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219 Funny Nicknames for Friends, Kids, and Couples

Check out our list of hilarious nicknames for help assigning endearments to the ones you love.

No point in assigning out a few funny nicknames, you say? Think again. Back in 1993, a group of researchers invited over 150 couples to participate in a study about marital satisfaction. The participants were at different stages in their relationships. Some were newly married while others had been together for over 50 years. But the researchers weren't looking at the amount of time they'd been together to determine how happy they were in their marriages—it was their nicknames that they were really interested in. Turns out, the couples that used them most ranked highest on the happiness scale.

It's not the last time researchers have looked into the subject, either. The impact nicknames have on personhood and family dynamics has also been examined. While the results vary based on the subject, a common theme emerges: When both thoughtful and affirming, nicknames can have an overwhelmingly positive impact on the people they are assigned to.

Science aside, a cool and funny nickname is a great way to communicate intimacy with someone you love. Don't worry, there are tons of opportunities to come up with something truly unique. Inside jokes? Always a solid source of material. A subtle nod to your deepest secrets with someone close? Sure. And while you're at it, why not try injecting a little humor into things? If you're having a hard time finding the right inspiration, be sure to keep reading.

We're bringing you the funniest nicknames we can think of. Whether you're in the market for something to call your best friend, boyfriend, guy friends, or girlfriend, we've got tons of awesome ideas to share!

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Funny Nicknames for Friends

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  1. Bestie
  2. Biff
  3. Bowler
  4. Buddy
  5. Champ
  6. Cheddar
  7. Cheeky Monkey
  8. Chica
  9. Chief
  10. Cowboy
  11. Dude
  12. Einstein
  13. Flash
  14. Giggles
  15. Goofy
  16. Happy
  17. Houdini
  18. Joker
  19. Ketchup
  20. Kiddo
  21. Lappy
  22. Lionheart
  23. MacGyver
  24. Ninja
  25. Noodles
  26. Oldie
  27. Pal
  28. Paloma
  29. Puppy
  30. Rocky
  31. Scout
  32. Smiley
  33. Smoosh
  34. Snappy
  35. Sparky
  36. Zippy

Cute and Funny Nicknames for Couples

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  1. Bangers and Mash
  2. Batman and Robin
  3. Beauty and the Beast
  4. Ben and Jerry
  5. Bert and Ernie
  6. Bonnie and Clyde
  7. Boo Boo Bear and Yogi Bear
  8. Buttercup and Poppy
  9. Fred and Wilma
  10. Han Solo and Princess Leia
  11. Honey and Nuts
  12. Honeybuns
  13. Jack and Jill
  14. Jellybean and Skittles
  15. King and Queen
  16. Lovebirds
  17. Mac and Cheese
  18. Mario and Luigi
  19. Mickey and Minnie
  20. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
  21. Peaches and Cream
  22. Peanut Butter and Jelly
  23. Popeye and Olive Oyl
  24. Romeo and Juliet
  25. Shaggy and Scooby
  26. Shrek and Fiona
  27. Simba and Nala
  28. Snugglebunnies
  29. Sonny and Cher
  30. Sugar and Spice
  31. Tarzan and Jane
  32. Thing One and Thing Two
  33. Tom and Jerry

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Cool, Unique Nicknames

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  1. Ace
  2. Admiral
  3. Arrow
  4. Beethoven
  5. Blaze
  6. Bolt
  7. Bond
  8. Brooklyn
  9. Captain America
  10. Coach
  11. Cobra
  12. Dash
  13. Eclipse
  14. Flake
  15. Frost
  16. Gandalf
  17. Ghost
  18. Inferno
  19. Jet
  20. Knockout
  21. Maverick
  22. Neon
  23. Nova
  24. Phoenix
  25. Pluto
  26. Quest
  27. Rebel
  28. Rogue
  29. Sapphire
  30. Shadow
  31. Shark
  32. Slim
  33. Spike
  34. Storm
  35. Tango
  36. Tank
  37. Turbo
  38. Viper
  39. Zenith
  40. Zeus
  41. Zoom

