What does it mean when a guy calls you baby girl?

By on April 19, 2017

Ladies, let’s face it: there are a lot of adorable nicknames a guy can call you, but one of the most precious and heartwarming names is undoubtedly ‘baby girl’. But if your new guy just blurts it out of nowhere, you may be somewhat confused by the actual meaning. Sure, the meaning of baby girl will be different depending on the guy, but there’s usually just one basic reason for him calling you that- which we’re about to discuss!

The Most Common Reason for Being Called ‘Baby Girl’

When a guy calls a lady ‘baby girl’, nine times out of ten it means that he thinks you are the sweetest, cutest, most amazing girl on the planet. He sees what a wonderful person you are inside and out. He sees you as a lovely lady that will stick by him and encourage him throughout any endeavor he may come across. You are a girl that is truly genuine and he can see that without question. You are just too cute for words and your sweet, gentle spirit automatically makes him want to refer to you with a soft, heartwarming name such as baby girl.

Does This Mean He Likes You?

The best bet would be: yes, he likes you! He sees what a wonderful girl you are, and calling you a cute, adorable, and downright sweet nickname such as this shows that he is sincerely interested in you and who you are. So, yes, being called baby girl is a definite sign he is interested and truly likes you.

Are There Exceptions to the Rule?

Just like everything else in life, there are exceptions to the rule. It is true that not every guy on the planet that calls you baby girl is genuinely interested in you and liking you for who you are.

Unfortunately, another somewhat common reason a guy may call a girl ‘baby girl’ is because he wants to soften her up a bit and get her more comfortable, for more ‘sexually oriented’ relations or otherwise.

A guy could also simply call you baby girl because he wants to be super nice and make you feel special, even though there may be no real reason behind it. This could be his ‘go-to’ nickname, so as you a female are talking to him, he just automatically calls you it.

But don’t get your hopes down- baby girl is usually a name reserved for a special, sweet girl that a guy really likes.

115 Comments

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    Amelia

    April 19, 2020 at 5:43 am

    So I’ve been talking to this guy online and he’s been helping me with some problems and one day we were just talking and it seemed to have gone from joking around to flirty when he called me baby girl. Hes also called me Darling a few times and I don’t know what’s going on because he does sometimes leave me on seen although I know hes really busy. I just dont know what to think.

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      web admin

      April 20, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      It is certainly possible that he is interested in nourishing your relationship. Consider what you want for the future, and take whatever action that you feel is appropriate. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well.

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    Jacqueline

    February 13, 2020 at 1:15 am

    Hello,
    So I’ve been talking to this guy going on 5 months. We used to FaceTime every night and fall asleep together on FaceTime. I saw him like 3 weeks ago he was singing to me a country song. Lastnight he FaceTimed me and and called me “baby girl”. Every time we hangout he always horseplays with me and gives me a kiss on the forehead. He tells me he doesn’t want a relationship and he’s not ready for anything. I’m so in love with him and he knows but idk what to do, should I get more options or should I stick with him and she how things go?

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      web admin

      February 13, 2020 at 8:09 pm

      While he could change his mind in the future, it is unlikely that he will want a relationship at any point in the near future. He has expressed what he wants out of this encounter, so the only question is if you can handle that. If you want something more than this, you should probably focus on moving on. If you want to just have fun and be with him, then stay in the relationship and maybe things will change in the future.

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    Jacqueline

    February 13, 2020 at 1:13 am

    Hello,
    So I’ve been talking to this guy going on 5 months. We used to FaceTime every night and fall asleep together on FaceTime. I saw him like 3 weeks ago he was singing to me a country song. Lastnight he FaceTimed me and and called me “baby girl”. Every time we hangout he always horseplays with me and gives me a kiss on the forehead. He tells me he doesn’t want a relationship and he’s not ready for anything. I’m so in love with him and he knows but idk what to do, should I get more options or should I stick with him and she how things go? I just don’t know what to do?

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      web admin

      February 13, 2020 at 8:10 pm

      While he could change his mind in the future, it is unlikely that he will want a relationship at any point in the near future. He has expressed what he wants out of this encounter, so the only question is if you can handle that. If you want something more than this, you should probably focus on moving on. If you want to just have fun and be with him, then stay in the relationship and maybe things will change in the future.

