30 Vintage Nicknames for Girls That Are Landing on Birth Certificates Today

Vintage nicknames for girls are appealing to a new generation of parents who are choosing to skip the formality of an established surname. For instance, Elsie, Winnie, and Millie are much more popular than their more formal counterparts, Elsa, Winifred, and Mildred. These names are part of a wider trend among new parents who are looking for appellations for their daughters that feel lighter than more ubiquitous names.

What are vintage nicknames for girls? They are simply nicknames that were once widely used but developed reputations as dusty, “old lady names.” Parents are looking to the past to revive vintage nicknames that now feel fresh and untapped for baby girls born today. Sure, you could choose the formal versions that these nicknames belong to but we think it’s way more fun to cut right to the chase by giving your baby girl the nickname that you and all else will want to call her. Take a look at some of the trendiest vintage nicknames today below!

Edie

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We absolutely adore the vintage nickname Edie for a girl. It’s often used as a shortened form of Edith or Meredith, but Edie just sounds much cuter. Edith means “rich in war” which might not be the most appealing name meaning, but we don’t see it as a dealbreaker. The name is comprised of two Old English words “ead” which means “blessed” and “gth” which means “battle.” By naming your girl, Edie, you’re giving her the better part of the name and she’ll simply be “blessed.”

Elsie

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Not too far apart from Edie, Elsie is another great nickname that would make a handsome proper name. Elsie is often short for Eloise or Felicity. The given name Elsie is a popular Scottish name that means “God is bountiful.” 16-year-old actor Elsie Fisher who recently starred in the film, Eighth Grade is a famous example of a person who reps this name well.

Evie

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Sorry to give you so many vintage nicknames that start with “E” but there are so many excellent ones! We even skipped Emmy! Evie is yet another girl’s name that’s beautiful. It’s often used as a nickname for Evangelina, Yvonne, Evelyn, and Eve. Evie comes from the same root as the name Eve and in Hebrew, it means “life.”

Nora

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While names like Elenor, Eleanora, and Honora are lovely names, you could do better by simply choosing Nora as a name for your daughter. The name Nora actually comes from the Anglo-Normans and means “honor” or “light.” There are quite a few well-known Noras like writer and filmmaker, Nora Ephron and comedian Nora Dunn.

Poppy

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Poppy is a Latin name that means “red flower” and as you might expect is also the name of a red flower, the poppy. Calliope and Penelope are a bit of a mouthful and the shortened form, Poppy is much nicer and a very attractive vintage nickname for a girl.

Sadie

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Sadie is a common nickname for Sarah, Mercedes, Sadira, Sarita, and Seraphina. However, Sadie makes an excellent given name for a girl. The name is Hebrew and means “princess.” Comedian and actor Adam Sandler gave his daughter the name in 2006.

Thea

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Girls with the names Theodora, Athena, and Mathea are often nicknamed Thea. In Greek mythology, Thea was the goddess of light,  mother of the sun, moon, and dawn. The name means “goddess.” Thea von Harbou was a famed German screenwriter who wrote the classic film Metropolis. Thea is not just a great name, it’s a unique one as well. You will probably be the only parent with a kid named Thea in school.

Mae

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Mae comes from May, the month name that was chosen for its connection to Maia, the Roman goddess of growth and motherhood. Mae can be used as a vintage nickname for the names Mary and Margaret. For instance, actress Mae West was named Mary at birth. Alternate spellings include May, Mei, and Maye. The May spelling makes it more of a month name, while Mae makes it a vintage nickname name. Hilary Duff chose Mae as her daughter’s first name.

Millie

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Millie is back, baby! It’s a top 100 name throughout much of the English-speaking world. However, it’s just now heating back up in the US. Millicent would be an appealing long form, but many people are using Millie all by itself. So many new parents, in fact, that it returned to the top 500 in 2015 for the first time since WWII. The name means “gentle strength.”

Winnie

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This short form of names such as Winifred and Edwina and Gwendolyn, Winnie has loads of vintage nickname charm. Winnie had been used regularly on its own in the US through the early 1950s. The name was on the decline until recently when it took a turn for the better. We expect this name to be back in the US top 500 in the next couple of years.

Lottie

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Lottie was a top 100 name at the end of the nineteenth century. Lottie fell off the popularity list around 1960 but well might climb back on most likely as a short for the currently popular Charlotte. It’s already the 85th most popular given name for girls in the UK. This vintage nickname shares its meaning with Charlotte, meaning “free man.”

