145 Clever Names & Nicknames for Mom or Mother

Give your mom a meaningful nickname to show just how special your relationship with her is.

Updated April 11, 2024
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Sometimes mom or mother just doesn't cut it when it comes to calling your mom a one-of-a-kind or sweet nickname. We love the idea of having a nickname for your mum that's just for you — it helps you share a special bond. So if you're looking for the perfect nicknames for your mom, our list is a great place to start. 

Finding Names for Mom

Not sure where to start to find the perfect nickname for your mom? When coming up with an alternate name for your mom, consider her personality, what she likes, and anything else unique about her. Once you've landed on a few nicknames that you love, check in with your mom to see which one is her favorite.

Nicknames for Mom

We love starting simple. After all, you can never go wrong with the classics.

  • Mom Mom
  • Mommers
  • Mommaroony
  • Mamas
  • Mummy
  • Ma
  • Mommykins
  • Maw
  • Mums
  • Teddy-bear

Funny Nicknames for Mom

We love a light, jokey nickname as a way to share your humorous bond. If your mom is a funny lady, try these nicknames.

  • Mama Llama
  • Mama-rama-ding-dong
  • Mooma
  • Moomy
  • Mom-a-tron
  • Mumsy
  • Mumster
  • Mumster Mash
  • The Firecracker
  • Momster
  • Sha-ma-la-ma-mom-mom
  • Mums the Word
  • Ouchie Fixer
  • Mamasaurus Rex
  • Safety Queen
  • Momma Supreme
  • The Ther-mom-meter
  • Mother Hen
  • Owl Eyes
  • Chamber of Secrets
  • Mom-a-woo-woo
  • The Vault
  • Mumster-cheese
  • Mombo Jombo
  • Mombelty Peg
  • Momma Pot Pie
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Cute Nicknames for Moms

How cute are these nicknames for your mom? We adore how fun they are.

  • Meemee
  • Mima
  • Meems
  • Momsy
  • Sunshine
  • Sparkles
  • Mama Bear
  • Snuggles
  • Cuddles
  • Patience
  • Lovey
  • Snuggy
  • Kissie
  • Smooches
  • Smoochinator
  • Caffeine Queen
  • Dimples
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Contact Names for Mom

You may want to put a sweet or funny nickname for your mom in your contacts. That way, you'll always smile when you see her calling or texting. Some contact name options for mom include:

  • My gal
  • Gal pal
  • Moma
  • My Everything
  • Momma
  • Mommy
  • My Mommy
  • Mamma Mia
  • Best Mom in the World
  • Partner in Crime
  • Mom Mom Mom Mom
  • The Rule-maker
  • My Cheerleader
  • The Worrier
  • Angel Mommy
  • Bestie
  • Guardian Angel
  • The Fixer
  • Healer of All
  • My Hero
  • My Role Model
  • CallmebackCallmebackCallmeback
  • Make Good Choices
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Alternative Names for Mom

These sweet alternative mom names show exactly who she is and how much she means to you. 

  • Lullaby Queen
  • The Healer
  • The Protector
  • The Queen of Cuddles
  • The Momness
  • Angel Momma
  • Dynamom
  • Captain Fix It
  • Maman
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What Name Can I Call My Mother?

The best names to call your mom are those that make you both smile. Try some of these fun names. 

  • Sweets
  • Mama Honey
  • Captain Cookies
  • Giggles
  • Moosh
  • Halo
  • Angel
  • Sunshine
  • Mama Glow
  • Blaze

What's a Good Mom Name?

A good mom name is one that's sweet or funny and shows who she is to you.

  • Calm Mom
  • Mama Bird
  • Dr. Mommy
  • Bunbun
  • Mom-er-ific
  • Mom-O
  • Mother Goose
  • Matron Mama
  • The Matriarch
  • Madam Mommy
  • My Mommers
  • The Caretaker
  • Nova
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Related: 61 Powerful Quotes About a Mother's Love

Super Mom Names

If your mom is the best (and of course she is!), you may want her nickname to reflect her superhero status. Some super mom nicknames include:

  • Super Mom
  • Super Mum
  • Super Mama-mia
  • Super Mummy
  • Mega Mom
  • Iron Mom
  • Captain Mom
  • Aquamom
  • Wonder Mom
  • Batmom
  • The Mominator (should always be spoken in Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice)
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Nicknames for Mom in Spanish

Spanish just rolls off the tongue in beautiful ways. Try one of these Spanish nicknames for mom.

  • Mama
  • Mamacita
  • La Mejor (the best)
  • Ma
  • Mami
  • Amami
  • Madrecita
  • Mi Corazón (my heart)

Nicknames for Moms in Other Languages

There are so many ways to say mom in other languages. Try one of these.

  • Ema (Estonian)
  • Mami (German)
  • Haha (Japanese)
  • Matka (Belarusan, Czech)
  • Maji (Hindi)
  • Mataji (Punjabi)
  • Aiti (Finnish)
  • Maman (French)
  • Makuahini (Hawaiian)
  • Ibu (Malay)
  • Majko (Bosnian)
  • Mère (French)
  • Matinka (Ukrainian)
  • Mamamina (Italian)
  • Mamuska (Polish)
  • Ahm (Arabic)
  • Nanay (Filipino)

Find a Great Nickname for Your Mom

Make your bond with your mom even deeper by giving her a nickname that reflects her personality and your unique relationship. It's a sweet way to show her how much you love and appreciate her. Picking a perfect nickname for your mom can take some time, so be patient and narrow down your options to a few choices before picking the best one for her.

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145 Clever Names & Nicknames for Mom or Mother