Many consider love to be essential to life and a basic human need.
It exists in various forms. We experience love between family, friends, romantic partners, and even with our pets!
In the U.S., though people are staying single longer, over 80% of people still say they’re interested in marrying for love and making a lifelong commitment.
Below, we list the five-letter words that relate to love, from words in languages other than English that mean “love” to pet names you can use for your loved ones.
Scroll past the list for a list of quotes that use some of the less common five-letter love words!
infatuation for someone
French for “love”
as in “love story”
Italian for “love”
as in “carry a torch for”
as in “tough love”
British slang for “to feel attracted to”
showing fondness for someone
Irish word for “true love”
as in “crazy in love”
pet name based on “dear”
slang for having feelings for someone
common gift for someone you love
as in “first love”
regarding someone as important
slang for an attractive, suave man
hold in high regard
as in “love is blind”
as in “apple of my eye”
alternative spelling of “honey” as a pet name
as in “puppy love”
Quotes Using Five-Letter Love Words
To give you a better understanding of the five-letter love words, we’ve compiled some quotes that use them in sentences!
- “I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” -Elizabeth Taylor
- “The world will pardon my mush, ’cause I’ve got a crush, my baby, on you.” -George Gershwin
- “She’d been swept away once — she’d let herself be, hoped and desired to be; that’s how it always went in romantic stories.” -Rachel Hartman
- “Thou ever young, fresh, lov’d, and delicate wooer, whose blush doth thaw the consecrated snow.” -William Shakespeare
- “I’m into all that sappy stuff – a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I’m kind of an old romantic.” -Will Estes
- “You know I love a London boy. Boy, I fancy you.” -Taylor Swift
- “She dotes on poetry, sir. She adores it; I may say that her whole soul and mind are wound up, and entwined with it.” -Charles Dickens