Hattie

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In the USA, Hattie is one of those vintage nicknames that is now more popular than the appellation it was derived from, Harriet. In England, however, Harriet is still by far more popular than Hattie. It’s a strange divergence considering how popular nickname names are in the UK. Hattie is firmly in the top 500 most popular names for girls in the US today. The name means “estate ruler.”

Nell

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Nell, a nickname for Helen, Ellen, or Eleanor, is a sweet vintage nickname that is fashionably used today in its own right. While Nell is primed for use among contemporary vintage names, it hasn’t taken off the way some of its sisters have and so maintains an air of distinction. This great option is simple yet refined and it means “shining one.”

Delia

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Delia is a somewhat neglected charmer that stands on its own but also might be short for Adelia or Cordelia. Delia was once an extremely popular given name for girls. But, today, it feels like one of the vintage nicknames that deserves a comeback. Delia is a name of Greek origin that means “of the island of Delos.”

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Bea

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Bea is a former old lady name that’s cute again as a vintage nickname that still holds tons of potential. Bea actually stood alone on the popularity charts for four years at the beginning of the twentieth century. It could be time for this vintage nickname to return! Bea is a short form of Beatrice, a name of Latin origin, that means “she who brings happiness.”

Pippa

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Pippa is a peppy vintage nickname and form of Philippa. The name was already popular in the UK before it garnered widespread visibility via Kate Middleton‘s sister. Despite its popularity in the rest of the English-speaking world, the name has never widely appealed to American parents. We think it deserves a chance! The name is derived from Greek and means “lover of horses.”

Effie

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Effie is the vintage nickname for Euphemia. Effie was popular as a given name in the US until the 1960s. That makes it a vintage nickname that is ripe for revival. Effie is derived from Greek and means “pleasant speech.”

Maisie

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Maisie might traditionally is a short form of Margaret or Mary, but it can also work as a nickname for Melissa, Marissa, or even Esme, And, it stands perfectly well on its own. This vintage nickname is a Scottish nickname that means “bitter” or “pearl.” Maisie returned to the US top 1000 in 2014 at 658, making it one of the fastest-rising names of that year. While the vintage nickname has picked up speed in the US, it pales in comparison to the name’s popularity in the UK today.

Molly

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Molly originated as a short form of Mary, coming from medieval variations Malle and Molle. Molly has been used as a standalone pet form of Mary since the Middle Ages and has been consistently popular as an independent name in the US over the past several decades. It’s a top 200 name today. Due to its Mary origins, this name means “bitter.”

Rosie

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Rosie, also spelled Rosy, has been standing on her own for many decades in the US. It’s one of the vintage nicknames that is picking up steam once more across the English-speaking world. In the US, Rosie came back to the top 1000 in 2013, after a 30-year hiatus. This name is of English origin and does indeed mean “rose.”

Lilibet

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Lilibet is the delightful diminutive form of Elizabeth. Notably, the vintage nickname was used as the childhood nickname of Britain’s queen. It feels fresh today thanks to the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It has never been widely used as a given name in the US but we expect that to change thanks to the Duke and Duchess. The name is derived from Hebrew and means “pledged to God.”

Prue

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Surprisingly, the name Prue has never been a popular given name in the US. Perhaps that is due to its mother name, Prudence, falling from popularity by the 1950s. Prue has a carefree feel to it and is one of our favorite vintage nicknames that we want to take off. The name means “caution.”

Trudy

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Trudy peaked as a given name in the US in 1946 before falling from fashion completely in the 1970s. Trudy is a short form of Gertrude, which is of German origin and means “spear of strength.” Wouldn’t you love to hear more of this vintage nickname?

Caddie

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In Colonial times, Caddie was used as a short form of Caroline. As a given name, Caddie has never been extremely popular but it did rank in the top 1000 for a couple of years in the 1980s. Thanks to its Caroline connection, this vintage nickname is taken to mean “free man.”

Georgie

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A vintage nickname for Georgia, Georgette, Georgina, or Georgiana, Georgie is a slightly boyish name that is similar to Frankie and Charlie for girls. Georgie as a given name for girls was once popular in the US but it fell from favor in the 1950s. Bring this winner back, parents! Ultimately, Georgie is of Greek origin and means “farmer.”

