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Express Your Love With These Uncommon Nicknames for Friends

Nicknames for Friends
There's probably nothing quite as befitting as giving someone a nickname to show familiarity and closeness. A nickname does away with the official tag and constrictive layers of stuffy first names and brings forth a beautiful, colloquial, and freeing relationship that people share. All that with just a nickname.
Stephen Rampur
Last Updated: Apr 9, 2018
Handy Tip
It is best to steer clear of racial and sexist nicknames. These can be very offensive and may not always be taken in the 'humor' spirit as you meant them to be.
While giving nicknames to people who are close to you is a rather common practice, nicknames for best friends takes on a whole new flavor. It is in this category that one can take liberties that one probably cannot in any other. One can, for example, use a categorically embarrassing name, or one that is fashioned on a not-so-stellar quality and so on and so forth. Which is why, funny nicknames for friends is one of the most popular categories that people make liberal use of. And in this SocialMettle article, we will give you a list of these best friend nicknames that go together with their name.
Awesome Nicknames for Friends
The following sections will feature some cute best friend nicknames. These names are generic, given as we are dealing with a general and common list of names to call your friends by.
For Boys
asher bumpa amour bing
~ Amay
~ Bambino
~ Bee Gee
~ Bubba
~ Bunbuns
~ Bunny
~ Butchka
~ Buzz
champ flame coalsy fort
~ Captain
~ Champ
~ Chocoboy
~ Coalsy
~ Cowboy
~ Cupcake
~ Ducky
~ Fawn
~ Felix
~ Flame
~ Fort
~ Han Solo
hunk jupiter pickle panda
~ Jumbo
~ McDaddy
~ McDreamy
~ Mooncake
~ Muffy
~ Muffin
~ Papito
~ Pooh
prince shaggy simba stud
~ Poptart
~ Pumpkin
~ Romeo
~ Scooter
~ Snookums
~ Silver
~ Snookie
~ Snuggles
tart turtle totsy vini
~ Sweetie Pie
~ Tarzan
~ Tigger
~ Tootsie
~ Towchi
~ Toyboy
~ Tweety
~ Wasaw
For Girls
angel binny blush buttercup
~ Baby
~ Baby Doll
~ Bear
~ Beautiful
~ Birdie
~ Blinky
~ Blossom
~ Bubbles
candie cherry daisy dewdrop
~ Butterfly
~ Charmy
~ Chica
~ Cookie
~ Cuddly
~ Curly
~ Cutie
~ Darling
diamond dobby fruity heartbeat
~ Dimples
~ Dolly
~ Dove
~ Drizzle
~ Giggles
~ Gogo
~ Incy-Wincy
~ Jaz
jelly lolo peaches pearl
~ Jo
~ Lola
~ Lulz
~ Mana
~ Milli
~ Miss Sunshine
~ Mongy
~ Nilly
precious sunlight tamit tootsie
~ Pinkity Poo
~ Princess
~ Sugarplum
~ Sunshine
~ Sweetpea
~ Toots
~ Twinkles
~ Winky Dink
Points to Consider
These are a few pointers that you should keep in mind when you're pondering how to come up with nicknames for friends.

► First and foremost, ensure that the nicknames are in no way demeaning, insulting or insensitive. This defeats the whole purpose of giving someone a nickname on the basis of being close to them.

► Nicknames are most commonly formed as a moniker or a shortened version of an official first name, especially if it's a long name. So that is definitely one way to go about giving a pet name. For example, Mike for Michael, Rob for Robert, Jeff for Jefferson, and so on.

► The other factor that serves as a common means for coming up with nicknames is that of thinking of one of the stronger qualities of a person and formulating a name on the basis of that. For example, a person who crosses through a busy road without stopping for traffic can be called Moses―thus making it short and extremely witty. Or a person who has really wavy hair can be called 'Curly'.

► Many people keep the name simple by combining the first letters of the name and surname and using a simple 2 letter name.

► Using other simple factors like names of colors, actors, animals as well as certain words from other languages is also a common practice when coming up with a list of nicknames for friends.

Nicknames are used to show our love and belonging towards a person. Keep them short, keep them as titles, make them funny, make them serious ... the choices are far and wide. With the list provided above and pointers on how to go about zeroing in on a nickname, the task should not be a difficult one. Yes? Yes. So you go right ahead and choose the perfect one for your BFF.