25 Cute And Quirky Nicknames For Your Husband

Add spice to your love life and grab your partner's attention by calling him by a cute nickname.

Reviewed by Sarah KenvilleSarah Kenville, MA (Marriage and Family Therapy)
By Sneha TeteSneha Tete  • 

Boo, darling, love, honey, sweetheart – when there are so many beautiful terms of affection to use, why call your husband by his actual name? Selecting adorable nicknames for your husband is a way of showing him that he is special to you. His given name can be used by his colleagues, acquaintances, and people he has just met. Since he is your knight in shining armor, he deserves a unique nickname from you. Take a look at our list of charming, silly, and cute nicknames you can use to affectionately call your partner!

Cute Nicknames For Your Husband

Cute nicknames for your husband

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1. Babe

This is one of the most common nicknames for husbands. Well, ‘Babe’ is a cuter version of ‘Baby’ and is guaranteed to make him smile.

2. Love

Call your husband ‘Love,’ and you will fall deeply in love with him – all over again. You can call him ‘My Love’ to sound possessive and endearing.

3. Cutie Pie

‘Cutie Pie’ is a nickname that is as cute as it sounds! This one is perfect for those who feel their husband is a kiddo and a cute little fella at heart.

4. Love Bug

‘Love Bug’ is an adorable way to call your husband if you both are mad for each other and head over heels in love. Call your man ‘Love Bug’ if he is always by your side or loves holding your hand, no matter where you both are.

5. Sweetheart

‘Sweetheart’ is a classic nickname that couples use for each other. If your husband is extremely sweet and has a heart of gold, this would be his perfect nickname. Many women also save their husband’s phone number with this nickname!

6. Precious

‘Precious’ is not a very common nickname. It refers to a prized possession or something immensely valuable to you. And who is more valuable to you than your husband?

7. Good Looking

Are you still swayed by how sexy and stylish your husband looks? If you are still mesmerized, calling him ‘Good Looking’ is a perfect way to show him you are still his number one fan.

8. Handsome

Does your husband’s charm make you go weak in the knees? Well, it’s time to call him ‘Handsome’ more often! Make sure to notice the way he blushes every time you flatter him with this subtle compliment.

Use handsome as a nickname for your husband

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9. Prince Charming

Doesn’t every girl out there wish that her husband is her Prince Charming? If you are blessed with a guy who is a thorough gentleman and treats you no less than a princess, he surely deserves to be your Prince Charming!

10. Bae

Bae is a short form for ‘Before Anyone Else.’ It is a fun and cute way to call your husband to show his importance. It also sounds adorable when you use it often to text each other.

11. Loverboy

If you and your husband share a very chill, friendly, and fun vibe with each other, giving each other cute and funny nicknames might be fun. Call him ‘Loverboy’ each time he says something super cheesy or embarrasses you with some over-the-top joke.

12. Honey Bunny

Do you find your better half as cute as a bunny that you absolutely cannot live without? Call him ‘Honey Bunny,’ which is also considered as a term of endearment. Many newlywed couples often use this term while texting each other.

13. Sweetie

‘Sweetie’ is a variation of ‘Sweets,’ ‘Sweetums,’ and ‘Sweetness.’ This cute nickname is a straightforward way to tell your husband that you find him exceptionally sweet and adorable.

14. Love Of My Life/Mi Amor

Your husband is not just your husband but also the love of your life! Mi Amor in Spanish means ‘my love,’ and it simply sounds sexy when said in hushed tones. It is an extremely endearing way to call your husband.

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You can also call him ‘penguin’ to signify the lifelong commitment of being together just like penguins mate for life.

15. Shona

‘Shona’ is a term that is common among every Indian couple. It is a cute nickname for your husband and means ‘a sweet little baby.’

16. Honey

If you find your man as delicious and sweet as honey, this would be an amazing nickname. There are many other variations of this nickname, like ‘Honey Bunch,’ ‘Hon,’ and ‘Honey Bear.’

