Synonyms of 'nickname'
pet nameDictionary, label, diminutive
He got the nickname of "Ginger" because of his red hair.
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players who fitted their manager's epithet of `headless chickens'
If you say that someone gets a particular label, you mean that people show disapproval of them by describing them with a critical word or phrase.
Her treatment of her husband earned her the label of the most hated woman in America.
A pet name is a special name that you use for a close friend or a member of your family instead of using their real name.
Her pet name for me was Scrummy.
term of endearment
Thesaurus for nickname from the Collins English Thesaurus
A nickname is an informal name for someone or something.