125 of the Cutest Nicknames, Pet Names & Inside Joke Names To Call Your Boyfriend

A pivotal point in any new romantic relationship is giving each other a nickname. Taking the leap to nicknames shouldn’t be a big deal but when you come up with a cute name to give your boyfriend, that name you pick should be endearing and a reflection of your relationship and understanding of one another.

Even though you wouldn’t dare call your boyfriend “Hot Pants” in front of his boss, your boo is about to swoon when you call him “Prince” or “Casanova” when the guys aren’t around. A few cute names to call your boyfriend within your relationship shouldn’t be that much of a big to-do but they do hold some weight.

Whether your boyfriend is your “Dumpling” or even your “Sir-Loves-A-Lot,” we have all the cute nicknames to call your boyfriend to help strengthen your relationship for years to come!

Cute Nicknames To Call Your Boyfriend

1. Darling

Originally an Old English nickname, this cute name to call your boyfriend is often used during the later stages of a relationship.

2. Stud Muffin 

This sexy nickname was coined by American comedian Lily Tomlin!

3. Boo Bear

If your man is the sweetest person in your life, consider this cute name to call him behind closed doors.

4. Mister Man

Call your boyfriend this cute nickname when you want him to feel like the man of the house!

5. Baby

This classic cute name for your boyfriend is so sweet and enduring that it is sure to make him swoon for you every time you say it.

6. Sweets

If your love is as syrupy and sugary as candy, call your boyfriend this cute name.


This nickname is particularly great for those boyfriends who consider themselves a “good ole’ boy.”

8. Captain

Does your man steer the love boat even through uncharted waters? If the answer is ‘yes’, give this nickname a try!

9. Light of My Life

If your man leaves a little bit of sunshine wherever he goes, try out this cute name on him.

10. Tater Tot

The real question is: who wouldn’t want a nickname after those delicious bite-sized deep-fried potatoes?

11. Prince

This cute name is for sure to make your dude feel like royalty.

12. Sunshine

If your man radiates warmth and love, try this cute name on for size!

13. Baby Face

This nickname is great if you can’t help but notice how attractive your boo thing is.

14. Superstar

If the love of your life is destined for the big lights of Hollywood, call them this sweet name.

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Is your man a pro at identifying your needs? Then this cute name is perfect for a guy like him!

16. Hunk-A-Lunk

This cute name to call your boyfriend will give your relationship a silly and playful vibe.

17. Mon Ange 

This nickname means “my angel” in French!

18. PIC

Stands for “Partner In Crime!”

19. Dumpling

If your man is filled with nothing but sheer deliciousness and love, see how he likes this cute name!

20. Sir-Loves-A-Lot

If you love your guy so much and you cannot lie, give this cute name a try!

21. Good Lookin’

Call it like you see it with this simple but cute name.

22. Bebetom

In Turkey, this nickname means “my baby.”

23. Fella 

Take it back to the olden days with this vintage but classic nickname!

24. Dream Boat

If your man is highly attractive, you may want to call him this highly popular nickname.

25. Honey

This cute name is perfect if your guy is the bee’s knees!

26. Cutie Cutes

This nickname is perfect if your man is just simply irresistible.

27. Maverick

If your man is a free, independent thinker then this cute nickname would be the perfect match!

28. Big Mac

If your relationship with your man has you saying “I’m lovin’ it” then try this nickname for your favorite man.

29. Hercules 

We have a feeling your guy will be nothing but charmed when you call him this nickname after the strongest Grecian demi-god!

30. Casanova

If your man is a full-time lover, try this nickname and see how he likes it!

31. Pooh Bear 

Does your guy act more like a silly old bear? If the answer is ‘yes’ then give this cute name a try.

32. Pookie

This nickname is perfect for the boyfriend who’s just too cute!

33. Hot Shot 

If your guy is filled with swagger and sex appeal, give this cute pet name a shot.

34. McDreamy

Listen, we can’t all date the handsome Dr. Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy but if you call your boyfriend this cute name, you’ll be one step closer!

35. Wonderboy

If you think your boyfriend is the eighth wonder of the universe, this nickname is perfectly apt.

Pet Names for Men You Like

36. Cookie Kiss

Are your boyfriend’s smooches sweeter than chocolate chips? If the answer is ‘yes’, try this nickname on him the next time you see each other.

37. Liebling

This cute name to call your boyfriend means “my favorite” in German!

38. Sugar Snap Pea

This nickname is perfect for the boyfriend who’s equally sweet and sassy!

39. Champ

If your guy is the champion of your heart then this nickname is a perfect match.

40. Peanut

This cute name is great if your boyfriend is the perfect snack!

41. Mr. Big

Take a note from Carrie Bradshaw and call your perfect guy the same name as hers!

42. Cookie Monster

We all know that C is for cookie but it’s also the first letter of your boyfriend’s new cute nickname.

43. Ke aloha

This cute name to call your boyfriend means “the love” in Hawaiian.

44. Trouble

If you can’t help but think of all the bad things you’d like to do whenever your man is around, try this fun nickname!

Boyfriend Nicknames

45. Honey Bunny

This cute name is perfect for a guy who’s sweet and snuggly.

46. He-Man

Your man will feel nothing but flattered when you call him this cute name after the muscly 80s superhero!

47. Squishy

Take it from everyone’s favorite forgetful fish, Dory: “I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine. And he shall be my Squishy.”

48. Potato Cakes

This cute name is perfect if your boo thing is as yummy and soul-soothing as deep-fried shredded potatoes!

49. Teddy Bear

If your man is a master at keeping nightmares at bay, try this cute name on him and see how he reacts.

50. Favorite

If you know your boyfriend is the one for you, this nickname is sure to make him blush.

