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230+ Adorable Nicknames For Your Girlfriend That'll Make Her Swoon

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

by Team Scary Mommy
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One aspect of relationships that you probably either find endearing or super annoying is couples having nicknames for each other. Sure, a lot of people have nicknames based on their actual first names (shout out to all the Annies, Lizzies, Bobbies, and Hanks out there). But the nicknames you give your significant other are different. These are used as ways to show affection for the other person — not trying to shorten their name. Nicknames are unique, personal, and restricted to certain people, so if you have one for your lover, you’ve entered sweetheart territory. (Congrats!)

And sometimes, no matter how embarrassing, those nicknames have a way of making your lover feel special. It’s also a great way to get out of trouble or unruffle feathers if you’ve made your boo mad. Of course, it could have the opposite effect if your current love finds out they inherited the nickname of your last love! So, if your nickname for your previous girlfriend was “Schmoopie,” you do yourself a favor and find a new one for your next relationship.

But if you’re in the market for a nickname for your girlfriend, here are a few suggestions.

The Classics

  1. Babe
  2. Love
  3. Beautiful
  4. Gorgeous
  5. Darling
  6. Lovey
  7. Sweetheart
  8. Light of My Life
  9. My Better Half
  10. Angel
  11. My Queen
  12. My Treasure
  13. Princess
  14. Mama
  15. Dream Girl
  16. Bright Eyes
  17. Dove
  18. My Rose
  19. Goddess
  20. Perfection
  21. Beloved
  22. Bombshell
  23. Superwoman
  24. Wonder Woman
  25. Baby Face
  26. Rosebud
  27. My Lady
  28. Dear
  29. Dearest
  30. Sweetie
  31. Soulmate
  32. Sunshine
  33. Doll
  34. Wifey
  35. Boss
  36. The Mrs.
  37. My One and Only
  38. My Girl
  39. Foxy
  40. Hummingbird

Food-Related Nicknames

  1. Honey
  2. Honey Pie
  3. Cutie Pie
  4. Sweet Pea
  5. Cuddle Muffin
  6. Honey Bunny
  7. Pancakes
  8. Cuddle Cakes
  9. Cookie
  10. Cupcake
  11. Sweetie Pie
  12. Sugar Lips
  13. Pickle
  14. Sugarplum
  15. Yummy
  16. Apple (of My Eye)
  17. Baby Cakes
  18. Pudding
  19. Pudding Pie
  20. Butter
  21. Jellybean
  22. Love Muffin
  23. Toffee
  24. Marshmallow
  25. Fluffernutter
  26. Sprinkles
  27. Peanut
  28. Sweet Thang
  29. Sugar Mama
  30. Honeybun
  31. Juicy
  32. Muffin
  33. Hon’
  34. Honey Bunch
  35. Candy
  36. Candy Eyes
  37. Caramel
  38. Gummy Bear
  39. Peaches
  40. Peach-O
  41. Tootsie Roll
  42. Lollipop
  43. Cherry Pie
  44. Donut
  45. Sprinkles
  46. Cuddle Cake
  47. Dumpling
  48. Sweet Butt
  49. Sweet Cakes
  50. Peachy Pie
  51. Sweetkins
  52. Sugar Smacks
  53. Snuggle Muffin
  54. Manna
  55. Coco
  56. Mochi
  57. Pumpkin
  58. My Little Churro
  59. Tutti Frutti
  60. Gingersnap

Cute Picks

  1. Boo
  2. Boo Boo
  3. Snooki
  4. Snookipuss
  5. Cutie Patootie
  6. Toots
  7. Dollface
  8. Main Squeeze
  9. Kitty
  10. Buttercup
  11. Baby Girl
  12. Bunny
  13. Carebear
  14. One Who Is Always Right
  15. Bootylicious
  16. Future Wife
  17. Hot Lips
  18. Kissy Face
  19. Bunny Bee
  20. Lovebug
  21. Twinkles
  22. Bun-Buns
  23. Meow
  24. Star
  25. Flower
  26. Butterfly
  27. Juliette
  28. Magic
  29. Lucky Charm
  30. Tulip
  31. Water Lily
  32. Snugglepuff
  33. Heaven
  34. Huggles
  35. Boo Thang
  36. Star Shine
  37. Emerald
  38. Poppy
  39. Honey Bee
  40. Duckling
  41. Bee’s Knees
  42. Lovebird
  43. Baby Boo
  44. Giggles
  45. Double Bubble
  46. Nibbles
  47. Little Mouse
  48. Miss Kisses
  49. Lil Minnie
  50. Heartstopper

