovey
Wifey
Heart ‘O Mine
Lover
Tootsie
Dovey
Darling
Babe
Poppet
Dear
Baby
Dearey
Dearest
Sweetheart
Sweets
Perfect nicknames for your bestie!

Hilarious Nicknames

Tika
Till Toe
Giggle-loo
Gummy Pop
Wiggles
TigTig
Dortie Doo
Quacky
Gillygum
Lily Mama
Itchy
Gillygut
Dilly Mama
Quinta
Sillygilly
SweetFox
Quillsby
Goosey-kins
Rockette
Bellsby
Tigglekins
Ittie
Bellasky
Tigerini
Fiddle
Trellasky
Bellatini
Puff Puff
Cinderells
Pretty-kins
Cotton
Beatuski
Sweetie-kins
Snuggles
Pretty-ums
Pebblybutt
Huggie
Tiggy-ums
Gooseybutt
Cuddle Pig
Figgy
Ticklebutt
Tricksy
Briggsi
Knucklebutt
Tisket
Whitski
Figgle
Tasket
Wiggleski
Tiggle
These are so random!

Coming Up With a Great Nickname

Giving nicknames to best friends is a way for friends to show a sense of belonging to one another and a way to express friendly love. They are terms of endearment, and since a single name is usually given to only one person, it's usually very special.

Even though you know them better than most, it can still be tough to come up with a good nickname that sticks well for your friend. While you probably weren’t going for general pet names, many times these are what become the nicknames we give our besties!

While everyone else may call them by their real name or a variation of their name, there will be times when you will be calling them by a name that only you have for them. That’s special.

And it should be. After all, it probably took a lot of time and work in your friendship to make it to the best friend stage in the game, right? You’ve essentially earned the right to call them something different than everyone else. Own it.

So how do you go about giving them a special name to call them by? If you need a few tips and tricks, here are some that should help you along:

  • Consider your friend’s name: Are there any ways that you can spin off of their name, form a pun or scramble the letters to make a new name? You can generate lots of ideas from thinking about their name alone.

  • Inside jokes: This is a big one and likely where many silly nicknames originate from, at least in my personal experiences. Surely every pair of best friends has a few inside jokes that they giggle about from time to time!

  • Gender: The name should suit the gender, but this is not the only way in which gender should come into play. You should also take into account whether you’re a female naming a male friend, a male naming a female, a female naming a female, or a male naming a male. Some names are just not well-suited for certain gender pairs. Like, a girl can get away with calling her female bff “bitch,” but a guy can’t really get away with it as easily no matter what gender he directs it at, if that makes sense.

  • Shared hobbies: Best friends do things together, so use your hobby in an effort to think up some nicknames, whether you use terms from the hobby or just decide to engage in the hobby with your friend while brainstorming.

  • Sleepovers/traditions: If you’re still in the age where sleepovers are the norm, have a sleepover and think about nicknames! If you have any traditions, these can also be carried out as usual while you try to think of some names. For example, my best friend and I used to play a prank on our neighbors every sleepover and hot sauce on popcorn was an absolute must-have snack for the night!

There are so many names, but you have nothing but lots of time with your friends to pick through them. Besides, if they’re really your best friend, it won’t really matter what names you call each other by, and you might even have a few different names that you use. What matters most is that the good times keep on rollin’!

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Comments 18 comments

nadia 8 days ago

i love the name cupcake or bubbles or even sunshine they really describe me ; ]


Cheeze 3 weeks ago

I like SKITTLES


Sophie 3 weeks ago

How about pokpok?


nia 3 weeks ago

i call my boyfriend camp and my girl bestfriend bit** or queen


Keke 4 weeks ago

I call my guy bestfriend needy I think it's cute lol when I call him like it's so funny I be like "okay sure needy" it's fun


 5 weeks ago

teddy bear

Fam (short for family)


Hyhana 5 weeks ago

I want a fuel Nick name


Kaiya 6 weeks ago

Princess


Kloe 6 weeks ago

any food name would work. I call my best friend Chimmie Changa


Chloe Le 7 weeks ago

Huckleberry


Bella 8 weeks ago

This was really helpful


Sommmmm 2 months ago

Pickle


paigey 4 months ago

Gymnastics wifey for lifey


Genesis 4 months ago

Love


Yola 5 months ago

Yes. Great names they are good! Me and my best friend have names off here!


Gabriel 5 months ago

shawty


Yola 10 months ago

Pancake


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MsDora 17 months ago from The Caribbean

Interesting! I guess that nicknames are more important with this generation than previously. You add fun aspects to the process of choosing one.

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