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    Dasha Popov

    January 3, 2020 at 4:33 am

    So I met this guy online and we have been chatting for a while and he started to call me baby girl recently. We talk quite a bit and he told me that he loves me. I’m not sure what to do. And what should I do if he ask me out? We live on opposite sides of the country!

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      web admin

      January 3, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Since you live on opposite sides of the country, you should determine if you believe whether or not your relationship is viable. Inform him of your feelings.

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    Carla

    December 28, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    I’ve been talking to this guy for a month now, we were friends with benefits but that stopped for a year and now we are talking again, recently he’s been calling me ‘baby girl’ here and there, especially when I flirt with him, I got mixed emotions right now…..

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      web admin

      January 2, 2020 at 4:11 pm

      He is interested in nourishing a romantic relationship with you, though he may interested in only maintaining a physical relationship instead.

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    Angel

    December 16, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Hi so there’s this guy I met online 8 months ago and I started falling for him since June but at that time he still couldn’t get over his ex. He even called me ‘little sis’ at that time. He’s 3 years older than me. Things did change a bit since July. He likes to drink but since then whenever he’s drunk he often say “I love you” and he even called me ‘baby girl’ twice.

    Is he falling for me too?? I’m confused :/

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    Valerie

    December 6, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    An old guy I work with called me babygirl??

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      web admin

      January 13, 2020 at 7:51 pm

      It’s possible he likes you and is trying to flirt, although some guys of a certain generation have a habit of using terms like that with any woman.

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        Alizee

        March 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm

        Why would he call me baby girl after saying he no longer wants to be committed to me. Confused

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          web admin

          March 26, 2020 at 10:15 pm

          There are various reasons for why he may choose to call you by that nickname. He may not be interested in making a commitment, but he may want to nourish a physical relationship with you. Take this time to determine what you want for the future. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person, if you feel that it would be appropriate for you to do so.

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    Laura Rodgers

    September 23, 2019 at 3:29 am

    I met a man on tagged.com and we be talking and texted. He had be called babe, sweetie, my girl,baby. What all this mean. We are 1 month anniversary.

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      web admin

      December 24, 2019 at 11:09 am

      I think they just mean that he likes you and is attracted to you. You’ll have to wait and see from how he acts whether this is a fling or a serious relationship. Good luck!

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    Alice

    September 4, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I know him for 4 months. I not realise I was fallen in love with him. So sad. He still call me “Sister” instead of friend avoid relationship. Suddenly he call me darling or darling sister. Yesterday he call me baby girl. I am confuse what his feeling. Please tell me.

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      web admin

      September 5, 2019 at 7:46 pm

      He originally called you ‘sister’, which is an indication of an emotional relationship that may have lacked a physical desire. He now changed his nickname to ‘baby girl’. This is a sign that he is attracted to you. He likely is interested in maintaining a romantic relationship with you. Make a decision about what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Alice!

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      Lily

      September 18, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      He probably likes you a boy at my school keep saying come on baby girl

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        web admin

        December 21, 2019 at 5:47 pm

        You are probably right about that! Thanks for commenting, Lily!

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      Anna

      October 31, 2019 at 9:30 pm

      So..I have a crush on a guy, we have met irl and went to school together, he got expelled. After a few months I found his Insta, we started talking for 2 HRS and then he asked me out, I said maybe. He called me Baby and babygirl and so then a few day’s later he asks me out again I say maybe. A few nights later I ask him out he’s like “Ok” and so then a day later he txts me saying “Km telling y this now I have a gf” .-. Then he’s like “I love u” and then he sends me pictures of his dick..HE HAS A GF

      • web admin

        web admin

        February 28, 2020 at 5:58 pm

        You are aware that this person is maintaining a relationship with someone else. During his relationship, he made the decision to send you an inappropriate picture. Because of his behaviors, it is clear that he is not someone that you should maintain a relationship with. Determine what you want for your future without him, and focus your emotional energy elsewhere.

