800+ Cute Nicknames Or Pet Names For Baby Boys And Girls

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Though babies get official names, nicknames are what make them more adorable, and nicknames are what stay. Most times, the names have a story behind them.

If you are searching for a cute nickname for your baby, check our list. MomJunction has a list of more than 800 trending baby nicknames. Pick what strikes a chord with you.

Funny Baby Nicknames:

  1. Bab
  2. Babushka
  3. Baby face
  4. Babykins
  5. Bitsy
  6. Bitsy-Boo
  7. Boop
  8. Bubba-diddle
  9. Bubby-doo
  10. Bud, as in Baby Undetermined
  11. Bug
  12. Bump
  13. Chickie
  14. China Doll
  15. Cowboy
  16. Cubster
  17. Cupie-doll
  18. Cutiekins
  19. Cutie-patootie
  20. Cutie-pie
  21. Dearie
  22. Diddle-doo
  23. Diddles
  24. Doodlekins
  25. Doodles
  26. Doozer
  27. Dot
  28. Dynamo
  29. Giggles
  30. Half-pint
  31. Hobbit
  32. Huggy-buggy
  33. Itsy-bitsy
  34. Jazzy
  35. Jocko
  36. Juggernaut
  37. Kiddo
  38. Kiki
  39. Laddie
  40. Lagniappe
  41. Lass
  42. Lassie
  43. Lil’ Bit
  44. Lil’ Boss
  45. Lil’ Guy
  46. Lil’ Man
  47. Mr Man
  48. Muddles
  49. Munchkin
  50. Munchy
  51. Nanners
  52. Ninja
  53. Popper
  54. Poppet
  55. Puddin’
  56. Punkin’
  57. Punkin-wunkin
  58. Punky
  59. Racer
  60. Rollie-pollie
  61. Roo
  62. Rookie
  63. Scooby
  64. Scooby-Doo
  65. Scout
  66. Scrappy
  67. Scrappy-doo
  68. Shortcake
  69. Shortie
  70. Short-stuff
  71. Silly-willy
  72. Slugger
  73. Smiley
  74. Smoochie
  75. Sprinkle
  76. Squirt
  77. Squishy
  78. Star-bright
  79. Sweetcakes
  80. Sweetiekins
  81. Sweets
  82. Sweet-tater
  83. Sweet-treat
  84. Sweetums
  85. Tabby
  86. Tater
  87. Taterkins
  88. Teddykins
  89. Tilly
  90. Tink
  91. Tinker-doodle
  92. Tiny
  93. Toodles
  94. Tootsie
  95. Tootsie-pop
  96. Tootsie-wootsie
  97. Turbo
  98. Turbo-man
  99. Twinkie
  100. Twinkles
  101. Tyke
  102. Waddles
  103. Whiz-kid
  104. Widdle-waddle
  105. Wiggle-bum

[ Read: Popular Funny Baby Names ]

Animal Inspired Nickname:

106. Bambino
107. Bearie
108. Birdie
109. Boo-boo-bear
110. Bubba Bear
111. Buck
112. Bugabear
113. Bugaloo
114. Catfish
115. Chipmunk
116. Chunky Monkey
117. Crickey
118. Cubbie-Bear
119. Cuddle Bunny
120. Doodle-bear
121. Doodle-bug
122. Duckling
123. Ducky
124. Fisk
125. Funny Bunny
126. Fuzzy Bear
127. Fuzzy Bunny
128. Giggle-bear
129. Giggle-bunny
130. Goosie-goose
131. Huggy-bunny
132. Kitty
133. Little Monkey
134. Love-bug
135. Lovie-dovie
136. Monkey-doodle
137. Monkey-doodle
138. Moogie-bear
139. Mouse
140. Panda
141. Poodles
142. Pooh
143. Pup
144. Scooby-doo
145. Silly-bear
146. Silly-goose
147. Snow Bunny
148. Snugabug
149. Snugabunny
150. Snuggle-bunny
151. Squirrel
152. Stinker-bear
153. Tadpole
154. Teddy
155. Teddybear
156. Thumbkin
157. Tiger
158. Tigger
159. Toodle-bear
160. Tootsie-bear
161. Turtle
162. Tweety
163. Wiggle-worm
164. Wookie-bear

[ Read: Animal Inspired Baby Names ]

Common Indian Nicknames:

The common nicknames in Indian households are mostly based on how healthy the baby is, or it’s a mash-up of the parents’ names’ syllables. Here is a list.

