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Les Petits Noms d’Amour – French Love Nicknames


1 – French Love Nicknames Used to Speak to Men and Women

  1. Mon amour – my love

  2. Mon ange – my angel

  3. Mon trésor – my treasure

  4. Mon coeur – my heart

  5. Mon canard – my duck – yes, I know… wait, it gets worse…

  6. Mon chou – my sweet bun (un chou à la crème is a cream filled puff pastry) – “mon petit chou” is also quite common

  7. Mon chouchou – comes from “mon chou”

  8. Doudou – no literal translation – it sounds very bad in English but we use it a lot in French! The origine is Creole French and it means sweety, darling…

  9. Mon lapin – my rabbit

  10. Mon poussin – my chick

2 – French Love Nicknames Used to Speak to Men

  1. Mon chat – my cat (do not say the final t)

  2. Mon chéri – my darling

  3. Mon beau – my beautiful one

  4. Mon choupinet – no translation – but comes from “mon chou”

  5. Mon gros – my fat one

  6. Loulou – no translation

  7. Mon loup – my wolfe

  8. Mon ours – my bear

  9. Mon nounours – my teddy bear

  10. Minou – kitty

  11. Roudoudou – no translation although it was the name of a hard caramel candy…

3 – French Love Nicknames Used to Speak to Women

  1. Ma belle – my beautiful one

  2. Ma beauté – my beauty

  3. Ma biche, ma bichette – my doe

  4. Mon biquet – my goat kid

  5. Ma caille – my quail

  6. Ma chatte – my cat (be careful with this one as well : it means pussy, with exactly the same double meanings as it has in English)

  7. Ma chérie – my darling

  8. Ma choute – no translation – again comes from “mon chou”

  9. Choupinette – no translation – again comes from “mon chou”

  10. Ma cocotte – no translation but it has to do with hen

  11. Ma colombe – my dove

  12. Ma crevette – my shrimp (no, not the worse one)

  13. Ma gazelle – my gazelle

  14. Lolotte – no translation

  15. Ma mie (very old fashion)

  16. Minette – kitty

  17. Moumoune – no translation

  18. Ma poule, ma poulette – my hen

  19. Poupounette – no translation

  20. Ma Puce – my flea (yes, I know, it’s embarrassing) – also “Pupuce”…

  21. Ma sardine – my sardine (no comment)

  22. Ma souris – my mouse

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