200+ Cute Baby Nicknames For Girls And Boys, From 'Bean' to 'Toots'

200+ Cute Baby Nicknames For Your Little Munchkin (…Or Bug? …Or Half-Pint?)

December 7, 2020 Updated March 30, 2021

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Picking just the right nickname for your baby might feel daunting. You want it to be just right… right? You probably still remember the nickname your paternal grandmother gave you that you absolutely hated. And yet, you also probably still love it when your mom or grandma calls you by the same pet names they’ve used with you since you were a tiny newborn. How do you compete with that? The truth is that you can’t. Those cute baby nicknames are special because they came from special people. And, honestly, they probably used those names because they’d heard them before — used by the people in their lives who were special.

For the most part, nicknames just happen naturally. Did you know that it’s rumored that Prince Harry’s nickname was “wombat” when he was a child? We don’t know enough about wombats to understand it. However, if the rumor is true, we’re certain it made sense to the royal family to call Prince Harry that. It happened naturally and lovingly. That’s what nicknames are all about.

That doesn’t mean you can’t eke them along, though. If for one reason or another your childhood was devoid of tender pet names, you might be at a loss for where to go. That’s not an uncommon occurrence! You don’t need to feel bad for not having that tradition to pass on. Think of it instead as an opportunity. You’ve been given a fresh chance to start your own loving nickname tradition with your precious baby girl or baby boy. Some baby nicknames are so cute that parents even use them as first names. Sure, sometimes they’re just shortened, one-syllable versions of their kids’ names. However, they’re often something sweeter and entirely unrelated to your child’s legal name.

Not sure where to start? Don’t stress, Mama; we’ve got a list just for you. These nicknames for your baby are as cute as a button. They’re often related to animals (because they’re cuddly) or food (because they’re sweet). And then there are some that are straight-up precious gibberish. So, try some of these on for size. Maybe one will stick — or maybe, in the nicknaming process, you’ll find one of your own.

Cute Baby Nicknames
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Cute Baby Nicknames: Animals

  1. Bear
  2. Bug
  3. Bunny
  4. Doodlebug
  5. Duckie
  6. Funny Bunny
  7. Lady Bug
  8. Little Monkey
  9. Love Bug
  10. Monkey
  11. Scoobie
  12. Wiggle Worm
  13. Bee
  14. Chick
  15. Chickadee
  16. Chinchilla
  17. Cub
  18. Dove
  19. Firefly
  20. Guppy
  21. Honey Badger
  22. Kitten
  23. Kitty
  24. Lark
  25. Newt
  26. Pollywog
  27. Raven
  28. Swan
  29. Wildcat
  30. Wildebeest
  31. Cubbie Bear
  32. Doodle Bear
  33. Duckling
  34. Ducky
  35. Fuzzy Bear
  36. Fuzzy Bunny
  37. Giggle Bear
  38. Giggle Bunny
  39. Goosie Goose
  40. Huggy Bunny
  41. Lovie Dovie
  42. Monkey Doodle
  43. Moogie Bear
  44. Mouse
  45. Mousey Poo
  46. Poodles
  47. Pooh Pup
  48. Silly Bear
  49. Silly Goose

Food-Related

  1. Bean
  2. Cookie/Cookie Monster
  3. Cupcake
  4. Dumplin
  5. Honeybunch
  6. Pumpkin/Punkin
  7. Shortcake
  8. Small Fry
  9. Sprout
  10. Sweet Pea
  11. Sweetie Pops
  12. Sweetums
  13. Tater
  14. Chicken Nugget
  15. Nugget
  16. Apple
  17. Blueberry
  18. Bun
  19. Cheese Ball
  20. Cocoa Puff
  21. Cutie Pie
  22. Honey
  23. Honeybun
  24. Jellybean
  25. Lemon Drop
  26. Lollipop Muffin
  27. Lolipopsie
  28. Lolipoopsie
  29. Peachy
  30. Peanut
  31. Peanuthead
  32. Peppermint