165. Ashu
166. Babai
167. Babbu
168. Babli
169. Bablu
170. Babu
171. Billu
172. Bittoo
173. Bubbly
174. Chiki
175. Chikoo
176. Chiku
177. Chinnu
178. Chintu
179. Choti
180. Chotu
181. Chutki
182. Chuttu
183. Diya
184. Gabdu
185. Gilli
186. Golu
187. Goplu
188. Gopu
189. Gubli
190. Gudda
191. Guddi
192. Guddu
193. Gudiya
194. Heena
195. Hiran
196. Kaddu
197. Kesu
198. Kimi
199. Lichi
200. Meera
201. Mimi
202. Mini
203. Molu
204. Monu
205. Munna
206. Nanha
207. Nanhi
208. Nanmun
209. Nikki
210. Nila
211. Nonni
212. Nonu
213. Paglu
214. Pappu
215. Papunu
216. Pihu
217. Piku
218. Pillu
219. Pinky
220. Piya
221. Piyali
222. Pulu
223. Raja
224. Rani
225. Romy
226. Rosy
227. Shibbu
228. Shomu
229. Shona
230. Silky
231. Softy
232. Sona
233. Sonu
234. Sweetu
235. Titu
236. Toasty
237. Trishu
238. Tukku
239. Tukur
240. Vava
241. Vishu

[ Read: Indian Baby Names With Meanings ]

A Combination Of Parents’ Names:

A combination of parents’ names can be used for the nickname, like:

242. Aaron and Eryn- Aerin
243. Abbey And Lina- Abelia
244. Ace and Kira- Akira
245. Adele and Addison- Addie
246. Ali and Liza- Aliza
247. Amelia and Michael- Millie
248. Brianna and Brian- Brea
249. Christian and Katherine- Kristy
250. Christiano and Belle-Chrisbell
251. Derek and Marie- Derry
252. Dorothy and Boris- Doris
253. Emmanuelle and Elizabeth- Ella
254. Evan and Angel- Angela
255. Harold and Henrietta- Harry
256. Jacob and Marian- Jarian
257. James and Amy- Jamie
258. Jane and Allen- Jalen
259. Jay and Leah- Jalea
260. Jeremy and Eric- Jerica
261. Jeston and Lisa- Jelisa
262. Jonathan and Genelia– Jenny
263. Keifer and Antonisha– Keisha
264. Kian and Anna- Kiana
265. Nevan and Madison- Neon
266. Philips and Margaret- Peggy
267. Sherri and Dan- Sheridan
268. Violet and Nichola– Viola

Food Or Character Based Nicknames:

Naming your kid after a food is very cute. Most are based on the food you were probably eating when you received the test results. It’s a lovely reminder of how the little one got its life.

269. Almond
270. Apple
271. Baby Bean
272. Beanie
273. Berrie
274. Blueberry
275. Buttercup
276. Butternuts
277. Caramel
278. Cherry
279. Chickpea
280. Cinnamon
281. Clove
282. Coco
283. Coffee
284. Cookie
285. Cornbread
286. Cupcake
287. Donut
288. Dumpling
289. Ginger
290. Gummybear
291. Hash
292. Hazel
293. Honey
294. Honeybunch
295. Jelly
296. Jellybean
297. Kale
298. Lillipop (like lollypop)
299. Maple
300. Marshmallow
301. Muffin
302. Nugget
303. Nutter-butter
304. Oats
305. Olive
306. Oreo
307. Peaches
308. Peachy-pie
309. Peanut
310. Pepper
311. Peppermint
312. Pinkie-pie
313. Potato
314. Puddin’
315. Puddin-pie
316. Puff (with a combination like Sugar Puff or Coco Puff and the like)
317. Pumpkin
318. Radish
319. Rosemary
320. Salsa
321. Shortcake
322. Silly-pickle
323. Snickerdoodle
324. Sprout
325. Sugar
326. Sugarplum
327. Sweetpea
328. Taco
329. Thyme

[ Read: Food Baby Names ]

Nicknames Based On Book Or Movie Characters:

For book and movie buffs, there is no limit on baby nicknames. You can select one from your favorite book or movie.