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    Kadyn💖🖤

    July 28, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    My boyfriend called me babygirl after I said I love him he made me very happy and made my heat melt

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      web admin

      July 29, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      Thank you for sharing your positive comment. We look forward to hearing more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Kadyn!

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    Tayla Cahoon

    July 5, 2019 at 11:18 am

    a guy i would with always teases me and i do it back but he recently called me babygirl. i have a little bit of a crush on him and idk if he knows but it confused me

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      web admin

      July 5, 2019 at 9:08 pm

      His behaviors are indications that he is attracted to you. Make a decision about what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Tayla!

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      Gabbi

      November 19, 2019 at 1:01 pm

      So this guy and i were talking and he called me good b-girl and idk what that means

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        web admin

        February 4, 2020 at 3:21 am

        People use various pet names to indicate that they are interested in someone. You may want to ask him about the specific meaning of his name. However, it is clear that he would like to strengthen your social connection.

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    Anonymous

    June 19, 2019 at 6:49 am

    This guy’s been my friend for a month and last night he just called me baby girl out of nowhere. He calls me adorable, cutie or favorite person or my main. But he called me baby girl for the first time

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      web admin

      June 20, 2019 at 2:23 pm

      His behavior may be an indication of his feelings for you. It is possible that the wants to maintain a relationship with you. Make a decision about what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Anon!

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        Alizee

        March 26, 2020 at 7:37 pm

        I’ve been in a relationship with this guy for 5yrs we resently broke up in October 2019. Since then he used to text daily when he got to work threw out day and when he’d arrive home. Then everything stopped so I left him alone. I just a Birthday he blew my phone up in texts/calling. He went ghost again so did I. Now he’s called me baby girl a few times. It’s seems weird to me. HELP….. When we broke up he made it very clear he didn’t want to be committed to me anymore. After which we spent this NEW Year together and another night together then ghost again. Why does he keep doing this he’s actually pushing me away.

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          web admin

          March 26, 2020 at 10:15 pm

          There are various reasons for why he may choose to call you by that nickname. He may not be interested in making a commitment, but he may want to nourish a physical relationship with you. Take this time to determine what you want for the future. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person, if you feel that it would be appropriate for you to do so.

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            Alizee

            March 27, 2020 at 1:06 am

            Well I’m no door mat or his dump bucket if you know what I mean. The love I had for him is no longer there. I don’t know what he feels or why he’s being nice to me now. There will be no physical contact he may seek that elsewhere. He wants everything on his Terms it doesn’t matter what I want or what I don’t. I can’t be controlled by him any more . He played plenty of mind games, mental abuse, emotional abuse. I no longer have space in my life for Bull…

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              web admin

              March 31, 2020 at 11:57 pm

              You have made a healthy decision to conclude your relationship. Keep his behaviors in mind when you maintain future relationships. This will help you notice red flags that may prevent you from experiencing future harm. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life.

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      Alizee

      March 26, 2020 at 7:19 pm

      I’ve been in a relationship with this guy for 5yrs we resently broke up in October 2019. Since then he used to text daily when he got to work threw out day and when he’d arrive home. Then everything stopped so I left him alone. I just a Birthday he blew my phone up in texts/calling. He went ghost again so did I. Now he’s called me baby girl a few times. It’s seems weird to me. HELP…..

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        web admin

        March 26, 2020 at 10:16 pm

        There are various reasons for why he may choose to call you by that nickname. He may not be interested in making a commitment, but he may want to nourish a physical relationship with you. Take this time to determine what you want for the future. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person, if you feel that it would be appropriate for you to do so.

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    Anonymous

    June 6, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I think mine is the exception to the rule. A guy called me baby girl out of the blue. He doesn’t know my name. I see him at church. I’ve been going there for a few years and he just started speaking and saying, “hi” when he sees me. So, I was definitely surprised when I was leaving and he said with the biggest, warmest smile, “Take care, baby girl.” I just smiled and said, “bye.” I think I caught my eyebrow from going up too far. lol He’s been a little cold since so, that’s why I think it’s the exception in this case.

