Meaning of "Mi Amor"

Quick Answer

mi amormeaning in English = my love

What Does Mi Amor Mean?

When used as a romantic nickname, mi amor literally means my love, although you can also translate mi amor as honey, baby, or sweetheart. Let's take a look at some examples that use different translations of mi amor!

Greetings with Mi Amor

First, let's look at some common greetings you can use to address your amor.

Hola, mi amor. ¿Cómo estás?
Hello, my love. How are you?
Buenos días, mi amor.
Good morning, honey.
Buenas tardes, mi amor.
Good afternoon, sweetheart.
Buenas noches, mi amor.
Good night, my love.

Mi amor is used to address both males and females. Neither "mi amora" nor "mi amore" are Spanish phrases!

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Common Phrases with Mi Amor

Here are more common phrases that use mi amor.

Te extraño, mi amor.
I miss you, honey.
Te extraño mucho, mi amor.
I really miss you, baby.
Ay, mi amor. Ya te quiero ver.
Oh, honey. I want to see you already.
Perdóname, mi amor.
I'm sorry, baby.
Gracias, mi amor.
Thank you, my love.
Te quiero mucho, mi amor.
I love you very much, my love.
Te amo, mi amor.
I love you, my love.

Te Quiero vs. Te Amo

Te quiero and te amo both mean I love you, but they're used with different people.

Te quiero is used with:

  • Friends
  • Extended family members
  • A romantic partner who you really care about, but who you're not ready to say a forever kind of I love you to

For example:


¡Te quiero, mi amor! Eres el mejor novio del mundo.
I love you, honey! You're the best boyfriend in the world.

Te amo is used with:

  • Your soulmate
  • Immediate family members

For example:


Te amo, mi amor. ¡Feliz aniversario de bodas!
I love you, darling. Happy wedding anniversary!

Other Uses of Mi Amor

Mi amor isn't just used as a term of endearment. It's also a phrase formed with the possessive adjective mi(my) and the masculine noun amor, meaning a feeling of profound affection. Let's take a look at some examples.

Mi amor por ti durará para siempre.
My love for you will last forever.
Mi amor no se compra ni se vende.
My love can't be bought or sold.

More Amor

There are many other terms of endearment that use amor. Let's take a look at a few!

SpanishLiteral Translation
mi amorcito
my little love
amor de mis amores
love of my loves
amor de mi vida
love of my life
amor de mi alma
love of my soul

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¿Cómo estás, mi amorcito?
How are you, my little love?
Amor de mis amores, nunca te abandonaré.
Love of my loves, I'll never abandon you.