330. Alice
331. Charlotte
332. Cullen
333. Daisy
334. Dylan
335. Emma
336. Esme
337. Harry (Potter)
338. Jane
339. Julianna
340. June
341. Kent
342. Mark
343. Maya
344. Poe
345. Renee
346. Vida
347. Will
348. Zane

[ Read: Literature Baby Names ]

Nicknames After Colors:

If you would rather nick name your baby or pet with colors, you can do that too, as the options are wide.

349. Aqua
350. Auburn
351. Beige
352. Burgandy
353. Cerise
354. Citron
355. Crimson
356. Ivory
357. Jade
358. Lily
359. Mahogany
360. Mauve
361. Orange
362. Poppy
363. Scarlett
364. Tawny
365. Topaz
366. Umber
367. Violet

Weather Based Nicknames:

Weather also makes a good choice for your precious one’s nickname.

368. Aurora
369. Autumn
370. Cloud
371. Snow
372. Sunny

Nicknames Inspired By Drinks:

Now, there is another set of very unusual and cute nicknames for girls and boys. So, if you are a little witty and want to have fun with your kid, you can give it names of this sort.

373. Beer (Small Beer)
374. Brandy
375. Chardonnay
376. Cristal
377. Gin
378. Margarita
379. Martini
380. Mojito
381. Perry
382. Plum (Wine)
383. Rum
384. Scotch
385. Sherry
386. Tequila
387. Tiki
388. Vodka
389. Whiskey

Super Hero Or Idol Based Nicknames:

Another trend that is always loved is nicknaming the kid after a legend or hero of a dynasty. These names are usually selected by parents, for they wish their kids to be as amazing as the person they are being named after.

390. Ajax
391. Akira
392. Alladin
393. Alpha
394. Android
395. Apollo
396. Astro
397. Atom
398. Banshee
399. Barney
400. Bass
401. Blitz
402. Blondie
403. Boxer
404. Bruno
405. Bubbles
406. Butters
407. Buttons
408. Cedric
409. Chasey
410. Choo-choo
411. Copper
412. Duke
413. Felix
414. Fetchie
415. Fifi
416. Fink
417. Firebug
418. Frisky
419. Good-doggie
420. Goofy
421. Halle
422. Handsome
423. Heartbreaker
424. Hector
425. Hope
426. Jerry
427. Jonty
428. King Kong
429. Kypto
430. Larry
431. Leo
432. Lulu
433. Marley
434. Max
435. Mighty
436. Noya
437. Pandora
438. Pebbles
439. Pepe
440. Pluto
441. Sass
442. Satin
443. Shelly
444. Silver
445. Simba
446. Sinatra
447. Sniffles
448. Snuggles
449. Sparky
450. Spartan
451. Spike
452. Stardust
453. Taro
454. Titan
455. Tornado
456. Trozan
457. Yoki
458. Zeus

[ Read: Superhero Baby Names ]

Celebrity Nicknames:

459. Alools (Alia Bhatt)
460. Arshad (Kangna Ranaut)
461. Bebo (Kareena Kapoor)
462. Bonnie(Bipasha Basu)
463. Chi Chi (Govinda)
464. Chinky (Celina Jaitley)
465. Chirkoot (Shraddha Kapoor)
466. Duggu (Hritik Roshan)
467. Faffy (Aftab Shivdisani)
468. Giraffe (Sonam Kapoor)
469. Gullu (Aishwarya Rai)
470. J (Ajay Devgan)
471. Jay Z (Shawn Corey Carter)
472. K-Fed (Kevin Federline)
473. Koko (Konkona Sen Sharma)
474. Lolo (Karisma Kapoor)
475. Mads (Madhuri Dixit)
476. Manya (Shilpa Shetty)
477. Miley (Destiny Hope ‘Miley’ Cyrus)
478. Mimi (Priyanka Chopra)
479. Nushie (Anushka Sharma)
480. Puffy (Sean Combs)
481. Raymond (Ranbir Kapoor)
482. R-Patz (Robert Pattinson)
483. Sasha (Shahid Kapoor)
484. Snookie (Nicole Polizza)
485. Snoopy (Calvin Broadus aka Snoop Dogg)
486. Sush (Sushmita Sen)
487. The Boss (Bruce Springsteen)
488. The Wall (Keanu Reeves)
489. Tisha (Parineeti Chopra)
490. Wacko Jacko (Michael Jackson)
491. Whoopi (Caryn Elaine)
492. Xtina (Christina Aguilera)

