151 Nicknames For Your Best Friends

Show your love and appreciation for your friends with these funny and unique nicknames.

By Harini NatarajanHarini Natarajan, Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner  • 

Finding fun nicknames for friends is a simple and playful way of getting closer to them! They are a huge part of your life, no matter what they are doing, whether supporting you through emotional times or gossiping about anything and everything. So give them nicknames to boost their sense of belonging!

Nicknames can be a beautiful way to express affection, no matter what. A few are cute, others are funny. Others are just plain silly. If you are wondering what your best friend’s nickname might be, we have got you covered! These 151 nicknames will make your best friend smile. Take a look.

Fun Fact
The word “nickname” comes from the word “ekname,” meaning “additional name.”

1. Buddy

The cutest, softest way to let your best friend know that you mean the world to them.

2. Love Guru

For the friend who always gives the best advice to win your crush’s heart! Such a blessing in disguise.

3. Secrets

For that friend who is your secret-holder, and you trust them with every little detail of your life.

4. Meme

For that one friend who is a meme addict and fills your inbox and timeline with memes.

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5. Bestie

An extra special way to let your friend know that they are the best!

6. BFF (Best Friend Forever)

For a friendship that has stood the test of time.

7. The Mechanic

For the talented friend who can fix your car, cooler, and washing machine in no time!

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8. Minion

For the friend who is obsessed with Minions.

9. Boo

Don’t you love that warm fuzzy feeling you get when your friend is being a cute cuddly boo?

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10. Tarzan

For the best friend who never gets tired of trying out risky stunts under your (unwanted) supervision.

11. Nugget

For the best friend who can never say ‘no’ to chicken nuggets and has them with every meal!

12. Techie

That one friend who is super good at handling technology and probably loves coding!

13. Teacup

For the petite friend who could fit in your pocket.

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14. Baloo

For the one who gives the warmest hugs and makes you feel loved under all circumstances.

15. Sneezy

For the bestie who always seems to be catching a cold. You must be tired of sayingBless you!”

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16. Giggly

For the best friend who finds everything funny and does not stop giggling.

17. Lappy

For the friend who would probably carry a laptop to their own wedding. A true workaholic!

18. Bum-bum

For the bestie with the softest tush. You love using their bum as a cushion!

19. Chatter Box

For the one who loves talking and texts all day.

20. Rainbow

For the most colorful and radiant friend ever who makes you believe everything will be okay.

21. Puffy

For the adorable bestie who puffs up like a pufferfish at the slightest annoyance.

22. Cuddle

For the friend who never misses a chance to hold you tight and cuddle with you.

23. Woofy

For the one who loves dogs more than humans!

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24. Pretty

For the BFF who has a pretty face and an even prettier heart.

25. Doctor

This the perfect nickname for the friend who always has the perfect home remedy or medicine at hand to deal with any ache, pain, or illness. (Alternately known as the “mom” friend.)

26. Love Pie

For the one who never leaves you alone and always has your back.

27. Puzzle

For the friend who always has a big question mark on their face and is perpetually confused.

28. Plum Cake

For the stud bestie who pretends to have a hard exterior but is sweet and soft on the inside.

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29. Gems

For the ever sweet and colorful best friend who makes you believe in happiness.

30. Oldie

For the old soul stuck in a young body, the one who keeps you out of trouble.

31. Bubblewrap

For the one who is as light and fun as bubblewrap!

32. Love

For the sweetheart who means everything to you and completes your life.

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33. Monkey Baby

For that monkey friend who hops, jumps, and climbs all over you with no regard for your personal space.

34. Tickles

For that ticklish bestie who bursts into giggles at the slightest touch.

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35. Mouse

For the friend who covers all their food with generous amounts of cheese.

36. Munchkin

For the cute best friend whose cheeks you just can’t help squishing.

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37. Queen

For the friend who rules your heart and will always win your affection.

38. Gangster

For the punk friend who will punch your enemies right in the face for troubling you.

39. Happiness

For that friend who is the source of (almost) all the happiness in your life.

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40. Flowery

As innocent as a flower! We all have a sweet friend who needs to always be protected.

41. Hershey

For the chocolate-loving friend who always has candies in their bag.

42. Doubles

For the friend who is never satisfied with one (of anything) and will always keep another option as a backup.

43. Star

For the bestie who is a superstar in the making and already has an imaginary spotlight above their head.

44. Shortie

For the tiny friend whose head serves as an armrest.

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45. Gossip

For the friend who always has the latest gossip!

46. Blossom

For that one friend who is as pretty as a budding cherry blossom and makes you feel fresh when they are around.

47. La-la Land

For the sweet friend whose head always seems to be in the clouds and who is always in a state of bliss.

48. Sassy B!tch

Not all besties are sweet as sugar. Some are saucy and will call you out on your bad behavior.

49. Yummy

For that best friend who cooks tasty meals for you and never lets you go hungry.

50. Calculator

For the smart friend who can calculate how to split the restaurant bill in their head.