Mabs

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Mabs is a rare vintage nickname that we hope more parents will consider for their daughters. It’s a short form of Mabel or Amabel. The nickname means “lovable.” With the rise of Mabel and Amabel in recent years, we expect this nickname to also follow.

Polly

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Polly was once a very popular given name in the US but it faded by the 1980s. Polly is an English short form of Molly, itself a short form of Mary. Despite Molly’s comeback, Polly is a vintage nickname that never returned to favor. It could be time!

Tilda

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Actress Tilda Swinton injected this dated, vintage nickname name with some modern charm. The name is considered a Spanish or Estonian short form of Matilda, meaning “battle might.” As with so many of these vintage nicknames Tilda was once popular in the US before cooling during the 1910s.

Sukie

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This centuries-old nickname feels fresher and more modern today than Susie or Sue. A good short form if you’re into names like Susan, Susanna, or Susannah. Susan is a name derived from Hebrew that means “loved one.” Sukie has never been wildly popular despite most folks knowing about this darling nickname.

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Lou

vintage nicknames for girls

Lou is a gender-neutral vintage nickname that is considered a short form of Louise for girls. Lous was a favored name in the US for girls until the 1970s. At the moment, Lou is having a huge moment across Europe. While it is no longer popular here, in France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, it has become one of the trendiest names for baby girls.

What did you think of these vintage nicknames for girls? We hope you found some worth considering for your daughter. Using a nickname instead of a more traditional surname is all the rage today. If you liked learning about these nicknames, keep reading for even more options.

Cute Nicknames for Girls

A & B Names

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  • Abigail – Nicknames: Abbie, Abby, Gale, Gail. Name meaning: “father’s joy.”
  • Addison – Nicknames: Add, Addie, Di. Meaning: “son of Adam.”
  • Alexandra – Nicknames: Al, Alex, Alexa, Allie, Ally, Andie, Lex, Lexa, Lexie, Sandra, Sandie, Sandy. Name meaning: “defending men.”
  • Anastasia – Nicknames: Ana, Stasia, Sia, Stas. Meaning: “resurrection.”
  • Andrea – Nicknames: Andie, Drea. Meaning: “strong and manly”
  • Bethany – Nicknames: Annie, Betty, Beth, Effie, Bethel. Name meaning: “house of figs.”
  • Brinleigh – Nicknames: Brin, Leigh, Lee. Name meaning: “burnt meadow.”
  • Brooklyn – Nicknames: Brook, Lyn. Meaning: “marshland.”

C & D Names

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  • Camilla – Nicknames: Cam, Cammie, Milla, Lala. Meaning: “young ceremonial attendent.”
  • Catherine – Nicknames: Cat, Cate, Cathy, Catie, Kit, Kitty. Name meaning: “pure.”
  • Charlotte – Nicknames: Char, Charlie, Lola, Lottie. Name meaning: “free man” and “petite.”
  • Caroline – Nicknames: Carol, Carrie, Cally, Caro. Meaning: “free man.”
  • Danielle – Nicknames: Danni, Dani, Nani, Elle. Name meaning: “God is my judge.”
  • Delaney – Nicknames: Del, Lane, Laney, Deli, Dela, Laina. Meaning: “dark challenger.”
  • Delilah – Nicknames: Deli, Lilah, Lah, Lily, Lala. Meaning: “delicate.”
  • Desiree – Nicknames: Des, Desi, Dez, Rae, Dezi. Name meaning: “desired.”

E & F Names

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  • Eleanor – Cute nicknames: Ellen, Nora, Elle, Elly, Elle, Nori, Nell. Name meaning: “bright, shining one.”
  • Elizabeth – Nicknames: Beth, Eli, Liz, Liza, Ellie, Lizzi, Bette, Betty, Betsy. Meaning: “pledged to God.”
  • Emerson – Cute nicknames: Em, Emi, Emmie, Emery. Meaning: “son of Emery.”
  • Esmeralda – Nicknames: Em, Emmie, Esma, Esmie, Ezzie. Meaning: “emerald.”
  • Evangeline – Evy, Eva, Van, Vanga, Eve, Lina, Angie, Ella, Ellie. Meaning: “bearer of good news.”
  • Evelyn – Nicknames: Eve, Lynn, Eva, Evie. Name meaning: “desired.”
  • Florence – Nicknames: Flor, Flo, Florie, Lo. Name meaning: “blossoming.”
  • Francesca – Nicknames: Fran, Frannie, Frankie, Cesca, Francine. Name meaning: “free man.”