[ Read: Celebrity Baby Names With Meanings ]

Palindromic Nicknames:

493. Aba
494. Ada
495. Ailia
496. Aja
497. Alla
498. Alula
499. Anina
500. Anna
501. Ara
502. Asa
503. Ava
504. Aya
505. Azza
506. Bob
507. Ece
508. Ege
509. Elle
510. Eme
511. Eve
512. Isi
513. Ivi
514. Izzi
515. Lil
516. Nan
517. Nayan
518. Nen
519. Neven
520. Nirin
521. Nolon
522. Noon
523. Otto
524. Pip
525. Viv

Trending Nicknames For Boys:

Here are some trending nicknames for baby boys from all over the world:

526. Abe
527. Addey
528. Al
529. Alfie
530. Archie
531. Arny
532. Arty
533. Ash
534. Bart
535. Beck
536. Ben
537. Benno
538. Bento
539. Bert
540. Bertie
541. Billy
542. Binky
543. Binny
544. Brad
545. Buzz
546. Cal
547. Cale
548. Carlito
549. Chap
550. Charlie
551. Chaz
552. Chencho
553. Chepito
554. Chet
555. Chill
556. Chuck
557. Clem
558. Cliff
559. Curt
560. Dash
561. Dave
562. Denn
563. Dex
564. Dezi
565. Dillon
566. Don
567. Dunc
568. Dunky
569. Enzo
570. Evan
571. Fletch
572. Frank
573. Fred, Freddie
574. Freddie
575. Fredo
576. Gabby
577. Gabe
578. Gene
579. Georgie
580. Gianni
581. Gibby
582. Gimi
583. Gio
584. Grange
585. Gus
586. Hal
587. Hamada
588. Hank
589. Herm
590. Hubie
591. Hugh
592. Hughie
593. Ian
594. Jake
595. Jam
596. Jeb
597. Jim, Jimmy
598. Joe, Joey
599. Johnny
600. Juancito
601. Jude
602. Kal
603. Kennie
604. Kev
605. Kit
606. Kris
607. Lando
608. Laurie
609. Lem
610. Leo
611. Les
612. Lev
613. Lex
614. Liam
615. Linc
616. Lipo
617. Litos
618. Louey
619. Louie
620. Mac
621. Matt
622. Max
623. Mick, Mickey
624. Mico
625. Milty
626. Mitch
627. Moe
628. Murphy
629. Naf
630. Nat
631. Nate
632. Ned
633. Newt
634. Nico
635. Nino
636. Olo
637. Ozzie
638. Paddy
639. Pat
640. Pete
641. Phil
642. Pini
643. Prince
644. Quillan
645. Quinn
646. Quinney
647. Rafe
648. Raffer
649. Raul
650. Ray
651. Rex
652. Rich
653. Rick, Ricky
654. Rob
655. Rode
656. Rodenka
657. Rodka
658. Rodya
659. Rog
660. Rudy
661. Rusty
662. Sam
663. Satch
664. Shane
665. Siggy
666. Sippy
667. Stan
668. Sully
669. Ted, Teddy
670. Temp
671. Theo
672. Tod
673. Tom
674. Topher
675. Topias
676. Truty
677. Ubu
678. Udi
679. Udo
680. Udu
681. Ugur
682. Ujan
683. Uli
684. Ulio
685. Ulrich
686. Uppu
687. Uri
688. Vavrik
689. Vin
690. Vitalik
691. Walt
692. Whit
693. Will
694. Woody
695. Xan
696. Yoni
697. Yore
698. Yurick
699. Zabdy
700. Zabi
701. Zach
702. Zeb
703. Zeph
704. Ziggy
705. Zu

[ Read: Short Baby Names For Boys ]

Trending And Cute Nicknames For Girls:

