Say what you want about President Trump, but you’ve got to admit – he knows how to come up with funny nicknames that stick.
Here are some of Trump’s best sellers:
- Hilary Clinton – Crooked Hilary
- Ted Cruz – Lyin’ Ted
- Jeb Bush – Low Energy Jeb
- Bernie Sanders – Crazy Bernie
- Kim Jong Un – Rocket Man
So, how does he do it? More importantly, how can you come up with funny nicknames for someone?
Table of Contents
- How to come up with Funny Nicknames for Anyone
- 1. By mocking the person’s physical characteristics
- 2. By making fun of the person’s personality or character.
- 3. By modifying the person’s real name
- 4. By mocking the person’s Nationality or Hometown
- 5. By mocking the person’s mannerisms
- 6. By adopting a name from Tv, Video Games, or Books
- 7. Inside Jokes
- List of Funny Nickname
How to come up with Funny Nicknames for Anyone
Coming up with funny nicknames isn’t rocket science, but still, you need to know how to do it.
The following are simple methods you can use to come up with funny nicknames that stick:
1. By mocking the person’s physical characteristics
The meanest and funniest nicknames are those names that describe a person’s physical attributes or appearance.
For example, Trump nicknamed NBC reporter Chuck Todd “Sleepy Eyes” because of his appearance.
Another example is calling your friend that has acne – “pizza face.”
2. By making fun of the person’s personality or character.
A funny nickname can be a jibe at a person’s personality or character.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush earned himself the nickname – Low Energy Jeb because according to Trump, he seemed like a “low energy person.”
Another good example of this nickname is Debbie Downer, which is often used for people who suck the positivity out of things.
3. By modifying the person’s real name
Thankfully, some people’s names are just jokes waiting to be told.
However, if it’s not, you can still give someone a funny nickname from their name.
For example, Trump nicknamed, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough “Psycho Joe,” and he nicknamed TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck – “Wacko Glenn Beck.”
These are not exactly rib-cracking nicknames, but they are still funny nicknames.
Extra points if the nickname rhymes with their name.
For example, if your friend’s name is Billy, you can call him: Silly Billy, Horny Billy, Jelly Billy, or any other thing that rhymes with his name.
4. By mocking the person’s Nationality or Hometown
Funny nicknames can be based on a person’s hometown or even nationality.
However, these nicknames are usually offensive.
For example, calling an Indian – Punjab, or calling a Nigerian – Prince (a reference to the infamous prince from the scam emails) might be funny to you, but it’s offensive.
A good example of funny names based on hometown would be, calling a New Zealander from Auckland – ‘Jafa’ (just another f***ing Aucklander) or calling an Indian – Bollywood.
5. By mocking the person’s mannerisms
Everyone has wacky or goofy mannerisms.
Some people gesture a lot when they speak, some people chew their food a bit too loud, while some people are always doing something with their hair.
For example, Blinky is a funny pet name perfect for someone that blinks a lot.
All these mannerisms are great sources of funny nicknames to call them.
6. By adopting a name from Tv, Video Games, or Books
Tv, video games, and books are filled with hilarious characters.
So, if you know someone who’s similar to a character, you can call them the character’s name.
For example, do you know someone with a big nose? Call them Pinocchio.
Similarly, if you know a twisted soul, you can call the person – Crazy Eyes.
7. Inside Jokes
You can give someone a funny name that references something they did, a famous incident or folklore.
According to folklore, a guy who has little hands is likely to have a small sword, which is the joke behind Trump’s nickname for Marco Rubio – “Little Marco.”
Similarly, Trump’s nickname for North Korean leader – Rocketman is a play on the North Korea’s leader’s insistence on developing nuclear weapons.
Just as his nickname for Hilary Clinton – “Crooked Hilary,'” is a not-so-subtle reference to the corrupt allegations trailing her.
List of Funny Nickname
The following funny nicknames are appropriate for both boys and girls:
Android: This is what you would call a person who doesn’t have a mind of their own.