Descriptive Options

  1. Divine One
  2. Ms. Hottie
  3. Ms. Universe
  4. Pretty Face
  5. Freckles
  6. Knockout
  7. Pretty Lady
  8. Sparky
  9. Vixen
  10. Speedy
  11. Tiny
  12. Teacup
  13. Shortie
  14. Dimples
  15. Genius
  16. Smiley
  17. Chief
  18. Fly Girl
  19. Captain
  20. Bootie
  21. Slick
  22. Sunshine Pants
  23. Champ
  24. Sunflower
  25. Sunny
  26. Cute Eyes
  27. Sleeping Beauty
  28. Starlight
  29. Starry Eyes
  30. Smoke Show

Nicknames From Other Languages

  1. Habibi Albi (Arabic for “love of my heart”)
  2. Ya Rouhi (Arabic for “you are my soul”)
  3. Mon Mignon (French for “my cutie”)
  4. A Rúnsearc (Irish for “my secret love”)
  5. Luce Dei Miei Occhi (Italian for “light of my eyes”)
  6. Solnishko (Russian for “little sunshine”)
  7. Motek (Hebrew for “sweetheart” or “honey”)
  8. Chemo tkbilo (Georgian for “my sweetie”)
  9. Sikvarulo (Georgian for “my love”)
  10. XĪNGĀN (Chinese for “heart and liver” but denotes the most beloved person in one’s life)
  11. BǍOBÈI (Chinese for “treasure” but used as endearment as “baby” among younger couples)
  12. Tesoro (Italian for “treasure”)
  13. Mariposa (Spanish for “butterfly”)
  14. Cariña (Spanish for “dear one”)
  15. Gatinha (Brazilian Portuguese for “kitty”)
  16. Meri Jaan (Hindi for “my love”)
  17. Lubov (Russian for “love”)
  18. Cara (Italian for “dear”)
  19. Piccolina (Italian for “little one”)
  20. Zaika (Russian for “darling,” “baby”)
  21. Amorina (Italian for “love”)
  22. Principessa (Italian for “princess”)
  23. Linda (Spanish for “pretty”)
  24. Mi Alma (Spanish for “my soul”)
  25. Hermosa (Spanish for “beautiful”)
  26. Jaan (Hindi for “life”)
  27. Elskede (Danish for “beloved”)
  28. Snoepje (Dutch for “candy”)
  29. Mon Chou (French for “sweetie”)
  30. Schatz (German for “sweetheart”)
  31. Liebling (German for “darling”)
  32. Cuore Mio (Italian for “my heart”)
  33. Vita Mia (Italian for “my life”)
  34. Topolina (Italian for “mouse”)
  35. Piccola (Italian for “small”)
  36. Agapi Mou (Greek for “my love”)
  37. Amante (Spanish for “secret lover”)
  38. Ashkim (Turkish for “spiritual love”)
  39. Baba Ganoush (a Lebanese dish)
  40. Babochka (Russian for “butterfly”)
  41. Moya Golubushka (Russian for “my little love”)
  42. Azucar (Spanish for “sugar”)
  43. Bichito (Spanish for “little bug”)
  44. Bombon (Spanish for “chocolate piece”)
  45. Chiqui (Spanish for “Chiquito,” or “something tiny”)
  46. Chica (Spanish for “girl”)
  47. Bella (Italian for “beautiful”)
  48. Mi Cielo (Spanish for “my heaven”)
  49. Ya Amar (Arabic for “my moon”)
  50. Tesoruccio (Italian for “little treasure trove”)

One More Note About Nicknames

Nicknames typically need to hold meaning. Sure, you can fall into the “babe” and “honey” line. And that’s fine. But the best nicknames will always have a special meaning — often that only the two of you will understand. Maybe you called her “bunny” because she wiggles her nose or likes to have sex… a lot. Maybe she is a mini Alex Trebek, so you called her JEOPARDY! It may not seem romantic on the surface, but she will appreciate you recognizing her for her brain. If she is a ginger with an Anne of Green Gables obsession? You might even get away with calling her “Carrots.”

What is she good at? What is she obsessed with? What do you enjoy doing together? Nicknames can just be cute pet names with no meaning. However, if you can find a way to personalize it, it will mean that much more to her… and you.

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