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Common Nicknames

Male Given Names

Aaron Erin, Ron, Ronnie
Abel Ab, Abe, Eb, Ebbie
Abiah/Abijah A.B., Ab, Biah
Abiel Biel, Ab
Abraham/Abram--Abe
Abner Ab
Adam Ad, Ade
Adelbert Ad, Ade, Albert, Bert, Del, Delbert
Elbert
Adolph/Adolphus Ad, Dolph, Olph
Alan Al
Alanson Alan, Al, Lonson
Albert Al, Bert, Elbert, see also Adelbert
Aldrich Al, Rich, Richie
Alexander Al, Alex, Eleck, Sandy
Alfred Al, Fred
Alonzo Al, Lon, Lonzo
Anderson Ander, Andy, Sonny
Andrew Andy, Drew
Anthony Tony
Archibald Archie, Baldo
Arthur Art
Asaph Asa
Asahel Asa
Azariah Aze, Riah
Augustus/Augustine August, Austin, Gus
B.F. Often for Benjamin Franklin
Barnabas Barney
Bartholomew Bart, Bartel, Bat, Mees, Meus
Benedict Ben, Bennie
Benjamin Ben, Bennie, Benjy, Jamie
Bernard Barney, Berney
Bradford Brad, Ford
Broderick Ricky, Brady, Brody
Calvin Cal, Vin, Vinny
Cameron Cam, Ronny, Ron
Carl see Charles
Casey, Kasey K.C.
Cedric Ced, Rick, Ricky
Charles Carl, Charlie, Chick, Chuck
Chauncey Chan
Chester Chet
Christopher/Christian Chris, Kit
Clarence Clair, Clare
Clement Clem
Clifford Cliff, Ford
Clifton Cliff, Tony
Columbus Clum
Conrad Con, Conny
Cornelius Con, Conny, Corny, Niel
Courtney Court, Curt
Cyrenius Cene, Cy, Renius, Serene, Swene
Curtis Curt
Dalton Dahl/Dal
Daniel Dan, Danny
David Dave, Davey, Day
Delbert Bert, Del
Dennis Denny, may be short for Dennison
Derrick Eric, Rick, Ricky
Donald Don, Donny
Ebenezer Eben, Eb, Ebbie
Edmund Ed, Ned, Ted
Edward Ed, Ned, Ted, Teddy
Edwin Ed, Ned, Win
Elbert see Adelbert, Albert
Eleazer Lazar
Elias Eli, Lee, Lias
Elijah Eli, Lige
Eliphalet Left
Elisha Eli, Lish
Ellswood/Elswood Elsey/Elze/Elsie
Elwood Woody
Emanuel Manny, Manuel
Ephraim Eph
Epaphroditius Dite, Ditus, Dyce, Dyche, Eppa
Eric Rick, Ricky, may be nickname for Derrick
Ernest Ernie
Eugene Gene
Ezekiel Ez, Zeke
Ezra Ez
Ferdinand Ferdie
Francis Frank, Fran
Franklin Frank, Fran
Frederick Fred, Freddy, Fritz
G.W. often George Washington
Gabriel Gabe, Gabby
Geoffrey/Jeffrey Geoff, Jeff
Gerald Jerry, Gerry
Gilbert Gil, Bert, Wilber
Harold Hal, Harry
Henry Hal, Hank, Harry
Herbert Herb, Bert
Hezekiah Hez, Hy, Kiah
Hiram Hy
Hopkins Hop, Hopp
Horace Horry
Hubert Hugh, Bert, Hub
Ignatius Iggy, Nace, Nate, Natius
Isaac Ike, Zeke
Isidore Izzy
Jacob Jaap, Jake, Jay, could be short for Jacobus.
