How to Find the Best Aunt Nicknames (For Any Name!)


It is important for kids and parents to find a good nickname for their aunts that everyone can enjoy. Since there are so many options to choose from I thought it would be a good idea to explore some of the best nickname ideas with you.

While there are many options for aunt nicknames most of them include a variation of the word aunt, a shortening of their first name, or a cutesy version of their name. There are also many fun nicknames for aunts in other languages from other parts of the world depending on your background.

Whether you want a super cute name or something a little more serious there is a perfect nickname out there for your favorite aunt. Let’s dive into some classic, cute, and crazy nicknames along with ones from other countries and even tricks to turn any name into something fun!

Classic aunt names

If you aren’t sure what kind of a name you want or you just want to keep things a little more traditional then you would do well to check out a classic aunt name. These are simple variations of the word ‘aunt’ and many a niece and nephew have used these over the years.

  • Auntie
  • Aunty
  • Aunt X (first letter of the first name)
  • Tee-tee or Ti-Ti
  • Sissy
  • Annie
  • Aunna
  • Aunnie
  • Nanny
  • Nayney
  • Ann

Aunt nicknames from other countries

Depending on your family history and background you might have some fun options from your country of origin. Many of these names will likely be passed down anyway by grandparents but it is still fun to see what other people from around the world call their aunts.

Even if you aren’t from one of these places there is no rule that says you can’t use it anyway!

  • Tia (Spanish/Portuguese)
  • Tante (German/Danish/Dutch/French/Norwegian)
  • θεíα or Theia (Greek – pronounced ‘Thee-ya’)
  • Tetka (Bosnian/Russian/Serbian)
  • Titka (Ukrainian)
  • Zia (Italian)
  • Aintín (Irish)
  • Néni (Hungarian)
  • Tädi (Estonian)
  • Moster (Swedish)

Cute or crazy aunt names

Those of you that want something a little more fun or cutesy should check out one of these names. You can have a lot more fun and get creative when finding a cuter aunt nickname because you are really just trying to find a kiddy version of the name or using a funny word that they already know and like. One of the best parts of this kind of name is that it will usually be easier for your niece or nephew to say so you can get them started talking to you much earlier!

Just be careful because you never know what might stick once you start trying to get a baby to call you something!

Here are some cute standalone aunt nicknames:

  • Nini
  • Bubby
  • Cookie
  • Aunt Pooh (or another favorite character)

You can also turn any name into a cute nickname to make it easier for the niece or nephew to say the name by taking the first or last part of the name and repeating it. If we are using the name ‘Laura’ then we would get:

  • Aunt Lala
  • Aunt Rah
  • Aunt Ora

Since you are already the cool aunt looking for a fun name –  why not check out a few cool gift ideas for your niece or nephew!

And now, here are some more examples of specific names!

Aunt nicknames for Jessica

  • J
  • JJ
  • Jess
  • Jessie

Aunt nicknames for Jennifer

  • J
  • JJ
  • JiJi (pronounced Jee Jee)
  • Jen
  • Jenny
  • Fer (pronounced fur)
  • Enny

Aunt nicknames for Amanda

  • A
  • Manda
  • ManMan
  • DaDa (pronounced Dah-dah)
  • Mandy
  • MaMa (pronounced Mah-mah)
  • Ammy

Aunt nicknames for Ashley

  • A
  • Ash
  • LiLi (pronounced Lee-lee)
  • Lee
  • Shlee
  • Ashy

Aunt nicknames for Sarah

  • S
  • SaSa (pronounced Sah-sah)
  • RaRa (pronounced Rah-rah)
  • SaySay
  • Rah
  • Sadee

Aunt nicknames for Stephanie

  • S
  • Stephy
  • NiNi (pronounced Nee-nee)
  • FiFi
  • Fanny
  • Finny
  • Annie
  • Effie