G & H Names

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  • Gabriella – Cute nicknames: Gab, Gabby, Gabs, Brielle, Briella, Ella, Elle. Name meaning: “God is my strength.”
  • Genevieve – Nicknames: Genna, Eve, Evie, Ginny, Gemma, Viv, Vivi, Vivvie, Genie, Ginger. Meaning: “tribe woman.”
  • Georgina – Nicknames: George, Georgie, Gina, Gigi, Gi, Ginny. Meaning: “farmer.”
  • Gracelynn – Nicknames: Gracie, Grace, Lyn, Lynn. Meaning: “grace” + “lake.”
  • Guadalupe – Nicknames: Lupe, Lupita, Gudalup, Lulu. Meaning: “hidden river” and “valley of the wolves.”
  • Gwendolyn – Nicknames: Gwen, Gwennie, Winnie, Wendy, Lyn. Name meaning: “fair.”
  • Helena – Cute nicknames: Helen, Lena, Lennie. Name meaning: “bright, shining one.”
  • Henrietta – Nicknames: Etta, Ettie, Hattie. Name meaning: “estate ruler.”

I & J Names

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  • Imogen – Cute nicknames: Mo, Genny, Gen, Momo. Name meaning: “maiden.”
  • Isabella – Nicknames: Bella, Belle, Izzy. Name meaning: “pledged to God.”
  • Jamila – Nicknames: Mila, Jam, Milly, Mila, Jammie, La. Meaning: “beautiful.”
  • Jacqueline – Nicknames: Jack, Jackie, Line, Lina. Meaning: “supplanter.”
  • Jasmine – Nicknames: Jas, Mina, Jazzy, Minnie. Name meaning: “jasmine” and “gift of God.”
  • Jennifer – Nicknames: Jeffie, Jen, Jeni, Jenn, Jenne, Jennee, Jenni, Jennie, Jenny. Meaning: “white shadow.”
  • Josephine – Nicknames: Jo, Josie, Jojo, Fifi. Name meaning: “God will increase.”
  • Juliana – Cute nicknames: Julia, Julie, Judy, Jules, Ana, Lee. Meaning: “youthful.”

K & L Names

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  • Katherine – Kat, Kit, Kate, Kathy, Kittie, Kae. Meaning: “pure.”
  • Kendall – Cute nicknames: Dolly, Kenny, Ken, Kay, Doll. Name meaning: “royal valley.”
  • Kimberly – Nicknames: Kim, Kimmy, Kimber, Kiki. Name meaning: “from the royal forest.”
  • Kinsley – Nicknames: Kin, Kins, Kinzie, Kenny, Sley, Lay. Meaning: “king’s meadow.”
  • Leighton – Cute nicknames: Leigh, Layton, Lei, Lei Lei, Toni. Meaning: “meadow town.”
  • Leilani – Nicknames: lani, Leila, Nani, Lei, Nee. Meaning: “heavenly flower.”  
  • Liliana – Nicknames: Lil, Lila, Ana, Lily, Lana. Name meaning: “little lily.”
  • Luciana – Nicknames: Luci, Lucy, Ana, Lulu. Name meaning: “light.”

M & N Names

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  • Mackenzie – Cute nicknames: Mac, Kenzie, Macey, Kenz. Name meaning: “comely” and “child of the wise leader.”
  • Madison – Nicknames: Maddie, Mad, Mads, Madis. Meaning: “son of Matthew.”
  • Madeline – Nicknames: Maddie, Deli, Del, Mad, Mads, Line, Mada. Meaning: “high tower.”
  • Magdalena – Nicknames: Maggie, Magda, Lena. Name meaning: “of Magdala.”
  • Margaret – Nicknames: Greta, Margot, Maggie, Maisie, Marge, Margie, Margo, May, Meg, Molly, Peg, Peggy. Name meaning: “bitter” and “pearl.”
  • Michelle – Chele, Chelle, Chellie, Micki, Midge, Mikki, Mich. Meaning: “who resembles God.”
  • Natalie – Nat, Talie, Tal, Nattie, Nelly, Talie. Meaning: “Christmas”
  • Nicolette – Nicknames: Nicole, Niki, Nika, Nic, Colette. Name meaning: “victory of the people.”

