110 Cute Ways to Say Good Night in English
How do you tell someone to have a good night, beyond the basic “good night”?
In this list, I’ve compiled 110 endearing ways to say “good night” in English, perfect for sending loved ones off to dreamland with a smile.
From classic phrases to cute expressions, discover delightful ways to bid goodnight to those dear to your heart.
- Romantic Ways to Say Good Night
- Cute Ways to Say Good Night to Kids
- Casual Good Night Wishes for Friends
- Formal Ways to Say Good Night
- English Good Night Quotes to Inspire
- And One More Thing...
Romantic Ways to Say Good Night
Use these sweet expressions to say good night to your significant other.
- Good night, my love.
- Sweet dreams, sweetheart.
- Sleep tight, my darling.
- Until the stars fade, good night.
- May your dreams be filled with us, darling.
- Good night, my precious one.
- The night is ours, my love—sleep well.
- Let’s meet in our dreams.
- Until the morning sun, good night.
- Sending you love through the night.
- I’ll be counting down the hours until morning.
- Rest your head on clouds of dreams, love.
- Your love is my lullaby—sweet dreams.
- Our love paints the night sky.
- Dreaming of our journey together, my love.
- In my dreams, I’ll hold you close.
- Our love story continues in your dreams.
- My heart rests with you, my darling.
- Until the world awakens, good night.
- Dreaming of our love story, my darling.
- Dream a little dream tonight!
- Hugs in my thoughts, sleep well!
Cute Ways to Say Good Night to Kids
Putting the little ones to bed? Use these cute expressions.
- Sleep tight, little star.
- Nighty night, sleepyhead.
- Sweet dreams, tiny dreamer.
- See you in Dreamland, little one.
- Time for twinkling dreams.
- Hush-a-bye, little darling.
- Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.
- Off to dreamy adventures!
- Bedtime hugs and snuggles.
- Dream of rainbows and unicorns.
- Pillowland is waiting for you.
- Wishing you starry slumbers.
- Sleep tight, little bug.
- Drift into the land of dreams.
- Tomorrow is a new adventure.
- Good night, sleep-doodle.
- Dream big, little explorer.
- Sleepy time, sweet pea.
- Snuggle down, little bunny.
- Twinkle, twinkle, little star, sleep now from near and far.
- Dream of puppy kisses.
- Good night, sleep tight, little sprite.
- May your dreams be as sweet as ice cream.
- Close your eyes and drift away.
- Hush now, little dreamer.
- Dream of giggles and fun.
- Cuddle up with your favorite dream.
- Rest well, little sunshine.
- Dream of cupcakes and rainbows.
- Tomorrow is a brand new day.
- Rest up for another adventure tomorrow.
- Sweet dreams, buddy!
Casual Good Night Wishes for Friends
Wish your friends a casual good night with these options.
- Wishing you a cozy night’s sleep.
- See you in the morning, sleep tight!
- Have a fantastic rest.
- Good vibes, good night!
- Time to hit the hay.
- Sleep well and recharge.
- Have a great night.
- May your dreams be delightful!
- I’m heading off on a snooze cruise.
- Have a good one, and see you tomorrow!
- Catch those Z’s.
- Time to recharge those batteries—sleep well!
- Wishing you a night full of chill vibes.
- Sweet dreams and see you soon!
- Sleep well, my fellow night owl.
- Have a peaceful night’s sleep.
- Wishing you a night of relaxation and rest.
- Sleep well and wake up refreshed.
- Time to wind down and call it a night.
- Sleep well and dream big!
- May your sleep be deep and your dreams be pleasant.
Formal Ways to Say Good Night
These phrases are ideal for more professional situations, such as at work and following late-evening business meetings.
- I bid you good night and restful slumber.
- Have a restful night.
- May your evening be tranquil and your sleep rejuvenating.
- Wishing you a night of serene repose.
- Allow me to extend my wishes for a peaceful night’s rest.
- I hope your night is filled with undisturbed sleep and sweet dreams.
- I wish you a good night and a refreshed awakening.
- May the night grant you a reprieve from the day’s cares.
- I hope you have a restful sleep.
- Take care and good night.
- Wishing you a restful evening and a productive tomorrow.
- I hope your night gives you a break from the day’s demands.
- Rest well, see you tomorrow.
- Have a peaceful slumber.
- Enjoy your night’s rest.
- May you wake up refreshed.
English Good Night Quotes to Inspire
Let’s finish off with some inspiring quotes, from authors to historical figures.
- “Good night, sleep tight, wake up bright in the morning light, to do what’s right, with all your might.” — Nursery Rhyme
- “The darker the night, the brighter the stars.” — Apollon Nikolaevich Maikov
- “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” — Mahatma Gandhi
- “Night is a world lit by itself.” — Antonio Porchia
- “Good night, my someone, good night, my love. Sleep tight, my someone, sleep tight, my love.” — “Music Man”
- “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” — E. Joseph Cossman
- “Good night! May you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you’ll cry when you awake.” — Michael Faudet
- “The night is a wonderful opportunity to take rest, to forgive, to dream, to smile, and to get ready for all the battles that you have to fight tomorrow.” — Allen Ginsberg
- “Night is longer than day for those who dream and day is longer than night for those who make their dreams come true.” — Jack Kerouac
- “The stars and moon arrive just to wish you a good night. Let the light of the moon guide your dreams as you pass the night away.” — Unknown
- “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” — William Shakespeare
- “Imagine pleasant nonsense.” — Nathan Pyle
There are so many fun ways to say good night in English! Use these expressions to wish your loved ones a pleasant nighttime, and look for even more in English books, movies and immersion programs like FluentU.
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Bid your loved ones a delightful good night with a smile. Sleep well and dream big!
And One More Thing...
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