Antenna: A funny nickname for a person who can smell food no matter where you hide it.
Bandera Pirata: In Spanish, it means ‘pirate flag, ‘ and it is a proper nickname for someone who is too skinny.
Big Head: A funny nickname for someone, who is stubborn or someone with a big head.
Big Mouth: It is used for someone who likes to gossip and cannot keep a secret.
Burro: This is a Spanish word for a ‘donkey’ so you can use it for someone who is stubborn and dumb.
Cabeza Hueca: A Spanish phrase meaning ‘hollow head’ – perfect for someone who has no brain.
Calaca: ‘Calaca’ in Spanish means the same as ‘skeleton’ in English, and both are used for someone who is so skinny that you could see his or her bones.
Catch 22: Someone who is always in a dilemma.
Chatterbox: Someone who talks non-stop.
Cheeky Chimp: A nickname for a fun, playful person.
Chubs: A funny name for a chubby person.
Clueless: This is how you would call someone who always feels lost and knows nothing.
Coffee Zombie: Someone who needs his dose of caffeine every morning.
Coma: Is there anyone more boring than this guy or girl?
Complainer: This is the name you would call someone who always complains about everything.
Corpse Breath: This is the name you would call someone who has foul breath.
Couch Potato: A funny nickname for a lazy guy or girl who spends all day on the sofa.
Crazy Eyes: A nickname suitable for someone with crazy eyes – or someone with cross-eyes.
Cuatro Ojos: A Spanish phrase with the same meaning as ‘four eyes’ in the English. You would use it for someone who wears glasses.
Desktop Bandit: Never leave your desktop open around a desktop bandit; they will put up the most embarrassing desktop wallpaper.
Dipstick: A funny nickname for a guy with an end of the tunnel kind of flashlight.
Dobby: A cute little guy or girl who always helps, just like that little elf in Harry Potter.
Dracula: A sports joke; someone who’s scared of crosses.
Duracell: A funny nickname for a person that never gets tired.
Enano and Enana: Spanish word for a ‘dwarf’ (a short guy or girl).
Excused: Someone who has more excuses than everybody else.
Field Goal: For someone with a gap tooth.
Flaco and Flaca: Spanish terms used for skinny persons.
Foodie: Is there anyone who loves food more than this guy or girl?
Fosforo: A ‘match’ in Spanish, used for someone who has a short-temper.
Four Eyes: This is how you would call someone who wears (huge) glasses.
French fry: Another nickname for a skinny guy or girl.
Friday Night: Someone you are thrilled to see.
Full Meter: Do you have the feeling that he or she is always mad and yelling?
Fun Size: A nickname for a short guy or girl.
Furious: Someone with such a bad temper.
Furniture: Do they ever move from that sofa?
Ginger: A nickname often used for someone who has red or orange hair and freckles. But be careful, some find this nickname offensive.
Glue: A fitting nickname for a stingy person
Glutton: Someone who always eats the biggest portions.
Google It: Someone who has only one answer to all your questions and doubts. And the answer is ‘Google it.’
Gran Culo: A Spanish phrase for someone with a big butt.
Grasshopper: A nickname for a naïve guy or girl.
Half Pint: This is how you would call a short guy or girl.
Houdini: Someone who, somehow, always manages to get out and disappear.
I Don’t Get It: Do they ever get a joke?
Idea Crusher: Someone who is always so negative and thinks that every idea is bad.
Incredible Sulk: Someone who never stops crying.
Influencer: Someone who has a strong influence on other people.
Internet Explorer: This is how you would call someone who is too slow or outdated (just like this browser).
Jargonator: Someone who always uses some big words that others do not understand.
Jelly Belly: A nickname suitable for someone who is fat.
Jelly: Someone who often gets jealous.
Lemon: Someone that always annoys everybody.
Loopy: A guy or girl who acts like he or she is missing a few screws in the head.
Lubber: A perfect nickname for a large, clumsy guy or girl.