Aunt nicknames for Melissa

  • M
  • MeMe (pronounced Mee-Mee)
  • Lissa
  • Lissy
  • Mel
  • Melly
  • Missy
  • Missa
  • Mizzy

Aunt nicknames for Nicole

  • N
  • NiNi (pronounced Nee-nee)
  • Nico
  • Nicky
  • KiKi
  • Colie
  • Nix
  • Nixy
  • Nizzy
  • Nickle
  • Coco

Aunt nicknames for Elizabeth

  • E
  • Elle
  • Elly
  • Beth
  • Bethy
  • Liz
  • Lizzy
  • Betty
  • Bette
  • Beth
  • Bethy
  • Lizbeth
  • Ellybeth

Aunt nicknames for Heather

  • H
  • HiHi (pronounced Hee-hee)
  • Hezzie
  • Haddie
  • Heath
  • Thea
  • Heffy
  • Heath bar
  • Heth

Aunt nicknames for Tiffany

  • T
  • TiTi (pronounced Tee-tee)
  • NiNi
  • Tiff
  • Tiffy
  • Taffy
  • Annie
  • Fanny
  • Tizzy
  • Fizzy

Aunt nicknames for Michelle

  • M
  • MiMi (pronounced Mee-mee)
  • Elle
  • Ellie
  • Chelle
  • Chello
  • Michy
  • Shelly
  • Mitch
  • Mizzy
  • Mini
  • Melly
  • Micky
  • Shelby

Aunt nicknames for Amber

  • A
  • Amby
  • Bambi
  • Amms
  • Amberoo
  • Bear
  • Bear-bear
  • Burr
  • Burr-burr
  • Berry
  • Jams

Aunt nicknames for Megan

  • M
  • Meh-meh
  • MiMi (pronounced Mee-mee)
  • Meg
  • Megs
  • Megsy
  • Meggy
  • Gan-gan
  • Ganny
  • Mezzy

Aunt nicknames for Amy

  • A
  • Amms
  • Ammy
  • Azzy
  • Amur (pronounced a-murr)
  • Emmy
  • MiMi (pronounced Mee-mee)
  • Amazing

Aunt nicknames for Rachel

  • R
  • RiRi (pronounced Ree-ree)
  • Rach (pronounced Ray-ch)
  • Ray
  • Ray-Ray
  • Shell
  • Shelly
  • Chi-Chi
  • Razzy
  • Rizzy

Aunt nicknames for Kimberly

  • K
  • KK
  • Kim
  • Kimmy
  • Kimby
  • Kimber
  • Berly
  • Kizzy
  • Kimba
  • Kimbo
  • Kimmer
  • Lee

Aunt nicknames for Christina

  • C
  • CC
  • Chris
  • Tina
  • Chrissy
  • Christy
  • Chrizzy
  • Rista

Aunt nicknames for Lauren

  • L
  • LiLi (pronounced Lee-lee)
  • Laura
  • Ren
  • Lulu
  • Lolo
  • LaLa
  • Renny
  • Lozza
  • Lazzy
  • Lozzy

Aunt nicknames for Crystal

  • C
  • CC
  • Chris
  • Chrissy
  • Tally
  • Kristy
  • Chrizzy
  • Rizzy

Last Thoughts

Hopefully, you’ve found a little inspiration for giving your aunt a nickname or choosing one for yourself! Obviously, these nicknames are only limited by creativity and really anything can make a great name. In many cases, your niece or nephew will randomly call you something one day and it will stick. It could be a variation of your name or something else altogether.

Whatever happens, it will be a cute pet name for you to enjoy! Have fun being an aunt!

By the way, I’ve also created a resource on finding the best uncle nicknames that you can check out right here. After all, a cool aunt nickname deserves an awesome uncle name too!

Josh

I'm the dad in charge of Natural Baby life. With 10 years of parenting experience across three children, I am constantly learning how to raise children more naturally. I'm passionate about doing whatever it takes to raise a happy and healthy baby! Find out more about me here.

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