51. Joon 

In Farsi, this cute name to call your boyfriend means “dear.”

52. Jeff

If you want to keep your boyfriend on his toes, call him this nickname and see how he reacts!

53. Hot Pants

If your guy is the most fashionable one on the block, this nickname is a perfect fit.

54. Snuggles

Call your boo after your favorite (maybe second favorite) bonding pastime.

55. Iron Man

After your guy’s favorite billionaire metal superhero or maybe his favorite Black Sabbath song.

56. Amorzinho

This cute name means “little love” in Portuguese.

57. Lyubov Moya 

In Russian, this cute nickname means “my love.”

58. Num Numbs

If your boy is just straight-up delicious, try this nickname on him.

59. Corazón

This cute nickname means “heart” in Spanish.

60. Spice Guy

Finish this sentence: “If you wannabe my lover, you gotta get with my _____.”

61. Jellybean

If your guy is nothing but pure sugary delight, give this nickname a try.

62. Eye Candy

For the most flattering nickname, call your man this cute name!

63. Firecracker

Did sparks fly the first time you saw each other? If so, call your man this fun nickname.

64. Wookie

Only true Star Wars fans will understand the meaning behind this cute name.

65. Dulce de Leche

If your boyfriend has a sweet tooth, he will definitely appreciate a nickname after this creamy sweet treat!

66. Other Half

Let your boyfriend know you’re in it for the long run with this sweet sentimental nickname.

67. BFG

An acronym for Big Friendly Giant, this cute name would work if your boyfriend towers over you!

68. Chicken Butt

Bring back nostalgic sweet childhood memories with this fun nickname.

69. Goober

This cute name to call your boyfriend will bring out the fun and kooky side of your relationship!

Nicknames for Guys You Like

70. Cupcake

If your boo thing is all that plus a dab of sweet frosting this classic nickname may be right for him!

71. Drogo

All the Game of Throneslovers out there knows why this is a perfect nickname for any Khaleesi.

72. Muscles

If even the thought of your boy’s biceps makes you drool, this is a perfectly cute name to call your boyfriend!

73. Meatball

This adorable nickname is perfect for any guy who loves a good old-fashioned plate of spaghetti.

74. Dimples

If your boy’s dimples are just simply irresistible try this cute name on him!

75. Amore

If your man makes your eyes big as a pizza pie whenever you see him, this cute name means “love” in Italian!

76. Babe

A total classic—although, repeating it too often will likely bring to mind the “Dinner Party” episode of The Office.

77. Bubs

Short and sweet, it just rolls off the tongue.

78. Lovie

He’ll always be reminded of your feelings!

79. Boo Thing

We’ve already used this term to describe him, so it’s only fitting it gets its own spot on the list.

80. Statue

If you think he’s built like a perfect statue, you just go ahead and let him know.

81. Boy Toy

A playful term of endearment, of course.

82. Knight

This a great way to shorten the longer “knight in shining armor” descriptor. 

83. Manly Man

Boost his ego every single time the name is used.

84. Babes

The “s” addition makes this even cuter.

85. Bud

Whether he’s a fan of Bud Light, or he’s just truly your BFF.

86. King

And you’re his queen.

87. Sport

Go old-school with this adorable throwback name.

88. Handsome

Every “Heya, Handsome,” will be sure to bring a smile to his face.

89. Boo

Simple and sweet.

90. Love

When you’re in love, you want to tell the world—and this is a great way to do so. 

91. Gorgeous

Take a cue from T-Swift with this nickname.

92. QB

You’re on the same team, after all. 

93. Sugar

If he’s sweet as pie, this is perfect.

94. Macho

One way to compliment his strength!

95. Bubby

A play on “Bubba,” this one is just as adorable.

96. Lovebug

We don’t blame you if you begin to play the JoBros’ song more frequently.

97. Pal

Every good relationship has a solid friendship, right?

98. Bear

We’ve had other “bears” on the list, but here’s the OG!

99. Hot Stuff

We can hear it now: “Hiya, hot stuff.” 

100. Lover

Another opportunity to take some inspiration from Taylor Swift.

101. Mon Chou

A French term of endearment, “mon chou” translates to “my cabbage.”

102. Pumpkin

Because he’s as sweet and cute as one.

103. Tiger

This flirty name is purrrrrfect.

104. Mi Amor

This romantic nickname means “my love” in Spanish.

105. Schmoopy

A playful nickname for a boyfriend who’s fun and a bit silly.

106. Foxy

For a clever boyfriend.

107. Stallion

A name that invokes powerful, large horses.

108. Hot Lips

A nickname that is guaranteed to get him to kiss you.

109. Chipmunk

An extra-cute nickname.

110. Superman

Because who wouldn’t want a superhero nickname? 

111. Nugget

For boyfriends who are adorable (and delicious).

112. Sweet Cheeks

A nickname that references a specific body part.

113. Mon Chéri

In French, “mon chéri” means “my love” or “sweetheart.”

114. Smiley

This nickname compliments his beautiful smile.

115. Blondie

For a light-haired boo.

116. Tarzan

For the boyfriends who is wild at heart.

117. Blue Eyes

Or Brown Eyes or Green Eyes.

118. My One and Only

Another way of calling him your soulmate.

119. Puddin’

The sweet nickname Harley Quinn gives her boyfriend, the Joker.

120. Wolfie

Because he’s as wild and as bold as a wolf.

121. Peach

A nickname that pairs perfectly with the peach emoji.

122. McSteamy

Another great nickname for a hot doctor, courtesy of Grey’s Anatomy

123. Romeo

And you’re his Juliet.

124. Smoke Show

Because he’s gorgeous, obviously.

125. Future Hubby

A nickname that lets him know exactly where he stands with you.

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