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    Affectionate English Nicknames: The 154 Cutest Nicknames to Use

    by Team AllYourVideogames | Mar 4, 2022 | News | 0


    Affectionate nicknames in English: Nicknames are a form of address that can be used as a way to show your feelings. That's why today, we've listed some of the most famous affectionate nicknames in English, so you can vary the way you call someone.



    Some of the nicknames are popular terms, others have a more personal context according to the relationship between people, as a characteristic of the person and others represent the importance that a person has for another.

    These affectionate nicknames in English can be called “terms of endearment” which means “terms of endearment” and refer to common everyday terms, or even “pet names” that are usually related to games or associations.

    If your English level is not that good, don't worry, we will translate all nicknames. Also consider that using cute nicknames in English is a way to learn the language a little more.

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    English nicknames for friends and couples

    1. Baby or Babe

    Baby is one of the most common affectionate nicknames in English most used by people. Baby means “baby” and this expression can be used in different situations with different people.

    For example, it can be a nickname between a couple of lovers, but it can also be used between family and friends. It's a very generic and affectionate nickname.



    Babe is just a variation of Baby and can be used as our “baby”.

    2. Darling ou Dear

    Darling is also among the most commonly used English pet names that can be used in different contexts with different people.

    Darling means "darling" or "dear", it is widely used among friends, relatives, couples, children, men and women.


    Dear, can be used with two meanings: or it also refers to dear (a) or the way to treat someone friendly, as for example: Thank you, my dear (Thank you, my dear).

    3. Sunshine

    Sunshine literally means “sunshine”, its meaning can be a little more abstract than that and mean that the person is light or that he is able to brighten his days and thus make them better.

    It is an affectionate nickname that fits in various situations and for different people. It's a cute way of saying what the person is to you.

    4 Prince

    Prince is used for the masculine gender, it means "prince". Ideal for romantic people to use to refer to that gentleman, thoughtful, kind and polite man.

    5. Princess

    Princess means "princess", as well as Prince, is also used to refer to a woman in a more romantic and affectionate way.


    6. Beloved

    Beloved means "beloved", it can be used with the same meaning for both genders. It is most used among couples in love, but it can also be used with friends and family as a form of affection.


    7. Love of my life

    The classic “love of my life”, usually used among couples in love.

    8. Pudding

    Pudding means “pudding”. If you've read Marvel's comics or watched movies with the character Harley Quinn, you'll definitely associate this nickname with her. That's what she called her boyfriend, Joker, “Pudding.” Harley Quinn even wore a “Puddin” necklace.


    Just like all other endearing nicknames in English, this is a nickname that can be used for multiple people, in multiple contexts.

    9. Sweetheart

    Sweetheart means "sweet heart", this nickname is very affectionate and is often used by mothers to refer to their children. Couples also often use this nickname, it caters to both genders.


    10. Honey

    Honey means "honey", refers to a sweet person. It's a nickname often used in movie lines, for example. It can be used to refer to both men and women.

    11. Boo

    Boo is a nickname derived from the word Beautiful, which means "beautiful". This is a nickname that in the English language is traditional and is used between boyfriends, it has a romantic context and should not be used for other meanings.

    12. Gorgeous

    Gorgeous also means “beautiful”, but in a more intensified way. It can be interpreted as "wonderful". It's a great nickname for couples in love.

    13. Precious

    You know that precious person in your life? You can nickname her like that, as precious literally means “precious”. It can be used with several people and is very affectionate.


    14. cookie

    Cookie literally means “cookie”, but when used as a nickname, the term comes to have a sense that the person is sweet, sweet.


    15. Honey Bun

    Honey Bun is a variation of Honey and means "honey bread". It is also something that refers to sweetness. This can be used for both men and women.

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    16. Queen - queen

    17. Beautiful – bonito (a)

    18. Buttercup


    Buttercup is the name used for the flower that in our country is called buttercup or buttercup. Just like daisy, which means “daisy”.

    19. Wifey

    Wifey is derived from the word Wife which means "wife". The derivation can be translated as “little wife“, in the diminutive.

    20. Bunny – rabbit or bunny

    21. Pie box


    Cutie pie means "fluffy pie” to the letter, but this nickname refers to a beautiful, charming and cool woman.