Use honey as a nickname for your husband

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17. Munchkin

‘Munchkin’ addresses someone we find extremely adorable and loveable. Call your man ‘munchkin’ and watch him grin away to glory.

18. Hunk

If your husband is a gym enthusiast and loves working out and flaunting his ripped abs, you can call him ‘Hunk.’ If he is extremely protective of you and acts no less than your personal bodyguard, this is the perfect nickname for him.

19. McDreamy

Well, which woman doesn’t drool over McDreamy? This hot, dreamy doctor from Grey’s Anatomy is very popular for his good looks and charm. Use it as a nickname when you and your husband share an intimate moment.

20. Chan-Chan Man

If you and your husband are avid series binge-watchers, you already know who Chan-Chan Man is! Chandler Bing from FRIENDS. He is funny, charming, cute, and hot – all wrapped in one! Use this term of endearment if you feel you have found your Chan-Chan Man in your husband.

21. Darling

‘Darling’ is another endearing nickname that is often used for the dearest person in your life. It is a perfect name for your beloved and the person around whom your entire life revolves. It is one of those common yet classic cute names for husbands.

22. Pumpkin

‘Pumpkin’ is something that many call their partners to express their adoration, love, and endearment towards them. Pumpkin basically means someone who is extremely cute, tender at heart, adorable, attractive, and sweet. It is one of those variations of ‘Pumpkin Pie’, ‘Munchkin’, ‘Darling’, or ‘Sweetheart.’

23. Cutie Patootie

If you have those baby talk moments with your husband where you make up cute and fun names that rhyme, you will totally get the essence of this cute and amazing nickname. ‘Cutie Patootie’ is just another cute name for husbands that is made up to rhyme. Just like ‘Honey Bunny,’ ‘Sweet Cheeks,’ ‘Boo Boo,’ or ‘Pookie Bear,’ which simply sound cute and loveable.

24. Hubby Baby

‘Hubby’ is a cuter and shorter version of husband! And ‘Hubby Baby’ takes the cute quotient a notch higher.

Use hubby baby as a nickname for your husband

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25. Love Muffin

Muffins are delicious, sweet, and soft treats. You can surely address your husband with a sexy yet cute nickname like this one.

26. Marshmallow

We love marshmallows and how squishy, warm, and delicious they are. If you feel your husband is all of this and more, this nickname is perfect for him.

27. Sunshine

Is your partner the epicenter of your life? Always happy, positive, and brings joy and light to your life? If his presence brightens your day and makes you happy like nothing else, this is his perfect nickname.

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Kate Middleton, The Princess of Wales, gave Prince William the nickname “Big Willy” when they started dating in college.

Infographic: Adorable Nicknames For Husbands Around The World

Your husband is meant to be the love of your life. Calling him by a cute nickname can make him feel special and loved. There are many terms of endearment that are reserved for husbands in many different languages around the world. Check out the infographic below to learn more about some interesting and cute nicknames for husbands in different countries.

adorable nicknames for husbands around the world (infographic)

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Assigning a cutesy nickname to your husband can add fun and intimacy to your bond and convey your most raw feelings for them. For instance, calling them something like ‘Hunk,’ ‘Handsome,’ ‘McDreamy,’ or ‘Prince Charming’ can show how good-looking you find your husband. It will not only make them feel special but also increase their confidence. Similarly, names like ‘Marshmallow,’ ‘Love Muffin,’ or ‘Honey Bunny’ can speak volumes about how cute or irresistible you find them. All in all, the nicknames depend on the kind of bond you share.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are flirty nicknames?

Flirty nicknames are playful, affectionate, sweet, or spicy, depending on your partner’s personality. Common flirty nicknames are babe, baby, gorgeous, or darling.

How can I make a nickname?

You can make a nickname by picking the first initials of your name or shortening your name.

What do guys like to be called?

Pick a nickname based on their personality. Most guys like a nickname that complements their nature or uplifts their spirits.

Does BAE mean boyfriend?

It could be. BAE stands for ‘Before Anyone Else’ and could be used as a nickname for your partner.

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