460+ Great Nicknames for Best Friends (Both Girls & Guys)

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You have a best friend and you want a great nickname to call him or her, right? Then you are in the right place as we have prepared a huge collection of over 460 pet names you can choose from.

We have categorized these into two main categories:

If you don’t know which one to pick, there are several tips for choosing the best nickname ever at the end of this article.

So, dive right into this extensive collection of 460+ various nicknames to call your best friend and let us know which one you like the most.

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You have a best friend and you want a great nickname to call him or her, right? Then you are in the right place as we have prepared a huge collection of over 460 pet names you can choose from.

We have categorized these into two main categories:

If you don’t know which one to pick, there are several tips for choosing the best nickname ever at the end of this article.

So, dive right into this extensive collection of 460+ various nicknames to call your best friend and let us know which one you like the most.

NICKNAMES FOR YOUR GIRL BEST FRIEND

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NICKNAMES FOR YOUR GIRL BEST FRIEND

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CHOOSE ONE FROM THE LIST BELOW:

Amiga

Bestie

BFF (Best Friend Forever)

Boo

Mamacita

Chicken Nugget

Teacup Piggy

Care Bear

Mini Skirt

Giggles

Belle

B!tch

Rainbow

Loca

Puff Puff

Cuddle Pig

Smiles

Beautiful

Pretty Pie

Oompa Loompa

Love

Pancake

Dearest

Mama

Gem

Oldie

Westie

Bubble Butt

GF (Great Friend)

Lovely

Aura

Lil Missy

Sweetie

Friend of Life / F4L

Hermana

Bubbles

Baby Girl

Monkey

Sweet Feet

Foxy Mama

Tickles

Mouse

Munchkin

Queen Bee

Rosebud

Forever Friend

Olive

Bubbles

Candy

Soul Friend

Quinta

Short Shorts

Moonshine

Superfriend

Hoodie

Chica

Mini Me

Maus

Amour

Pebblybutt

Buttercup

Jewel

Otter

Kitten

B (Short of B!tch)

Cheeky

Princess

UF (Ultimate Friend)

Dimples

Sweet ‘n Sour

Catbug

Bubba

Brown Sugar

Freckles

Hot Sauce

Baby Carrot

Wonderfriend

Chiquitita

Birdy

Sparkles

Pickle

Tigerini

Mami

Cookie

Bee’s Knee’s

Betty Boop

Taco

Doll Face

Cuddle Bunny

Huggie

Old Lady

Tika

Cinnamon

Friend-o

Senorita

Rose

Bae

Cutie

BIFF (Best Internet Friend Forever)

Hun

Tweety

Babs

Darling

Doll

Dumpling

Biscuit

Firefly

Poppyseed

Contesa

French Fry

Monkey Butt

Strawberry

Friencess

Precious

Giggle-loo

Misty

Heartie

Cherie

Bee

Genius

Bossy

Pickle

Bean

Smookie

Kitty

Foxy

Winnie

Mama Long Legs

Miss/Missy

Care Bear

Quacky

Itsy Bitsy

Barbie

FleeBee

Gangsta Baby

Happiness

Flower

Hershey’s Kiss

Slick Chick

Chickie

Double Bubble

Star

Coco

Shortie

Gangsta Baby

Micro

Gorgeous

Joy

Snow White

Twinkle Toes

Jelly

Radish

Queenie

Juicy

Smartie

Queen

Blossom

Lala

Funny Hunny

Sassy

Cookie

Sweetums

Pudding

Inspo

Tasty

Princess

Half Pint

Honey

Skittles

Kat/Cat

Foo Foo

Stretch

Bunny

Dearie

Love Bug

Sprinkles

Cheeky

Mimi

Cupcake

Veggie

Luna

Marshmallow Mama

Shorty

Crazy Eyes

Friend-a

Clumsy

Babe

Goldie

Bambi

Babs

Titi

Pookie

Firecracker

Toots

Sunshine

Diamond

Sunshine

Flame

Bebe

Pixie

Darlin’

Sugar

Senorita

Sparkles

Heart

Cherry

Button

Ginger

Soulmate

Luv

Gumdrop

Boo Bug

Tootsie Roll

Dear

Angel

Daisy

Georgia

Baby Cakes

Booboo

Doll Face

F2TE (The Friend to The End)

Bestie Festie

NICKNAMES FOR YOUR GUY BEST FRIEND

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NICKNAMES FOR YOUR GUY BEST FRIEND

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CHOOSE ONE FROM THE LIST BELOW:

