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What Does It Mean When A Girl Calls You Bro?


Nicknames are awesome. Who doesn’t love getting one? Yet sometimes they can really confuse the heck out of us.

You hear a man call his friend brother or bro all of the time, right?  You have heard someone say so and so is in a bromance or you might have heard someone introduce another person as their brother from another mother. But why? It’s because men become bonded enough to the point where they start to feel as if they were really brothers, or bros, even though they are not related by blood whatsoever.

But what could it possibly mean when a girl calls you, a man, bro? Where is that coming from.

When she does call you bro it can definitely catch you off-guard. This isn’t something that women tend to call on another and, most of the time, men do not call women that either. However, there may be a time that a girl does call you it.

So you might find yourself wondering things like whether she is being offensive or if she is not in her right mind.

Hopefully you have been thinking too hard on it, because honestly there isn’t that much of a deeper meaning behind it. It’s simply a good term that people, mostly guys, use it with people that they enjoy the company of or consider to be their friend.


It’s Out Of Habit

She might just be calling you bro because it has become habit to use it as a term on people that she talks to. When you start saying something regularly to identify one group of things, in this case those things would be friends, you might start saying it without even thinking about it first.

Usually it is a good thing because when you dislike someone you don’t generally call them a neutral or friendly term such as friend, buddy, pal or bro.

If she means it in this fashion she will say it lightheartedly and she will use it often.

Who knows, she may even call her gal-pals bro, because to her it means nothing more than friend.

You Are Part Of The Crew Now

She might be saying it because he doesn’t think of you as one of her squad members. In case you don’t know, a squad is a group of very close friends. Maybe you are able to hang with the group more and she sees you as part of them now. They could possibly all use this term. She just doesn’t see you as a brother figure, if she says it with this meaning, instead she sees you as part of her friend family. She might never see you romantically if she means bro in this fashion. You might have been put in the friend zone, but she does feel extremely close to you.

You are now just a part of her inner circle.

She Wants To Look Out For You

She could be calling you bro because he sees you as someone he has the urge to protect. Meaning you have become as close to her as a family member. She might feel the need to look out for you because she doesn’t think that you can do it for yourself. She views you as she would her little bro.

When a girl is calling you this name, it does not usually mean that she likes you as more than just a friend, but he does care for you greatly.

She Is Very Angry Or Not Happy With You

There is the occasional bro thrown out in a derogatory way. How do you know when this uncommon thing happens? You have to read the situation surrounding when she says it to you.

When you are arguing and she is using an angry tone with you when she calls you bro, she is definitely not meaning it as in you are his buddy.

She may say it when she feels like you are acting as more of his friend than you are her boyfriend. It’s definitely is said negatively in this fashion.

When you stop being intimate she may start saying that you act like more than a friend than a boyfriend.

It Is An Inside Joke

Sometimes women will call men ‘bro’ just as an inside joke. They may think it is hilarious to use this term, because it generally doesn’t come from women. How do you know if she is saying this in a joking fashion? It’s all about reading the atmosphere. If her posture is light and her tone is, too, there is a good chance she is kidding around with you.

She might just think it’s a bit funny to use it on a guy.

Often in this situation her friends will use the term with her and vice versa.


  1. I am in love with her and she says I am like her younger brother.I lover her despite her being older than me.I think I should avoid her.I am just wasting my time with her.If I am in the friendzone then there is no need to waste my time.Age does not matter when it comes to love.If you are of legal age.

    • Her statement about feeling as though you are her brother has nothing to do with age. She is interested in nourishing a friendship with you. She is not interested in developing a romantic relationship with you. This does not mean that you are wasting your time, as you clearly care for her. Continue to share your kindness and compassion with her. Focus your romantic energy elsewhere. Have a great day, Sting!

  2. I love a boy… That boy rejected me when I proposed him… And now he want me as a friend… But still I’m loving him… So i call him his name+brother as a test… He replied just brother is enough…
    What could he meant..?
    Did he understand that i done that test him…? 😔

    • He has informed you of his thoughts and feelings regarding your relationship. He is interested in being your friend and brother. He is not interested in maintaining a romantic relationship with you. Make a decision about what you want for your future. Ensure that you continue to share your kindness and compassion with him at all times. Have a great day, Rahanna!

    • It is possible that she is gay, though using the term “bro” is not necessarily an indication of someone’s sexual orientation. Thank you for sharing your positive comment. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, EO!

  3. I like an egypt girl she is 18(sadh) and I am 22 I am from Bangladesh ,everyday I talk with her about many thing, she is like soft heart that’s why I like her so much but sometime when our conversation is finish she called me Goodnight brother or bye btother what’s that mean I can’t saying to her don’t call me brother cz she can understand what I want basically she is very free to me but not all time she calls sometime brother so what can I do

    • You are interested in maintaining a relationship with her, and she has made the decision to call you brother. There may be social or religious reasons for this action that are influenced by her culture. Speak with her about your thoughts and feelings, and give her an opportunity to share herself with you as well.

    • It sounds like your crush was trying to flirt back with you, so I don’t think you did anything wrong. Keep flirting with him and see where everything goes. Good luck!

    • It means that you are her friend. Continue to share your kindness and compassion with her. Be certain to be mindful of what she wants for your relationship. Speak with her about your thoughts and feelings, and give her an opportunity to share herself with you as well. If possible nourish your relationship by spending additional time together in person.


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