List of 200 Cute Nicknames to Call Your Boyfriend With

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According to Helen Fisher (Rutgers University), nicknames are a way of expressing love and are part of what is called ‘romantic baby talk or ‘Loverese’ which can actually help strengthen emotional bonds between couples!

In-fact, study done by Pepper Schwartz, (professor of sociology at the University of Washington) suggests that most happy couples use some sort of nicknames or terms of endearment in their relationship.

If these reasons are not enough, there are plenty more reasons why people use nicknames in a relationship.

If you are on a mission to find a nickname for your partner then kudos to you for making the effort. Nicknames are a personal affair but if you are having a hard time finding one, then this article is just for you!

List of Popular Nicknames by Alphabet

Below are a list of cute nicknames that you can use to call your boyfriend or husband or lover with. Some of these, especially the more effeminate ones are of-course not suitable for older guys. There are few letters that don’t have many nicknames, these letters include E, F, I, N, O, Q, U, V and X.

(Update: Thanks to CrystalKitty for some great suggestions). So if you know any cute nicks that start with these letters, add a comment and I will add it to this list. Mean time, have fun!

Also, if you are specifically looking for nicks in Spanish, Italian and Japanese languages then check out this article.

A

  • Adorable
  • Adonis (God of beauty and desire in Greek Mythology)
  • Agapi-mou (Greek for My Love)
  • Amore Mio (My Love in Italian)
  • Angel
  • Angel Eyes
  • Amante (Lover in Spanish)

 

B

  • Babe
  • Baby
  • Baby boo
  • Baby Cakes
  • Bad boy
  • Baby Daddy
  • Beautiful
  • Beloved
  • Big Guy
  • Big Daddy
  • Boo
  • Boothang
  • Boobear
  • Booky
  • Beau-gosse (Good looking in French)
  • Bello (Good looking male in Italian)
  • Bugbear

C

  • Captain
  • Casanova
  • Cherub
  • Chi chi poo
  • Chief
  • Chocolatey
  • Cowboy
  • Cuddle Cakes
  • Cuddles
  • Cuddly
  • Cuddly Bear
  • Cuddlyboy
  • Cutiepie
  • Candy Lips
  • Candy Man

D

  • Daddy
  • Daredevil
  • Darling

E

  • Eye candy
  • Ecstasy
  • Eddy – short for (edible)
  • Exotic

F

  • Favorite
  • Foo-foo
  • Fittie (for someone into fitness)
  • Fruit loops
  • Flame

G

  • G-Man (Gorgeous Man)
  • Good Looking
  • Guapo (Good Looking in Spanish)
  • Gorgeous

 

H

  • Handsome
  • Heart breaker
  • Heart Throb
  • Hermoso (spanish for Handsome)
  • Honey Badger (adorable yet aggressive)
  • Honey Bear
  • Honey Bunch
  • Hot Buns/Honey Buns
  • Hoshi’ (meaning ‘Star’ in Japanese)
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Lips
  • Hot Stuff
  • Hunk/Hunky
  • Hugster
  • Hunny bunny
  • Hunnydew

J

  • Jellybear
  • Jock

K

  • K.O (Knock out)
  • Key to my life
  • KissyFace

L

  • Ladies Man
  • Love Muffin
  • Lover boy
  • Lovey dovey
  • Love professor

M

  • Man of my life
  • Mon amour
  • Mi amour (Spanish for My Love)
  • Monsieur (sir)
  • Mooi (Handsome in Afrikaans)
  • Movie Star
  • Mr. Amazing
  • Muscleman
  • Machoman
  • Man Candy
  • Munchkins
  • My handsome nerd
  • My Drug
  • My Everything
  • My Knight
  • My King
  • My Little Soldier (in the army)
  • My Love
  • My one and only
  • My Prince
  • My pumpkin pie
  • My Smilemaker
  • My Sunshine
  • My Sweet Boy
  • My world

 

N

  • Nutty
  • Num nums
  • Nibbles
  • Naughty
  • Nightlight

O

  • One and only
  • Oreo
  • Other half
  • Ouji (Japanese for ‘Prince’)

P

  • PandaBear
  • Papa
  • Papa Bear
  • Papi
  • Pickle Pie
  • Playboy
  • Pookie Bear
  • Prince Charming
  • Pumpkin

R

  • Raunchy (makes for a sexy nickname)
  • Romeo
  • Rockstar

S

  • Señor
  • Sexy Nerd
  • Sexy Papi
  • Sexyman
  • Sexi beast
  • Snuggle babe
  • Snuggleable
  • Snuggly
  • Soul mate
  • Sona (Precious in Indian)
  • Spark of my life
  • Stud
  • Stallone (Stud in Italian)
  • Stud Muffin
  • Suga
  • Sugams
  • Sugar lips
  • Sugar Puff
  • Simba (from the movie Lion King)
  • Sugar Bear
  • SugarCube
  • Super Stud
  • Sweetness
  • Sweet-thang
  • Sweetums

T

  • Tarzan
  • Teddy Bear
  • The love of my life
  • Tiger (he is strong, sexy & independent)
  • Tough Guy
  • Tugar Bear

We don’t have any nicks for the letters U, V, W, X, Y and Z as of yet but we will be adding them soon.

Have a suggestion? Feel free to leave it in the comments below and we will include it in this list.

Tips for Choosing the Right Nickname

The best nicknames are those which have some personal meaning.

You can pick out something which is either a physical attribute or personality trait and do something with that.

For example, if he’s very well built/manly you could call him ‘Arnie’/’Conan’ or if he loves chocolate you could use something like ‘Choc-prince’ or ‘sweet-prince’.

If you love his eyes then something like ‘bright eyes’ or ‘angel eyes’.

