350+ Manly Nicknames for a Badass Guy

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Are you looking for a nickname for a guy but each and every one you have thought of was too cute? Do you want a pet name that points out his manliness? Luckily, there are many options for you to choose from below.

We have categorized these into few nickname groups:

  1. For a Badass
  2. For a Strong Guy
  3. For a Dominating & Disciplined Man
  4. For a Military Man
  5. For an Irresistible Lover

If you do not know which one to choose, there are several tips for choosing the best nickname ever at the end of this article.

So, dive right into this extensive collection of 350+ manly nicknames to call a guy and let us know which one you like the most.

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Are you looking for a nickname for a guy but each and every one you have thought of was too cute? Do you want a pet name that points out his manliness? Luckily, there are many options for you to choose from below.

We have categorized these into few nickname groups:

  1. For a Badass
  2. For a Strong Guy
  3. For a Dominating & Disciplined Man
  4. For a Military Man
  5. For an Irresistible Lover

If you do not know which one to choose, there are several tips for choosing the best nickname ever at the end of this article.

So, dive right into this extensive collection of 350+ manly nicknames to call a guy and let us know which one you like the most.

MANLY NICKNAMES FOR A BADASS

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MANLY NICKNAMES FOR A BADASS

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CHOOSE ONE FROM THE LIST BELOW:

Sailor

Rockstar

Loco

Crazy Eyes

Devil

Pitbull

Warrior

Snapper

Bad Boy

Knock Out

K.O.

Daredevil

Frostbite

Ghost

Damned

Grimm

Pirate

Obliterator

Nasty

Viking

Terror

Punk

Maverick

Dementor

Militant

Vegas

Snake Eyes

Blackjack

High Roller

Hollowman

Rocks

Nevada

Nightshade

Reno

Two Face

Eclipse

Scream

Hell-Raiser

Rocker

Executioner

Maniac

Radical

Crazed

X-Treme

Barbarian

Flame

Flamethrower

Cool Hand Luke

The Axe Murderer

Pocket Rocket

Red Dog

Mojave

Dice

Poker

The Crippler

Rampage

The Dean of Mean

Delirious

Predator

Rubble

Mayhem

Nightmare

The Outlaw

The Natural Born Killer

Creep

Mad Dog

Psycho

Bacardi

Scotch

Head-Knocker

Bruise

Crank

Reaper

Hazzard

Clink

Lynch

Knuckles

Daemon

Diablo

Doom

Scar

Cut

Decay

Roadkill

The Unholy

Abyss

Rot

Ghoul

Midnight

Shiver

Gargoyle

Killer

Wraith

Grave

Berserker

Dissent

Subversion

Rebellion

Insurgent

Upsurge

Uprising

Overthrow

Breaker

Sabotage

Reaper

Mothman

Fury

Wrath

Madness

Schizo

Rage

Freak

Savage

Manic

Frenzy

Mania

Mad Max

Billy the Butcher

X-Skull

Gut

Nail

Jawbone

Razor

MANLY NICKNAMES FOR A STRONG GUY

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MANLY NICKNAMES FOR A STRONG GUY

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CHOOSE ONE FROM THE LIST BELOW:

Chewbaca

Superman

Tough Guy

Tiger

Wolverine

Godzilla

Mountain

Bear

Gladiator

Quake

Mr. Big

Muscleman

Popeye

Panther

Tarzan

Wolfie

Hercules

Hulk

Ice Man

Iron Man

Beast

Claws

Tank

Hulk

Bull

Scotch

Rocky

Champ

Flash

Amigo

The Dragon

Kraken

Ratchet

Rigs

Bender

Steel

Skull Crusher

Scorpion

Vulture

Brass Knuckle

Ironclad

Sasquatch

Dragon

Steelshot

Titanium

Grizzly

Hurricane

Lightning

Bullet-Proof

Loch

Golem

Rex

Hydra

Maul

Sledgehammer

Bludgeon

Behemoth

Balrog

Manticore

Gorgon

Basilisk

Minotaur

Leviathan

Cyclops

Mutant

Cerberus

Terminator

Thor

Maximus

Volcano

Leonidas

Geronimo

Chainsaw

Excavator

Demolition

Power Train

Club

Hammer

Mace

Battleaxe

War Hammer

MANLY NICKNAMES FOR DOMINATING & DISCIPLINED MAN

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MANLY NICKNAMES FOR DOMINATING & DISCIPLINED MAN

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CHOOSE ONE FROM THE LIST BELOW:

Chief

Boss

Bossman

Heisenberg

Lord of the Vikings

Emperor

Savior

Popo

Siege

Sheriff

Professor X

Ace

Cowboy

Poker Face

Puppeteer

Batman

Hawk

Agrippa

Venom

Bullwhip

Whip

Cyborg

Vegas

Thor

Macgyver

Phantom

Hannibal

Titus

Zeus

Jock

Alpha

Ninja

The Iceman

Ripley

Ranger

Tito

Atilla

Conqueror

Suleiman

Napoleon

Khan

Dutch

Leon

Mastermind

Overtaker

MANLY NICKNAMES FOR MILITARY MAN

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MANLY NICKNAMES FOR MILITARY MAN

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CHOOSE ONE FROM THE LIST BELOW:

The Sultan of Steel

The Syrian Sledgehammer

Colt

Soldier

General

Captain

Major

Cannon

Cobra

Bowser

Mortar

Smoke Bomb

Missile

Firebringer

Kevlar

Gunner

Katana

Gladius

Deathstalker

Saber

Blade

Trooper

Ranger

K-9

Iron Heart

Steel Forge

Pursuit

Panzer tiger

Ballistic

Explosive

Mortar

Tomcat

Sniper

Siege

Grenade

Pyro

Scimitar

Machete

Dagger

Longbow

Sniper

Harpoon

Crossbow

Black Cat

Black Mamba

Falcon

Fang

Viper

Roman Candle

Gunpowder

M-80

Annihilator

Carbine

Bullet

Javelin

Aero

Finisher

Wrecker

Destroyer

Stabber

Gatling

Arsenal

Rimfire

Shovel

Trencher

Bomber

Torpedo

Glock

Centerfire

Howitzer

Albatross

Strike Eagle

MANLY NICKNAMES FOR IRRESISTIBLE LOVER

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MANLY NICKNAMES FOR IRRESISTIBLE LOVER

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CHOOSE ONE FROM THE LIST BELOW:

Sexy

Sexy Pants

Playboy

Stud

Hunk

Don Juan

Super Stud

Sexy Devil

Stallion

Heart Breaker

Lady Killer

Ladies Man

Casanova

Charmer

Ultimate

Machoman

Macho-Man

Irresistible

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!