If you’re looking for good German nicknames to call someone; a friend, lover, relative, or stranger, keep reading.
Like in many other cultures, in Germany, we use terms of endearment to show our male and female partners how much we appreciate them. But we also have nicknames that are used to make fun of people.
So, whether you need a German word for your lover or you need funny German nicknames to call your German buddy, or maybe you need German terms of endearment for a child, you will find a lot of awesome nicknames below.
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Unisex German Nicknames
The following are German terms of endearments that can be used for both guys and girls. The pronunciation of the nickname is added in brackets.
- Schatz (chats) – Schatz means darling or my treasure in Germany. It is one of the most popular German nicknames, and it can be used for a guy or a lady.
- Hasi (hazy) – Hasi means hare or rabbit and means that your partner is soft and cuddly.
- Liebling (li:bling) – Liebling means darling in German, and it is most popular next to Schatz.
- Herzblatt (hertzblat) – Herzblatt literally translates to “heart leaf,” but figuratively it means “sweetheart.”
- Butterherzchen (butterhertzchen) – Butterherzchen means your heart is as satiable as butter.
- Zuckerschnute (tsukkerschnute) – Zuckerschnute means your mouth is as sweet as sugar.
- Schlafmütze (schla:fmitze) – Schlafmütze is used for someone who a bit too slow for your taste.
- Naseweiß (nazewi:s) – Naseweiß means clever or know-it-all.
- Seelenpartner (se:lenpartner) – Seelenpartner means we share the same soul.
- Sonnenschein (sonenʃin) – Sonnenschein means you are my sunshine.
- Engel (engel) – Engel means you are like an angel to me.
- Juwel (djuel) – Juwel means you are like a gem to me. You are extremely valuable.
- Mein Stern (myn stern) – Mein Stern means you are my Star.
- Ein und Alles (yn und ales) – Ein und Alles means you are my one and everything.
- Schokoladenherz (ʃokoladenherz) – Schokoladenherz means your heart is as sweet as chocolate.
- Goldstück (goldstük) – Goldstück means you are as worthy as gold to me; you are of high value.
- Glückskeks (glükskeks) – Glückskeks means fortune cookie. When you say it to somebody, it means the person had luck in an extraordinary
- Honigmäulchen (honigmeulchen) – Honigmäulchen means you like sweet things very much.
- Schnuckelhase (ʃnuklhaze) – Schnuckelhase means you are cuddly like a hare.
- Zuckerschnecke (Zukkerʃneke) – Zuckerschnecke means sugar snail.
- Gürkchen (gürkchen) – Gürkchen is the translation for little pickle and means you are delicious to me.
- Kleeblatt (kleblat) – Kleeblatt is the translation for “cloverleaf,” and luck is on your side.
- Honigbiene (honikbi:ne) – Honigbiene means “Honeybee.”
- Stern (ʃtern) – Stern means “Star. “
- Knuddelbär (knuddlbaer) – Knuddelbär means “Huggybear.”
- Schnecke (ʃneke) – Schnecke means snail, and weirdly in Germany, snail is a term of endearment.
- Schnuckiputzi (ʃnukiputzi) – Sweetie Pie/Cutie Pie.
- Schnuckelchen (ʃnukelchen) – Schnuckelchen means Sweetcheeks
- Häschen – Häschen means “little hare.”
- Rehlein – Rehlein means “little deer.”
- Spätzchen – Spätzchen means “little sparrow.”
German Nicknames for Ladies
Need a German nickname for a lady? perhaps your girlfriend or wife, here are some cute German pet names for a lady:
- Mausi (mauzi) – Mausi comes from the word mouse and says you are sweet and tiny.
- Augenweide (augenwi:de) – Augenweide means you are a very beautiful
- Angebetete (angebetete) – Angebetete means you are the most adorable woman in the world.
- Dornröschen (dornroeschen) – The German equivalent of “Sleeping Beauty.”
- Beauty – Beauty means you are good-looking.
- Allerliebste (alerli:bste) – Allerliebste means you are the best of all.
- Pocahontas – Pocahontas means you are as beautiful as an Indian female.
- Amazone – Amazone means you are a huge woman a man cannot forget.
- Sahneschnitte (sa:neʃnitte) – Sahneschnitte means you are beautiful and as good as cream cake.
- Perle (perle) – Perle means you are as beautiful as a pearl.