James Jamie, Jem, Jim, Jimmy
Jay see Jacob
Jedidiah Jed
Jefferson Jeff, Sonny
Jehiel Hiel
Jeremiah Jereme, Jerry
John Jack, Jock, Johnny, occasionally a nickname
for Jonathan
Jonathan Nathan, possibly John/Jon
Joseph Joe, Joey, Jos, Jody
Joshua Josh, Jos
Josiah Jos
Judson Jud, Sonny
Julias/Julian Jule
Junior JR, June, Junie
K.C. sometimes for Kasey/Casey
Kenneth Ken, Kenny, also for Kendall, Kendrick,
Kent, etc.
King may be short for Kingston or Kingsley
Lafayette Fate, Laffie
Lamont Monty
Lawrence/Laurence Larry, Lon, Lonny, Lorne, Lorry
Lemuel Lem
Leonard Leo, Leon, Len, Lenny, Lineau
LeRoy L.R., Lee, Roy
Leslie Les
Lester Les
Levi Lee
Lincoln Link
Lorenzo Loren
Lucias/Lucas Luke
Luther Luke
Lyndon Lynn, Lindy
Marcus Mark
Martin Marty
Marvin Marv
Matthew/Matthias Matt, Thias, Thys
Maurice/Morris Morey
Mervyn Merv
Micah somes short for Michael
Michael Mike, Micah, Mick, Micky
Mitchell Mitch
Montgomery Monty, Gum
Napoleon Nap, Nappy, Leon
Nathan Nate, sometimes short for Nathaniel or Jonathan
Nathaniel Nathan, Nate, Nat, Natty, Than
Nicholas Nick, Claas, Claes
Norbert Bert, Norby
Obadiah Diah, Dyer, Obed, Obie
Oliver Ollie
Oswald Ossy, Ozzy, Waldo
Patrick Paddy, Pat, Patsy, Pate, sometimes Peter
Pelegrine Perry
Percival Percy
Peter Pete, Pate
Philetus Leet, Phil
Phillip Phil
Prescott Scott, Scotty, Pres
Ralph sometimes for Raphael
Randolph Randy, Dolph
Raymond Ray
Reginald Reg, Reggie, Naldo, Renny
Reuben Rube
Richard Dick, Dickon, Rich, Rick, Ricky
Robert Bob, Dob, Dobbin, Hob, Hobkin, Rob,
Robby, Bobby, Robin, Rupert
Roger/Rodger Roge, Hodge, Rod
Roland Lanny, Rollo, Rolly, variant of Orlando
Ronald Ron, Ronny, Naldo
Rudolph/Rudolphus Dolph, Olph, Rolf, Rudy
Rupert varient of Robert
Russell Russ, Rusty
Samuel Sam, Sammy
Seymour Morey, See
Shelton Shelly, Shel, Tony
Sheridan Dan, Danny, Sher
Sidney Sid, Syd
Silas Si
Simon/Simeon Si, Sion
Smith Smitty
Solomon Sal, Salmon, Saul, Sol, Solly, Zolly
Stephen/Steven Steve, Steph
Sullivan Sully, Van
Sylvester Si, Sly, Sy, Syl, Vester, Vet, Vessie
Terence Terry
Thaddeus Thad
Theodore Ted, Teddy, Theo
Thomas Tom, Thom, Tommy
Timothy Tim, Timmy
Tobias Toby, Bias
Uriah Riah
Valentine Felty/Feltie
Vincent/Vinson Vince, Vin, Vinny
Wallace Wally
Washington Wash, often for George Washington
Wilber/Wilbur Will, variant of Gilbert
Wilfred Will, Willie, Fred
William Will, Willie, Bill, Billy, sometimes Bell or Bela
Winfield Win, Winny, Field
Woodrow Wood, Woody, Drew
Zachariah Zach, Zachy, Zeke
Zebedee Zeb
Zedediah Zed, Diah, Dyer
Zephaniah Zeph
3rd Trey
4th Ivy (from IV)
5th Quince, Quint
Generic names for sons named for father: Chip, Skip, Sonny

Female Given Names

Abigail Abby, Nabby, Gail
Adaline/Adeline Ada, Addy, Dell, Delia, Lena
Adelaide Addy, Adele, Dell, Della, Heidi
Adelphia Adele, Addy, Dell, Delphia, Philly
Agatha Aggy
Agnes Aggy, Inez, Nessa
Aileen Allie, Lena
Alberta Allie, Bert, Bertie
Alexandra Alex, Alla, Sandy
Alfreda Alfy, Freda, Freddy, Frieda
Alice/Alicia Allie, Elsie, Lisa
Almena Allie, Mena
Amanda Manda, Mandy
Amelia Emily, Mel, Millie, Amy
Ann/Anne Annie, Nan, Nanny, Nana, Nancy (and
Ann is sometimes a nickname for Antoinette, Christiana,
Roseanne, etc.)
