Most of us have over a hundred friend contacts in our phones, but there’s only one person we can call our best friend. This is the person we can confide in and share our most intimate secrets. It’s the person who is there for us in good times and bad. More often than not, this person shares similar interests and backgrounds to us.

In honor of your best friend, here are some contact nickname ideas you can use to store their number in your phone. This gesture will recognize your partner in crime as the best of the best.

Best Friend

Best Friend Contact Nickname Ideas

  • BFF
  • Buddy
  • Bestie
  • Crazy Nuts
  • BubblySmarty
  • Slappy
  • Einstein
  • Nikola (in reference to Nikola Tesla)
  • Prodigy
  • My Guy
  • Trouble Fixer
  • My Super Friend
  • Confidant
  • Iron Shoulder
  • Emissary
  • The Great One
  • Heartbreaker
  • My Notebook
  • Resource Person
  • The Big Friendly
  • Whiz Kid
  • Witty
  • Beauty
  • Non-Stop
  • Uno
  • B2
  • Fun Finder
  • Fun Hunter
  • LOL
  • Friend Trend
  • The Equalizer
  • Human Diary
  • Kisses
  • Energizer
  • The Mechanic
  • Always On
  • Lighthouse
  • Algorithm

Call up your girl friend.

Contact Names if Your Best Friend is a Girl

  • Sweetie
  • Cupcake
  • Cutie
  • Sweet Mornings
  • Dolly
  • Gurl
  • Bouncy Hair
  • Joy
  • Chubby Cheeks
  • Jazz
  • Sweetie Patootie
  • Sweet Pink
  • Happy Day
  • Poppy
  • Smiley
  • Rainbow
  • Candy
  • Starlight
  • Belle
  • Highlight
  • Sunshine
  • Flower
  • Dear

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  • Sky
  • Pink Star
  • Tender
  • Softy
  • Truffle
  • Yellow Star
  • Wanda
  • Sunny
  • Straight Hair
  • Best Ever
  • Glass Shoe
  • Perky
  • Cheerful
  • Vivacious

Contact Names if Your Best Friend is a Boy

  • Boo Boo Bear
  • Blue
  • Bro
  • Champ
  • Amigo
  • Buddy
  • Dude
  • Pal
  • Buster
  • Smarty
  • Ace
  • Beatle
  • Tank
  • Cold Eyes
  • Mohawk
  • Speedy
  • Gump
  • Chubster
  • Goober
  • Sweaty Pants
  • Billy
  • Slim Shady
  • Trouble
  • Zippy
  • Meatball
  • Yoda
  • Joker
  • Harry
  • Button
  • Malfoy
  • Glasses
  • Sweetums
  • Cracker
  • Cinnamon
  • Cool
  • Love Bug
  • Jude

Get the girl gang together.

Funny Contact Names for Best Friends

  • Slap Nuts
  • Butt Cheeks
  • Dirty Pants
  • Geek Freak
  • Screwdriver
  • Flat Top
  • Nugget
  • Sideburns
  • Oldie
  • Ms. Congeniality
  • Clumsy Willy
  • Captain Obvious
  • Comedy Central
  • Bug
  • Buster
  • Frenemy
  • Couch Potato
  • Old Man
  • Class Clown

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  • Fuzzy Wuzzy
  • Oldy Face
  • Blushy
  • Egghead
  • Chatterbox
  • Captain Whatever
  • Smart @ss
  • Troll
  • Rambo
  • Waking Meme
  • Megaphone
  • Master of None
  • Freckles
  • Deadpool
  • Fart Man
  • Gordon Ramsay
  • Goon
  • Judge Judy

Matching Contact Names for Best Friends

  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Dynamic Duo
  • B1 and B2
  • Black Busters
  • Skull Pirates
  • Mighty Legends
  • Skull Gangstas
  • Cyborg Reapers
  • Flying Slammers
  • Fire Planets
  • Tweety Birds
  • Mighty Man & Yuck
  • Goon Squad
  • Two Trick Ponies
  • Yin and Yang
  • Other Half
  • iMessage Buddy
  • Salt and Lime
  • Pen and Paper
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Me and You
  • Coffee and Biscotti
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Betty and Veronica
  • Apples and Oranges
  • Lock and Key
  • Fast and Slow
  • Mario and Luigi
  • Salty and Sweet
  • Peaches and Cream
  • Fire and Ice
  • Itchy and Scratchy
  • Thunder and Lightning
  • Night and Day
  • Cutie and Pretty

