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614+ Cute Nicknames for Girls & Guys

Updated on October 13, 2017
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My name is Tatiana, but my family & friends call me Tutta. I love spending time with them and hope my writing brings more people together!

Pet names have been around for ages, and I’m not talking what you would name your dog! Pet names are sweet and cute nicknames you call those who are near and dear to you, and are usually something that only you call that person.

Cute nicknames usually indicate a special kind of relationship. You may give one to your girlfriend, boyfriend, or best friend. And you may also give one to your own sweet little child.

Here are lots of examples of nicknames to help you get inspired! Below all of them, there's a section to help you come up with your own nicknames and figure out what makes a name that sticks.

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? However, I'm not one to leave a guy hanging, so here are some names to get started.

Are we beautiful? How about words like gorgeous, radiant, bright, alluring, elegant, and lovely. You could also consider the words angelic, foxy, heavenly or celestial. Below are some more ideas to help out.

Names Like Candy

Lollipop
Ittle Skittle
Gubble Bum
Gumdrop
Gumball
Milk Dud
Gummy Worm
Tiffy Taffy
Twizzler
Gummy Bear
Sweet Tart
Twizzle Top
Peach-o
Bubble Gum
Double Bubble
Jelly Sweets
Whirly Pop
Tutti Frutti
Trolli
Lolli Lolli
Juicy Fruity
Tootsie Roll
Sizzle Pop
Tastee Squeeze
Smartie
Dum Dum
Rocket Pop
Swizzle
Toffee
Lifesaver
Jelly Bean
Laffy Taffy
Jolly Rancher
Bite-size
Carmelita
Marshymallow
Fun-size
Carmel
Icee Pop
Skittle
Carmella
Pink Starburst
She's fun, isn't she?

Names Inspired by Angels

Angel
Cherubie
D-Vine
Angel Face
Heaven-Sent
Quarter Note
Angelita
Goddess
Misty May
Angel Wing
Pearli
Perf Perf
Angel Baby
Pearlsi
Sirena
Because she's so heavenly . . .

Names Inspired by Chocolate

Pudding
Kit Kat
Almond Joy
Dove
Butterfinger
M&M
Hershey’s
Rolo
Junior Mint
Lady Godiva
Mallow Cup
Whopper
90% Dark
Abba Zabba
Runt
Snickers
Goody Bar
Jellie Belly
Twix
Goo Goo
Goober
She's decadent.

Names From the Bakery

Love Muffin
Bundt Cake
Jammer
Snickerdoodle
Sweet Eclair
Shortcake
Pancake
Pumpkin Pie
Butter Tart
Cookie
Brownie
Thin Mint
Waffles
Muffin Butt
Do-si-do
Hot Cakes
Cinnamon
Tagalong
Hot Cross Buns
Sticky Bun
Blueberry Pie
Sweet Loaf
Funfetti
Swiss Roll
Butterbomb
Blondie
Crispie Treat
Butterbutt
Whoopie Pie
Cinnabon
Sinfully delicious.

Adorable Names From the Grocery Store

Pickle
Tater Tot
Cracker Jack
Baby Carrot
Snack
Raisenette
Sweet Pea
Secret Sauce
Corn Nut
Chicken Tender
Teddy Graham
Twinkie
Chicken Wing
Triscuit
Ruffle
Steak Tip
Cheezit
Honeymaid
French Fry
Dorito
Nutter Butter
Small Fry
Frito
Tostito
Pumpkin
Funion
Double Stuff
Because she's good for you!

Names Like Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice . . .

Sugar Lips
Sugar Sugar
Honey Tots
Sugar
Sugar Mouse
Sugar Sauce
Sweet Heart
Sugar Babe
Sugar Bits
Sweetie
Splendi
Itty Bitty Sugar Bomb
Sweetie Pie
Sweet Pea
D-light
Honey
Sweet Bun
Butterscotch
Sweets
Sweet Thing
Tic Tac
Sugar Bomb
Honey Loaf
Toffee Lolly
Sugar Nova
Honey Wiggles
Candy Cane
Sugar Buns
Honey Butt
Maple Leaf
Because she's sweet.

Food Names From the Orchard

Berry
Coconut
Papaya
Berry Boo
Bananums
Tangerine
Peach
Kiwi
Melon Head
Cherry
Raspberry Bramble
Fuji
Pumpkin
Honeycrisp
Coconut Butt
Apple
Red Delicious
Gooseberry
She's fresh and delicious!

Names Like Baby

Babylove
Beebee
Baby Snacks
Babygirl
Bibi
Baby Cakes
Babe
Babydoll
Bitty Babe
Baby
Baby Wumpkus
Bitty Boop
Boo Boo
Babykins
Baby Girl
Boo Boo Kitty
Aybe Waybe
Baby Bun
Boo Boo Bear
Ittly Bot
Baby Muffin
Boo Boo Mouse
Baby Bot
Itty Baby
She's your precious one.