Antoinette/Antonia Ann, Tony, Netta
Arabella/Arabelle Ara, Arry, Belle, Bella
Arlene Arly, Lena
Armena Arry, Mena
Asenath Assene, Natty, Sene
Augusta/Augustina Aggy, Gatsy, Gussie, Tina
Barbara Bab, Babs, Barby, Bobbie
Beatrice Bea, Trisha, Trix, Trixie
Belinda Belle, Linda
Bertha Birdie, Bert, Bertie
Bridget Biddie, Biddy, Bridgie, Bridie
Camille Cammie, Millie
Cornelia Cornie, Nelia
Carol/Caroline/Carolyn Carrie, Cassie, Lynn
Cassandra Cassie, Sandra, Sandy
Catherine/Cathleen/Katherine/Kathleen Cathy, Kathy,
Katy, Cassie, Kay, Kit, Kittie, Trina, Lena
Cecilia Celia, Cissy
Charlotte Char, Lottie, Lotta, Sherry
Christine/Christina/Christiana/Kristine, etc. Chris,
Kris, Crissy, Christy, Kristy, Tina
Clarinda Clara
Clarissa Clara, Cissy
Constance Connie
Cordelia Cordy, Delia
Cornelia Corny, Nelle, Nelly, Nelia
Cynthia Cindy, Cintha
Dana
Darlene Lena, Darry
Deborah/Debora Debby, Debbie, Deb
Deliverance Della, Delly, Dilly
Delores Dell, Lola, Lolly, Della, Dee
Dicey Dicie
Dorcus Darkey
Dorothy Dolly, Dot, Dortha, Dotty Note: Dolly can also be a name that simply means "baby girl" sometimes given when the name was undecided; it often stuck.
Edith Edie
Elaine see Eleanor
Eleanor Elaine, Ellen, Ellie, Lanna, Lenora, Nelly, Nora
Elizabeth Eliza, Bess, Bessie, Beth, Betsy, Betty, Lib, Libby, Liza, Lisa, Liz, Lizzie
Ellen see Eleanor and Helen
Elmira Elly, Ellie, Mira
Elouise Louise, see Heloise
Elsie see Alice
Emily Emmy, Millie, Emma, see Amelia and Emeline
Emeline Em, Emily, Emma, Emmy, Milly
Estelle/Estella Essy, Stella
Esther see Hester
Evaline Eva, Eve, Lena
Faith Fay
Fidelia Delia
Florence Flo, Flora, Flossy
Frances Fanny, Fran, Cissy, Frankie, Sis
Fredericka Freda, Freddy, Ricka, Frieda
Gabrielle/Gabriella Gabby, Ella
Gail see Abigail
Genevieve Eve, Jean, Jenny
Geraldine Dina, Gerry, Gerrie, Jerry
Gertrude Trudy, Gert, Gertie
Gwendolyn Gwen, Wendy
Hannah Nan, Nanny, Anna, also may be a nickname for Johannah, Susannah.