51. Superhero

For the best friend who never says ‘no’ and is always there to help when you are in trouble. The real-life superhero!

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52. King

For the friend who believes in living life king-size.

53. Catalyst

For the person who creates magic in every friendship. You probably didn’t take any time opening up to and trusting this person.

54. Poker Face

For that one best friend who always covers for you in front of your parents with the straightest poker face.

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55. Creepy

For the creepy friend whose stalking skills help you find your crush on every social media app out there.

56. Volcano

For the short-tempered friend who blows their top at the slightest sign of annoyance.

57. Twig

For that one friend who never seems to put on weight no matter how much they eat.

58. Gorgeous

For the friend who is beautiful beyond measure.

59. Macho

For the strong friend who looks all macho and tough but is a softy at heart!

60. Juliet

For the love-sick best friend who never gets tired of talking about her boyfriend.

61. Tough Guy

For the friend who never (ever!) sheds a tear, no matter how many cute puppy or baby videos you show them.

62. Greasy

What can you say? This friend just looooves their greasy burger and fries.

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63. Reactor

For that friend who reacts to every tiny stimulus. Poke them once, and they’ll fly across the room!

64. Engine

For the bestie who leads the way and gives direction to every fun activity.

65. Thor

For the “God of Thunder” bestie who leaves no stone unturned to save and protect you.

66. Chamber

For the best friend who took a century to open up to you and is practically a chamber of all your secrets.

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67. Dash

For the hyperactive friend who seems to have unusually high energy and superfast reflexes all the time.

68. Smarty Pants

For the know-it-all friend who you keep trying to save from trouble.

69. Bubbles

For the emotional bestie who cries a river at every little thing.

70. Dimples

For the friend with the cutest dimples that you keep poking all day!

71. Blueprint

For the bestie who plans out every detail before doing anything or going anywhere.

72. Pickles

This is for the friend who loves pickles.

73. Boulder

For the bestie who is beyond strong.

74. Kiddo

For the sweet friend who will always be a kid to you, no matter how old they get.

75. Nemo

This friend keeps getting lost in the crowd wherever you guys go.

76. Hercules

For that physically strong friend you go to when you a bottle or box opened.

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77. Stinky

For the friend who will not take a shower until you throw them in a pool! Ew, I know.

78. Fruity

For the health-conscious friend who not only carries fruits everywhere but also force feeds them to you.

79. Robo

For the stoic friend who betrays no emotions. This is probably also the most practical person in your group.

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80. Hero

For the bestie who makes you feel protected and will go to any limits to be there for you.

81. Rolly Polly

You know this friend. They are always on a roll and jumping from one social event to the next.

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82. Mars

For the bestie who is so whimsical that it feels like they belong to another planet. Regardless, you would move universes for them.

83. Champ

For the champion of a friend who never misses an opportunity to make you feel proud.

84. Beanie

For the bestie who makes you feel more comfortable than sitting on a bean bag.

85. Ducky Momo

For the friend who goes on quacking all day like a mother duck and is over-protective of you.

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86. Pancake

For the friend who loves pancakes more than anything else in the world!

87. Candy

For the bestie who always has candy in her bag.

88. Hoodie

For the friend who lives in sweatpants and hoodies.

89. Marshmallow

For that one best friend who is a big softy at heart.

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90. Clumsy

For the clumsy friend who bumps into everything and keeps hurting themselves all the time.

91. Sleeping Beauty

We all have that one friend who always looks sleepy even after downing multiple mugs of espresso. This is the perfect nickname for them.

92. Goldie

For that “Goldilocks” friend whose blonde hair you could play with all day.

93. Bambi

For the friend who keeps wriggling in her heels but will never take them off because she thinks they make her look good!

94. Poopy

That one friend who insists you accompany her to every trip to the ladies’ room whenever you go out.

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95. Armor

For that “knight in shining armor” friend who can fight wars to keep you safe.

96. Jewel

For the jewel to the crown that is your life, without whom everything seems incomplete.

97. Kitty

For that one friend who is obsessed with cats and whose room is filled with cat-themed items.

97. Kitty

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98. Sweet ‘n Sour

For the funny bestie who is sometimes happy, sometimes sad, and keeps switching emotions at the drop of a hat.

99. Betty Boop

For that one girl friend of yours who wins hearts the old-school way.

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100. Princess

For the royal highness who will only sit with her poodle in a bag and her legs crossed gently.

101. Freckles

For the friend who has a cute sprinkling of freckles across her face.

102. Baby Carrots

For that rabbit friend of yours who nibble at carrots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

103. Jelly Bean

For the bestie who acts strong but is a softy on the inside.

104. Sparkly

For the best friend who has the most beautiful sparkling eyes!

105. Bee

To the busy bee friend who cancels meet-up plans but makes time for you when you need them the most.

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106. Bossy

For the bestie who cannot go anyone’s way but theirs and is a perfectionist through and through.

107. Winnie

For the cuddly friend who reminds you of Winnie the Pooh.

108. Thunder Muffin

The bestie who is super enthusiastic about everything.