O & P Names

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  • Oakleigh – Nicknames: Oak, Oaky, Leigh, Okie Dokie. Meaning: “oak clearing.”
  • Octavia – Cute nicknames: Ava, Avie, Avia, Tav, Tavi. Name meaning: “eighth.”
  • Olivia – Nicknames: Livia, Liv, Livvie, Ollie, Olive. Name meaning: “olive tree.”
  • Patricia – Nicknames: Pat, Patty, Patsy, Tricia, Trish. Name meaning: “noble.”
  • Paulina – Nicknames: Pauli, Pollie, Polly, Lina. Name meaning: “small.”
  • Penelope – Cute nicknames: Pen, Penny, Nelly, Poppy, Nell. Meaning: “weaver.”
  • Persephone -Nicknames: Persy, Seph, Sephy, Effie, Perri. Meaning: “butcher.”
  • Primrose – Nicknames: Prim, Primy, Pri, Rose, Rosie. Meaning: “first rose.”

R & S Names

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  • Rebecca – Cute nicknames: Reba, Becca, Becky, Becks. Name meaning: “to join.”
  • Rosalie – Nicknames: Rosa, Rose, Rosie, Sally. Name meaning: “rose.”
  • Rosemary – Nicknames: Ro, Romy, Rosie, Rose, Mary, Ree. Meaning: “dew of the sea.”
  • Sabrina – Nicknames: Bree, Breena, Sabi. Name meaning: “from the Severn River.”
  • Scarlett – Nicknames: Ska, Red, Scar, Lottie, Carla, Ettie. Meaning: “deep red.”
  • Sidney – Nicknames: Syd, Syddi, Syddie, Ney, Nelly. Meaning: “Saint-Denis”
  • Sophia – Nicknames: Fifi, Phia, Soph, Sophie. Name meaning: “wise.”
  • Stephanie – Cute nicknames: Steph, Stephie, Fanny, Nie. Meaning: “garland.”

T & V Names

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  • Tabitha – Nicknames: Tab, Tabbi, Tabby, Tabbie, Tabi, Tabs, Bit. Meaning: “gazelle.”
  • Tatiana – Cute nicknames: Tanya, Tati, Taty, Tiana. Name meaning: “fairy queen.”
  • Theresa – Nicknames:  Tess, Resa, Tessa, Thea, Resi, Teddy, Ther. Meaning: “to harvest.”
  • Tiffany – Nicknames: Tiff, Tia, Tiffy. Name meaning: “revelation of God.”
  • Valentina – Nicknames: Val, Tina, Vina. Name meaning: “vitality.”
  • Vanessa – Cute nicknames: Van, Nessa, Vany, Essa, Essie, Nessie, Ness. Meaning: an invented name by Jonathan Swift.
  • Veronica – Nicknames: Roni, Ronna, Ronnee, Ronni, Ronnie, Ronny, Vonnie, Vera, Ver. Meaning: “bringer of victory.”
  • Victoria – Nicknames: Tori, Toria, Ria, Vicky, Vic, Vicks. Name meaning: “victorious.”

W, Y & Z Names

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  • Whitney – Nicknames: Whit, Whittie, Whitzie, Nee. Meaning: “white island.”
  • Wilhelmina – Cute nicknames: Willa, Will, Willy, Mina. Name meaning: “resolute protector.”
  • Winifred – Nicknames: Win, Winni, Freddie. Name meaning: “fair.”
  • Yasmine – Nicknames: Yaz, Yazzy, Mine, Mina. Meaning: “jasmine.”
  • Yvonne – Nicknames: Eve, Evee, Evie, Vonna, Vonnie. Name meaning: “yew.”
  • Zaidee – Nicknames: Zai, Dee, Aidy. Name meaning: “splendor.”
  • Zariyah – Zar, Zari, Ria, Yah, Ri. Meaning: “scattered wind.”
  • Zendaya – Zen, Zennie, Daya, Zendie, Day, Ya. Meaning: “to give thanks.”

