100+ Cute Nicknames for Your Boyfriend, Husband, or Partner

Sometimes, when you are in a healthy, loving relationship, you will find that giving each other cute pet names is almost inevitable. In fact, you may even reach a point in the relationship where calling your boyfriend by his real name just feels…awkward. If you are curious about what people nickname their partner or you want to start incorporating these nicknames into your everyday life vocabulary, keep reading! Here is our list of cute nicknames you can call your boyfriend or husband or even your hookup buddy.

Whether you are a fan of using pet names for your partner, sometimes a cute or funny pet name just comes out naturally. It shows that you care for them just a little more to use a funny, romantic, or cutesy name.

Nicknames are almost terms of endearment. Using sweet or funny pet names with your partner other than “baby” or “babe” or “Prince Charming” shows they are someone special. It shows that your love is something special.

You may notice that a lot of these nicknames are related to food and sweets or about appearances. There’s something so precious about being called something complimentary or that is sweet or delicious. I mean, who doesn’t want to be praised for their good looks or told they’re sweet?

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Cute Nicknames For The Guy You’re Hooking Up With

Let’s say you’ve been recently hooking up with a guy for a while, and things are pretty perfect so far. You’re not necessarily together (even though everyone knows you’re together)., but it’s going well. Do you call this not-boyfriend by his name or do you use a cutesy name?

Here are some cutesy ideas you might like to call your boo thang. (Hey, there’s a good one!) Keep in mind, a lot of these nicknames are more appearance-based. Just remember that looks aren’t everything, and you might even be calling his personality “sexy.”

Cutie

Stud Muffin

Sexy

Sugar Daddy

Ladies’ Man

Eye Candy

Stud

Bae

Casanova

Hot Stuff

Cutie Patootie

Hunk

Sex Toy

McDreamy

Cutie Pie

Heart Stopper

Boy Toy

Handsome

Sugar Lips

Teddy Bear

Big Papa

Hot Cakes

Good Looking

Hearthrob

Heart Eyes

Big Daddy

Sweet Nicknames To Call Your Boyfriend

Boyfriend (yes, some people like to call their guy “boyfriend”, as if it’s not obvious enough!)

Lover Boy

Baby Boo

Baby Cakes

Boo Bear

Lovey Dovey

Bubba

Care Bear

Bestie

Handsome

Sweetie Pie

Brown Sugar

Sugar Pie

Prince Charming

Sugarplum

Baby

Bunny

Angel

Snuggle Bear

Honey Bee

Sweetie

Baby Love

Cupcake

Boo Thang

Love

Sunshine

Booba

Sweetheart

Bees Knees

Snuggle Boo

Sugar Bear

Love Bug

Honey Bun

Babe

Love Muffin

Butter Babe

Knight in Shining Armor

Bugs

Prince

Lovey

Beau

Angel Eyes

Baby Buga Boo

Snookums

Sweet Stuff

Lamb Chops

Puppy

Boo Boo

My Prince

Snoogypuss

My King

Main Man

Snuggle Bug

Funny Pet Names For Your Husband

If you’re a newlywed and in the honeymoon phase, you may still be calling him one of these nicknames. These terms of endearment may or may not fade over time, but they are still cute nonetheless.

Daddy

Lover Boy

Papa Bear (or My Papa Bear)

Big Guy

Sweet Thing

Pooh Bear

Love Bear

Honey Bear

Old Man

Dear

Honey Bunches of Oats

Sugar Honey Honey

Iron Man

My Big Guy

Soul Mate

My Prince

Man of My Dreams

Dream Boat

Other Half

Heaven Sent

Hubby

Dearest One

Love Buns

Hunk of Man Meat

Sparky

My Everything

How To Give Your Guy A Pet Name You’ll Both Love

Okay, so maybe these generic nicknames like “stud muffin,” “babe,” “baby,” or “bubba” aren’t your thing. How can you come up with something unique, a name that you can call him that is specific to him? Here are some ideas that you might like:

Use his name.

Sometimes we create a variation of our pet’s name, and we can do the same for boyfriends! For example, my dog’s name is Kona. We call her “Kona Bologna” (pronounced the same) which then leads to “balogna” (pronounced “baloney”).

So if your boyfriend’s name is Brett, call him B. If your boyfriend’s name is Charlie, call him Char. If your boyfriend’s name is Douglas or Christopher, call him Dougie or Chrissy Poo. Or, use whatever speaks to you.

Use a different language.

If you or your boyfriend speaks another language besides English, consider using that to your advantage. Here are some examples:

Mon Amour – “my love,” French

Vishenka – “cherry,” Russian

Chang Noi – “little elephant,” Thai

Dropje – “candy,” Brazilian

Use inside jokes.

Being in a relationship means the two of you have some sort of culture that is entirely your own. No one outside your relationship will understand cutesy moments that happened between the two of you, and there’s something special about that kind of exclusivity.

For example, let’s say the two of you took a trip to the Zoo and shared a funny moment with the monkeys and now you call him Monkey. Or maybe it’s a running joke in your relationship how much you love his big eyes and can’t help but say “hey brown eyes” every time you see him.

What do you call your boyfriend? Have you used any of these names before?

About the author
January Nelson is a writer, editor, and dreamer. She writes about astrology, games, love, relationships, and entertainment. January graduated with an English and Literature degree from Columbia University. Read more articles from January on Thought Catalog.

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