101+ Aunt Names and Nicknames in 2020 (Cute, Cool, and Fun Lists!)


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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 and names to call your aunt!

Aunts deserve to have a totally cute and cool nickname because they are supposed to be a fun person for their nieces and nephews. While all countries and cultures have interesting other names for aunts, it’s easy to turn anyone’s name into a cute aunt nickname that the whole family can enjoy.

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 aunt nicknames along with other names for aunt from other countries and even tricks to turn any name into something fun!

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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. Rather than using your aunt’s name to come up with a nickname, these nicknames are fun ways to say 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.

Instead of using the aunt’s name for the nickname, these aunt nicknames are based on the word aunt in other languages.

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 cute aunt 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 aunt nicknames that you can use in place of the aunt’s name:

  • 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

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

Fun aunt names

One of the best things about finding a nickname for your aunt is that there really are no rules!

You can decide on a name to call your aunt based on what she looks like, her personality, where she is from – literally anything. As long as she enjoys the name and it’s appropriate for children, almost anything can be a fun aunt name for your niece and nephews to use.

Here are a few examples of fun aunt nicknames:

  • Big Love
  • Wonder Woman
  • Dazzler
  • Buffy
  • Foxy
  • Big Time
  • Real Deal
  • Bite-size
  • Boogie
  • Cuddle Bug
  • Funfetti
  • Gummy Bear
  • Lady Bug
  • Sassy
  • Sporty
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tootsie

Contact names for aunts

If your aunt has a cool nickname then chances are the whole family will start using them. For older children and parents, that likely means that you’ll want to use that fun nickname as a contact name for the aunt as well.

While you are free to use any name you’d like for your aunt nickname, you might want to consider a couple of things when it comes to putting that name into your phone contacts:

  • Other people might see the name pop up on your phone so anything inappropriate could get you into trouble!
  • Someone looking for emergency contacts in your phone will be more likely to call something like ‘Aunt TeeTee’ than ‘Lady Bug’

With that in mind, it might be a good idea to keep it simple and enter your aunt’s real name as her contact or at least add in her real name or the word ‘aunt’ beforehand in case of emergencies!

Aunt nicknames for your name

I’ve talked a lot about some super cute and fun aunt names but it’s definitely possible that you are interested in something more personal. If you are looking for a cute and fun nickname based on your first name, you are in the right place.

To turn your name into a cute aunt nickname, you can simply use a few tricks to shorten your name and make it more fun for a young child to say. The great thing about using these is that it will also help your nieces and nephews learn your real name at the same time and not just something made up!

Here is the list of aunt nicknames by first name:

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

Aunt nicknames for Hannah

  • H
  • HayHay
  • Anna
  • Hanny
  • NahNah

Aunt nicknames for Brittany

  • B
  • BB
  • Brit
  • Brie
  • BrieBrie
  • Brit Brat
  • Tanny
  • Brinney
  • TeeTee
  • Nany

Aunt nicknames for Madison

  • M
  • Emmy
  • Maddie
  • M&M
  • Madipoo
  • Mad dog
  • Mazzy
  • Addy

Aunt nicknames for Samantha

  • S
  • Sam
  • Sammy
  • Mandy
  • Mantha
  • Sama
  • Say
  • SaySay
  • Sameroni

Aunt nicknames for Haley

  • H
  • Hay
  • HayHay
  • Lee
  • LeeLee
  • Hazy
  • Haybear
  • Haisley

Aunt nicknames for Emily

  • E
  • Emmy
  • Mimi
  • Milly
  • Emms
  • Emzy

Aunt nicknames for Taylor

  • T
  • TT
  • Tay
  • TayTay
  • Lori
  • Taytor tot
  • Tilly
  • T-bug

Aunt nicknames for Sarah

  • S
  • Sasa
  • Sari
  • Sar Bear
  • Sazzy
  • Sassy
  • Sazzy
  • Rah
  • RahRah

Aunt nicknames for Anna

  • A
  • Annie
  • Anna Banana
  • Anner
  • Anners

How to choose the best aunt name

Even though I’ve given you LOTS of examples to get you started, I should point out again that there is really no wrong name to call an aunt. The most important thing is that everyone enjoys the name and has fun with it.

With that in mind, here are a couple of considerations to keep in mind:

  • Be sure the aunt is okay with it – It’s highly unlikely that young children will absolutely love a name that their aunt actually finds embarrassing or silly. There is no point picking a random name for your aunt only to have them try to awkwardly use it or avoid it altogether because it makes them uncomfortable. Don’t be afraid to veto!
  • Make sure it’s age-appropriate – While a 20-something aunt might love the nickname ‘Tinkerbell’ or ‘Cuddle Bug’ an older aunt in her 50s might not enjoy it so much.
  • Consider the aunt’s style – A sweet little old aunt that enjoys knitting on the weekends will probably want a different name than the aunt that frequently attends motorcycle rallies. Be sure that the aunt nickname jives with their personal style!
  • Don’t use the same name for more than one aunt – While it’s common to name children after older family members from other generations, nicknames can somehow be a bit more personal. In fact, it would be downright horrible if two different aunts somehow ended up with the same nickname! Be sure to coordinate this ahead of time so there isn’t a fight!

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!

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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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