Look through our comprehensive list of Spanish Nicknames for boys and girls!
Whether you are looking for an awesome name for your character (in a game, novel) or you simply want to reinvent yourself by taking a new name (a nickname) this is the place to be!
What if nothing from the above is for you? Rest assured, we are one step ahead. You can use any of these Spanish nicknames on your loved ones! Either to show them your affection or to annoy them, either way, it goes.
Anyhow, nicknames are the way to go in this day and age. Although it may sound awkward, funny, or even weird, it is often likable when people around you (friends/family) bestow upon you a nickname or they use the nickname that you have chosen.
And if any of them happens to be interested in Spanish nicknames, all the better. While there are all sorts of nicknames that one can use in English, finding a foreign language nickname can be quite tasking. Not to mention that it would sound way cooler.
For example, if you have a Latino girlfriend, finding nicknames in Spanish could be difficult since you do not speak the language. Do not stoop so low as to quickly search for something on Google Translate. Ugh. It seems almost offensive. Moreover, it is not as accurate as you may think.
Spanish Nicknames for Guys
Below is a list of Spanish nicknames that you could use for your male friends, family, or lover to spice up your relationship. It is true that some of the names can also be used for female relatives or friends. But that does not make these Spanish nicknames less cute.
Romantic Spanish Nicknames for Guys
- (Mi) Alma: Used to show deep affection and it means (my) soul. It simply rolls off one`s tongue.
- Amado: Looking for a Spanish alternative for darling? Amando is the word to use. It is a deeply musical word to use.
- Amante: It means lover/ lover-boy. The perfect name for a darling of a boy.
- Amigo: A commonly used name that translates to friend/fella or boy in English.
- (Mi) Amor: You may have heard a woman call her husband by this name. It means (my) love.
- Azucar: Words can be used to paint deep-set feelings, and this nickname does exactly that. It means (as sweet as) sugar. What a lovely option for the commonly “cupcake” or “honey”.
Funny Spanish Nicknames for Boys
- Calaca: It is often used to make fun of a very skinny person since it translates to a skeleton. To give an example in a context: One may see a very skinny friend of theirs and playfully call back after them: Hey, Calaca, you need to eat something. Or, this is a good nickname for that friend who is a bit creepy and may or may not communicate with the dead.
- Chato: Though not as commonly used in English, it is a word that can be used mockingly. It means pug–nose.
- Viejo: If you are one of those who loves making fun of their dad or older men in their life, this one can be used to say, old man, without sounding too harsh. The tone and context largely determine the meaning and appropriateness.
- Cabron: It is an equivalent of stupid in English although it directly translates into a male goat in Spanish. But depending on the context it can also be considered a swear word (meaning bastard), so, be careful of how and when you use it.
- Lengua larga: Used to refer to a chatty person and its literal meaning is (a person with a) long tongue. An equivalent in English would be BigMouth. ( I bet you already have in mind some pretenders for this nickname.)
- Tonto: It roughly translates into stupid or silly. It can be used to describe a guy who is not very bright or sloppy.
- Torpe: Torpe describes a clumsy person. For example, a guy who keeps dropping stuff by accident or trips over his own feet.
- Idiota: It is easy to guess the meaning of this. It means idiot. It is an offensive word, but in the right context, it could be used as a nickname (but do that with those that have some sense of humor).
Affectionate Male Spanish Nicknames
- Lindo: It means cute/ cute-ish and it is a cute Spanish pet name for younger guys. Just like one would refer to a young female. It transmits a lot of affections and compassion.
- Maravilloso: Also one Spanish nickname that can be used unisex, it translates to marvelous/ amazing and it can be understood also as someone that is super attractive.
- Marido: It means husband, the one with whom you have married. Pretty simple, is it not?
- Mi Media Naranja: It is similar to the English word (my) better half. However, it directly translates to my half orange. Hmm, juicy.
- Osito: Can be used by a mother towards her young son. It translates to as cuddly or teddy bear.
- Pastelito: Would you like to call your male friend sweet pie? Either to rattle them or to show them affection, it goes both ways and it hits its mark. This word means pie and can be used instead.