Meme: A funny nickname for an odd person.
MIA: Someone who goes missing when you need them the most.
Million Dollar Smile: someone with a great set of teeth.
Mind Wanderer: They may be here, but their mind is somewhere else.
Minion: You would use this for a guy or girl who takes orders from you.
Monday Morning: Someone you do not want to see.
Monkey Brain: Do they have the craziest mind?
Mooch: An insulting nickname for someone who loves to live off others. The type of person who always leaves their wallet at home on a night out.
Mushmouth: Someone who spills a lot of rubbish no one seems to comprehend.
No-man and No-woman: Someone who responds with ‘no’ to everything.
OCD: There is always that one guy or girl who cleans all the time and freaks out whenever something is dirty.
Odd Duck: Is he or she a weirdo?
One nipple John: Someone who has one nipple. You can replace “John,” with the person’s name.
Over-Thinker: Do they ever do anything spontaneously, or they always have to overthink everything?
Paragraph: A funny name to call a short person.
Pestilence: A funny nickname for a totally awful person.
Pint-Sized: A nickname used to describe a short guy or girl.
Pizza Face: Someone with lots of freckles all over their face.
Pluto: Someone who is always talking off point.
Poker Face: Is there anyone who is better in hiding emotions than this guy or girl?
Pothole: This is the nickname for someone you would rather avoid.
Quarter to Three: Someone who walks with their feet spread out like clock hands pointing at quarter to three
Road Kill: Someone who looks like they were hit by a car.
Roly-poly: A nickname for someone with a round, plump appearance.
Sarcasm Provider: Someone who has a sarcastic answer to everything.
Scarecrow: A nickname for someone who has no brain, like the character from the Wizard of OZ.
Scrawler: Someone with such bad handwriting that sometimes even they cannot read it themselves.
Screensaver: Someone who does nothing all day.
Screwball: Someone who likes to screw around.
Security: Someone who looks like the building’s security.
Sexy Pants: A nickname for a hot guy or a girl.
Shoulderbeast: Do you have the feeling that he or she is watching you from behind every time you are doing something?
Silence: Someone who is so quiet you will not even know that he or she is there.
Sippy Cup: Hilarious name for someone with mighty ears.
Slacker: How do they always manage to do the least amount of work possible?
Slippy: We all know that one guy or a girl who somehow never gets into trouble.
Slob: Appropriate nickname for someone who is too messy.
Smelly Pants: Someone who wet themselves after a night out. You can personalize by adding the person’s name. E.g., Smelly Pants Marty
Smiley: We all know that one guy or girl who smiles all the time.
Smiley: Someone who smiles all the time.
Social Media Pundit: Do they live on social media?
Soundtrack: Someone who listens to music non-stop and knows all the latest hits.
Soundtrack: Someone who listens to music non-stop and knows all the latest hits.
Special Treatment: The one who is always treated differently.
SpongeBob: A hilarious name for a loser.
Spy: Does it seems like they are spying on everyone?
Stalker: A creepy guy or a girl you do not know, but you see him or her wherever you go.
Star Tech: Someone who knows everything about technology.
Suck Up: We all know that one guy or a girl who likes to compliment others, especially a boss.
Technophobe: Someone who knows nothing about the technology.
Thiefy: This one is pretty obvious – someone who steals from everyone.
Third Wheeler: Someone who is single, but that does not stop him or her to always hang out with the couples.
Thrombo: A funny pet name for a slow-moving clot.
Thundernuts: A guy who got tasered in the nuts.
Time Bomb: Do they look like they are going to explode every time they get angry?
Tonto and Tonta: A Spanish word for someone who seems stupid.
Toothpick: This is a nickname for someone who is too skinny so that he or she looks just like a toothpick.
Torpe: A Spanish word for someone who keeps knocking down things.
Trailer Trash: Someone without any matters.
Trial and Error: Someone who fails every time he or she tries to do something.
Vandal: You would use this one for someone who always has to break something.
Village Idiot: Someone who always tries to make others laugh.
