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.
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.
For that friend who is your secret-holder, and you trust them with every little detail of your life.
For that one friend who is a meme addict and fills your inbox and timeline with memes.
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!
For the friend who is obsessed with Minions.
Don’t you love that warm fuzzy feeling you get when your friend is being a cute cuddly boo?
For the best friend who never gets tired of trying out risky stunts under your (unwanted) supervision.
For the best friend who can never say ‘no’ to chicken nuggets and has them with every meal!
That one friend who is super good at handling technology and probably loves coding!
For the petite friend who could fit in your pocket.
For the one who gives the warmest hugs and makes you feel loved under all circumstances.
For the bestie who always seems to be catching a cold. You must be tired of saying “Bless you!”
For the best friend who finds everything funny and does not stop giggling.
For the friend who would probably carry a laptop to their own wedding. A true workaholic!
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.
For the most colorful and radiant friend ever who makes you believe everything will be okay.
For the adorable bestie who puffs up like a pufferfish at the slightest annoyance.
For the friend who never misses a chance to hold you tight and cuddle with you.
For the one who loves dogs more than humans!
For the BFF who has a pretty face and an even prettier heart.
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.
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.
For the ever sweet and colorful best friend who makes you believe in happiness.
For the old soul stuck in a young body, the one who keeps you out of trouble.
For the one who is as light and fun as bubblewrap!
For the sweetheart who means everything to you and completes your life.
33. Monkey Baby
For that monkey friend who hops, jumps, and climbs all over you with no regard for your personal space.
For that ticklish bestie who bursts into giggles at the slightest touch.
For the friend who covers all their food with generous amounts of cheese.
For the cute best friend whose cheeks you just can’t help squishing.
For the friend who rules your heart and will always win your affection.
For the punk friend who will punch your enemies right in the face for troubling you.
For that friend who is the source of (almost) all the happiness in your life.
As innocent as a flower! We all have a sweet friend who needs to always be protected.
For the chocolate-loving friend who always has candies in their bag.
For the friend who is never satisfied with one (of anything) and will always keep another option as a backup.
For the bestie who is a superstar in the making and already has an imaginary spotlight above their head.
For the tiny friend whose head serves as an armrest.
For the friend who always has the latest gossip!
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.
For that best friend who cooks tasty meals for you and never lets you go hungry.
For the smart friend who can calculate how to split the restaurant bill in their head.
For the best friend who never says ‘no’ and is always there to help when you are in trouble. The real-life superhero!
For the friend who believes in living life king-size.
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.
For the creepy friend whose stalking skills help you find your crush on every social media app out there.
For the short-tempered friend who blows their top at the slightest sign of annoyance.
For that one friend who never seems to put on weight no matter how much they eat.
For the friend who is beautiful beyond measure.
For the strong friend who looks all macho and tough but is a softy at heart!
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.
What can you say? This friend just looooves their greasy burger and fries.
For that friend who reacts to every tiny stimulus. Poke them once, and they’ll fly across the room!
For the bestie who leads the way and gives direction to every fun activity.
For the “God of Thunder” bestie who leaves no stone unturned to save and protect you.
For the best friend who took a century to open up to you and is practically a chamber of all your secrets.
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.
For the emotional bestie who cries a river at every little thing.
For the friend with the cutest dimples that you keep poking all day!
For the bestie who plans out every detail before doing anything or going anywhere.
This is for the friend who loves pickles.
For the bestie who is beyond strong.
For the sweet friend who will always be a kid to you, no matter how old they get.
This friend keeps getting lost in the crowd wherever you guys go.
For that physically strong friend you go to when you a bottle or box opened.
For the friend who will not take a shower until you throw them in a pool! Ew, I know.
For the health-conscious friend who not only carries fruits everywhere but also force feeds them to you.
For the stoic friend who betrays no emotions. This is probably also the most practical person in your group.
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.
For the bestie who is so whimsical that it feels like they belong to another planet. Regardless, you would move universes for them.
For the champion of a friend who never misses an opportunity to make you feel proud.
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.
For the friend who loves pancakes more than anything else in the world!
For the bestie who always has candy in her bag.
For the friend who lives in sweatpants and hoodies.
For that one best friend who is a big softy at heart.
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.
For that “Goldilocks” friend whose blonde hair you could play with all day.
For the friend who keeps wriggling in her heels but will never take them off because she thinks they make her look good!
That one friend who insists you accompany her to every trip to the ladies’ room whenever you go out.
For that “knight in shining armor” friend who can fight wars to keep you safe.
For the jewel to the crown that is your life, without whom everything seems incomplete.
For that one friend who is obsessed with cats and whose room is filled with cat-themed items.
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.
For the royal highness who will only sit with her poodle in a bag and her legs crossed gently.
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.
For the best friend who has the most beautiful sparkling eyes!
To the busy bee friend who cancels meet-up plans but makes time for you when you need them the most.
For the bestie who cannot go anyone’s way but theirs and is a perfectionist through and through.
For the cuddly friend who reminds you of Winnie the Pooh.
108. Thunder Muffin
The bestie who is super enthusiastic about everything.
109. Honey Bunny
This is the perfect name to make your best friend feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.
For the one friend who is a big bundle of joy, and just having them around makes you feel happy.
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.
For the friend who loves making Lego castles and won’t mind living in one.
For that one friend who judges everyone but you.
For the BFF who has a squishy jelly belly, and you love sleeping on it.
For the cuddly friend who never fails to cheer you up with warm hugs.
For the artist bestie who is always sketching on every flat surface they can find.
For Twitter-obsessed friend who tweets about every little thing going on in their life.
For that cuddly friend who reminds you of a soft dumpling.
120. French Fry
For the friend who loves French fries unconditionally.
For the bestie who is as sweet and supple as a strawberry.
For the little bunch of happiness who means no less than a treasure to you.
For the friend who dresses the prettiest and is the sweetest person to be around.
For the BFF who lights up your world in a million different ways.
For that one friend who cannot stop laughing even in the most serious of situations.
For the best friend who is in love with water and cold places. Their favorite holiday destination will always be a hilltop.
For one friend who adds goodness to everything in your life. A true cherry on top!
This friend is as cute as a button. Simple!
For the friend with gorgeous red hair that you are totally envious of.
For the bestie with the biggest heart who is so kind and generous that you fall in love with them over and over again.
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!
134. Itsy Bitsy
For the modern-day Cinderella friend who has tiny feet.
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.
For the friend with gorgeous curls that she hates but you love. They remind you of instant noodles!
The sweetest name to call your best friend and welcome them right into your family.
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!
For the tiny, helpful soul who makes you believe in fairies.
For the friend who is addicted to bubble gum.
For the friend who you consider a blessing in your life and wonder what you would do without them.
For the vegan friend who munches on anything green in sight and encourages you to do the same.
For the friend with a short temper who is always engaged in heated arguments.
For the trekking freak friend who keeps reminding you of the health benefits of being close to nature.
For the entertainer who never runs out of jokes and always makes you laugh.
For the who won’t blink before jumping off a cliff. You probably have a heart attack worrying about them.
This is the friend who is always lending you money.
For the poor friend who gets trolled and roasted for everything they say and do.
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.
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.