Miscellaneous

  1. Babe
  2. Babyface
  3. Baby Girl/Baby Boy
  4. Babykins
  5. Bit
  6. Boop
  7. Bub
  8. Bubba
  9. Buddy
  10. Bum Bum
  11. Bump
  12. Chubs
  13. Chunk
  14. Cowboy/Cowgirl
  15. Cub
  16. Cubby
  17. Cutie Patootie
  18. Darlin
  19. Dear
  20. Digger
  21. Doodle
  22. Dozer
  23. Dude
  24. Fisk
  25. Gigglebutt
  26. Giggly Girl
  27. Half Pint
  28. Itty Bitty
  29. Kiddo
  30. Little Bit
  31. Little Guy
  32. Mini Me
  33. Munchkin
  34. Poopie Butt
  35. Poot
  36. Pootie Poo
  37. Poppet
  38. Snugglebutt
  39. Squirt
  40. Stormageddon
  41. Tiny
  42. Toots
  43. Chunky
  44. Cricket
  45. Pippin Plum
  46. Pudding
  47. Pudding Plum
  48. Snickerdoodle Sugar
  49. Sugarplum
  50. Sweetie Pie
  51. Waddles
  52. Whiz Kid
  53. Widdle Waddle
  54. Wiggle Bum
  55. Bambino
  56. Bambi
  57. Bearie
  58. Boo Boo Bear
  59. Bubba Bear
  60. Snow Bunny
  61. Snugabug
  62. Snugabunny
  63. Snuggle Bunny
  64. Squirrel
  65. Stinker Bear
  66. Tadpole
  67. Teddy
  68. Teddybear
  69. Thumbkin
  70. Tiger
  71. Tigger
  72. Toodle Bear
  73. Tootsie Bear
  74. Turtle
  75. Tweety
  76. Babykins
  77. Birdie
  78. Bitsy
  79. Bitsy Boo
  80. Blue Eyes
  81. Brown Eyes
  82. Bud Captain
  83. Cutie
  84. Cuddle Bug
  85. Cuddle Bunny
  86. Panda
  87. Pebbles
  88. Piglet
  89. Pony
  90. Rainbow
  91. Smiley
  92. Smoochey
  93. Smooches
  94. Ankle Biter
  95. Baby Cheeks
  96. Blondie
  97. Boop Boop
  98. Boo Boo Bunny
  99. Bubbles
  100. Bab
  101. Babushka
  102. Babyface
  103. Bubba Diddle
  104. Bubby Doo
  105. Bubby
  106. Bud
  107. Chickie
  108. China Doll
  109. Cowboy
  110. Cubster
  111. Cupie Doll
  112. Cupie
  113. Cutiekins
  114. Dearie
  115. Diddle Doo
  116. Diddles
  117. Doodlekins
  118. Doodles
  119. Doozer
  120. Dot
  121. Dynamo
  122. Giggles
  123. Half Pint
  124. Hobbit
  125. Huggy Buggy
  126. Itsy Bitsy
  127. Jazzy
  128. Jocko
  129. Juggernaut
  130. Kiddo
  131. Kiki
  132. Laddie
  133. Lagniappe
  134. Lass
  135. Lassie
  136. Lil’ Bit
  137. Scooby
  138. Scooby-Doo
  139. Scout
  140. Scrappy
  141. Scrappy-Doo
  142. Shortie
  143. Short Stuff
  144. Silly Willy
  145. Slugger
  146. Smoochie
  147. Sprinkle
  148. Squishy Star Bright
  149. Sweetcakes
  150. Sweetiekins
  151. Sweets
  152. Sweet Tater
  153. Sweet Treat
  154. Buck
  155. Buckaroo
  156. Bucky
  157. Bugabear
  158. Bugaloo
  159. Catfish
  160. Chipmunk
  161. Chunky Monkey
  162. Crickey
  163. Wiggly Butt
  164. Wookie Bear
  165. Wiggly Boo
  166. Wookie Snookie