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      web admin

      June 6, 2019 at 7:41 pm

      His nickname is an indication that he is attracted to you. He may be interested in maintaining a relationship with you. It is possible that he is uncertain or confused about your feelings toward him. Make a decision about what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. If you do not want to maintain a romantic relationship with him, then simply continue to share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Anon!

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        Anon

        June 7, 2019 at 8:10 am

        Hi! Thanks for responding but, we don’t have conversations much less a relationship so, we won’t have that conversation either. If he wants me, he can come get me…but, I need to go back to church for that to happen. He might be married by now. LOL!

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          web admin

          June 8, 2019 at 12:15 am

          It sounds like you need to make a decision about what you want for your future. Determine what is appropriate and viable. Take appropriate action, and ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will help draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Anon!

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    Nikki

    May 27, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I’ve dated this guy for at least 10 months our relationship was going great so I thought but we ended things a couple of months back. He ended things and said he doesn’t know if he wants to be with me or not and that he just wants to be single. Recently I went to visit him in his hometown we had a great time together even caught him calling me bae a few times. Yesterday I was bit emotionally and I’ve texted him this “I want your happiness more than anything else in the world, I just want you to be happy. So I feel you need to be own your own in order to figure out what you want. I hope that I’m here or that I’m still here when you’re ready. Until then I want someone who is all in.” he then tells me “awww thank you best friend I wish you the best thank you baby girl frfr” and tells me he doesn’t want to be in a relationship with anyone right now at least and I respect his decision and all but how do I get out of this friendzone and get back with the person I love.

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      web admin

      May 27, 2019 at 11:24 pm

      His response is an indication that he is not interested in maintaining a romantic relationship with you. He is interested in maintaining a friendship. Continue to share your kindness and compassion with him. However, you may want to focus your emotional energy elsewhere. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Nikki!

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    carolyn

    May 20, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Me and this guy recently broke up two weeks ago and today he called me baby girl and told me that he still loves me but he’s the one that broke up with me so what does that mean? Plz help i’m so confused

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      web admin

      May 20, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      He decided to end your relationship in the past. This could have been because of various reasons in your life. He may still be attracted to you. However, he has harmed in the past, and he may do so again in the future. You do not need to maintain a relationship with this person. Determine what you want for your future, and take appropriate action. Have a great day, Carolyn!

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    nya

    May 4, 2019 at 5:10 am

    a guy i met online really and lives in the area where i live showed interest in me and we got matched and we talk for a month then i blocked him because i thought he wasn’t true aso i haven’t spoken to him for about over a month then i finally unblocked him and he told me right away he would like to talk to me and that he’d been working all the 4/11 then he said after qwe meet and it goes well he would want to date me then said babygirl when i am going to bed what does that mean to you

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      web admin

      May 4, 2019 at 4:45 pm

      You decided to block him, and then changed your mind. When you unblocked him, he informed you that he was interested in nourishing a relationship with you. Make a decision about what you want for your future. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Nya!

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    Annonymous

    April 22, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Hello there! Im 13 years old and my boyfriend of two weeks just randomly text me his usual morning message, and put baby girl at the end. This was very sweet but actually a shock to me because we have only ever called each other ‘babe’ or ‘baby’. Could this mean that he is taking further steps into the relationship? Thank you!

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      web admin

      April 22, 2019 at 6:11 pm

      It is clear that he cares deeply for you. It is certainly possible that his feelings for you are increasing, and he is interested in furthering your relationship. Determine what you want for your future. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person. You will find great benefit in spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Anon!

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        Hafsa

        December 9, 2019 at 10:04 pm

        There’s this guy I really like. We’ve been talking for a month now. We matched on tinder and he said that I’m the best thing tinder has given him but he says that we’re friends. He often calls me sunshine, bb, sweetheart etc. He was in a relationship for 5 years but the girl cheated on him. I think he’s scared to be heartbroken again. This morning he called me bbg. So does he like me as a friend or does he like me romantically? He has said that he’s attracted to me.

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          web admin

          January 9, 2020 at 7:15 pm

          He likes you romantically, but he might not want a committed relationship. Since he found you on Tinder, it is safe to assume that he really wanted to find a hook-up or fling instead. He said he’s attracted to you, so you can definitely assume that that’s the case.