Cute Names From Animals

Fox
Sparrow
Cuckoo
Foxy
Birdie
Roo
Kitten
Frog
Fawn
Lamb
Turkey
Deer
Bunny
Chickadee
Panda
Rabbit
Wren
Otter
Mouse
Starling
Wild Kitten
Isn't she just a deer!

Princess Names

Princess
Principesa
Snow White
Princess Peach
Queenie
Ella
Precious
Sleeping Beauty
Rapunzel
Princesa
Cinderella
Thumbelina
To you, she's royalty.

Names Like Lovebug or Bug

Ladybug
Bumbly Bumbles
Honey Bee
Buzzy Bee
Cricket
Dragonfly
Butterfly
Shoefly
Ant
Beetle Bug
Grasshopper
Bitty Bug
She's your little buggy!

Names Inspired by Flowers and the Garden

Rose
Dahlia
Peony
Rosehip
Poppy
Sunflower
Tulip
Marigold
Primrose
Daisy
Daffodil
Snapdragon
Lilac
Zinnia
Pansy
Bluebell
Lavender
Rosebud
Buttercup is so last year.

Names That Have Got to Do With Love

Lovey
Luvvy Wuvvy
Lervey Dervy
My Love
Luvski
Double Love
Dearest
My Lovely
Triple Love
Lovey Dovey
Little Love
Big Love
Lovey Butt
Bitty Love
Pretty Love
Lovey Tickles
Sweet Honey Love
Dovey Lovey
Love
Green Love
Love Bud
Because love has a lot to do with it.

Cute Pet Names

Mami
Lil Ma’am
My Sunshine
Mine
Baby Dolly
Glass of Sunshine
My Darling
Doily Dolly
Pocket-size
Wifey
Wittle Wifey
Little Rascal
Dolly
Mi Novia-citita
Sweet Mama
Lil Mama
Chiquitita
Punkin
Some of these are classic, and some of them . . . could be classic eventually.

Names Because She's Gorgeous and Cute

Beautiful
Hottie Po-tottie
Cutie Wiggles
Bubblebutt
Hot Potato
Cutie Sniggles
Dimples
Hot Tater Tot
Cute Boot
Dollface
Hot French Fry
Cutie Cuddles
Dream Girl
Hot Sauce
Cutie Snuggles
Foxy Lady
Cutie Pie
Cutie Buggles
Gorgeous
Cutie Toes
Cutie Bug
Booty Beauty
Cutie Patootie
Cute Bot
Tell her what you really think!

Names to Show How Precious She Is

Treasure
Penny
Pennywise
Didi (like diamonds)
Two-dolla Bill (because those are just so much fun!)
Half Dollar
Emerald
Trinket
Penny Drop
5-dolla Bill
Charm
Charm Bracelet
Nickle
Lucky Charm
Penny Charm
To you, she's worth a million bucks.

Names That Show Off Her Personality

Sassy Lassy
Smarty Pants
Sweet Melody
Smiles
Bookworm
Mama of Drama
Jazzie
Okie
Giggles
Smartie
Lil Miss
Teehee
Sporty Spice
Lil Antoinette
Khaki Lassie
Baby Spice
Goal Baby
Bossy
She's cute on the outside and gorgeous on the inside.

Nonsense Names for Bae That Just Sound Funny!

Snookie
Snibbles
Wuggles
Snookums
Tibbles
Tuggles
Pippy
Fibbles
Snuggle Wumps
Dilly Dolly
Gribbles
Buggly Boo
Snizzle Snacks
Gibbles
Snuggly Bear
Swizzly Sue Thompkins
Nibbles
Cuddly Boop
Tippy Tappy
Dibbles
Boosnickums
Tilly
Libbles
Boodlyboopikins
Milly
Cuddly Duddly
Fillity Tuna
Filly Billy
Snugglebear
Snackems
Sometimes the best part is making up words that just sound funny to share between you two :)

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 tenny shoe come to mind. These words can help make up a much more personalized nickname than the standard "honey."

Sweet Names That Come From Animals

Hunny Bunny
Pookie Bear
Troutfish
Bear
Buffalo
Big Mouth Bass
Hunny Bear
Buffalo Skin
Waterbug
Pig
Little Mammoth
Beetlebug
Boo Bear
Prairie Dog
Caterpillar
Silly Bear
Foal
Possum
Beary Boo
Ducky
Armadillo
Piggy
Duck Duck
Gecko
Piglet
Duckling
Lil Goat
Moose
Goose
Cicada
Moosey
Silly Goose
Baba
Bearcub
Tadpole
Moomoo
Because sometimes he's a bit of an animal.