Righty

Lefty

Amigo

Proton

Granite

Ace

Duck

Lady Killer

Bud

Kiss Up

Magic

Buddy

Nigga

Button

Goofy

Gasoline

Soldier

Peanut

Buck

The Mechanic

Buds

Captain

Tank

Romeo

Brother

Firecracker

Mountain Lion

Hombre

Joker

Daredevil

Handsome

Jaguar

Bello

Hercules

Mammoth

Boss

Cowboy

Troll

Chip

Charmer

Juggernaut

Skittles

Young Buck

Big Head

Neo

Titanium

Dementor

Boy

Chain

Psycho

Knuckles

Brozes

Man

Playboy

Otter

Rico

Mate

Gangsta

Fire

Fellow

Factory

Lover Boy

Stud Muffin

Indigo

Tiger

Roadblock

Rattlesnake

Anvil

Iron

Sailor

Bull

The Hulk

Toots

Moose

Bambino

Thug

Cool

Guapo

Beef

Jester

Brother from Another Mother

Uncle

Support Rock

Muscle Head

Eagle

Balboa

Wire

Raw Dog

Concrete

Bug

Cheeky

Shy Guy

Thick

Critter

Skip

Wolverine

Knight

Neato

Baldie

Indiana

Terminator

Ringo

My Boy

Lion

Dingo

Big Bro

Pepito

Big Guy

Mad Max

Homey

Bruddah

Cupid

Donkey

Hobo

Cracker

Dude

Adopted Bro

Bad Boy

Lennon

Beard Man

Mountain

Atticus

Stud

Biggie

Metal

Dodge

Alfa Romeo

Chico

Tito

Pretzel

Steel

Taco

Drake

Hammer

Teddy Bear

Boss

Bear

Cheerio

Joker

Tarzan

Mustard

Hot Sauce

That Double Trouble Friend

Ozzy

Chipmunk

Everest

Gordo

Arrow

Blacksmith

Bambino

Pepito

Gator

Razor

Bumpkin

Vader

McDreamy

Zeppelin

Cheddar

Dirt

Biscuit

Cold Brew

Fox

Nylon

K-Bar

Bond

Vesuvius

Cadillac

Safety Monkey

Popcorn

Dumpling

Flamethrower

Chilli

Ladies Man

Big Daddy

Loosetooth

Trouble

Lynx

Jet

Vito

Buster

Chatter Box

Chicken

McSteamy

Dummy

Orbit

Chief

Subzero

Brown Eyes

Bro

Frenemy

Drive-Thru

Brutus

Conductor

Moskvich

Mate

Spindoctor

Heisenberg

Lego

Nickel

Dog

Judge

Knockout

Numbers

Jupiter

Superman

Crater

Waldo

High Beam

King

Diesel

Catalyst

Gizmo

Pokerface

Backbone

Creeper

Road Dog

Volcano

Wire

Maestro

Macho

Enigma

Skipper

Romeo

Vegas

Tough Guy

Prez

Oil Change

Reactor

Colossus

Engine

Chance

Thor

Scorpion

Mister

Tuktuk

Charmer

Smarty

Fella

Captain

Dash

Brainiac

The Famous Captain America

McHottie

Dimples

Buckeye

Blueprint

Weird Eye

Wingman

Pickles

Tesla

Boulder

Salamander

Bruiser

Kiddo

El Nino

Hercules

Neutron

Stinky

Fruit Loop

Photon

Cumulus

Hero

Hefty

Satellite

Charcoal

Bubba

Doobie

Champ

Beanie

Dork

Quark

Bub

Quarry

AWESOROO´S GUIDE TO PERFECT NICKNAME

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AWESOROO´S GUIDE TO PERFECT NICKNAME

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So you have problems picking the right nickname for the person you like? Do not worry as we have a lot of tips and tricks that will help you. However, before I will show you more detailed advice, here are some quick tips to keep in mind.

Choose a nickname that means something to you!

Do you two love to do something together? Do you have a favorite movie? A sentimental nickname is more meaningful than a general one that has no backstory behind it.

Know his or her personality!

If he or she is not okay with mushy nicknames – even in private – stick to the classics, like “babe” or “hun”. Classic manly pet names may work as well, like “stud” or “stallion”.

Embrace inside jokes!

The inside jokes the two of you share are a great place to start when choosing a nickname. You don’t have to choose a cliché name. Find something that’s unique to the two of you.

So, while keeping these basic tips in mind we provide you nine more detailed tips that will help you to come up with something that works.

