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250 Cousin Nicknames & Contact Names (Cute, Cool, Sweet, Funny)

A well-chosen nickname for a cousin can instantly conjure up the wonderful memories that cousins may have experienced together over the years.

If you have been thinking about what to call your cousin other than their actual name, and are looking for a nickname or another word for cousin, then you probably know the best nicknames can vary enormously, from cool and cute to funny, sarcastic and even rude!

So to help you out, and to go with our articles on the best nicknames for baby boysbaby girls, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, brothers, sisters, moms, dads, stepmoms, stepdads, grandmas, grandpas, great grandmas, great grandpas and family group chats, we’ve taken a look at 250 of the very best nicknames for cousins.

Cool Short Words For Cousin

Sometimes shorter is better when it comes to nicknames, so if you’re looking for a short word for cousin check out these examples:

  • Cuz
  • Cuzbo
  • Cuz Cuz
  • Cuzimo
  • Cuzster
  • Cuzzeee
  • Cuzilla
  • Cuzzie
  • Cuzzo

Sweet & Cute Names To Call Your Cousin

Many cousins like to use a nickname that’s sounds almost as sweet and cute as the cousin they are referring to.

If you fall into that camp, here are some lovely nicknames for your cousin:

  • Baby Face
  • Bambi
  • Bambina
  • Bambino
  • Bubbles
  • Bubs
  • Bud
  • Buddy
  • Bugabear
  • Champ
  • Cutie
  • Cutie Pie
  • Junior
  • Kiddo
  • Mate
  • Matey
  • Pal
  • Pookie
  • Poppet
  • Precious
  • Sport
  • Tinkerbell
  • Twinkles

Appearance-Based Nicknames For Cousins

Appearance-based nicknames are a fantastic way to add a personal touch to your cousin’s nickname.

Here are some of the best examples for both male and female cousins:

  • Beanstalk
  • Blondie
  • Blue-Eyed Boy / Girl
  • Brown-Eyed Boy / Girl
  • Chubby Cheeks
  • Chubster
  • Chunky Monkey
  • Curly Top
  • Dimples
  • Freckles
  • Ginger Spice
  • Half Pint
  • Ickle
  • Mini Me
  • Mopsy
  • Peanut Head
  • Tiny Tots
  • Treetops
  • Scruffy Chops
  • Scruffy Doo
  • Shortie
  • Short Stuff
  • Smartie
  • Smiles
  • Smiley

Funny Nicknames For A Cousin

Funny nicknames are like personality-based nicknames with added humor!

If your cousin is cheeky or entertaining, then you might love one of these funny nicknames:

  • Babushka
  • Batman
  • Big Guy
  • Big Man
  • Boss
  • Boss Lady
  • Boss Man
  • Buster
  • Cheeky Chops
  • Cowboy
  • Cowgirl
  • Diva
  • Dude
  • Dudette
  • Dutchess
  • Fireball
  • Firecracker
  • Funny Bunny
  • Fussy Pants
  • Fuzzy Bear
  • Heartbreaker
  • Her Majesty
  • His Highness
  • His Lordship
  • Hobbit
  • Lady Cry A Lot
  • Lillte (or Lil) Girl
  • Lillte (or Lil) Guy
  • Little (or Lil) Dude
  • Little (or Lil) Lady
  • Little (or Lil) Man
  • Little (or Lil) Woman
  • Mini (followed by their mom or dad’s name)
  • Mini-Me
  • Moogie Bear
  • Ninja
  • Pocket Rocket
  • Prince
  • Princess
  • Sir Cries A Lot
  • Sir Fart A Lot
  • Sir Poop A Lot
  • Stinker
  • Stinkerbella
  • Super Baby
  • Superman
  • Tweedle-Dee

Personality-Based Nicknames For Cousins

Is your cousin on the bossy side, full of energy or a little trouble-maker?

Nicknames that are related to a cousin’s personality add a personal touch, so you may want to consider one of these awesome names:

  • Bam Bam
  • Beautiful
  • Boom Boom
  • Cheeky Chops
  • Dynamite
  • Giggles
  • Giggle Bear
  • Handsome
  • Hurricane
  • Juggernaut
  • Kit Kat
  • Miss Piggy
  • Missy
  • Mister
  • Miss / Mr Bossy
  • Power House
  • Rockstar
  • Sleepy
  • Sleepie Pie
  • Smiles
  • Smiley
  • Squishy
  • Stud Muffin
  • Sunshine
  • Super Girl
  • Superstar
  • Squishy
  • Thumper
  • Trouble
  • Trouble Maker
  • Wonder Woman

Food-Inspired Nicknames For Cousin

Some of the best nicknames for cousins come from our favorite foods.