Nicknames Based on Trees and Plants and Vegetables

Sapling
Sweet Leaf
Sweet Tater
Stumpy
Twig
Idaho Potato
Willow Bear
Foxglove
Sweet Onion
Willow Wand
Greenbean
Artichokey
Beanpole
Cucumber
Rutabaga
Treebark
Cabbage Head
Baby Beet
Treebeard
Squash Bear
Honey Beet
Tricky Tree
Squashy Bear
Honeydew
Little Leaf
Squashy Pie
Carrot Top
Baby Leaf
Squashy
Baby Carrot
A little weird but kind of cute — maybe like he is?

Names That Show Him You Love Him

Love of My Life
My Heart
Other Half
Loverboy
My Love
Soulmate
Boy Love
Love O’mine
Cupid
Handsome Mister
Lover Pie
Cupidito
Mr. Mister
Loversby
Darling
Mr. Big Love
Loversbertie
Darling Deary
Mr. Sir
Bertie Baby
Hubby
Luvluv
Better Half
Hubbyhubby
My Everything
My World
Nubby Hubby
How much does he mean to you?

Fun Nicknames Like Daddy

Beard Papa
Medium-sized Papa
Dapper Daddy
Papi
Baby Daddy
Beardy
Papa Monster
Daddy Baby
Big Beardy
Pumpkin Papa
Sweet Daddy
Big ‘ol Hunk
Papa Fresh
Sugar Daddy
Biggie
Freshi Papa
Daddy Waddy
Biggie Bigs
Big Papa
Waddy Daddy
Iggly Bigs
Lil Papa
Dapper Papa
Moustache Joe
Who's your daddy?

Sweet and Savory Nicknames Inspired by Food

Honeybunch
Pudding Papa
Loaf of Handsome
Cheerio
Pudding Bear
Banana Bread
Cookie Crunch
Pudding Duck
Sweet Tea
Waffle Crisp
Pudding Bee
Sweet Slice
Cookie
Honeybun
Honey Muffin
Cowboy Cookie
Honey Cake
Honey Tea
Double Hunk Cookie
Honey Muffin
Rolo Bean
Sugar Cookie
Velvet Moustache
Sweet Peanut
Cookie Kiss
Red Velvet
Peanut
Kissy Pie
Sweetie Pop
Beef Jerky
Pudding
Stud Muffin
Pringle Kingle
Pudding Pop
Cookie Hunk
Kingle of Pringle
Cake Pop
Sweet Thing
Gnocchi
Cake Papa
Chocolate Chip
Stracciatelli
Because he's such a dish!

Silly Nonsense Names

Huggabear
Tigglywumpkus
Snip Snap
Huggawubba
Ooodlytisks
Flip Flap
Hubbatonk
Figglydunk
Teddy Bear
Hubbatootie
Kwaftykaboodle
Beanie Baby
Huggle Wuggle
Kaboodle-oo
Teddie
Hugglywink
Kerfufflynipkins
Teddie Tot
Huggling
Cubby Bumpkus
Mickie Mac
Hugglytink
Cuddlywumpkus
Fiddlytompkus
Hugglytook
Diddlyboobopbowang
Tapple Smooch
Hugglynook
Ticky Tocky
Griddly Bonk
Because sometimes he drives you crazy!

Names to Tell Him He's Handsome

Angel Face
Good Looking
Mr. Fineman
Cowboy
Handsome
Finey Mcfinester
Robin Hood (because he stole your heart)
Hot Lips
Sexypants McFirestarter
Charmer
Stud
Prince of Charms
Prince Charming
Hunk
Charmed Prince
Dandy
Hunkalove
Mr. Prince
Dapper Man
Hercules
Prince Dujour
Romeo
Sir Handsome
Trickie Charlie
Hunky
Fetch
Spicy Butt
He's not to hard on the eyes . . .

Some Silly Pet Names for Your Boyfriend

Snuggle Butt
Baby Boo
Snookums
Huggles
Booboo
Lil Monster
Wubby
Pookie
Boochie Boo
Woowoo
Schmoo
Smookie
Babe
Pookieschmoo
Choo Choo
Baby
Smoochie
Chugga Wugga
Some of these are familiar and others are . . . fun!

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
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How to Give a Nickname

Okay so — with so many nicknames to choose from, how do you pick the right one?

When giving a nickname to someone, it’s important to consider a few things since you can't just give someone any random nickname (well you could . . . but, yeah. It doesn't work so well).

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 are 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 person you are naming. Does this person have a sweet and bubbly personality? Or are they 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 you give should sound sweet and be special, and should only be for that one person. If you call a girlfriend “Bae” and then she finds out that you call every other girl “Bae,” well, you’re asking for it.

With 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 and good luck!

Bonus: We Can't Forget Nicknames for Best Friends

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