#1. BASE IT OFF YOUR FIRST NAME

Using only the first two syllables of your name is a popular choice. An example of this is Jennifer, turning into Jenny.

This is a pretty basic idea and is actually something that a lot of people do without even realizing. If you are changing schools or starting a new job, this can be the perfect time to try out this new nickname.

Because of how close it is to your actual name, it will be a lot easier to adjust, as it will sound similar to what you have been used to being called.

#2. BASE IT OFF A DIFFERENT SYLLABLE IN YOUR FIRST NAME

Again, this is another method that a lot of people do without even realizing. This is almost the same as the method above, except you either use the middle or last syllable as your starting point.

This turns names like “Elizabeth” into “Beth”, and “Frederik” into “Rick”.

You don’t have to be conventional, though, and you can still make up unique nicknames by doing this method. An example would be calling yourself Fina, rather than Josie, if your name was Josefina.

#3. TRADITIONAL DIMINUTIVES

A lot of traditional English names have nicknames associated with them that were established due to fads in the past.

Such names include “Dick” from “Richard”, “Bill” from “William”, “Hank” from “Henry”, and “Ted” from “Edward”.

#4. CONSIDER USING A MIDDLE NAME

It’s common for people to have at least one middle name on their birth certificate. If you aren’t a fan of your first name, using one of your middle names can be a great alternative.

It’s quite normal for people to do this.

Don’t feel that people are going to be raising alarm bells if they find out. In fact, it’s also quite common for people to introduce themselves as their first and second name, rather than their first and last.

#5. USE YOUR SURNAME

Using your last name as a nickname is quite common between male social circles, although that doesn’t mean that it can’t apply to women either.

This type of nickname can often happen by accident when there are too many people in an office, class or social circle with the same name.

This can also be a good idea if your first name is difficult to pronounce or very long, and if your surname is simple.

#6. USE YOUR INITIALS

Using the first two initials of your name can sometimes make a catchy sounding nickname. For example, if someone was called “Mark Katherine” they could shorten it to “MK”, or “Timothy Jacobs” to “TJ”.

It’s important to note is that not all initial combinations can work as a nickname, as it is crucial that the sound rolls off of the tongue.

#7. MAKE AN ANAGRAM OUT OF YOUR NAME

An anagram is where you rearrange the letters of a word, or words, in order to create a new one. You’ll find that making an anagram out of your name will produce some pretty silly results.

However, it’s still an option to consider. It’s certainly a good conversation starter though, if you choose something a little unusual.

#8. CONSIDER PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

A lot of nicknames are drawn from personal characteristics or events that have happened. If someone was really into fashion their nickname could be “Vogue”, or if they were originally from California they could be named “Cali”.

Other variations include ironic adjectives.

Calling your friend John who is six foot seven “Little John” or “Tiny John” can be an amusing and catchy nickname. Hopefully, John has a good sense of humor, though.

#9. THINGS TO AVOID WHEN CREATING NICKNAMES

AVOID EXTRAVAGANCE

The nickname must not be extravagant. Trying to introduce yourself regularly as “The Lover Maker” will not only make people avoid you, but it definitely will not catch on.

TAKE IT EASY

Don’t constantly correct people just because they forgot to use your nickname. Nobody likes being around the guy who’s regularly getting annoying at people because they forgot to call him “Terminator Tim”, or something.

Forcing a nickname is a good way of getting people not to use it in the future. Nicknames are supposed to be a fun and casual thing, so getting worked up about it will make people alienate you.

BE KIND

If you are creating a nickname for somebody other than yourself, make sure that you are being kind. Nicknames are supposed to express affection and friendship and are not designed to aid in hurting their feelings or to open the doors up to bullying.

Even if you think the name is fine, ensure that the person you’ve made it for is okay with it. If you are unsure by gauging the reaction after you’ve used it, make sure that you ask them if it bothered them.

SIMPLE IS BETTER

If your nickname is difficult to remember or laborious to pronounce, then it’s a no-go. Most good nicknames that stick with people are short and snappy. Always stick to nicknames that are low in syllables and easy to spell.

A good nickname ideally should be a lot simpler to write and say than your actual name.

CHOOSE APPROPRIATE NICKNAME

If you feel that your nickname is inappropriate, you will probably want to think of a new one. Successful nicknames are ones that can be said appropriately in any situation.

“Sexy Steve” may be funny to you and your friends, but it’s unlikely you will be introducing yourself as that when meeting your partner’s parents for the first time.

So, did you find the right nickname for your girlfriend? Let us know in the comment section below!