100+ Fresh Nicknames for Your Son

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Choosing a nickname for a son can feel overwhelming because there are endless options to pick from. Land on a nickname that fits his personality perfectly and makes you smile every time you say it.

Nicknames for Sons Are a Personal Choice

Does your little man coo and snuggle all day long? Is he a mover and a shaker, ready to take the world on before he even takes his first steps? Was he blessed with a mop full of curls at birth? Nicknames can come from physical traits, personal traits, or other enjoyed areas of life. The most important thing in choosing a nickname is that it suits him and you alike.

Nicknames to Suit Personality

Babies develop personalities early on. Call him something that reflects his laid-back demeanor or his go-get-em attitude.

  • Zippy
  • Flash
  • Dash
  • Scooter
  • Smiley
  • Shadow
  • Shy Guy
  • Punky
  • Stinky
  • Wily Will
  • Trouble
  • Giggles
  • Messy Magoo
  • Happy Hurricane
  • Tiny Tornado
  • Cuddlebug
  • Cutie Clown
  • Cheeky Monkey
  • Chatterbox
  • Firecracker
  • Busy Bee
  • Goofy Guy
  • Godzilla
  • Silly Goose
  • Turbo
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Names Based on Physical Traits

If it suits you, wait until your son is born before giving him a nickname. Gaze long and hard at him and choose a nickname that reflects his physical traits.

  • Big Boy
  • Beefcake
  • Roly-Poly
  • The Hulk
  • Chipmunk Cheeks
  • Curly-Q
  • Fuzzball
  • Button Nose
  • Squirt
  • Squishers
  • Little Man
  • Slim
  • Pipsqueak
  • Bright Eyes
  • Sleepy Boy
  • Lazy Lou
  • Spike
  • Brown-Eyed Boy
  • Blue-Eyed Boy
  • Bitty Boy
  • Blondie
  • Raven
  • Handsome
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Terms of Endearment Names

You can never go wrong with a loving nickname that expresses how full your heart is when you see your son.

  • Sweetheart
  • Dearie
  • Darling
  • Angel Baby
  • Mama's Prince
  • Buddy
  • Sunshine
  • Pooh Bear
  • Mama's Miracle
  • Beau (means "handsome" in French)
  • Buddy
  • Heartstopper
  • Pal
  • Treasure
  • Prize
  • Mama's Sidekick
  • Agape Mou (means "my love" in Greek)
  • Bambino (means "baby" or "young child" in Italian)
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Food-Inspired Names

Is your baby boy the most delectable morsel that you ever laid your eyes on? If so, consider giving him a food-inspired nickname to go by.

  • Dumpling
  • Donut
  • Skittle
  • Small Fry
  • Honey
  • Muffin
  • Jellybean
  • Sugar
  • Pork Chop
  • Pumpkin
  • Beansprout
  • Peapod
  • Baby Burrito
  • Nugget
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Nature and Animal Nicknames

Nature-inspired nicknames are lovely choices for a son.

  • Tiger
  • Shark
  • Bunny
  • Chickadee
  • Bug
  • Monkey
  • Hawk
  • Falcon
  • Lamb
  • Baby Bird
  • Teddy Bear
  • Duckie
  • Chickie
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Cheetah
  • Little Lion
  • Bumblebee
  • Squirrel
  • Puppy
  • Wolfie
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Sporty and Leadership Nicknames

Feeling like your boy will certainly be the next big thing? Give him a nickname that reflects his future All-Star Status. These work particularly well with a strong birth name.

  • Champ
  • Slugger
  • Sport
  • Superstar
  • Rockstar
  • Stud
  • Hotshot
  • Baller
  • Stunner
  • Rookie
  • Fuego (means "fire" in Spanish)
  • Beast
  • Adonis (meaning "Greek God")
  • Captain
  • Chief
  • Rocket
  • Alpha ("leader of the pack")
  • Duke
  • Chance
  • Ace
  • Sir
  • Hero
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The Beauty of Nicknames

Everyone seems to have an opinion about baby names, which is why some parents decide to keep their bundle of joy's moniker a secret until their birth. People will undoubtedly have thoughts of your choice of nicknames as well. Remember that it only matters what you think of the name, not others. The beauty of nicknames, compared with birth names, is that they can easily be changed. If he ever outgrows the nickname, you give him in babyhood, you can always simply pick another. So long as the name is a term of love and endearment, it will always be a perfect fit for your son.

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