Endearing Nicknames For Him That He’ll Love
How do you say “I love you” to your boyfriend without actually saying it? Give him a special nickname! His name already sounds perfect. But there are times that you probably can’t help but give your boyfriend a name that sounds special, sweet, intimate, and personal – a name that’s meant for him and one in which no other could call him the same way as you do. That’s why nicknames can sometimes outvie actual names because they carry a unique touch, a personal meaning, an inside humor, or a collective memory.
Have you already thought of or picked a nickname for your beau? What to call your boyfriend could be one of the cute and sweetest things to say to him. It’s a term of endearment that you can fondly put into a single word or two. So how about we play the old ones a bit or make something new and creative? Take a glimpse of our list! We have more than a hundred cool, cutesy, touchy, flirty, or coquettish nicknames for your boyfriend, to muse and fancy.
125 Names to call your boyfriend
Indulge yourself with our list of things to call your boyfriend for that swift inspiration. Some of them can be even treated as couple nicknames – “shared labels” to christen each other, especially as a sprouting couple.
Adorable and Cute Names to Call Your Boyfriend
How about these adorable and cute boyfriend nicknames list to pick new affectionate names to call your bf?
When you want to keep it simple. Short for Baby, Bae, Boyfriend, or BabyBoo!
For a guy who came into your life and since then has become the best thing that ever happened to you
For that special man who you intend to have in keeping for life
For your boyfriend who you fell in love with head over heels
When your guy adds color to your life
When you have no doubt that you and your boyfriend are meant to be
For a man who you adore and have always treasured dearly in your heart
For your guy who has always been very patient, caring, and kind
For your man who lightens you up when you’re feeling down or under the weather
For your boyfriend who came into your life by happy chance or under the wire
Your boyfriend, your champ! Amazing in so many ways!
For your guy who saves the day and keeps you safe from trouble and pain
Because he has always been your life’s guiding light
Because he makes you the happiest person on earth
Short for ‘sweetheart’!
When he’s your source of inspiration
For your Prince Charming who exudes so much charisma
When your love for him is bound to be forever
Because he completes you
You’d choose to love him by and by, to eternity.
Food-inspired nicknames are popular because of a lot of sweet reasons. Could be about your fave food… a food you’ve been craving lately… or simply because the dish has such a distinct aroma and style that it kinda reminds you of him.
Well, when you’re in love it seems you see him everywhere and everything seems just about him. So if you fancy food, then, these delish food nicknames for your boyfriend might inspire you.
When you and your boyfriend are a match made in heaven
That seed, what a cute alternative for Daddy!
For your exquisitely hot guy
Tired of Muffin? … Cupcakes? How about this yummy Japanese rice cake for a nickname?
Pancakes and maple syrup are perfect together, just like you and your boyfriend.
Instead of the usual ‘honey’, sugar is a sweet alternative
For a guy you can roll with, inside and out!
When you and your boyfriend always go watch a movie or ‘Netflix and chill’
When your man is tough but is a softie when it comes to you
When you and your boyfriend are like two pieces of deep-fried French toast hugging in a slather of jam or peanut butter in the morning
When your man always likes to take you by surprise
- Sans Rival
Just like this delicious nutty, creamy cake’s name, no one can rival your guy!
When you crave for him even more
- Moon Cake
Another exquisite nickname over Cupcake
This word for the sudden strike of craving for a tasty snack could be a delightful way to call your boyfriend
Adorable nickname for your teensy cuddly darling
For your ravishing guy who is as desirable as this chocolate confection
- Tonjiru (pronounce: ton-ji-re)
This Japanese cheering miso soup sounds perfect for a boyfriend who always makes you feel warm and comfy
Because he’s a toughie but the sweetest guy you ever met
For your guy with such a soft and gentle voice that soothes you and a gaze that melts your heart
Funny Pet Names for Men You Like
If you want cute pet names for your crush or your boyfriend that sound neither serious nor shmaltzy, then, romanticized funny nicknames are the way to go. Choose from our list of funny and playful pet names for lovers that you think he’d find amusing and take it lightly.
Was he a casanova that collected a jar of broken hearts before he met you? Well, this paradoxical nickname could serve as a warning not to break yours
- Butt Boy
Sure! When he has the best pair of tush in town
Have you heard of Moby-Dick?