Here are some unique, food-inspired nicknames that might suit your cousin, especially if they are younger than you:

  • Apple
  • Banana Muffin
  • Bean
  • Cabbage
  • Cheese Ball
  • Cherry Pie
  • Chickpea
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Donut
  • Dumpling
  • Gooseberry
  • Hot Dog
  • Lemon Drop
  • Marshmallow
  • Meatball
  • Muffin
  • Noodle
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Pickle
  • Pop Tart
  • Pork Chop
  • Pumpkin
  • Sausage
  • Sweet Pea

Pet Or Animal Inspired Nicknames

Many animals look cute and cuddly, which is maybe why loveys are typically shaped like sweet-looking animals.

If you, your cousin or your family are animal lovers, it might be nice to select one of these gorgeous nicknames for your cousin:

  • Bee
  • Birdie
  • Bug
  • Bunny
  • Chipmunk
  • Duckling
  • Goosie
  • Hippo
  • Kitty
  • Koala
  • Ladybird
  • Ladybug
  • Lamb
  • Lassie
  • Lioness
  • Mini Mouse (Or Little Mouse)
  • Monkey
  • Panda
  • Piglet
  • Rabbit
  • Swan
  • Tadpole
  • Teddy Bear
  • Tiger
  • Tigger
  • Turtle

Contact Names For Cousins

Choosing a contact name for your cousin allows you to have a little more fun, as the name is something that will be written rather than spoken out loud.

Some great examples of contact names of cousins include:

  • Auntie’s Son / Daughter / Kid
  • Best Cousin Ever
  • Big Cuz
  • Cousin’s Name followed by “The Favorite”
  • Cuzooo
  • Distant Relative
  • Favorite Cuz
  • Headache
  • Here Comes Trouble
  • Little Cuz
  • Mini Me
  • My Favorite Cousin
  • Partner In Crime
  • The Black Sheep
  • The Other One
  • Trouble’s Calling
  • Twin
  • Uncle’s Son / Daughter / Kid

Cousin Group Names

As with contacts names, cousin group names – especially when used on WhatsApp – enable you to have lots of fun with the naming process.

Here are some of the best, coolest and funniest cousin group names which you are sure to love and will want to start using right away:

  • All Hung Over
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Bad Boys
  • Barbarians
  • Boozy Bunch
  • Bulldogs
  • Cousin Clique
  • Cousin Collective
  • Cousin Crew
  • Cousin Gang
  • Cousins Forever
  • Cuz Crew
  • Dumb & Dumber
  • Family
  • Fast & Furious
  • Generation X
  • Generation Y
  • Generation Z
  • Heartbreakers
  • High Rollers
  • My Cousins
  • My Forever Crew
  • No Shame
  • Soul Sisters
  • Super Squad
  • The A Team
  • The Cavalry
  • The Champions
  • The Clan
  • The Crew
  • The Divas
  • The Dream Team
  • The Famous (followed by the total number of cousins)
  • The Forever Crew
  • The Gang
  • The Incredibles
  • The Mob
  • The Original (followed by the total number of cousins)
  • The Originals
  • The Riot Squad
  • The Throwbacks
  • The Wrecking Crew
  • Wild Things
  • Young Bucks

Tips For Choosing The Best Nickname For Your Cousin

You should keep in mind there’s no right or wrong name regarding what to call your cousin or cousins, and sometimes it’s best to go with what’s natural, fits well or is easy to say.

Some other things to consider when choosing a nickname, contact name or group name for a cousin include:

  • The best nicknames tend to have a link to something like looks, personality, background, age or have some other story or reason behind it.
  • If you are struggling for ideas, try thinking about your cousin’s unique traits, characteristics, likes and dislikes.
  • If you are going for a funny nickname, you might want to consider striking the right balance between funny, rude and offensive!
  • Check the cousin likes the nickname (or at least doesn’t hate it) and consider letting them veto anything they really dislike.
  • Choose a name that’s appropriate for your cousin’s personality and age, because the nickname for someone in their teens will probably be different to one in their 40s.
  • Make sure you use different names for different cousins and different family members, so that everyone in the family has a unique nickname.
  • If you can’t decide between a few nicknames for your cousin, there’s no reason why you have to limit yourself to just the one, especially as you can use a different name for your cousin(s) in your contacts.
  • And finally, have fun and don’t think or worry too much about it, because a nickname is certainly not forever and can be easily replaced if outgrown.

Related: The Ultimate Guide To Nicknames & Baby Names

Nick is a passionate dad who co-founded Rockinbaby to share his parenting journey with other new parents. He has a BSc and MBA, and works as a senior marketing professional. In his spare time Nick loves watching sports, staying fit and traveling. Learn more about Nick here.

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