Best Friend Contact Names with Emojis

  • Chill 🥶
  • Clown 🤡
  • Zapper ⚡
  • Happy 😊
  • Jazzy 🎺
  • Keeper 🔒
  • Lucky 🔐
  • Headache 😫
  • Nugget ⛏️
  • Fave 💙
  • Twin 👯
  • Ducky 🦆
  • Sicko 🤒
  • Stinky 💩
  • Gorgeous 😍
  • Casper 👻
  • Pinocchio 🤥
  • Sedated 😎
  • Vanity 💅
  • Loophole 🕳️
  • Sleepyhead 😴
  • Dyslexic 🙃
  • Boxer 🥊
  • Silent Operator 🤫
  • Richie Rich 🤑
  • Gut Punch 👊
  • Heaven Sent 🙏
  • Strange Fellow 👀
  • Shallow Tears 🥺
  • Spooky 😱
  • Shooter 💫
  • Humanoid 🤖
  • Big Chin 🌛
  • Lock Jaw 😫
  • Visitor 👽
  • The Air Down There 💨
  • Tenacious Ye 🤦

Social media friends.

Names to Call Your Best Friend on SnapChat

  • GameChanger
  • Broccoli
  • Party Babe
  • Dinky Doo
  • Blue Magic
  • Baller
  • Godzilla
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Purple Dove
  • Miss Sparkles
  • Pinky Pinks
  • Merry Muffins
  • Thanos’ Snap
  • Brotha
  • Big Bully
  • The Wrestler
  • MMA Fighter
  • Notepad
  • Night Pal
  • Human Barbie
  • Lightning Rod
  • My Boo
  • PS4 Pal
  • Naomi Homie
  • Unicorn
  • Right Hand
  • Bestie 4L
  • Day Maker
  • PIC (Partner in crime)
  • Spanish Mommy
  • Nemo
  • Street Thug
  • Food Daddy
  • Mirror Image
  • Crazy Casey
  • Dreamless Genius
  • Pretentious Genius

Text your friends.

How To Come Up With A Best Friend Nickname

There’s no strict rules on how to come up with a nickname for a best friend. Sometimes nicknames happen organically from experience or a special talent for your friend. I used to have a friend we called “Swish Boy Freddy P” because he was good at basketball.

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However, there are some best practices you can use to come up with a clever nickname could put in your phone. Ideally, you want something that isn’t lame and has a personal touch. Here’s a process you can use to come up with a distinct and relevant nickname for a pal.

  1. Adopt A Role Model/Favorite Fictional Figure From A Pal. If your buddy has a favorite character from a book or movie, you may give them a taste of the enchantment by picking the same character and addressing them with their name or title. An example would be Harry Potter Steve. You could draw inspiration from novels, comic books, playing video games, and watching a variety of fantasy and science fiction shows and films. For instance, if your friend is a big Marvel fan, you might want to use their favorite characters like Captain America (or maybe Steven Rogers is a better option) or Black Widow if your pal is a girl.
  2. Take Consideration Of Their Personality And Character Qualities. Knowing who your buddy is as a person, how they behave, and their distinguishing features is one of the simplest methods for coming up with a nickname. This technique almost always works and they’ll enjoy it since being given a nickname is seen as a gesture of endearment. An example would be Whiz Kid, suggesting your friend is a smart person. Nicknames like Screwdriver could mean the friend is a problem solver. You could also call reference your pal as the Drama King if they are always in and out of a romance.
  3. Change Your Buddy’s Name By Abbreviating Or Modifying It. Going the easiest approach is always the better option. If something isn’t broken, why fix it? Most nicknames are created by reducing length of a friend’s real name while maintaining the meaning of the moniker. For instance, using Mike is much easier instead of Michael. This is the essence of why nicknames were conceptualized, to shorten one’s name for it to be easier spoken. People in high school used to call be “P” all the time as a condensed way of saying Patrick.
  4. Using An Inside Joke. Another method of coming up with a nickname is to use an inside joke between you and your best friend. Mutual experiences and some type of incident or reasoning that only you and your friend (and perhaps a handful of other pals) lead themselves to distinct names. Our friend may be a hot-head when pushed and it became an inside joke that he is like Rambo (John Rambo from the Rambo film series). Or maybe your friend had a history of easily broken relationships, thus having to call him or her, “Heartbreaker”. There are many more examples I could share, but you get my drift.
  5. Make Use Of Your Buddy’s Looks. It’s not only about who and what they are, but also about how they present themselves. Both of you already know you’re best friends, therefore you should both know that they are just meant to be for a good laugh but never as a means of assaulting each other. Though the moniker can either complement or make fun of a face feature or style, it is more of a lighthearted jab than anything else. Either option is viable. If you’re both open to each other, your friend with glasses can be, “four-eyes”, or maybe your friend has noticeable cheeks, you may call him or her, “chubby cheeks”. Be careful to ensure these names don’t insult a friend’s physical appearance. Be careful with this one.

What are the characteristics of a best friend? Someone you hang out with a lot. Someone you can be yourself around. In many cases, it can also be someone that encourages you to do more, lifts you up, and makes you a better person. Does this sound like someone you know? Time to honor them with a contact nickname in your phone.

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