When you’re feeling naughty
For your brawny boyfriend with an adorable accent
Is he like a mischievous rugged little rascal? Then, this pet name sounds perfect
When you and your boyfriend would often argue about everything but can’t let go of each other
Is he always panicky or fidgety? Then, this could be a good name to remind him to stay calm
When he’s adorably clumsy
Can’t get enough of him? Then, give this nickname a try! It’s actually a word for a compulsive desire for someone, or something
Because he’s fond of sleepovers and catching Zs with you
Because he’s always on beast mode
When his stuff seems forever chaotic
When you are best friends and lovers
This word for a sudden malfunction could be a cool and catchy name for your computer whiz guy
If he were a dog, he’d definitely be a pug – loyal, people-pleaser, and stubborn
Might be cool to use for the jealous kind of guy, which means he’s your one and only! … Or maybe he’s just fond of numbers and math stuff so a number nickname might sound fun.
- Boogey Bear
Like a Boogeyman, except that he’s your man
When it’s always burgers when you eat out
When he’s phenomenally surreal
Unique Nicknames for Boyfriends Borrowed from Other Languages
If you want your man to swoon for you each time you call him, then, give these seemingly unique nicknames a shot. These nicknames based on other languages could further invigorate your relationship, especially if it speaks his native tongue.
- ‘Ga (pronounce: ɡʌ)
In the Philippines, it’s a short version of “Palangga”, which means “My Love”.
- Beb (pronounce: bɛb) or Bhe (pronounce: bɛ) or Bhie (pronounce: bi)
A Filipino cutesy name for “Babe” or “Baby”
Arabic for “Darling”
- Ya hayati
Arabic for “My Life”
- Hoa kāne
This is just one of the many adorable Hawaiian names you can use for your guy. In English, this means “boyfriend”
- Ko`u aloha
A sweet Hawaiian term of endearment, which means “My love is yours forever”
It’s “Handsome” in Spanish, which also means you always set your eyes on him
Spanish “Cariño”, meaning “Darling”, is also a doting way to name your precious guy.
A warm and affectionate nickname, from Latin “amor”, meaning “Love”
In English, it means “neat”… “clean”… “cute”, this Spanish nickname suits your attractive guy who is always looking fresh and smelling great all day (and night)
In English, it means “Sky” or “Heaven”. This Spanish word can be your man’s nickname especially if he’s your heavenly paradise on earth
Another word for an attractive guy
- ダーリン (pronounce: dārin)
Japanese for “Darling”
French for “Sweetheart’
- Mon chéri
French for “My Dear”, said to a man
German for “jewel” or “treasure”
German for “cute”
German for “Honey Kisses”! That’s creatively sweet, right?
- 오빠 (pronounce: o-ppa)
Korean for “older brother” but has romantically transitioned when more women use it for their boyfriends or husbands as a term of endearment
- 애인 (pronounce: ae-in)
Korean for “Sweetheart”
Title-Related Nicknames for Boyfriends
Looking for a cute nickname for your guy who is well-respected in his profession or field? Well, look no further. Feast your eyes on these title-related dominant nicknames you can use to call your highly esteemed boyfriend.
A well-meaning nickname for someone who has great power or authority. In Russia, a czar means a ruler with absolute power
A cool nickname, an alternative for ‘boss’
Means a person in command
For your guy who is certainly worthy of merit and honor for his royal-like achievements
Short for Professor, when your man is a highly dignified person for his academic wit
A Spanish for “Mister”, to show respect to a gentleman
For your boyfriend who is or will assume to become an architect someday
For your admirable boyfriend, especially when he reigns supreme over a fleet
For your boyfriend who always takes charge and can withstand anything
- Big Chief
When you’d rather call him ‘Big Chief’ than ‘Big Daddy’ out in the open
Means “King” or “Prince”, especially in India
When you’re proud of your man who is so good at orchestrating and achieving his goals
When he’s a professional cook or simply because he cooks food like a pro
When your man is a person of character and honest leadership
When he’s the bigwig of a company or an organization
Not-Entirely-Serious Nicknames for Those World Traveler Boyfriends
Dating a well-traveled boyfriend? Try these affectionate nicknames that will make him tied and bound to you no matter where he goes.
