Nicknames for Girls That Are Cute Yet Classic

Looking for a name for your baby girl that offers plenty of cute nickname options? Here are dozens of ideas to get you started.

Nicknames for girls can run the gamut from fun or silly to sweet or spunky. Sometimes, these names happen spontaneously, as in calling your little love Bunny or Sweetpea. Other times, nicknames are chosen well in advance.

For example, parents might pick a longer or more formal baby name with the hopes of using a cute nickname most of the time. In other cases, nicknames morph with a child as they mature. They might be Margaret on their birth certificate but are called Maggie as a toddler, Mags in middle school, Peg in high school, and Madge later on in life.

If you're hoping to use nicknames with your child, it's smart to select a first name that has multiple nickname options. This way, if your baby girl doesn't love their nickname—or given name—they can choose another one when they're older.

Remember that nicknames can also be whatever you want—they don't necessarily have to flow organically from their given name. Or you can dispense with a formal name altogether and officially name your child the nickname you love. Need a bit of inspiration? Look no further. Here are some of our favorite nicknames for girls.

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Nicknames for Classic Girl Names

Here, we give some nickname options for classic girl monikers. Will you choose something unique or timeless for your little one?

  • Alexandra - Alex, Alexa, Alexis, Allie, Lexie, Xandra
  • Amelia - Amy, Lia, Mia, Millie
  • Angelina - Angel, Angie, Annie, Lin, Lina
  • Danielle - Dani, Elle, Dee Dee, Anne
  • Charlotte - Char, Charlie, Lottie
  • Christine - Chris, Chrissy, Christa, Christie, Tina
  • Elizabeth - Beth, Betsy, Bette, Betty, Eliza, Ellie, Libby, Liz, Lizzie
  • Gabrielle - Bree, Elle, Ellie, Gabby, Gabriella, Rielle
  • Isabella - Bella, Belle, Ella, Izzie
  • Jennifer - Jen, Jenna, Jenny
  • Katherine - Kat, Kate, Kathy, Katie
  • Margaret - Maggie, Marge, Margie, Meg, Peggy
  • Michelle - Chelle, Elle, Mich, Micki, Shelby, Shelly
  • Patricia - Pat, Patti, Tricia, Trish
  • Veronica - Nicki, Roni, Vera
  • Victoria - Tori, Toria, Vic, Vicki

Cute Nicknames for Girls

Looking for a nickname as precious as your little angel? Try one of these cute, sweet nicknames for your baby girl.

  • Bunny
  • Chickadee
  • Cupcake
  • Cutie Pie
  • Daisy
  • Lovebug
  • Lovey
  • Munchkin
  • Peach
  • Pixie
  • Princess
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweat Pea
  • Sweetie Pie
  • Tinkerbell
  • Twinkle

Unique Nicknames for Girls

A nickname can be anything under the sun. So, let your mind wander to whatever adorable, cool, chic name or word resonates for your baby girl. Here, are some unique ideas to get you started.

  • Apple
  • Boo
  • Buttercup
  • Coco
  • Cuddles
  • Dreamy
  • Gummy Bear
  • Lava
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Smiles-a-lot
  • Sunny
  • Tater Tot
  • Tiny
  • Turnip

Funny Nicknames for Girls

Something silly is also a great way to go for your baby's nickname. Here are some funny nickname ideas for girls that are sure to make everyone in the family smile.

  • Bizzy
  • Bun Bun
  • Chatterbox
  • Dimples
  • Dooly
  • Giggles
  • Itty Bitty
  • Jelly Belly
  • Little Bo Peep
  • Small Fry
  • Snugglebug
  • Soggy
  • Stinker
  • Sugar Bear
  • Twinkie
  • Unicorn

Fierce Nicknames for Girls

Just because your baby is the epitome of cuteness doesn't mean a fierce nickname won't suit them. In fact, giving your child a strong female name can inspire them to be a force of nature.

  • Amelia
  • Arya
  • Athena
  • Boss Baby
  • Diana
  • Elsa
  • Flame
  • Lightning
  • Katniss
  • Khaleesi
  • Kitty
  • Magic
  • Malala
  • Moana
  • Rosa
  • Rainbow
  • Rebel
  • River
  • Storm
  • Warrior Princess
  • Zena
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