    22. Mi'lady – my lady

    23. Hon (diminutive of honey) – mel

    24. Toots

    There is no literal translation for Toots, but the nickname refers to people who are small.


    25. Pooh bear

    Pooh bear means Winnie the Pooh, the cartoon character. But, Poo has an indigenous origin that means “small”, giving another meaning to the term.

    26. Teddy bear – teddy bear

    27. Dumpling

    Dumpling's translation is "Scone“. But this term can be used as "love", one of the names that are common among couples.


    28. Sugar

    Sugar is "sugar“, this nickname is to refer to a loving, sweet and caring person.

    29. Treasure - treasure

    30. Doll – Boneca

    31. Cutie patootie


    This term does not have a literal translation, it is a sound joke that refers to a person "cute".

    32. Peach – peach

    33.Ace

    Ace has a few different Portuguese translations: crack, genius, right. But it has connotation, to refer to a girlfriend, of “the best".

    34. Flawless


    Flawless means "no flaws“. This nickname can be used to characterize someone as “perfect” or “wonderful”.

    35. My one and only

    This is an expression that means “my only".

    36. Superwoman ou Wonderwoman

    Both can be used for a female superhero.


    37. Lioness - Leoa

    38. Vixen

    Vixen is "fox”, is a well-known nickname used for women who have an attractive profile and personality.

    39.Button

    Button means “open”, but this nickname does not mean that the person is literally a button, but rather that he has the biotype of a small person.


    40. Apple of my eye

    The literal translation of Apple of my eye is "apple of my eye", but as a nickname it can be translated to something like "girl of my eyes".

    41. Shorties

    Shorty is "short”, but as a nickname it can also be used in the sense of referring to an attractive woman.

    42. Baby Face


    Baby face is translated as “baby face”, can be used for a person who has a younger appearance than they really are or someone beautiful.

    43. Sweet honey pie – Twelve honey pie

    44. Little – small

    45. Angel - angel

    46. ​​Strawberry – Strawberry Shortcake


    47. Blossom - flower

    48. Butterfly – butterfly

    49. Cherry - cereja

    50. Pretty – bonita

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    51. Kitten


    Kitten is the word used to refer to a kitten.

    52. Good-looking

    Good-looking can be translated as “nice".

    53. Handsome

    Handsome is also one of the ways of referring to someone”nice" in English".


    54. Prince charming

    Prince we already know he is a prince. Prince charming means “charming prince”, which in English is the name used for the heartthrobs of fairy tales. In Portuguese, we can translate to “charming prince".

    55. Peanut

    Peanut means “peanut“. Although it seems like a strange nickname for us, in English it is very common to be used.

    56. Stud


    The literal translation of the word Stud may vary depending on the context, but when used as a nickname, it means that you consider your boyfriend a powerful man, who stands out, who knows how to make decisions and has to be respected.

    57. Loverboy

    The translation for Loverboy is “lover“. This nickname can be used to refer to the boyfriend or to a crush, the sense of lover as the partner of someone unfaithful is not taken into account in this case.

    58. Muffins

    Muffin is the word used to describe a cake. As a nickname, it can be used to say that someone is sweet, cute and hot.


    59. Sexy

    Sexy is a more daring nickname, used to refer to someone who is sensual.

    57. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat means "beat of the heart", it can be used as a way of saying that that person is what makes your heart beat faster or what is the reason for your life.

    58. Rockstar


    Rockstar is the famous “rock star”, ideal to refer to a person who has freedom of spirit, someone who is very dear to everyone and always attracts attention wherever he goes.

    59. Big guy

    You know that guy who has a giant heart and is a great person? So he's a big guy.

    60. Heart thief

    Heart Thief is “heart thief“, fits romantic nicknames as well as funny English nicknames


    61. Hubby

    Hubby is a nickname derived from the word husband and means "hubby".

    62. Dearest

    Dearest is another word in English that can be used as "dear", it would be as a superlative of the word, being translated as "the dearest".

    63. Hunk


    Hunl is “piece”, a nickname often used to refer to a muscular man, who takes care of his body and is handsome.

    64. Beefcake

    Already that muscular man, big not only in heart but also in physique, so this nickname fits like a glove. Beefcake is a “meat loaf”, but it can be used to refer to a handsome man who has great muscles.