For your boyfriend who takes you to places
When he’s all about tours and trips
- Charmy Bee
For your sweet, caring, and nature-loving greenie
When he‘s fond of hunting new and thrilling adventures for both of you to try
- Dear Diary
When he travels a lot but always keeps in touch and is eager to listen to your stories, like a diary
When he has a long bucket list of places for both of you to visit together
For your boyfriend who will never ever say no to wherever and whenever. It’s always game on!
- Happy Feet
A nickname for your guy who always drags you on exciting tours
For your guy who’s just a jet plane away
For your guy who’s been everywhere but your side… He won’t let the day pass without calling you up though!
- Wild Thing
For your guy who loves to see the world and shares the experience with you
For your know-it-all street-smart guy who can pretty much handle all sticky situations when you’re out with him
Because wherever his feet take him he’ll always come home to your heart
Fit for a boyfriend who loves roaming the planet
For your guy who takes you to grand places around the world
Pop Culture-Related Nicknames for Super Boyfriends
Cute and handsome guys with superb qualities deserve good names indeed. So how about these fantastic names of super characters that are popular at one time or another for your super awesome boyfriend? They can also be nice Snapchat names or cute contact names for your boyfriend on your phone. Check them out!
For a smashing boyfriend with godly looks
Is he a fan of Manga? He might be thrilled to have a nickname after Luffy from ‘One Piece’
For your buff gamer boyfriend who thinks ‘the price of freedom is steep’
Because your relationship with him is ‘to infinity, and beyond!’
Calling him 3000 is like giving him an answer to a question he no longer needs to ask, like “How much do you love me?”
Is he like the genius sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, who always snoops on you? Then, this one’s definitely it
When your boyfriend is of great strength and jaw-dropping physique
This name of the enigmatic character from Death Note could well fit your brainiac, emo lover, especially when his name starts with the letter L.
For your boyfriend who’s super friendly to everybody
A nickname for your guy who, like Hellboy, is easily misjudged but can actually make morally sound decisions
From the film ‘Matrix’, the name sure sounds best for your boyfriend who you believe is ‘the one’
Is the God of Mischief a villain or a hero? Despite the confounding character that he has, he’s undoubtedly very much likable… just like your guy!
For your boyfriend who has a big heart and loyalty beyond compare, like Starwar’s Chewbacca (or Chewie)
Like Matt Murdock’s Daredevil, your man won’t blink an eye when facing danger
A Korean drama series that hails a cursed male character that is ought to protect his one true love from a life of misery
What names do guys like to be called?
Words of compliment are one of the best nicknames for a guy whether they are terms of endearment for your significant other or cute nicknames for your crush. Words like “Handsome”, “Hottie”, “Gorgeous”, and “Heartthrob” are popular nicknames that most men enjoy. There are a lot of sweet names to call your boyfriend that he might be pleased by, like the ones we shared above.
What romantic name can I call my lover?
Millennials and Zoomers that are booed up often use “Bae”, which seems to have been drawn from the old school, “Baby”, or it may have another meaning, which stands for love “Before Anyone Else”. But if you’re looking for something gold and new, you can whip up foreign words to call your boyfriend. Spanish, French, and Italian languages are some of the world’s most celebrated languages that many deem as utterly romantic. Or how about some special codes like Angel Number 255, which actually signifies love, faith, and encouragement? You can also go for food-, travel-, or pop culture-based nicknames, like the ones we have on our list.
Before You Go At It…
Coming up with some romantic nicknames to call your boyfriend could be healthy for your relationship just as long as he is into it, too. Some men may not be too thrilled to be called “Babydoll”… or be named with some quixotic clichés like “Babe”, “Honey”, “Sweetheart”…. And maybe worse, if one of you has already used any of them before.
But hear this. It actually comes down to one thing – you! A nickname brings about good vibes and a positive feeling because it’s you who calls him by that name. And how you deliver it affectionately and in style, it’s a cherry on top. Because of you, that name meant something. A name he would probably yearn to hear from you, time after time…
So, give it a try! Sometimes you just have to let it out naturally. Coin your own to convey how you feel for him. Or, pick from our list and delight him with an endearing nickname.
Written by Maria Victoria Gonzaga