Walking Dictionary: Do they know all the words and their definitions?
Walking Encyclopedia: Someone who is so smart.
Wednesday: This is how you will call someone who is a middle child.
Wheels: A funny name to call someone who uses a wheelchair.
Wikipedia: Someone who has learned so much useless information from browsing the Internet.
Xerox: A funny nickname for someone who’s an expert at copying other people’s work.
Young One: A perfect nickname for the youngest person in the squad.
Funny Nicknames for Guys
Here is a list of funny nicknames for boys:
Bathroom Grunter: A guy who makes strange noises in the bathroom.
Big Daddy: A nickname for a guy who acts like he is everybody’s father.
Big Tuna: A huge guy who loves tuna fish a bit too much.
Biggie: Is there anyone bigger than this guy?
Blinky: A nickname for a guy who blinks too much.
Bola de Billar: A Spanish nickname for a guy who has no hair – who is bald.
Boner: Someone who gets an erection way too easily and at the worst possible moments.
Bones: A funny nickname for a skinny guy or a guy who’s always getting laid.
Boormachine: the Dutch word for “drill.” It is a funny nickname for an energetic guy.
Bum Face: Someone who has a skin graft gotten from his butt on his face.
Buster: Does this guy always get you into trouble?
Captain Awesome and Mr. Fabulous: Those two guys who do everything together, and think they are so cool.
Chicken: A guy who is scared of everything.
Chieftain: A funny nickname for a dominant guy.
Chunky: Does he seem like he put on some weight?
Daredevil: There is always that one guy who is not afraid of anything.
Dickweed: A guy that gets hyper horny when he smokes pot.
Dork: A guy who is too interested in science and technology.
Dumbo: This is how you would call a guy with big ears. Just make sure that he does not get offended.
Fire Guy: Any guy who has mistakenly set something on fire.
Furious Tom: You can replace Tom with any name. It is a funny nickname for a hot-tempered guy.
Game Over: A guy who is such a geek and has no real life.
Google head: A guy who knows more than ‘Google’ – a web fanatic.
Half-Sack: A funny name for a guy with one testicle.
Hobbit: A nickname for a guy with a Bigfoot.
Jet: Does it seem like this guy is changing places so fast? He never stays at the same location for too long.
Justin Bieber: Has he entered puberty, yet?
Lone Ranger: A guy who sits alone in a romantic restaurant.
Luke the Fluke: Is there anyone who has more luck than this guy?
Minor: A funny nickname for a short guy
Narizón: This is how in Spain they call a guy with a big nose.
Nickel: There is always that one cheap guy who tries to save on everything
Numbnuts: This is a nickname for a guy who never thinks before he speaks.
Old Man: A nickname for a guy who is not old but he acts like he is.
Payaso: A Spanish word for a guy who always acts like a clown.
Pelón: A Spanish nickname for a bald guy.
Pothole: A nickname for a guy everyone would want to avoid.
Punk: An alternative guy, who does not follow any general rules.
Q-Tip: A tall guy with the fluffiest hair.
Ramen: A nickname for a guy who has curly hair.
Sailor: There is no one who swears more than this guy.
Scarecrow: A guy who is not that pretty, so he scares women easily.
Screech: Does this guy always make those irritating noises?
Scruffy: There is always that one guy who does not dress well.
Silly Billy: A nickname for a silly guy.
Sir Farts-a-lot: As it says – a guy who farts a lot. Another nickname could be a ‘fart-machine’ or a ‘fart-maker.’
Sir Schmooze-a-lot: We all know that one guy who is always schmoozing with everybody.
Slim Jim: A perfect nickname for a thin guy.
Slut Muffin: A funny name to call a guy that gets all the girls.
Tarzan: A funny name for a boy with no manners.
Vegas: Is there anyone who loves nightlife more than this guy?
Viejo: A Spanish word for an old man. But be careful when using this nickname for elderly persons.
Virgin: A guy who never gets any.