706. Bea
707. Becca
708. Bella
709. Billie
710. Bree
711. Cammie
712. Carrie
713. Cassie
714. Cathy
715. Cindy
716. Cleo
717. Connie
718. Dee
719. Delia
720. Dixie
721. Dolly
722. Dora
723. Dot
724. Drea
725. Dree
726. Dru
727. Edie
728. Eliza
729. Ellie
730. Evie
731. Florrie
732. Francie
733. Frankie
734. Franny
735. Fritzie
736. Gigi
737. Gina
738. Ginny
739. Gracie
740. Greta
741. Gwen
742. Jaz
743. Johnnie
744. Josie
745. Jules
746. Kat
747. Kate
748. Kathy
749. Kay
750. Kiki
751. Lettie
752. Libby
753. Lil
754. Lilly
755. Liv
756. Livia
757. Lottie
758. Lou
759. Lulu
760. Maggie
761. Maisie
762. Mamie
763. Mandy
764. Millie
765. Minnie
766. Mitzi
767. Mo
768. Molly
769. Nell
770. Nellie
771. Nessa
772. Penny
773. Pippa
774. Polly
775. Poppy
776. Princess
777. Pru
778. Ricki
779. Sadie
780. Sally
781. Sam
782. Sandy
783. Sukey
784. Sunbeam
785. Sunny
786. Sunshine
787. Sweetheart
788. Sweetie
789. Tay
790. Teba
791. Tess
792. Tessa
793. Tessie
794. Tillie
795. Tina
796. Tori
797. Trina
798. Trixie
799. Trudy
800. Vickie, Vicky
801. Vinnie
802. Abby

[ Read: Short Baby Names For Girls ]

Unisex Baby Nicknames:

803. Alex
804. Andy
805. Bobbi, Bobbie, Bobby
806. Chris
807. Drew
808. Eddie
809. Gerry
810. Jamie
811. Jan
812. Kelly
813. Randy
814. Ronnie, Ronny
815. Steff
816. Toby
817. Tony, Toni

[ Read: Unique Baby Names For Girls And Boys ]

Tips For Selecting A Nickname:

Finalizing on a nickname could be as difficult as choosing the main name. Here we give you a few tips to make the task easy:

1. Shorten The Official Name:

A nickname should be short and straightforward. You can pick the initial letters or last letters. If the name is very long, you can even take random letters from it.

2. Combination Is The Trick:

If you are looking for a distinct name altogether, then opt for combinations. You can combine the first and the middle names or the first and the last names.

3. Try Out Synonyms:

So when you are looking for a nickname for your child, find out the various meanings of his real name. This way, you’ll get a beautiful pet name without diluting the meaning of the original one. For example, if you named your child Angela, then any synonym like Angie can be a good option.

4. Hang On To Your First Idea:

If you are a believer in the saying that ‘the first impression is the last impression’ choose a name based on something that first came to your mind when you first saw your baby.

5. Appealing Fictitious Names:

You can use your favorite character as a nickname. It might be a popular cartoon character or a leading character in a movie or book.

6. Pass On The Legacy:

You can also pass on your nickname to your baby or make slight modifications to that name. For instance, if your parents nicknamed you Abby, then you can choose a similar or rhyming name for your child.

Important Criteria For Finalizing A Nick Name:

In everyday life, it is the nickname by which you will call your baby. Thus, it is important that you pay attention to nicknaming for your wee one.

You should keep the following things in mind before you choose a nickname for your little darling:

1. Acceptance:

In trying to make your baby’s name unique and different, don’t make it unacceptable for him. The name should be such that even when your baby grows up, he would like being called with that name.

2. No Further Twists:

Do not alter the nickname further into a different name as it will lose its relevance.

3. Simple And Sweet:

It is imperative that the nickname is easy to pronounce and sounds soothing to the ears.

4. Non-Abusive:

A nickname should not embarrass your child in public. Also, it should not give others scope to tease him.

5. Unique Or Popular:

It is up to you to decide as to which side of the continuum you should bend. Making it too unique might make it awkward and sometimes a familiar name might be boring.

We are sure that this information will help you in selecting the best nickname for your child. Which one do you think suits your little one the most? Tell us in the comments below.

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