50 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 Kenville, MA (Marriage and Family Therapy)
Written by Sneha Tete, Certified Relationship Coach
Edited by Asmita De  • 

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 spouse 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 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 soulmate 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 the perfect nickname for your companion. 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 of calling your beau that shows how important he is. 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, adorable, and dear to you.

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 nicknames for him.

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.

28. Penguin

If your husband remains committed to you just as loyally and devotedly as a penguin sticks to its mate for life, then this adorable nickname ‘Penguin’ is perfect for him. It’s a lovely way to refer to your husband, indicating love, companionship, and unwavering devotion.

29. Dumpling

If your husband is as irresistible and yummy as a dumpling, this adorable nickname would suit him. Plus, everyone loves dumplings, right? Whether he makes you giddy every day, or if he’s the cute, cuddly type, ‘Dumpling’ is a nickname that sounds delicious and endearing.

30. Tiger

Switching from an endearing nickname to something a bit more feisty can be a lot of fun. If your husband has the same strength and courage as a tiger and is a fierce protector, ‘Tiger’ can be a lovely nickname for him.

31. Bear

If your husband enjoys cuddles or has a larger-than-life nature (or physical presence), he could be your perfect ‘Bear’. So, if your husband resembles a giant teddy bear, he deserves this endearing term. So go ahead, call him your ‘Bear’ because it’s the kind of nickname that makes him feel both big and soft.

32. He-Man

Is your man strong, and capable, and does he kind of resemble the classic pop culture character in terms of muscularity or personality? Then, the name of the iconic animated character ‘He-Man’ would suit him the best.

Use He-man as a nickname for your husband
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33. My Rock

If your partner provides you with remarkable strength and support, the nickname ‘My Rock’ is quite appropriate. It symbolizes that he lends you a shoulder when you need it but also pushes you to be the strongest version of yourself.

34. Romeo

Looking to call your love by a classic romantic name? ‘Romeo’ is an absolute hit because of the classic love story penned by Shakespeare. Your devoted and passionate husband would love it!

35. Captain America

Does your husband constantly act like your knight in shining armor, always upholding your love and honor just like the Marvel Comic hero? Then, ‘Captain America’ would make for an amazing nickname for your superhero husband. It might also give you a fun inside joke, especially if he’s an Avengers fan.

36. Big Spoon

If your husband is always the one to cuddle you in bed or on the couch, consider calling him ‘Big Spoon.’ This lovely and cute nickname is perfect for husbands who enjoy physical affection and spooning. If your favorite place in the world is being nestled in his arms or pressed tightly against his chest, this could indeed be the nickname that rings true for both of you.

37. Hot Stuff

‘Hot Stuff’ is reserved for the husband who is not only attractive but also carries a spark that sets your heart ablaze. Appealing in every manner, this nickname is perfect for the man who makes you go weak in the knees with his looks, intelligence, or warm personality. After all, who wouldn’t love to hear their significant other call them ‘Hot Stuff’ and sprinkle affection with a touch of passion?

38. Mr. Favorite

‘Mr. Favorite’ is an affectionate nickname that ensures your partner knows he is valued above all else. If your heart is truly proud of him and he is the one you think of when you’re happy, sad, excited, bored, or scared, this nickname truly sums up your emotional attachment to him.

39. Main Squeeze

Do you share a deep and unshakeable bond with your partner? Then the nickname ‘Main Squeeze’ could symbolize exactly that. “Something tight” that both binds and brings joy to the relationship. This old-fashioned yet quirky and subtly romantic nickname is something that not many others around would get.

40. Cupcake

If your husband reminds you of a delicious, yummy dessert, then ‘cupcake’ is perfect for him. And just like the dessert, if everything he does or says has a way of melting your heart or making your day, this nickname is just meant to be!

Cute Nicknames For Your Husband
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41. Mr. Curly Locks

Is your husband blessed with beautifully curly hair that you just can’t resist playing with? This cute nickname, ‘Mr. Curly Locks’, will surely brighten up his day. The term emphasizes his attractive physical trait, and he’ll undoubtedly wear that title with puffing pride.

42. Bumblebee

If your husband is to you what a bumblebee is to flowers, helping you bloom and grow while spreading sweetness in your life, this is an adorable nickname. This is perfect if he fuzzes around you, gives you all the attention you crave, or simply brings a sense of life’s sweetness to your everyday world.

43. Einstein

If your husband is unfathomably smart and loves his nerd side, ‘Einstein’ is an admirable nickname. It lets you celebrate his intellectual prowess and his ability to outwit others. And what’s more, it’s the name of one of the greatest geniuses in history.

44. My Lobster

Taking inspiration from the famous series ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ the term ‘My Lobster’ alludes to the concept of lifelong partners, just like lobsters mate for life. Just like the main characters Ross and Rachel, this fun and sweet term underlines your lifelong commitment to your very own lobster. It is perfect for a man you see yourself growing old with.

45. My Guy

In the olden days, many love songs carried the term ‘My Guy’ to tag their lover. Still relevant today, you can use it to imply your man is unquestionably yours. Simple but profound, loving yet assertive. It holds respect for him while softly affirming your presence in his life. This reserved term still hits high when it comes to cordially declaring that he is with you.

46. Squishy

‘Squishy’ can apply to your husband if he’s cute and lovable. It is befitting if you love to sink into his hugs. Plus, if your husband is soft-hearted and always willing to make you smile, ‘Squishy’ would make for a sweet and cheerful nickname.

47. Sweetie Pie

Do his caring words, thoughtful actions, or even charming idiosyncrasies forge an indefinable sweetness in your life? If so, ‘Sweetie Pie’ not only adds a sweet-and-salty flavor to your word game but also reflects his calming and tender side that can soothe your every stress or concern.

48. Dimples

If your better half is blessed with those adorable little indentations in their smile that make your heart flutter every time, then ‘Dimples’ is a perfect complimentary nickname. It incentivizes him to flash that good-looking grin often and shows it is a trait you admire.

Use dimples as a nickname for your husband
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49. Goat

For husbands who love sports or are highly ambitious, this pet name summarizes the essence–the ‘Goat’ or G.O.A.T–short for ‘Greatest of All Time’. It says that in your eyes, he is the best one there is.

50. Dreamboat

Does your husband sweep you off your feet? If your husband is the kind of guy who is super attractive, friendly, charming and makes you feel special, then ‘Dreamboat’ will be the right nickname to highlight all these amazing qualities in him.

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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.

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Assigning a cutesy nickname to your significant other can add fun and intimacy to your bond and convey your most raw feelings for them. For instance, calling them something like ‘Hunk,’ ‘Handsome,’ ‘Romeo,’ ‘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.

What are some romantic names for husbands in different languages?

You can use words like Mon cheri (my dear) in French, Mi vida (my life) in Spanish, Amore mio (my love) in Italian, Habibi (my love) in Arabic, Itoshi hido (my beloved) in Japanese, and Nae sarang (my love) in Korean.

Are you looking for romantic nicknames for your special someone? Then check out this video for some sweet and creative pet names. These adorable names are guaranteed to melt their hearts!

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