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109. Honey Bunny

This is the perfect name to make your best friend feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

110. Joy

For the one friend who is a big bundle of joy, and just having them around makes you feel happy.

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111. Snow

For the friend who is always cold.

112. Twinkle Toes

For the bestie who is always on her toes, getting work done quickly and efficiently.

113. Lego

For the friend who loves making Lego castles and won’t mind living in one.

114. Judge

For that one friend who judges everyone but you.

115. Jelly

For the BFF who has a squishy jelly belly, and you love sleeping on it.

116. Huggsie

For the cuddly friend who never fails to cheer you up with warm hugs.

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117. Stretchy

For the artist bestie who is always sketching on every flat surface they can find.

118. Tweety

For Twitter-obsessed friend who tweets about every little thing going on in their life.

119. Dumpling

For that cuddly friend who reminds you of a soft dumpling.

120. French Fry

For the friend who loves French fries unconditionally.

121. Strawberry

For the bestie who is as sweet and supple as a strawberry.

121. Strawberry

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122. Precious

For the little bunch of happiness who means no less than a treasure to you.

123. Dolly

For the friend who dresses the prettiest and is the sweetest person to be around.

124. Firefly

For the BFF who lights up your world in a million different ways.

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125. Giggle-boo

For that one friend who cannot stop laughing even in the most serious of situations.

126. Misty

For the best friend who is in love with water and cold places. Their favorite holiday destination will always be a hilltop.

127. Cherry

For one friend who adds goodness to everything in your life. A true cherry on top!

128. Button

This friend is as cute as a button. Simple!

129. Ginger

For the friend with gorgeous red hair that you are totally envious of.

130. Hearty

For the bestie with the biggest heart who is so kind and generous that you fall in love with them over and over again.

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131. Genius

This friend is your reminder, dictionary, encyclopedia, calendar, and calculator, all in one.

132. Daddy Long Legs

For the tall friend who you struggle to keep up with because you have short legs.

133. Poppy Seed

A smart code for a friend who is always happy and high!

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134. Itsy Bitsy

For the modern-day Cinderella friend who has tiny feet.

135. Barbie

For that one friend who is too pretty to be real. You can always borrow the sassiest clothes from them.

136.  Lady Killer

For the guy friend who is too hot to handle and has all the ladies drooling.

137. Maggie

For the friend with gorgeous curls that she hates but you love. They remind you of instant noodles!

138. Bro

The sweetest name to call your best friend and welcome them right into your family.

139. Brutus

For that friend who is famous for betraying you for canceling plans at the last moment.

140. Flea Bee

For the friend who keeps scratching herself to get hold of some imaginary fleas.

141. Love Bug

For the friend who is always in love!

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142. Pixie

For the tiny, helpful soul who makes you believe in fairies.

143. Gum

For the friend who is addicted to bubble gum.

144. Angel

For the friend who you consider a blessing in your life and wonder what you would do without them.

144. Angel

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145. Veggie

For the vegan friend who munches on anything green in sight and encourages you to do the same.

146. Firecracker

For the friend with a short temper who is always engaged in heated arguments.

147. Trekker

For the trekking freak friend who keeps reminding you of the health benefits of being close to nature.

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148. Joker

For the entertainer who never runs out of jokes and always makes you laugh.

149. Daredevil

For the who won’t blink before jumping off a cliff. You probably have a heart attack worrying about them.

150. Buck

This is the friend who is always lending you money.

151. Troll

For the poor friend who gets trolled and roasted for everything they say and do.

Fun Fact
Mila Kunis was given the nickname “goldfish” by her best friend due to her short attention span.

Infographic: How To Pick The Best Nicknames For Your Friends

You may find it hard to pick the best nickname for your friend from this long list of 151 names. But, as always, we have your back. Here are some tips to help you choose the best nickname for your friends, whether they are your besties, casual friends, colleagues, or mere acquaintances.

Check out the below infographic for some tips to figure out what to call your friends.

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Now that you have a pretty good idea about how to create fun nicknames for friends, all you have to do is let your creative juices flow. Calling your friends by nicknames not only helps you express your love and affection for them, but it also tells a lot about their personalities. So, without holding yourself back any further, go ahead and get started. However, first, make sure that the nicknames you create for your buddies are not offensive.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make a nickname?

To make a nickname feel more special, there has to be a personal element to it. For example, terms from inside jokes, shared experiences or related to personality traits make good nicknames.

Are nicknames made of one word or two?

There is no rule for making nicknames. Since it is a personal thing, it could be single words or abbreviated phrases. As long as it reflects the person it is for, or the bond this person and the nickname giver share, it can be anything.

How do you make a nickname stick?

If you want a nickname you have made to stick so that everyone uses it to address a specific person, a term of endearment is not enough, it is going to be a game of wits. You must come up with something that is catchy and also reflects the personality of the receiver of the nickname very accurately.

Is it OK to give yourself a nickname?

Why not! Many people use nicknames as their social media handles. These nicknames could be words or phrases you relate to the most, or something that you are very enthusiastic about.


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