Unisex Cute Nicknames

A – G Names

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  • Addison – Cute nicknames: Addy, Addie. Name meaning: “son of Adam.”
  • Adrian – Cute nicknames: Addie, Ad, Rian, Ri. Meaning: “from Adria.”
  • Amari – Nicknames: Am, Mar, Mari, Amy, Ama, Ree. Meaning: “immortal.”
  • Braden – Nicknames: Brady, Brade, Den, Aden. Name meaning: “broad valley.”
  • Cameron – Nicknames: Cami, Cam, Cammy, Ron. Name meaning: “crooked nose.”
  • Easton – Nicknames: East, Ton, Toni, Essie. Meaning: “eastern town.”
  • Emerson – Nicknames: Em, Emery, Emmy, Son, Sonny. Name meaning: “son of Emery.”
  • Garnet – Nicknames: Gar, Garth, Net, Red, Garn, Gary, Nettie. Meaning: “pomegranate.”

H – Q Names

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  • Harper – Cute nicknames: Harp, Harpi, Perry, Harry. Meaning: “harp player.”
  • Jaden – Cute nicknames: Jade, Jadey, Jay. Name meaning: “God has heard.”
  • Jordan – Nicknames: Jor, Dan, Jordie, Danny, Jo. Meaning: “flowing down.”
  • Kennedy – Cute nicknames: Ken, Kenny, Dee, Ned, Edi. Meaning: “misshapen head.”
  • Madison – Nicknames: Maddy, Mads, Madis, Dee. Name meaning: “son of Matthew.”
  • Morgan – Nicknames: Morgie, Morgs, Mo, Momo, Morgz, More. Meaning: “sea-born.”
  • Paisley – Nicknames: Pai, Paisy, Pais, Lee. Name meaning: “church.”
  • Quincy – Nicknames: Quinn, Quinny, Quince, Cee. Name meaning: “fifth.”

R – Z Names

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  • Reagan – Nicknames: Rea Rea, Ray, Rae, Reags, Reaggie. Meaning: “little king.”
  • Riley – Cute nicknames: Ry, Ryry, Lee. Name meaning: “wood clearing.”
  • Rowan – Nicknames: Ro, Row, Roro, Owan, Wan. Name meaning: “little red one.”
  • Sawyer – Nicknames: Sy, Saw, Sawly, Sully, Sayer, SawSaw. Meaning: “woodcutter.”
  • Skylar – Nicknames: Sky, Ky, Lar. Name meaning: “scholar.”
  • Spencer – Cute nicknames: Spence, Spency, Spen, Penny. Meaning: “house steward.”
  • Taylor – Nicknames: Tay, Taytay, Taybay, Lorie. Meaning: “tailor.”
  • Teagan – Nicknames: Tea, Eagan, Teag. Name meaning: “poet.”

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Cute Nicknames for Boys

A & B Names

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  • Aaron – Cute nicknames: Air, Ro, Ron. Name meaning: “mountain.”
  • Alexander – Nicknames: Al, Alex, Alec, Lex, Xander, Ander. Name meaning: “defending men.”
  • Andrew – Nicknames: Andie, Drew, Drewbie. Meaning: “strong and manly.”
  • Anthony – Nicknames: Ant, Tony, Anton, Tone. Meaning: “from Antium.”
  • Augustus – Cute nicknames: Auggie, Gus, Dino, Gussy. Meaning: “greatest.”
  • Benjamin – Nicknames: Ben, Benj, Benji, Benny. Name meaning: “son of the right hand.”
  • Beckett – Nicknames: Beck, Becks, Bex, Ket. Name meaning: “bee cottage.”
  • Brandon – Nicknames: Bran, Brand, Don, Brando, Brandy. Meaning: “broom-covered hill.”

C & D Names

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  • Carmelo – Cute nicknames: Carl, Car, Melo, Lo. Name meaning: “garden” and “orchard” and “Carmel.”
  • Carter – Nicknames: Car, Art, Cart, Cary. Name meaning: “carrier.”
  • Cassius – Nicknames: Cass, Cassi, Cash, Sius. Meaning: “hollow.”
  • Charles – Nicknames: Chuck, Chucky, Charlie, Char. Meaning: “free man.”
  • Christopher – Nicknames: Chris, Topher, Toph, Kit. Name meaning: “bearer of Christ.”
  • Declan – Nicknames: Dec, Dex, Lan. Name meaning: “pious one.”
  • Demetrius – Nicknames: Dima, Dimka, Dimochka, Mitya, Meech, Dem, Demie, Tri. Meaning: “follower of Demeter.”
  • Dominic – Cute nicknames: Domo, Dominy, Dom, Nick, Nicky, Nickie, Dominie, Domini. Meaning: Belonging to the Lord.”