Harriet Hattie
Heidi see Adelaide
Helen/Helene Ella, Ellen, Ellie, Lena
Heloise Eloise, Lois
Henrietta Etta, Etty, Hank, Nettie, Retta
Hermione Hermie
Hepsibah/Hephsibah Hipsie
Hester Hessy, Esther, Hetty
Ina see Lavina
Inez see Agnes
Irene Rena
Isabel/Isabelle/Isabella Bella, Belle, Ib, Issy, Nib, Nibby, Tibbie
Isadora Dora, Issy
Jane Janie, Jean, Jennie, Jessie
Janet Jessie, Jan
Jean/Jeanne Jane, Jeannie
Jeanette Janet, Jean, Jessie, Nettie
Jemima Mima
Jennifer Jennie
Jessica Jessie
Joan Nonie, sometimes short form of Joanna/Johannah
Joanna/Johannah Joan, Jody, Hannah
Josephine Jody, Jo, Joey, Josey, Fina
Joyce Joy
Juanita Nettie, Nita
Julia Julie, Jill
Keziah Kizza, Kizzie
Lavina/Lavinia Ina, Vina, Viney
Lenora Nora, Lee, see Eleanor
Letitia Lettie, Lettice, Titia, Tish
Lillah Lily, Lilly, Lil, Lolly
Lillian Lil, Lilly, Lolly
Linda Lindy, Lynn, may be a short form of Belinda,
Melinda, Philinda, etc.
Lisa may be a short form of Elizabeth, Alice, Melissa
Lois see Heloise, Louise
Loretta Etta, Lorrie, Retta
Lorraine Lorrie
Louise/Louisa Lou, Eliza, Lois
Lucille Lu, Lou, Cille, Lucy
Lucinda Cindy, Lu, Lou, Lucy
Luella Ella, Lu, Lula
Lydia/Lidia Lyddy
Lynn may be short form of Carolyn, Madeline, Linda, etc.
Madeline Lena, Maddy, Madge, Magda, Maggie,
Maida, Maud
Magdelina Lena, Madge, Magda
Mahala Hallie
Margaret/Margaretta Daisy, Gretta, Madge, Maggie,
Meg, Midge, Peg, Peggy, Rita, Margery, Marge, Margie
Martha Marty, Mat, Mattie, Patsy, Patty
Mary Molly, Polly, Mae, Mamie, Mitzi
Matilda Tilly, Matty, Maud
Mehitabel Hetty, Hitty, Mabel, Mitty
Melinda Linda, Lindy, Mel, Mindy
Melissa Lisa, Lissa, Mel, Milly, Missy
Michelle Mickey
Mildred Milly
Millicent Milly, Missy
Minerva Minnie
Miranda Mandy, Mira, Randy
Miriam Mimi, Mitzi
Nancy Nan, see also Ann
Natalie Natty, Nettie
Olive/Olivia Ollie, Nollie, Livia
Parmelia Amelia, Melia, Milly
Patience Pat, Patty
Patricia Pat, Patty, Patsy, Tricia
Paula/Paulina Polly, Lina
Penelope Penny
Philinda Linda
Priscilla Cissy, Cilla, Prissy
Prudence Prudy, Prue
Rachel Shelly
Rebecca Reba, Becca, Becky, Beck
Regina Reggie, Gina
Relief Leafa
Roberta Bobbie, Robbie, Bert, Bertie or Birdie
Rosabel/Rosabella Belle, Rosa, Rose, Roz
Rosalyn/Rosalinda Rosa, Rose, Linda, Roz
Roseann/Roseanna Rose, Ann, Roz, Rosie
Roxanne/Roxanna Ann, Rose, Roxie
Sabrina Brina
Sandra Sandy, see Cassandra, Alexandra
Sarah Sally, Sadie
Selina (Celina) Lena
Serena Rena
Shirley Lee, Sherry, Shirl
Submit Mitty
Susan/Susannah Sue, Sukey, Susie, Hannah
Tabitha Tabby
Theresa Terry, Tess, Tessie, Tessa, Thirza, Thursa, Tracy
Tryphena Phena
Valerie Val
Vanessa Nessa, Essa, Vanna
Veronica Franky, Frony, Ron, Ronnie, Ronna, Vonnie
Victoria Vicky
Virginia Ginger, Ginny, Jane, Jennie, Virgy
Wilhelmina Mina, Willie, Wilma, Minnie
Winifred Winnie

 


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