Cute Nicknames for Children

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  1. Booger
  2. Bubbles
  3. Bumblebee
  4. Button
  5. Chickadee
  6. Chirpy
  7. Couch Potato
  8. Cub
  9. Cuddlebug
  10. Cyclone
  11. Doodlebug
  12. Duckie
  13. Flippers
  14. Fuzzball
  15. Goober
  16. Gully
  17. Gumdrop
  18. Half Pint
  19. Monkey
  20. Mouse
  21. Noodle
  22. Nugget
  23. Peanut
  24. Puddles
  25. Silly Billy
  26. Sprinkles
  27. Squeaky
  28. Squirt
  29. Sweet Pea
  30. Tadpole
  31. Tater Tot
  32. Tootsie
  33. Wiggles

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Fun Nicknames for Girls and Girlfriends

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  1. Angel
  2. Babydoll
  3. Barney
  4. Blondie
  5. Boo Bear
  6. Boots
  7. Boss
  8. Bro
  9. Buttercup
  10. Cookie Monster
  11. Cool Whip
  12. Cutie Patootie
  13. Cutie Pie
  14. Dimples
  15. Duchess
  16. Dumpling
  17. Gorgeous
  18. Hangry
  19. Homegirl
  20. Honeybee
  21. Hot Sauce
  22. Jellybean
  23. Lovebug
  24. Metal
  25. Miss Congeniality
  26. Muffin
  27. Nutcracker
  28. Precious
  29. Princess
  30. Pumpkin Pie
  31. Punk
  32. Queen Bee
  33. Shady Lady
  34. Snickerdoodle
  35. Snuggles
  36. Stilts
  37. Sugar Plum
  38. Sweetheart
  39. The Dude
  40. Wifey
  41. Wiggle
  42. Yummy

Funny Nicknames for Boys and Boyfriends

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  1. Android
  2. Big Head
  3. Bubba
  4. Casanova
  5. Crawdaddy
  6. Cupcake
  7. Curly
  8. Handsome
  9. Honey Bunny
  10. Johnny Bravo
  11. Kermit
  12. Knight
  13. Love Muffin
  14. Love Penguin
  15. Loverboy
  16. Macho
  17. McDreamy
  18. Mister Man
  19. Moose
  20. Mr. Perfect
  21. Mudbug
  22. Muggle
  23. Pookie
  24. Pudding
  25. Romeo
  26. Snuggle Bear
  27. Squeaky
  28. Stud
  29. Sugar Daddy
  30. Superman
  31. Sweetie Pie
  32. Tarzan
  33. Teddy
  34. Tiger

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How Can I Decide on a Cool Nickname for Someone I Love?

Coming up with the perfect nickname isn't just about being creative—it's also about being respectful. Check out the list below for a few tips to keep in mind.

Be Affirming

The best nicknames are those born of good intentions. Stay away from anything that could make someone feel diminished or devalued. In general, you should also stay away from things that are based on physical appearance. You don't want to risk highlighting something someone is already insecure about.

Make It Personal

Random can work, but making things more personal can really transform the impact a nickname might have. Coming up with something that actually reflects who you're giving the nickname to demonstrates the close connection between you both.

Keep It Easy

Whether you're bouncing between sweet nicknames for a female friend or are deciding on something a little edgier for one of your guys, it's important to keep things easy to remember and easy to pronounce. It's a nickname, after all. There's no sense in making something more complicated than the name they already have assigned.

Keep It Clean

We've all got that one friend that likes to toe the line. As a reminder, you're free to say whatever you want in the privacy of your own home, but if you anticipate using your friend's nickname in public, it's best to keep things clean. You don't want to embarrass your friend or offend anyone nearby.

Wrapping Up

That's it for our list of funny nicknames! Be sure to check back with us soon for even more fun. You can also sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss out.

Carrie Weisman
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