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30 countries with awesome nicknames


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A nickname is a replacement of the original name. There may be different reason behind that specific nickname like Napoleon named China as “The Sleeping Giant” just because he expected China as one of the greatest nations in future and he was right.

This post is dedicated to 30 countries that have awesome nicknames.

Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires

Albania: Land of the eagles

Australia: The lucky country

Belarus: The White Rus

Bhutan: Land of the thunder dragon

Cameroon: The Armpit of Africa

Canada: A few acres of snow

Chad: The dead heart of Africa

Chile: Land of poets

Egypt: The gift of the Nile

England: Land of hope and glory

Ethiopia: The Mother Land

Finland: Land of a thousand lakes

France: The Church’s old daughter

Indonesia: The lungs of the world

Ireland: The emerald Isle

Italy: The boot

Lebanon: Switzerland of the Middle East

Lesotho: The Kingdom in the sky

Malaysia: Bolehland

Mongolia: Land of the blue sky

Paraguay: An island surrounded by land

Philippines: The pearl of the Orient Seas

Rwanda: Land of a thousand hills

South Africa: Rainbow Nation

South Korea: Land of the morning calm

Slovenia: Sunny side of the Alps

Srilanka: Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Ukraine: The bread basket of Europe

Venezuela: Land of grace

That’s it. What is the Nickname of your country? Feel free to share in comments.


Cute Nicknames of Boys and Girls


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A Nickname is basically a replacement name of some one’s proper or original name. Although it could be used for humans, places etc and can be used in a funny, humorous ways, that is not always the case.
It’s basically a truncated form of the original name, e.g: Mac for Macintosh etc.

It’s a most interesting topic about how nicknames come about for a great many things but the point of discussion for this post is about some of the cute nicknames that most boys and girls have.
In one of our previous posts we wrote about some cool and awesome nicknames of famous countries. Many people have asked us to compile a list of some unique and awesome nicknames that are given to us by our loved ones. Although there are thousand of nicknames, we are offering a more concise the list of some of the more popular  cute nicknames from around the world both for boys and girls.

Popular Nicknames
Girl Nicknames Boy Nicknames Popular Names
Abby Alfie Sophia
Addie Archie Emma
Aggie Ash Jacob
Bree Barney William
Cassie Billy Jack
Ellie Cal Olivia
Emmie Charlie Ava
Evie Dex Brooklyn
Gracie Freddie David
Izzy Georgie Christian
Jules Jeb Luke
Sam Johnny Bella
Sasha Clem Kayla
Tess Ty Sofia
Vivi Will James

We are sure that you have likely heard of many of these names and actually know some people who make use of these names, but like any list of names, it is not all encompassing.  Please don’t be annoyed if we didn’t include your nickname in the list :).
Feel free to post your boyfriend, girlfriend or favorite place nickname in the comments below and we promise, we will include it in the list above or the comments below.