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170+ Cute Nicknames for Girls & Guys

Updated on January 18, 2017

Pet names have been around for ages, and I’m not talking what you would name your dog! Pet names are nothing but sweet and cute nicknames you call those who are near and dear to you, usually something that only you call that person. It takes a special kind of relationship to be deserving of cute nicknames, such as for a girlfriend, boyfriend, or even your own sweet little child.

How to Give a Nickname

When giving a nickname to someone, it’s important that a few things are considered as you cannot just give someone any random nickname (well you could...but, yeah). Especially when it comes to giving cute nicknames--be careful who you give these to! Only give these types of nicknames to people you love because otherwise it can cause confusion and make it sound like you like someone even if it’s not your intention to sound that way!

Now when giving a cute nickname to someone, here’s some things to consider:

  • Your relationship with them: Are they a spouse, a boyfriend/girlfriend, or your child? You will want to be sure that the name is both suitable and appropriate for the kind of relationship you have with this person! While nicknames for children should stay sweet and innocent, a nickname for a spouse can be more suggestive while still being cute!

  • Their personality: Nicknames should hands-down match the personality of the beholder. Does this person have a sweet and bubbly personality? Or are the more laid back and reserved? These types of traits can provide a lot of inspiration for nicknames if you think about them for a bit.

  • How it makes them feel: Nicknames aren’t any fun when the person with the name doesn’t like it! Be sure this person is okay with having a nickname, whether you ask them ahead of time or test the waters by giving it a shot.

  • Be special: The nickname given should sound sweet and be special, and only for that one person. Call a girlfriend “Bae” and then she finds out that you call every other girl “Bae,” well, you’re asking for it.

So with these tips in mind, are you ready to move onto a list of cute nicknames for those you love? Here they are!

Cute Nicknames for Girls

Men have it easy when it comes to nicknaming us ladies. I mean, there are tons of words that describe how beautiful we are. Are you with me, girls? Regardless, I'm not one to leave a guy hanging, here are some names to get started. Are we beautiful? How about words like gorgeous, radiant, bright, alluring, elegant and lovely. What are some other words you can consider? Angelic, foxy, heavenly or celestial. Below are some more ideas to help out.

Cute Nickname Ideas for Girls

Angel
Love Muffin
Angel Face
Lovey
Babe
Mami
Baby
Mine
Babygirl
My Darling
Babylove
My Love
Beatiful
Pancake
Berry
Peach
Boo Boo
Precious
BooBoo Kitty
Princess
Bubblebutt
Princess Peach
Cherry
Pumpkin
Cookie
Rose
Cutie Pie
Sassy Lassy
Darla
Smiles
Dearest
Snickerdoodle
Dimples
Snookie
Dollface
Snookums
Dream Girl
Snugglebear
Fox
Sugar
Foxy
Sugar Lips
Foxy Lady
Sweet Heart
Gorgeous
Sweetie
Gumdrop
Sweetie Pie
Honey
Sweets
Hot Cakes
Treasure
Jazzie
Waffles
Kitten
Wifey
Lollipop
Wuggles

Cute Nicknames for Guys

Nicknames for men can be tricky depending on your man. Are they strong? Then consider words that evoke strength like rock, steel, brute or some of the mythological gods like Zeus or Hercules. Are they fast? Words like bolt, dash and blur come to mind. These words can help make up a much more personalized nickname than the standard "honey."

Cute Nickname Ideas for Guys

Angel Face
Hunny Bunny
Babe
Love of my life
Baby
Loverboy
Baby Boo
LuvLuv
Bear
My Everything
Beard Papa
My Heart
Better Half
My Love
Boo Bear
My World
BooBoo
Other Half
Charmer
Papi
Cookie
Pookie
Cowboy
Pookie Bear
Cupid
Prince Charming
Dandy
Pudding
Dapper Man
Pudding Pop
Darling
Robin Hood (because he stole your heart)
Dear
Romeo
Good Looking
Schmoo
Handsome
Smoochie
Hercules
Snookums
Honeybun
Snuggle Butt
Honeybunch
Soulmate
Hot Lips
Stud
Hubby
Stud Muffin
Huggabear
Sweet Thing
Huggles
Sweetie
Hunk
Sweetie Pie
Hunkalove
WooWoo
Hunky
Wubby

Cute Nicknames for Kids

Kids have some of the best nickname options out there. They are just the cutest things around! Here are some ideas to get you started. Are they sweet? Think of words that evoke "sweetness" such as candy, sugar, pie, cake, honey and cookie. Do they chat a lot? What about words like gabber or jabber. Do they make cute sounds? What about words like coo, blubber and boo. Then of course you have lots of animals and other cute words to choose from like bear, bug and bean.

Cute Nickname Ideas for Children

Angel
Goldie
Baby
Goldie Locks
Baby Bear
Half Pint
Baby Boy
Jelly Bean
Baby Doll
Jelly Belly
Baby Girl
Kiddo
Baby Love
Little Bear
Bean
Lovebug
Bear
Lovey
Boo
Monkey
BooBoo
Monkey Toes
Booger
Muffin
Boogie
Munchkin
Bubba
Pinky
Buddy
Princess
Bug
Pumpkin
Bugaboo
Punk
Bugaloo
Shorty
Buttercup
Small Fry
Button
Snuggle Bug
Chubby Cheeks
Sprout
Chubs
Squirt
Cuddle Bug
Sunshine
Curls
Sweet Pea
Curly-Q
Sweetie Pie
Cutie
Sweets
Cutie Patootie
Tooti
Cutie Pie
Toots
Dollface
Tootsie
Dumpling
Tutta

So many cute nicknames to choose from! It can be tough to find the perfect one, but when you do, you’ll know it! It will sound and feel as natural to you as saying their real name, but more special and with more feelings put into it!

Just think about any nicknames you have had in your life, whether they’ve been given to you by significant others, best friends, or even your parents. How did they suit you? How did they make you feel when you heard them? I bet it felt weird if someone else tried to call you by those names as well! That’s just how special the right nicknames can become to a person, so choose wisely!

Bonus: We can't forget nicknames for best friends!

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