    65. Bub

    Bub is slang that means “friend“, but over time people began to adopt this nickname for boyfriends and husbands.


    66. Snuggy

    The word Snuggy means “aconchegante“, can be used for that person who has a hug that is welcoming and that you feel snuggled close to.

    67. He-man

    He-man is the name of a cartoon character who has characteristics of being a strong and upstanding man.

    68. Tater tot


    Tater tot is the name of a typical food from the United States, they are grated and fried potatoes in the shape of a cylinder. As a nickname, this word can mean that your man is very loved, hot, or exceptional.

    69. Hulk

    The character of superhero movies has the characteristic of being big and strong. A good nickname for your boyfriend who is also big or very strong.

    70. Heartthrob – Heartthrob

    71. Sir – Sir


    72. Hottie - gostoso

    73. Charmer – charming

    74. All mine – all mine

    75. Wonder Boy – Wonder Boy

    76. Beast – fera


    77. Other half – other half

    78. Dream – dream

    79. Captain - Captain

    80. My beloved – my beloved

    81. Lovey – amor


    82. Chief

    83. Hero - hero

    84. My Life – My Life

    85. Love Angel – angel of love

    86. Braveheart – Braveheart


    87.Snuggle Bear – Snuggle Bear

    88. Lollipop – lollipop

    89. McDreamy – dream

    90. Bubbie – another word for baby

    91. Eye Candy – eye candy


    92. Haven – haven

    93. Heaven – paradise

    94. Brownie – eponymous cake in our language

    95. The One – Chosen

    96. Superman – superman


    97. Goofball – term of endearment for “idiot”

    98. Soldier

    99. Little Saint – saint

    100. Tiger – tigre

    101. My Everything


    102. Elf - elfo

    103. The one – the only one

    104. My everything – my everything

    105. My king – my king

    106. Muscle Man – muscular man


    107. Passion Fruit – Passion Fruit

    108. My song

    109. Sexy Angel – anjo sexy

    110. Dreamer – dreamer

    111. Goofy – bobo


    112. True Love – True Love

    113. Daddy – Daddy

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    114. Giggles

    Giggles means "laughs“, if you have a very laughing friend who is always happy with life, this is the perfect nickname.


    115. Diamond

    Diamond means "Diamond“, is a nice nickname to say that your friend is precious and that she brings brightness to your life.

    116. Lucky Charm – Lucky Charm

    117. Cutie – cuddly or cuddly

    118. Bae – abbreviation for before anyone else, meaning “before anyone else”


    119. Gorge – short for gorgeous, which means beautiful or beautiful

    120. Cherished – querida

    121. Cuddle Bug – cuddle bug

    122. Lil Wolf – Wolf or Wolf

    123. Bestie – best friend or best friend


    124. Sweet Little Dumpling – sweet dumpling

    125. Cuddle Bug – cuddle bug
    126. Rainbow – rainbow

    127. Lucky Charm – Lucky Charm

    128. Speedy - speedy

    129. Hummingbird – hummingbird


    130. Buddy – companion

    131. Babycheeks – Baby Cheeks

    132. Snowflake – snowflake

    133. Shine Star – Shining Star

    134. Precious


    135. Fruit Loop – Crazy

    136. Lil Treasure – Little Treasure

    137. Nugget

    138. Shortie – short

    139. Sis - is a slang word for “sister” as if it were “mana” in Portuguese


    140. BFF – abbreviation for Best Friend Forever

    141. Joy – Joy

    142. Cutte Stuff - coisa fofa

    143. Movie Star – movie star

    144. Dear Heart


    145. Sparkles - sparkles

    146. Magic Lady – Magic Lady

    147. Sleep Queen

    148. Pretty Princess – pretty princess

    149. Daisy – Daisy


    150. Foxy Lady – fox lady

    151. Beauty Queen – beauty queen

    152. Soulmate - Soulmate

    153. Curls – curls

    154. Shining Star – Shining Star


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    See how cool it can be to nickname someone with English terms and still learn a little more about the language? And if you have little affinity with the language, check out the amazing tip on Cintya Sabino's channel to know how to pronounce words correctly in English:

    We hope you've found the perfect nickname to use with your friends or partner. Share with us in the comments if you use other endearing nicknames in English to refer to the people you love.

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