- Pedacito de Cielo: An affectionate nickname that means a little piece of heaven. It may seem a mouthful, but with the right amount of practice, it becomes music to the ears.
- (Mi) Perrito: This is a funny nickname that means (my) puppy.
- Precioso (Mia): Means (my) precious.
- Principe Hermosa: Can be used by a lover to say, handsome prince.
- Querido: This word equals darling or dear in English.
- Rubia: It can be used to refer to blond-haired guys.
- (Mi) Rey: It can be used affectionately by women towards men to say (my) king. That is quite an ego stroke!
- Sol: This word literally means sunshine.
- Tesoro: It is used to describe something valuable; it means treasure.
- Tigre: It has a rather obvious meaning. It is used to show admiration for a man; it means tiger.
- Unico: This one means unique.
- (Mi) Vida: Can be used by a lover to say (my) life.
Cool Spanish Nicknames For Guys
- Jefe: For those who love calling others boss, here is the Spanish alternative.
- Chula: It is an expression that can be used on young boys or men to say how cute/ cool. However, be careful because this word can mean differently in different Spanish-speaking countries (for example, being too cocky or being a pimp).
- Piel clara: It can be used to describe guys who are very light-skinned.
- Loba: The literal meaning of this word is the wolf. It is used to describe a tease.
- Chismosa: Do you know a male friend who is a gossiper? This word means gossip and it can definitely be used on them.
- Tramposo: This nickname is best suited for a guy who is manipulative or cunning.
- Guapo: Although this nickname can have an opposite and sarcastic meaning, it means handsome or attractive.
- Chiquito: It can be used on younger guys and it means small boy. That is if you can figure out how to pronounce it properly.
- Linda: The name translates to pretty. It is commonly used for guys as well, to create an awkward feeling just as pretty boy would in English.
- El cerebra: The word means the brain and can be used to refer to guys who are serious and thoughtful.
- Gordito: Can be used as a playful offensive by a female lover and it means little fatty. Should be used with discretion.
- Papi: Has a rather obvious meaning and it means father in Spanish.
- Esi: It is a Spanish word that is used quite commonly to mean homeboy.
- Vato: It means dude or guy. It is a common term in the Mexican culture.
- Chola: It describes lifestyle. For example, it can be used for a guy who dresses in baggy pants, a stylish funnel shirt, and a bandana.
- Hermano: This word directly translates to brother in English, but can be used in Spanish to mean friend.
- Buey: Translates into ox but it is used in Mexico to mean friend.
- El mio: Means friend in Spanish, especially in Venezuela.
Spanish Nicknames for Ladies
If you are dating a Spanish girl or you have a female Spanish best friend, it would be awesome to give her an affectionate Spanish nickname or maybe just a badass Spanish Nickname. Here is a list of cool Spanish nicknames you can call a lady:
Romantic Spanish Nicknames for Girls
- (Mi) Alma: The name translates to (my) soul in English, and it is an appropriate Latina nickname for ladies as well.
- Amado: It means beloved or darling, and it is a romantic female Spanish nickname.
- Amante: Do not just tell people this lady is my lover, tell them, say hi to my Amante.
- (Mi) Princesa: The meaning of this nickname is rather obvious. It means ‘my princess.’
- Precioso Mio: This name translates to ‘my precious.
- Muneca: Do you wish to make a lady friend feel special then call her this name which means ‘doll.’
- Nene: This nickname is the English version of ‘baby.’
- Osito: This name translates to ‘cuddly or ‘teddy bear in English.
- Pastelito: For those who are used to calling their ‘lady pie,’ then this nickname is a better alternative.
- Angelito: Are you fond of calling the woman you are close to Angel. This nickname is a perfect Spanish option.
- (Mi) Amor Bello: This nickname is used to say ‘(my) beautiful love.’
- Azucar: Now, instead of saying ‘(as sweet as) sugar,’ just say azucar.
- Bebe: Remember Nene? This is also another name that means ‘baby.’
- Bella: This nickname translates to ‘beauty’ in English.
