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Baby Nicknames

Baby Nicknames

You have a new arrival in the family and everyone's quite excited about what name to call him/her by. Here are a few baby nicknames you can choose from.
Marlene Alphonse
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
A nickname, also pet name, is a shortened name that is usually given to a person or place. Nicknames are usually more popular than names. Nicknames can make a person feel special and loved. A nickname for your loved one is a unique gift that he/she will cherish for life. Generally, newborns are given nicknames before they are given proper names. However choosing a nickname or pet name for your little bundle of joy can be tough task than selecting a name, because all the nicknames seem to suit your gurgling, cheerful angel. Here is a list of pet names for you to choose from, and name your baby.
  • Nick, for Nicolas
  • Jen, for Jennifer or Jenita
  • Jan, for Janet or Janice
  • Ollie for Olivia or Oliver
  • Mickey for Michael
  • Vicky for Victor or Victoria
Some of the other popular and adorable names are Becky, Bessy, Barbie, Sugar Bun, Sweetie, Tweety, Bambi, Chocolate, Pikachu (if your baby has chubby cheeks), Honey, Cuddly, Cuchie, Buttercup, Blossom, Bubbles, Kiddo, Bubba.
Nicknames for Girls and Their Meanings
It is essential to choose an appropriate name with its meaning for your little one. Mentioned below is a list of charming pet names for girls, along with their meanings.

Nickname Meaning
Evie Life
Ellie Bright shining one
Ailie Charming or pleasant
Alcie Strong willed
Daisy Pearl
Abby My father is joyful
Sasha Defending warrior
Kat Pure
Lettie Gladness or joy
Gracie Diminutive of Grace
Florrie Diminutive of Flora and Florence
Jules Soft
Anesha Pure, chaste
Angie Messenger
Ani Favor
Cute Pet Names for Girls
There are umpteen number of sweet and affectionate pet names for girls that you may be left with many choices. You can also have some cute pet names for your sweet little princess like:

  • Dewey
  • Sugardip
  • Cookie
  • Sweetpea
  • Queenie
  • Bunny
  • Cherie
  • Zara
  • Lola
  • Lulu
  • Bebo
  • Niki
  • Lolo
  • Sunshine
Nicknames for Boys and Their Meanings
Go through this list of nicknames for boys and their meanings from which you can choose an appropriate one for your baby boy:

Nickname Meaning
Albee Famous
Alex, Alec, Alexie Defender
Ano Reverence
Andy Warrior
Benio Blessed
Max The Greatest
Kit Bearer of Christ
Austin The Sacred and Exalted
Zac Remembered by the Lord
Attractive Pet Names For Boys
When it comes to nicknames for baby boys, choose ones that are rare and match the demeamor of the little warrior. Here are a few pet names for your cute cherub

  • Baby Boo
  • Ducky
  • Tiger
  • Appy
  • Bunnie
  • Gumpie
  • Kiddo
  • Champ
  • Keekee
  • Booty
  • Bitsy
  • Baboo
  • Babushka
  • Sunny
Sweet Nicknames
Babies are always sweet in their mannerisms. It is a sure delight to watch your charming little junior respond to you with a cherubic smile, when you address him (or her) using a pet name. Here are some sweet bynames for your cute little angel

  • Cookie
  • Cutie Pootie
  • Cuddly-Wuddly
  • Doobie
  • Dewdrop
  • Gigi
  • Joy
  • Kitty
  • Scooby
  • Dee Dee
  • Jerry
  • Muffy
  • Muncie
  • Pooh
  • Pookie
  • Pinky
  • Puppy
  • Rosie
  • Princess
  • Rum Rum
  • Sugah bun
  • Simba
  • Sport
  • Sparky
Cool Nicknames
Parents can also invent their own cool pet names for their baby so that it may be a unique one. Here are a few suggestions
  • Hugh or Josh for Joshua
  • Nick, Nicky or Cole for Nicholas
  • Zander or Zan for Alexander
  • Les, Charlie or Chuck for Charles
  • Ian or Chris for Christian
  • Bernie for Bernard
  • Ella for Michaella
  • Jazz or Jessie for Jessica
  • Dally for Dalton
  • Rick or Richie for Richard
Other Baby Pet Names
Indian names have rich meanings and are quite popular. Some of the names are quite uncommon and trendy. You can also give your baby these ethnic nicknames and make him stand out from the regular pet names given to his friends.

Name Nickname
Aastha Sassy
Arundhati or Arun Aru or Runny
Ameya Amy
Arnab Arnie or Nabby
Sameer Sam
Arjun Junky
Saanvi Saavi or Savvy
Madhu Maddy
Jugal or Jagdish Jags or Jug
Avnika Avi or Niki
You can also have nicknames chosen from both your initials or can mix your names to give your baby his/her unique nickname. In case you have twins, then select matching pet names for both your babies. For assistance you can refer to this Buzzle article on baby names for twins. Nicknames are cozy and intimate, and you can easily relate to the person. So give a baby nickname for your bundle of joy and be rewarded with an angelic smile every time you use the nickname for him (or her).