If he is a little more rounded and isn’t sensitive about it you could perhaps use something like ‘sugar-belly’ or Winnie (the Pooh). Cheesy maybe, but you get the idea!

You can also build a nickname around something which has significant and/or private meaning to the 2 of you – for example the place that you met.

Keep in mind that many guys seem to like things which highlight their manliness and sexiness or suggest something mysterious about them. In which case you could use a nickname which incorporates ‘dark’, ‘fire’, ‘bad’ or something similar.

You can also use his name, combining that with something else for example Ty-tiger or honey-Ty.

Write some words down and play with them a little to see which combinations work best. Hope that helps get your ideas flowing anyway.

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  • Ivy

    That’s a great list Pinky. Thanks for sharing. I call my bf ‘hot chocolate’ and he luvs it!

  • Rosa

    Looks good! Just for the record:
    ‘Amore mio’ is Italian; not Spanish as listed.
    ‘Mi amor’ is Spanish.

    • Pinky

      Thanks Rosa, Corrected.

  • Katy Meehan

    Great nicks, but I have two more to add – Stud Muffin. This would also lead to a cute couple nickname. Him = ‘Stud Muffin’, Her = ‘Cupcake’.

  • Destiny

    Hey, this has really helped me find a nick for my Cuddle Cakes, thanks! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    What about “favorite” for the letter ‘f’?

    Maybe for the letter ‘I’ it could be “icing” like he is the icing on the cake. Or for the letter ‘O’, “only one for me”

    Maybe try “very” with above choices for the letter ‘V’? Example – “very handsome” or “very hunky”.

    Maybe play with the word exactly for the letter ‘X’. “Xactly mine” etc.

  • crystalkitty

    Great list I have a few to add to the list. My Marine, my jarhead, my devildog. Then you can have my sailor or my airman. Just thought I’d share these ones because being a Marines wife I know how they get if you were to say that they are in the wrong branch. Also I use stud muffin, lover boy, boothang.

    Ok lets start with E: Eye candy, Everything, Egg roll, Ever guy, Egg head, Extasey, eddy -short for (edible), Exotica, Enforcer.

    F: Fire cracker, Firefox, Foo-foo, Fine ass, Fruit loops, Freaks, Foxy, Flame, Funny hunny, Fluff nutter, Fizzy, Freckles, Flipper

    I: Igloo, Iggy, Invincible, Indian warrior, International, Ice ice baby, Ice banger, Iron man

    N: Nugget, Nutty, Nemo, Nato, Num nums, Nom nom, Nibbles, Naughty, Nightlight

    O: One and only, Oreo, Orange, Old man, Ol boy, Other half, Ozzy, Orgmist (for orgasm master), Oodles, Old Dino, Oscar

    Q: Quack, Quacks, Quacky, Quirky, Quake

    U: Uncle upright, Untamed, Ultimate, Unstoppable, Ubber

    V: Viking, Vijay, Vamp, Vampire, Vava, Vacuum, Vin

    Couldn’t get any for x. Hope you like them.

    • Pinky

      Thanks CrystalKitty for those lovely suggestions. Added to the list.

  • Angelica

    Nice nicknames, but for the Japanese name for ‘prince’, it’s ‘ouji’. ‘Hoshi’ is Japanese for star.

    • Pinky

      Thanks Angelica, corrected!

  • adam

    Im a guy and some of these r pretty good. I came here because my girl calls me kitkat and she wants to change it up

  • adam

    Lol I crashed on a girl site

  • jjnkj

    Cutsy

  • Ashlyn burns

    my michname for travis it thunder-man

  • Georgina Longton

    I called mine snickerdoodle.

  • Mandy Baby

    Here’s a couple of nicknames for the list sexy muscle man, incredible hulk.

  • Kyara

    Just an FYI, it’s Winnie the Pooh. There’s an ‘h’ at the end. But, good names.

  • Coral

    For f how about fittie

  • Chamomilliekitty

    You did have sugar but you didn’t have this one: Sugarcube

    I think it’s one of the cutest nicknames! :-3

    Well I hope you will consider my suggestion and have a nice day full of happiness, joy and romance!

    • Melissa carter

      Love the name sugarcube that is what I call my boyfriend

  • katlynn

    I call my boyfriend tigger and he calls me pooh

    • Tigger

      My boyfriend and I do the same 🙂

  • Heavenly_Tiger_Lylly Atia

    I call my bf *sugar in my tea* and I love honey badger it makes my bf goes crazily mad lol my bf loves it

  • Lexie

    Impressive list! Only one thing: in French you would never call anyone “beau”, you would say “beau-gosse” which is closer to handsome. We say beautiful for girls only. (ma belle) I know, it’s sexist 😛

    • wayde

      Out of curiosity, could “beau” be used as an adjective to describe guys? “C’est un beau garçon.” Or does that sound awkward too? Thanks!

  • Alison

    Cookie lips is a good one

  • Cynthia

    I call my fiancé pookie or pookie butt sometimes

  • Jenny

    Hey I love these! Just decided to use hot chocolate and marshmellow 🙂

    I call my boyfriend two more things you don’t have on the list: Baby Daddy! and every superhero/ game character that relates to him (e.g. Superman!). He loves it! Just some cute ideas for all of you!!

  • deana

    My bf calls me boobear and its the cutest thing he finally wants a cute pet name he keeps saying vinnyboo. Im not sure how I feel about that .. help !!

  • Katnipp

    Moja milosc it’s my love in polish

  • Becca Ransom

    Schatzi is what my boyfriend calls me. It means “treasure” in Austria.

  • Megan

    I call my boyfriend “novio” which is boyfriend in Spanish