E & F Names

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  • Edward – Cute nicknames: Ed, Eddie, Ned, Ted. Name meaning: “wealthy gaurdian.”
  • Evander – Nicknames: Evan, Van, Vander. Name meaning: “strong warrior.”
  • Elijah – Nicknames: Eli, Jah, Lijah, Ellie, Lij. Meaning: “Yahweh is God.”
  • Emiliano – Cute nicknames: Emi, Milo, Nano, Emil, Emily, Lian, Liano, Lee, Mil. Meaning: “work.”
  • Emmanuel – Nicknames: Emm, Emmy, Manuel, Manni, Man, Em. Meaning: “God is with us.”
  • Finnegan – Nicknames: Finn, Finny, Egan, Neg. Name meaning: “fair.”
  • Franklyn – Nicknames: Frank, Frankie, Lynn, Linny. Meaning: “free landholder.”
  • Fredrick – Nicknames: Fred, Freddie, Ed, Rick. Name meaning: “peaceful ruler.”

G & H Names

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  • Grayson – Nicknames: Gray, Sonny, Ayson, Ray, Son. Name meaning: “son of Gray.”
  • Gideon – Nicknames: Gid, Ian, Deon. Name meaning: “hewer.”
  • Giovanni – Cute nicknames: Gio, Gian, Gianni, Vanni, Nanni, Van, Nee. Meaning: “God is gracious.”
  • George – Nicknames: Georgie, Gee, Geezy, Jory, Geo. Meaning: “farmer.”
  • Guillermo – Nicknames: Guille, Memo, Memito, Mo. Meaning: “resolute protection.”
  • Hayden – Nicknames: Hay, Hays, Ayden. Den. Name meaning: “hedged valley.”
  • Harrison – Nicknames: Harry, Harris, Har, Son. Name meaning: “son of Harry.”
  • Hezekiah – Nicknames: Hez, Hexxy, Zeke, Kiah, Key, Ziah. Meaning: “God gives strength.”

I & J Names

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  • Isaiah – Cute nicknames: Eyes, I, Zay, Zaya, Ike. Name meaning: “the Lord is gracious.”
  • Israel – Nicknames: Izz, Izzie, Rael, Ray, Meaning: “he who struggles with God.”
  • Jackson – Nicknames: Jack, Jax, Jace, Jay. Name meaning: “son of Jack.”
  • Jacob – Nicknames: Coby, Jake, Jakey, Jack, Jay. Name meaning: “supplanter.”
  • Jameson – Nicknames: James, Jamie, Sonny, Jame, Ja. Meaning: “son of James.”
  • Jeremiah – Nicknames: Jim, Jem, Jay, Jeremy, Remy. Name meaning: “appointed by God.”
  • Jonathan – Nicknames: Jon, Jona, Joney, Nathan, Than. Meaning: “gift of Jehovah.”
  • Julius – Nicknames: Jules, Juju, Juli, Jay, Julio. Meaning: “youthful.”

K & L Names

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  • Kaden – Cute nicknames: Kade, Kay. Name meaning: “companion.”
  • Keegan – Nicknames: Key, Keeg, Keegy, Egan. Meaning: “son of Egan.”
  • Kendrick – Nicknames: Ken, Rick, Ricky, Kenny. Name meaning: “champion.”
  • Kenneth – Nicknames: Ken, Kenny, Net. Meaning: “born of fire.”
  • Langston – Nicknames: Lang, Lance, Lay, Langst. Meaning: “tall man’s town.”
  • Lawrence – Nicknames: Law, Larry, Lor, Rory, Lore, Ren. Name meaning: “man from Laurentium.”
  • Leonardo – Nicknames: Leo, Leon, Len, Lenny, Ardo. Name meaning: “brave lion.”
  • Luciano – Nicknames: Lu, Looch, Ciano, Loochy. Meaning: “light.”

M & N Names

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  • Matthew – Nicknames: Matt, Matty, Matto, Matts. Meaning: “gift of God.”
  • Maverick – Cute nicknames: Mav, Rick, Ricky. Name meaning: “rebel.”
  • Merrick – Nicknames: Mer, Eric, Rick, Ricky. Name meaning: “dark skin.”
  • Michael – Cute nicknames: Mick, Mike, Kel, Micha, Mikey, Mickey. Meaning: “who is like God?”
  • Morrison – Nicknames: Morri, Morris, Mors, Ree. Name meaning: “a Moor.”
  • Nelson – Nicknames: Neil, Nelly, Nels. Name meaning: “son of Neil.”
  • Nicholas – Nicknames: Nick, Nico, Nicky, Nix, Cole. Meaning: “people of victory.”
  • Nathaniel – Nicknames: Nat, Nate, Nats, Nath, Nathan, Natty. Meaning: “gift of God.”