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      Jazz

      June 14, 2019 at 9:34 pm

      It could mean your getting further or it could just be him wanting to try something new/ make you smile I get called that a lot and usually its because were getting further and hes trying to make me happy!

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        web admin

        June 15, 2019 at 12:59 pm

        Thanks for the insight, Jazz! You could be onto something!

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    Lexie

    April 6, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    So there’s this guy I really like… he’s always there for me and we’ve done things before, but the issue is.. his last relationship hurt him a lot so he’s scared to start another but lately he’s been kissing me a lot more and calling me Babygirl or princess and I don’t know what it means..
    Does it mean he’s moved on from his heartbreak and wants to date me? I’m just so confused he’s honestly so sweet and caring and cute and kind and funny and just.. I like him so much <3
    Does he like me back?
    Please help I’m lost :c

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      web admin

      April 8, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      His behaviors are indications that he feels a strong connection with you. It is certainly possible that he is interested in nourishing this relationship. Determine what you want for your future. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Lexie!

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      kali

      April 11, 2019 at 11:50 pm

      I think he definitely likes you, but is just kinda confused due to his past relationship. If i put myself in his shoes (obviously IDK the whole situation), but what I can say is that, i think he must rly like u but want things to go slow so he can process his last relationship and move on in a healthy way, but… he also likes u a lot and can’t help himself ! haha

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        web admin

        April 13, 2019 at 7:46 pm

        Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights. It is certain that your comment will help many members of our community. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Kali!

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          Abby emerson

          April 19, 2019 at 8:16 pm

          Hi my name is Abby I am 13 years old just turned this year and my boyfriend calls me baby girl and one day he was waiting on me and he asked if I like him I said I don’t know then he said I don’t like you anymore what does that mean? Does he still like me or no or he did not mean it!

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            web admin

            April 19, 2019 at 11:47 pm

            He asked you if you liked him, and you responded by saying, “I don’t know.” He then responded in the same way, likely because your statement made him feel uncertain about his feelings toward you. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will help draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Abby!

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            suga

            August 28, 2019 at 8:39 am

            My boyfriend calls me babygirl but then he said to find another one because he called his ex babygirl. Do i have the right to be jealous?

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              web admin

              August 28, 2019 at 6:21 pm

              Your partner has informed you that he wants to give you a special name that is unique to your relationship. He has shown you that he cares for you, so there is no reason to be jealous. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and this will give the two of you an opportunity to discuss whatever name you prefer. Please share more of your insights and experiences in the future. Have a great day, Suga!

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      Sunny

      April 16, 2019 at 1:35 am

      Girls freiend shift

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        web admin

        April 16, 2019 at 2:46 pm

        Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Sunny!

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        Sweety

        July 9, 2019 at 4:12 am

        I am a very curious person,so I asked something random to my best friend because he has the knowledge of that subject. He laughed and asked me back,”Why baby girl?”
        I found that so sweet. What does it mean to him?

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          Sweety

          July 9, 2019 at 4:15 am

          I am 21 years old and he is 28 years old.

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            web admin

            July 9, 2019 at 10:11 pm

            Do not allow this age difference to prevent you from taking action. Both of you are adults and any relationship between the two of you would be consensual. Determine what you want and take appropriate action. Have a great day, Sweety!

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          web admin

          July 9, 2019 at 10:10 pm

          His statement is an indication that he may be attracted to you. Your question, which seems to be secret, may have been flirtatious or on the subject of sex. If this is the case, then it is possible that he wants to maintain a relationship with you. Make a decision about what you want for the future of this relationship, and speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Sweety!

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            Sweety

            July 10, 2019 at 3:40 am

            Hello,
            The question I asked had nothing to do with sex or things related to it. He is studying astrology so I just asked something related to it, like how can we predict personality of a person based on astrology if he know about the planet signs. It has really nothing to do with what you said 😄

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              web admin

              July 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm

              His nickname for you is an indication of his feelings for you. You asked about something he is studying. This interested caused him to realize that the two of you share similar interests. Make a decision about what you want for the future of this relationship, and speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Sweety!

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