Willy Foo Foo: Is there anybody who can be fooled quicker than this guy? He would believe in anything.
Wisecrack: A nickname for a guy who is funny.
Yes-guy: A funny nickname for a spineless guy.
Funny Nicknames for Girls
Here is a list of funny nicknames for ladies:
Ass Clown: Does this girl try too hard to be hilarious?
Assquatch: Someone with a big butt.
Bambi: A nickname that is usually given to a quiet and shy girl.
Barbie: A nickname for a girl who puts on so much makeup that she looks like a Barbie doll.
Bitsy: A cute nickname for such a petite girl.
Blondie: This is how you would call a girl who has blond hair.
Brownie: A nickname for a dark-haired girl.
Bug: It is often used for jealous girls.
Butter Age: This is how you would call a girl who looks younger than her age.
Butterface: A funny nickname for a lady with a great body but an ugly face.
China Doll: A nickname for a girl who seems so fragile.
Claws: A girl (and maybe even a guy) with really long nails.
Cloppity Clop: A lady whose heels make the cloppity clop sound when she walks.
Copycat: There is always that one girl who does everything you do.
Cuckoo: A funny nickname for a batshit crazy girl.
Cumbucket: A funny nickname for a loose girl.
Curly-Q: A nickname for a hot curly-haired girl.
Dishwasher: We all have that one friend who always washes all the dishes for everyone.
Diva: Does this girl think she is a goddess?
Doorbell: A flat-chested lady who has “no knockers.”
Drama Queen: We all know that one girl who likes to exaggerate and who makes the problem bigger than it is.
Driver: Someone with a hot body but an ugly face. Driver because her body is a 10 and her face is a 2, just like you would place your hands on the wheel of a car.
Duchess: A girl who has it all – intelligence, looks, money, and an attitude to rule the world.
Fairy God Mother: Does she fulfill everybody’s wishes?
Flat Chest: This is how you would call a girl with small boobs.
Flower Child: A girl who loves peace and nature.
Frozen Fire: A nickname for a girl who quickly changes her emotions.
Ghosty: Does this girl know how to escape every situation?
Girlie Girl: A nickname for a little feminine girl.
Goldilocks: A girl with golden or blonde hair.
Gossip Girl: There is always that one girl who knows everything about everybody and talks about others all the time.
Hand Job Bandit: A funny nickname for a girl that… I don’t have to spell this one out.
Itsy Bitsy: Is there anyone smaller than this girl?
Jiggle Jugs: Someone who hates wearing bras.
Kittycat: Is there anyone who loves cats more than this girl?
Lala: This is how you would call a girl who seems like she is always in the ‘La la Land’ and not in the real world.
Mattressback: An insulting nickname for a female colleague that has slept with almost every guy in the office. This nickname will get you fired.
Monkey Buns: A nickname for a fun girl.
Monkey Butt: A nickname used for a girl who likes spending her free time inside her house.
Nagatha Christie: A girl who never stops nagging.
Nun: A nickname for a religious girl who follows all religious rules.
Old Gal: Another nickname for a girl who is not that old, but has the spirit of an old person.
Old Lady: A proper nickname for a girl who acts just like she is an old lady.
Pissy Missy: This is who you would call a girl who is being whiny.
Prawns: A hilarious nickname for someone with a great body but a shit head
Princess: A proper nickname for a girl who is spoiled and acts like she is royalty.
Puma: A nickname for a girl who dates younger guys. ‘Cougar’ is a nickname for an older woman who does the same.
Punkin Butt: A girl who has a great ass.
Pussycat: A funny pet name for a sexy girl.
Queen Bee: There is no one more important in the squad than this girl.
Ritzy: Does this girl enjoy the most luxurious life you have ever seen?
Saturday Night: A proper nickname for a girl who never misses a party.
Secretary of the Nagriculture: A girl who just has to nag about everything.
Tits McGee: A funny nickname for a girl with big boobs.
Yes-woman: A funny nickname for a suck-up.
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