O & P Names

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  • Oliver – Nicknames: Oll, Ollie, Olive, Live, Ver. Meaning: “olive tree.”
  • Orlando – Cute nicknames: Orly, Lando, Land, Lanny. Name meaning: “famed land.”
  • Oberon – Nicknames: Obi, Ron, Ber, Berry. Name meaning: “noble” and “like a bear.”
  • Oswald – Nicknames: Oz, Ozzie, Wald. Name meaning: “divine power.”
  • Patrick – Nicknames: Pat, Patty, Rick, Patsy, Paddy, Patch. Meaning: “patrician.”
  • Peter – Cute nicknames: Pete, Petie, Petes. Meaning: “rock.”
  • Philip – Nicknames: Phil, Philly, Pip, Lip. Name meaning: “lover of horses.”
  • Princeton – Nicknames: Prince, Princey, Rince, Prin. Meaning: “prince’s town.”

R & S Names

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  • Raphael – Cute nicknames: Rafe, Raffy, Ralph, Phael. Name meaning: “God has healed.”
  • Remington – Nicknames: Rem, Remi, Remy, Ring. Name meaning: “raven settlement.”
  • Robert – Nicknames: Rob, Robbie, Roberto, Bert, Berto, Bertie, Bob. Meaning: “bright fame.”
  • Roland – Nicknames: Row, Roll, Land, Lando, Orlando. Meaning: “famed.”
  • Rowan – Nicknames: Row, Ronni, Wynn. Meaning: “rowan tree” and “little redhead.”
  • Samuel – Cute nicknames: Sam, Sammie, Muley. Meaning: “God has heard.”
  • Santiago – Nicknames: Sant, Tiago, Tigo, Ti. Name meaning: “Saint James.”
  • Sebastian – Nicknames: Bass, Ash, Ashton, Bash, Bastian, Seb. Name meaning: “from Sebastia.”

T & V Names

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  • Theodore – Cute nicknames: Dory, Dor, Theo, Ted, Teddy. Name meaning: “gift of God.”
  • Thomas – Nicknames: Tom, Tommy, Mas, Mazzy, Mazz, Tomkin. Meaning: “twin.”
  • Tobias – Nicknames: Tobe, Tobie, Toe, Bias, Obi. Meaning: “God is good.”
  • Trenton – Nicknames: Trent, Rent, Ren. Name meaning: “Trent’s town.”
  • Trevor – Nicknames: Trev, Trey, Rev. Name meaning: “prudent.”
  • Victor – Cute nicknames: Vick, Vicky, Vee, Toro. Meaning: “conqueror.”
  • Vincent – Nicknames: Vince, Vinny, Vin, Cent. Name meaning: “conqueror.”
  • Valentino – Nicknames: Val, Len, Tino, Tin, Valen, Vee, Vallie. Meaning: “health.”

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W & X Names

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  • Walter – Nicknames: Wally, Walt, Walty, Wall. Meaning: “army ruler.”
  • Warren – Cute nicknames: War, Ren, Renny. Meaning: “part-keeper.”
  • William – Cute nicknames: Will, Willy, Wills, Liam, Bill, Billy. Name meaning: “resolute protector.”
  • Winston – Nicknames: Win, Wins, Winny, Ton. Meaning: “wine’s town.”
  • Wesley – Nicknames: Wes, Les, Lee. Name meaning: “from the western meadow.”
  • Weston – Nicknames: Wes, West, Westy. Meaning: “western town.”
  • Wilson – Nicknames: Will, Willy, Wills. Name meaning: “son of Will.”
  • Xavier – Nicknames: Xav, Xavi, Vier, Avi, Zee, Zav. Name meaning: “bright” and “new house.”

There you go! What did you think of these baby appellations with cute nicknames? We hope they inspired you and gave you food for thought on your baby name search. After all, most of us will use a nickname for our children more than their proper name so it’s only logical to consider what nickname you will use for your sweet baby. Happy baby name hunting!

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