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The most popular baby girl nicknames that are so cute and unique they might surprise you

Baby girl nicknames for every kind of child and personality out there

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You probably spent a lot of time choosing the perfect name for your baby girl. After all, it’s an important decision. But using nicknames is a popular thing to do, so you may not end up calling your daughter by her given name for a bit. If a sweet nickname evolves and sticks as she grows up, her given name may only be called when you’re trying to get her attention. We all know with having a precious little baby, you’re bound to try out some of the many cute nicknames parents use on their new bundles of joy. These baby girl nicknames are sweet, funny, unique, and could be fun to use.

Not sure what nickname is perfect for your little one? We’ve compiled the ultimate list of nicknames perfect for baby girls, and while some you might expect, like Sweetie Pie or Honey Bun, some are unexpected and may make you giggle, like Doodlebug and Banana Muffin. Some baby girl nicknames are based on personality, others are based on appearances, and some are based on, well, nothing at all. This list may inspire you and give you an idea of what to call your little bundle.

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Nicknames based on names

The term nickname actually has a pretty long history. Its origins date back to the 14th century. The first baby girl nicknames were ones based on the name people chose for their daughter. For example, Maggie, Midge, and Peggy are nicknames for Margaret. The name Elizabeth has quite a few nicknames attached to it, such as Lizzie, Beth, Liza, Betty, Betsy, and even Libby. So, if you’re looking for a cute nickname for your daughter, you may want to start with her name. Here are some baby girl nicknames derived from given names.

  • Addie – Addison or Adeline
  • Bella – Annabelle or Isabelle
  • Frankie – Frances, Francine, or Francesca
  • Charlie – Charlotte
  • Liv or Livie – Olivia
  • Ellie – Eleanor or Eloise
  • Lexi or Alex – Alexandra
  • Maddy – Madeline or Madison
  • Tori or Vickie – Victoria
  • Lily – Lilian
  • Sam or Sammie – Samantha
  • Viv – Vivian or Viviene
  • Lou – Louise
  • Max- Maxine
  • Edie – Edith
  • Penny – Penelope
  • Mac – Mackenzie or Makayla
  • Vera or Ronnie – Veronica
  • Emmie – Emerson
  • Lanie or Mellie – Melanie
  • Rory – Auroa or Lorelai
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Cute baby girl nicknames that are quite common

These go-to sweet baby girl nicknames are irresistibly adorable. From classic to cuddly, these are good, solid standbys. Maybe your mom called you these as a baby and you want to carry on the nickname.

  • Angel
  • Baby Cakes
  • Boo Boo
  • Bubs
  • Bunny Boo
  • Buttercup
  • Cupcake
  • Darling
  • Dearie
  • Her Majesty
  • Honey
  • Honey Bear
  • Honey Bun
  • Honey Pie
  • Kiddo
  • Lil Lady
  • Little Lamb
  • Madame
  • Missy
  • My World
  • Nugget
  • Precious
  • Princess
  • Pumpkin
  • Sugar Pie
  • Sunshine
  • Sweet Pea
  • Sweetie Pie
  • Your Highness
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Personality baby girl nicknames that bring a smile and a giggle

Your little girl has a personality all her own, and your nicknames for her may change with her mood. Whether she’s being sweet or cranky, there’s a nickname for every range of emotion and every kind of trait that starts to show in her personality.

  • Chatterbox
  • Chuckles
  • Cranky Pants
  • Cuddle Bug
  • Cuddle Bunny
  • Dimples
  • Drooly Julie
  • Funny Girl
  • Fussy Pants
  • Giggle Monster
  • Giggles
  • Goofball
  • Goofy
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Sassy
  • Sleepy
  • Smiley
  • Snuggle Bug
  • Snuggle Bunny
  • Sweet Girl
  • Sweetie
  • Troublemaker
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Baby girl nicknames that are catchy about her appearance

While you’ll want to avoid commenting on your daughter’s body image once she understands your words. Love on those chubby cheeks all you want when she’s a little baby, but don’t keep appearance-based baby girl nicknames into toddlerhood.

  • Bed Head
  • Blondie
  • Chipmunk
  • Chubbykins
  • Chunky Monkey
  • Cutie
  • Cutie Patootie
  • Cutie Pie
  • Little Miss Chubby Cheeks
  • Mini-Me
  • Miss Cutie
  • Munchkin
  • String Bean
  • Tiny
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Unforgettable name-based baby girl nicknames that are shortened or rhyme

You might use a nickname based on your little one’s first name or maybe her middle name. It could be the repetition of the first syllable of her name discovered while adding a rhyming word after her name.

  • Allie Wally
  • Cutie Cathy
  • Ellie Belly
  • Hannah Banana
  • Izzy
  • Jojo
  • Josie
  • June Bug
  • Snoozy Susie
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Funny baby girl nicknames you may not have thought of before

You can also come up with all kinds of silly nicknames for your baby girl. These nicknames are primarily for trying to get a giggle out of your baby and yourself.

  • Bam Bam
  • Bestie
  • Pookie
  • She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Changed
  • Short Stack
  • Stinker
  • Sugar Booger
  • Super Baby
  • Super Girl
  • Tater Tot
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Silly and random baby girl nicknames that just come out

Where did these even come from? When you’re not running on much sleep, the funniest nicknames come out of your mouth and sometimes they stick.

  • Almond Joy
  • Angel Cake
  • Apple Pie
  • Banana Muffin
  • Bon Bon
  • Bitsy
  • Chickadee
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Doodlebug
  • Dumpling
  • Goober
  • Jellybean
  • Kitten
  • Koala
  • Ladybug
  • Lemon Drop
  • Marshmallow
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Muffin
  • Peanut
  • Pebbles
  • Peach
  • Peachy Keen
  • Pickle
  • Pop Tart
  • Pork Chop
  • Sunflower
  • Susie Q
  • Tinkerbell
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Nicknames given with love

You could always use the power of love and nickname your tiny human a word that means love in another language or that is a term of endearment in another language. If you know your family’s background, look up nicknames in that culture and language to make the nickname more special and personalized to your family.

  • Amore/Amor/ is “Love”
  • Mon chou is “My cabbage”
  • Mon cheri is “My dear”
  • Liebling is “My favorite”
  • Fragolina is “My strawberry”
  • Stella is “Star”
  • Cara is “Dear”
  • Misio is “Teddy bear”
  • Pudingeto is “Pudding”
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Anything goes for a little one’s nickname

You could come up with any baked good, flower, cartoon character, or favorite thing and turn it into a baby nickname. A noise they make or a sound they love could turn into a nickname. Most of these nicknames will only stick around for babyhood but be careful — you don’t want Pork Chop or Stinker to be the nickname that sticks and follows your little one to high school. Don’t let that hold you back from letting this be the time to experiment with lots of different nicknames at home, though.

You have such a special time when you’re able to call that little bundle the cutest names before they grow up and tell you to stop it and that they are too old and cool for nicknames. Those years are short and go by quickly, so go ahead and call them all the silly names you want and see what makes them laugh. If a nickname based on their name or personality ends up sticking, it could turn into something wonderful for both of you, a special word or phrase for the two of you to use for life. And if not, it will be an adorable memory from when your kid was just a baby.

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