- (Mi) Reina: A cute Spanish name to call your girlfriend. It translates to (my) Queen in English.
- Besos: You can be more inventive and call a lady close to you ‘besos’ which means ‘kisses.’
- Corazon: Corazon is equivalent to calling a lady ‘Sweetheart.’
- Empanada Dulce: It stands for ‘sweet pie.’
- Enamorado: This is a nickname that translates to ‘lover’ in English
- Esposa: For those who are married, this is a fitting nickname for your better half. It means ‘wife.’
- Carinio: This nickname will also help you avoid using the all too common names, ‘sweetie’ or ‘sweetheart.’ Instead, use Carino. It can also be used to mean ‘honey’ or ‘love’.
- Gata: This is also a name that I have heard in soap operas although it should be used in the right context the nickname means ‘(as cute as) female cat.’
- (Mi) Chiquita: It means ‘(my) little girl.’
- Bombon: This is a funny nickname that means ‘sweetie’ or ‘chocolate (sweetie).’
Cool Spanish Nicknames for Girls
- La Loba: It means she-wolf, and it is appropriate for a hot lady.
- Morena: This is a nickname that you can call your brown haired or brunette female friend.
- Rubia: It is Spanish for blonde it is the perfect nickname for a Blonde.
- Amiga: Just the same way you would say Amigo to a male friend, this is a nickname that you can also use for a female friend meaning ‘girl.’
- Bicho: Used in the right context, this name can be applied to show affection. The literal meaning is a bug. However, it can also be used to mean ‘tiny’ or ‘cute’.
- Conejito: This is a funny way of calling and girl ‘bunny girl.’
- (Mi) Divertido Chica: You may have heard guys call women by this name in soap operas, they usually mean ‘(my) funny girl.’
- Estrella: Go beyond the usual references and call your lady a ‘star’ in Spanish.
- Hechicera: This name is fitting for a lady who has exceptionally good looks. It translates to ‘bewitching’ or ‘stunning.’
- Bizcocho: It means ‘(as sweet as) biscuit or ‘sponge cake.’
- Bonito/ Bonita: This is also a very common name. There are even places that use this name to bring out the same meaning. The nickname translates to ‘pretty’ or ‘attractive’ in English.
- Caramelo: Have you seen the type of candy that they call caramelo in the stores? Well, they have borrowed this name from the Spanish language It means ‘(as sweet as) candy.’
- (Mi) Chiquillo: This nickname is a sweet way of referring to one`s daughter. It means ‘(my) kid’.
- Chiquito: This is also another nice name that can be used for young girls. It translates to ‘little one.’ In another context, it can also mean cute.
- (Mi) Cielo: How high do you wish to elevate your lady friend? This nickname can help It means ‘(my) sky.’
- Reina: This nickname can be used for either a younger or older woman It can also be used for a friend or a relative. It means ‘queen.’
- Bicha: The meaning of this one is easy to remember If you are looking for a cute name for your young daughter, then you can use this nickname which means ‘little girl.’
- Vida: This name can be used depending on the context The literal meaning is ‘life,’ although it can also be used to show affection
- Cielo: This word directly translates to ‘heaven’ However, used in the right context it can be used to show fondness.
- Mariposa: If your female friend loves the appearance and beauty of butterflies, make her feel special by using this nickname It means ‘butterfly.’
- Corazon: This nickname can be used to show deep affection, and it means ‘heart’ in English.
- Tu Mi Vida: Use this nickname to tell your loved one, ‘you are my life.’
- Gordi: Depending on who you are addressing, this word translates to ‘fatty.’ However, be careful to use it in the right context.
- Parienta: This one translates into ‘mistress’ and should also be used in the right context.
- Naranja: This one translates to ‘half orange.’ It also depends on who it is you are addressing.
- Nina: This is a rather generic word that means ‘girl’.
- Mami: Mami is Spanish slang for baby, sexy, There are other variations like Mamacita and Mamita.
Do you know any cute Spanish pet names we left out? Add it in the comment section Don’t forget to tell us the meaning as well.
Check out our page on English nicknames for more interesting and cute ideas.