39 Creative Nicknames for Tall People

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Since tall people often stand out from the crowd, they tend to get teased and made fun of all the time. They’re also given all kinds of nicknames by their friends and foes. Sometimes it’s hard to find a perfect nickname for your tall friend. If you’re currently facing this challenge, this article will offer you a list of 39 creative nicknames for tall people to choose from.

39 Creative Nicknames for Tall People

Funny Nicknames for Tall People


1. Andre

The name Andre is a nicer way of referring to your tall friend as a giant. At least it shows that you are creative and mindful of their feelings. They’ll give you some credit for that.

2. Lankenstein

This name is quite funny. Your friend will feel privileged when you shout the name Lankenstein across the bar at them. They’ll even treasure you for making them feel so special.

3. Swizzle-Stick

Swizzle-stick is a cool nickname. Your friend will be enthralled to be the coolest guy in the room. It sounds like a cool name you’ll typically come across in the National Basketball Association and other similar careers.

4. Skyscraper

We’re all fascinated by the tall, magnificent buildings scattered all over major towns and cities. So, you can expect your tall friend to feel special when you refer to them as a skyscraper. This nickname isn’t offensive in any way.

5. Chewbacca/Chewy

Certainly, Chewy is a bit hairy, but many people love him. So, your tall friend won’t be mad when you nickname them Chebacca or Chewy. In fact, they will take it as a compliment.

6. Stilts

The ludicrousness of this nickname makes it extremely hilarious. But many people have a lot of questions about it. It suits them if they are so tall that they look like they’re wearing stilts. If they walk awkwardly like they are on stilts, then you have a perfect nickname for them.

7. Cloud Kidnapper

Who wouldn’t be happy to know they’re unique? If you want to make your tall friend happy, Cloud Kidnapper is a perfect nickname for them. It suits them even more if they play basketball because it makes them look intimidating. Even O’Neal will be frightened to compete against a guy named Cloud Kidnapper.

8. Rooftop

Calling your tall friend Rooftop is an elegant way to let them know they’re tall. It’s a cool nickname that you’re likely to find in the fictional world of Mark Twain.

9. Abraham Lincoln

Standing 6’4″, the late President Abraham Lincoln is, to this day, the tallest president America has ever had, because he edges out Lyndon Johnson by an inch. But even when you nickname your tall friend Abraham Lincoln, the first thought that comes to mind isn’t his height. Many people are reminded of his great leadership skills and unshaken moral code. So, this nickname is a perfect way to compliment your friend.

10. Burj Khalifa

Commonly referred to as the Burj Dubai, Burj Khalifa is a magnificent skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Calling your tall friend Burj Khalifa may sound a little silly but it’ll make everyone laugh, especially when they think about the sheer height of the building. The name is both hilarious and casual. So, it suits every occasion.

Creative Nicknames for Tall People


11. Big Ben

Big Ben is the name of the Clock Tower, which was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. Your friend will be glad to be associated with this iconic structure.

12. Bol

Manute Bol was a 7 ft 7 inches tall American basketball player. If you believe your tall friend would make a great basketball player, then this is a perfect nickname for them.

13. Gigante/ Gigantessa

Gigante is a Spanish word for a male giant, while Gigantessa refers to a female giant. It may not be the coolest nickname for a friend, but it’s a simple way of letting them that they’re tall. So, you should use it as a compliment.

14. Long Boy

Like the popular Long Boys candy. These sweets are 3 inches long chewy candy sticks. This nickname will definitely make your tall friend feel sweet and hot.

15. Popeye

Popeye is an imaginary muscular American cartoon character developed by Elzie Crisler Segar. He first appeared in the regular King Features comic strip “Thimble Theatre” on January 17, 1929.

16. Sasquatch

Also commonly known as Bigfoot, Sasquatch is an alleged ape-like being said to dwell in the forests of North America.

17. Tall Johnson

You can replace the name Johnson with the name of your friend.

18. Tataque

This nickname refers to Walter Tataque Quisbert Limachi – a gigantic Bolivian wrestling legend, who was 7’4″ inches tall.

19. Yao Ming

Yao Ming is the name of the legendary Chinese basketball player, who is 7′ 6″ tall.

