“My Treasure” takes the top spot, with about 35% of Germans using a variation such as:
- Treasure (Schatz)
- Little Treasure (Schatzi/Schatzlein/Schätzle)
- Big Treasure (Riesenschatz)
- Cuddly Treasure (Schnuckelschatz)
Animal names account for second through fifth place. In order, these zoonymic names of affection are:
- Mouse (Maus)
- Hare (Hase)
- Bear (Bär)
- Sparrow (Spatz)
In tenth place is the now internationally recognized onomastic evergreen Liebling.
Here is a list of other favorite German nicknames for your sweetheart.