- Cheri (ʃeri) – Cheri means you are worthy and expensive.
- Blume (blume) – Blume means you are a pretty person that looks like a flower.
- Venus (venus) – Venus means you are full of love and a gorgeous person.
- Aphrodite – Aphrodite means you are the goddess of love.
- Babe – Babe means you are as sweet as a baby, and you are not too tall for me.
- Barbie – Barbie means you are as beautiful and slim as a Barbie doll.
- Cinderella – Cinderella means you are more beautiful than a princess.
- Bienchen (bi:nchen) – Bienchen means you are as sweet as a little bee.
- Bunny – Bunny means you are an attractive lady.
- Holde Maid (holde mi:d) – Holde Maid means you are lively and attractive.
- Diva (de:VA) – Diva means you are an elegant woman, and you know who you are.
- Göttlich Schöne (götlich ʃöne) – Göttlich Schöne means you are as beautiful as if God made you.
- Herzensschöne (herzensschöne) – Herzensschöne means you are beautiful by heart.
- Kaktusblüte (kaktusblüte) – Kaktusblüte is the translation for cactus blossom, which means sharp stings and beauty at the same time.
- Meine Königin (mi:ne königin) – Meine Königin means there is nobody as high and as mighty as you.
- Rose – It means “Rose.”
- Sonnenblume (sonenblu:me) – Is she your pretty Sunflower?
German Nicknames for Guys
Need a German nickname for your boyfriend? or any other guy at all, here are some good German nicknames for guys:
- Bärchen (berchen) – Bärchen means you are lovable like a tiny bear.
- Adonis – Adonis is from Ancient Greek, it is used for an attractive man.
- Captain – Captain means you are the authority in my life and you know where to go.
- Göttergatte (göttergatte) – Göttergatte means you are my husband, but you like yourself best.
- Märchenprinz (märchenprinz) – Märchenprinz means you are the man I had always dreamed of.
- Chefkoch (ʃefkoch) – Chefkoch means you are an excellent
- Casanova – Casanova means you love too many women.
- Brummbär (brummbaer) – Brummbär means you are generally nice but sometimes in a bad mood.
- Held (held) – Held means you are like a hero to me and you have done something special in my life.
- Zorro – Zorro means you are a fast lover and you are very powerful.
- Yuppie – Yuppie means you have a lot of money and you show it.
- Adrenaline – Adrenaline means you give me the power to be stronger than before.
- Amor – Amor means you can make me fall in love with you.
- Champ – Champ means you are a very successful person
- Froschkönig (froʃkönik) – Froschkönig means you are my prince, but I could not see it at first sight
- Herzkasperl (herzkasperl) – Herzkasperl means you make my heart beating.
- Beau (bo) – Beau means you are a beautiful
- Indianer (indianer) – Indianer means you are a male with terrific
- König (könik) – König means you are my one and everything.
- Schmusekater (ʃmusekater) – Schmusekater means you are as cuddly as a male cat.
Funny German Nicknames
A list of nicknames wouldn’t be complete without funny nicknames, here are funny German nicknames to call anyone:
- Alibaba – Alibaba means you bring magic into my life, but please do not bring your 40 robbers.
- Hörnchen (hörnchen) – Hörnchen means you are as sweet as a croissant.
- Honigschnitte (honikʃnitte) – Honigschnitte means you are as sweet as a slice of bread with butter and honey.
- Zottel (zotel) – Zottel means you have scruffy hair.
- Brummel (brumel) – Brummel means you are in a bad mood but still sweet.
- Heinzelmännchen (hi:nzelmenchen) – Heinzelmännchen means you are hard-working but a little bit too small.
- Flusspferd (flusferd) – Flusspferd means you are fat as a hippo.
- Honigkuchenpferd (honikkuchenferd) – Honigkuchenpferd means honey cake horse which is somebody full of luck.
- Grinsebär (grinseber) – Grinsebär means you are smiling like a honey bear.
- Frechdachs (frechdaks) – Frechdachs is best translated to mean “Riff Raff.”
- Faulpelz (faulpels) – Faulpelz means Lazyass.
Do you know any awesome German term of endearment or nickname we left out? Kindly add it in the comments section. Don’t forget to add the meaning and pronunciation of the nickname.
By: Katrin Linck, Professional Teacher, Dassel, Germany.
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