20. Big Bird

Big Bird is a fictional character on the children’s TV show Sesame Street. It’s an eight-foot two-inch (249 cm) tall bright yellow anthropomorphic canary.

21. Big Bear

This nickname is a perfect way to compliment your tall friend. When a Grizzly bear stands upright on its hind legs, it can reach up to 8 feet.

22. Avatar

Avatar refers to a genetically engineered Na’vi figure operated from the brain of a distantly located human that helps colonizers to interact with the natives of Pandora in the 2009 American epic science fiction movie. An avatar is between 9 and 10 feet tall.

23. Titanic

The Titanic was a huge luxury British steamship that got submerged in the early hours of April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg, resulting in over 1,500 casualties.

24. Titanosaur

A titanosaur is an assorted group of sauropod dinosaurs, including genera from all seven continents. These creatures were the last surviving long-necked sauropods. They became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous.

Mean Nicknames for Tall People


25. Beanpole

One of the reasons why this nickname is so mean is the fact that a beanpole just sits in the sun like a stick. So, it’s worthless. A human being is much more than that.

26. Daddy Long Legs

This nickname is quite meaningful because it refers to a long-legged spider. It’s one of the most poisonous spiders in the world. But its fangs are too short to bite you. Nobody will be happy to be referred to as a spider.

27. Goliath

Goliath is a character in the Bible. He was the mightiest warrior but was brought down by David, a short, skinny boy, with only a tiny rock and a slingshot. So, calling a tall person Goliath is mean because you are trying to make them look inferior.

28. King Kong

King Kong is yet another scary hairy, large animal resembling a gorilla. It’s an imaginary giant monster that has been featured in many films since 1933.  When someone calls you King Kong, they simply mean that you are a gigantic, hairy monster that terrorizes everyone and everything. That’s not good at all.

29. Toothpick

Even if your friend is tall and skinny, it’s not good to rub it in their face by nicknaming them a toothpick.

30. Ball Hog

A ball hog is a contemptuous term for a basketball player who handles the ball solely to the point of harming the team. That’s not a nice nickname for your tall friend. You don’t have to make them feel ashamed of their height by referring to them as a Ball Hog.

31. Too Tall

Nobody can be too tall. So, even if your friend is towering over everyone, it’s offensive to call them Too Tall.

Cute Nicknames for Tall People


32. BFG

BFG is a huge giant featured in the 2016 family fantasy film “The BFG”. The giant is an outcast because, unlike others of his kind, he doesn’t hurt humans. Everyone loves him. So, it’s a nice nickname for your tall friend who’s loved by everyone because of their kindness.

33. Everest

This nickname refers to Mount Everest, Earth’s highest mountain above sea level, which is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The nickname is dang cool. If you want to make a tall guy feel special, call him Everest.

34. Giraffe

A Giraffe is a tall African hoofed mammal belonging to the genus Giraffa. It’s the tallest living earthly animal and the largest ruminant- hoofed herbivorous- on Earth. It’s a pretty cool animal. So, nicknaming your friend Giraffe is not offensive.

35. Jolly Green Giant

Jolly Green Giant is the mascot for the Le Sueur brand. The company sells frozen and canned vegetables owned by B&G Foods. He’s a tall, cheerful guy. You can give your friend this nickname to let him know what you think about his height and impressive attitude.

36. Redwood

Redwood is the tallest tree on earth. It forms a splendid canopy and can live for hundreds of years. It’s not your ordinary tree. So, calling a guy redwood is a big compliment.

37. Alpine

This is another cool nickname for tall guys. It sounds like the cool kind of nickname someone might ask about because it’s just inconspicuous enough to be elegant, original, and cool.

38. Gulliver

Everyone loves Gulliver’s Travels. It’s a beautiful nickname that will make a tall guy feel special. It will cause laughter whenever the guy is likened to the giant from the classic literature.

39. Gentle Giant

Referring to your friend as a Gentle Giant isn’t offensive at all. It’s a great compliment. It is the perfect way to let them know how gentle they are.

Gretchen Walker
Gretchen is a homemaker by day and writer by night. She takes a keen interest in life as it unfolds around her and spends her free time observing people go about their everyday affairs.