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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, Freddie, Winnet

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