The person you love is incredibly special to you – we know that! So why not give them a unique pet name to express just how much you love them.
Yes, we’re all tired of the usual, overdone list of pet names: baby, honey, sweetheart.
Although those terms are incredibly endearing, they don’t bring the same excitement and tenderness as a unique name picked out just for your partner!
When there are so many (40 in this list, to be exact) adorable and unique pet names you can give to the person you love, why settle on something cliche?
This article brings you an exhaustive list of pet names for that special someone – no matter what gender they are, space you’re in, or language you speak!
We’ve compiled a list of the most adorable, heart-warming, and scrumptious names from around the world to help you truly define the person you love!
Adorable, Cheesy, Heart-Warming Pet Names:
Sometimes you want to call your partner something that is so sweet it makes your teeth hurt! Yes, this list includes some of the more well-known English language pet names, but it doesn’t make them any less sweet. Try out something new with your partner!
Here are some pet names for the person that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
- My Love or My Darling
These are very traditional pet names; they can be used for all people of all ages! This pet name never gets old!
- Sweet-cheeks or Sweetheart
An oldie, but a goodie. Who doesn’t love to be called sweet? Perfect for that person that makes you want to say “aww” just looking at them.
- My Puzzle Piece
The perfect name for the person who feels like they complete you! This sums up that feeling when you feel like you’ve finally found that missing piece in your life.
- Cutie-Patooty or Cutie Pie
This pet name would make anyone smile! Perfect for that person who is as cute as a button and needs to know it!
- My Person
Tender. Warm. Straightforward. A perfect pet name for when you’ve found your better half and the person you want to be yours forever.
- My Boo or Boo-Boo
Short, sweet, and cheesy. Perfect for a couple of lovebirds. This term gained popularity after the love song “My Boo”!
This one is sweet and a bit more creative! A gross-looking insect, but an adorable pet name. Perfect for the person who makes you feel super special.
This is a newer nickname, associated with pop-culture and used heavily on social media. Great for couples who are hip and with it!
- Soul Mate
Gender-neutral, cheesy, and passionate. This pet name implies that this person was made for you and that no one else could ever take their place.
- My Flame
A perfect pet name for the person that keeps you hot and bothered! This nickname oozes passion and desire.
Pet Names in the Workplace or Professional Settings:
Sometimes you want to call your special someone something sweet and identify your love for them in a setting that calls for a less cheesy and personal pet name. Here are some great options for sweet names to call your person that work best for professional settings!
- My Partner
A more professional nickname for specific settings; when you want people to know they’re yours, but don’t want to say anything too adorable!
- My Significant Other
A sweet nickname for that person who holds your heart and is incredibly important to you. Used commonly as a sweet, but professional term for the person you love.
- Other Half
A great neutral, simple, and sweet title for the person you love. Not overly cheesy while still demonstrating that this person makes you whole and complete.
Pet Names From Around The World
Pet names have been used by people everywhere for as long as love has existed! Why call the person you love by their name when you could call them something adorable and meaningful? Bored of common English pet names? Get inspired by some of these adorable pet names from around the globe!
Spanish Pet Names:
This name means ‘little love”; an adorable nickname for the person you hold dear!
- Mi Perrito
A (literal) pet name meaning ‘my puppy’. The perfect amount of adorable!
- Mi Cielito
Meaning “my little heaven”; this is one of my absolute favourites! It’s the perfect amount of romance and sweetness.
- Mi Corazon
This pet name, meaning “my heart” is perfect for that special someone who feels like they’re part of you!
French Pet Names:
- Mon Amour
Meaning “my love”, this is a sweet and traditional nickname for couples around the world!
- Mon Tresor
This means “my treasure”. It’s a pet name sure to make anyone weak at the knees.
- Mon Chat
Another literal pet name; “my cat” or “my kitty” is a sweet title for that person you just want to cuddle up with all day.
- Mon Bijou
Similar to “my treasure”, this nickname means “my jewel”; for that special someone that means more to you than expensive diamonds.
Italian Pet Names:
- Mio Amor
The Italian version of ‘my love’, for when you want to impress your partner with your knowledge of languages!
- Vita mia
No one gets tired of this one; it means “my life”. For that person who is truly that special to you!
Do you think “baby” is cliche, but still love calling your partner it? Here is the Italian version, sure to keep things a bit less cliche and boring!
German Pet Names:
A creative nickname for couples who don’t follow the status quo. This pet name means “mouse bear” and is oddly adorable!
This pet name is made up of two words that mean ‘cute’ and ‘sweet’. It’s basically the German version of “cutie-patooty” or “sweetie-pie”!
Meaning “honey kisses”, this adorable German pet name is for that person whose kisses are your absolute favorite!
Meaning “cuddle bear”, this is the perfect pet name for the person you love to lay in bed with all day.
Korean Pet Names:
This Korean word is pronounced jagiya, meaning “baby”. Great for keeping this cliche pet name exciting!
- 내 사랑
Pronounced nae sarang, this pet name means “my love” in English. A classic and timeless pet name with an adorable and fun twist!
This name sounds as sweet as it is, pronounced oppa it’s an adorable take on the English pet name “honey”.
Food-Related Pet Names (for when they’re just so yummy!)
These food-inspired pet names are perfect for that delicious, adorable, and absolutely sumptuous person in your life. You know, the person you find so darn cute that you just want to eat up? When you want to show the person you love just how yummy they are, opt for some of these food-related pet names from all languages!
Cute, loving, and absolutely confusing, this English pet name is used as a timeless way to tell your partner they’re special to you.
Of course, this had to be on the list. For that person who isn’t just “sweet”, but personifies raw sugar itself!
- Peaches or My Peach
Similar to pumpkin, but a little more sweet, succulent, and delicious. This is the perfect pet name for that person who is as lovely and delicious as the perfect peach!
- Ma fraise (French)
Another yummy and fruit-inspired nickname. Ma fraise, meaning “my strawberry”, is perfect for that beautiful, sweet, and yummy person in your life.
- Mon saucisson (French)
Surprisingly adorable, meaning ‘my little sausage’; we absolutely love it. Cute, quirky, and downright odd, perfect for couples who like to poke fun at one another in a cute and loving way.
- Mon petit chou (French)
This pet name literally translates to “my little cabbage”. Even if you’re not a cabbage fan, you cannot deny how adorable this French nickname is. Mon chou is used as we would say “sweetie”.
- Polpetto (Spanish)
Similar to “my little sausage”, polpetto translates to “meatball” in English. Again, perfect for couples who don’t take themselves too seriously.
- Media Naranja (Spanish)
Meaning “half an orange”, this Spanish pet name is used the same way we say “my other half” in English. An adorable and sweet take on a common term!
- Biscottino (Italian)
This translates to “little biscuit” or “little cookie” in English. Perfect for that person in your life that is absolutely yummy and just so adorable!
With 40 exciting and adorable pet names to call the person you love, why settle for “honey” or “babe”?
Let this list inspire you to find a pet name that perfectly describes your partner and how they make you feel, no matter what language you speak!