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MALE NAMES/NICKNAMES
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 
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 
Horace--Horry 
Hubert--Hugh, Bert, Hub 
Ignatius--Iggy, Nace, Nate, Natius 
Isaiah--Zay
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 
Joshua--Josh, Jos 
Josiah--Jos, Joe
Judson--Jud, Sonny 
Julias/Julian--Jule 
K.C.--sometimes for Kasey/Casey 
Kenneth--Ken, Kenny, also for Kendall, Kendrick, Kent 
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 
Marion--generally Francis Marion
Martin--Marty 
Marvin--Marv 
Matthew/Matthias--Matt, Thias, Thys 
Maurice/Morris--Morey 
Mervyn--Merv 
Micah--somes short for Michael 
Micheal--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 
Newton--Newt
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 
Terence--Terry 
Thaddeus--Thad 
Theodore--Ted, Teddy, Theo 
Thomas--Tom, Thom, Tommy 
Timothy--Tim, Timmy 
Tobias--Toby, Bias 
Uriah--Riah 
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 
Winfield--Win, Winny, Field 
Woodrow--Wood, Woody, Drew 
Zachariah--Zach, Zachy, Zeke 
Zebedee--Zeb 
Zedediah--Zed, Diah, Dyer 
Zephaniah--Zeph
 
 

FEMALE NAMES/NICKNAMES
Abigail--Abby, Nabby, Gail 
Adaline/Adeline--Ada, Addy, Dell, 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 for Antoinette, Christiana, Roseanne
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, Barbary, Barb
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, Kate, Kathy, Katy,
Cassie, Kay, Kit, Kittie, Trina, Lena 
Cecilia--Celia, Cissy 
Charlotte--Char, Lottie, Lotta, Sherry 
Christine/Christina/Christiana/Kristine--Chris, Kris, Crissy, Tina, Tiny
Christy, Kristy, Tina 
Clarinda--Clara 
Clarissa--Clara, Cissy 
Constance--Connie 
Cordelia--Cordy, Delia 
Cornelia--Corny, Nelle, Nelly 
Cynthia--Cindy, Cintha 
Darlene--Lena, Darry 
Deborah/Debora--Debby, Debbie, Deb 
Deliverance--Della, Delly, Dilly 
Delores--Dell, Lola, Lolly, Della, Dee 
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, Edy
Elaine-- Lanie, 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, 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 
Regina--Reggie, Gina 
Relief--Leafa 
Roberta--Bobbie, Robbie, Bert 
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 
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

MORE NICKNAMES sent by Demetrios and Melissa Ghikas
Abraham- ham
A.J. - short for Andrew Jackson
Alexander - Sander, Zander
Alfred-- Freddy
Alonzo--Lonny
Arnold - Arnie
August/Augustine - Augie
Benedict--Dick
Chancellor - Chan, Chance, Chaunce
Constantine - Con, Connie, Conny, Stan, Tino
Garrett - Gary, Rett
Geoffrey/Jeffrey-- Jeffy
Hardy - for Hardman, Hardeson, etc.
Harmon - Harm, Harry
Hezekiah-- Zeke 
Ignatius-- Nash
James--Jamey
Jay--see Jacob 
J.D. - short for Jefferson Davis
Jedidiah-- Jeb
Jefferson--Jeffy
Jehiel--Jay 
Jeremiah--Jeremy
Jonathan--Nate
Julias/Julian--Jules
Lorenzo--Lore, Renzo, Ren
Matthew/Matthias--Matty
Nicholas--Nicky
Peter--Petey
Ralph--Ray
Reuben--Ben
Roger/Rodger--Roddy
Ronald - Roddy
Stanley -Stan
Stephen/Steven--Stevie
Thaddeus--Tad
T.J. - for Thomas Jefferson
Wilber/Wilbur--Bert
Wilfred--Freddy
Xavier - Zave
 
 

FEMALE NAMES/NICKNAMES
Abigail--Abbie
Ade - for Adaline/Adeline, Adelaide, Adelphia
Agatha--Aggy 
Agnes--Nessie
Alberta--Berta, Bertie, Bird, Birdie
Alexandra--Lexie, Sandra
Amelia--Melia
Ann is sometimes for Annette, Reanna
Antoinette/Antonia--Nettie
Belinda--Lindy
Bertha--Bird
Bethany - Beth, Betsey, Bitsy
Bridget--Biddy 
Caledonia - Callie, Cally, Donna, Donia(Donya)
Camellia - Cam, Cammie, Melia, Mel, Millie
Carol/Caroline/Carolyn--Care, Lynn, Lynne
Cassondra--Sondra
Caterina/Catrina/Katerina/Katrina - Cathy, Kate, Kathy, Katey, Katie, Rina, Trina
Christine/Christina/Christiana/Kristine--Chrissie, Chrissy
Clarinda--Clair, Clara, Clare, Linda, Rindy
Clarissa--Clair, Clara, Clare, Rissa
Constantina - Connie, Conny, Constance, Dina, Tina
Cordelia--Cordy, Delia 
Coreen - Corey, Rena, Reney
Corey - Cordelia, Coreen, Corinne, Cornelia
Deliverance--Liv
Delores--Dellie, Delly
Dorcus--Dorey
Doreen/Dorena - Dora, Dorey, Rena, Reney
Elizabeth-- Bitsy
Ellender - Ellen, Ella, Ellie
Emeline--Lena
Esther--Essy, Etta Ettie
Eunice - Niecey
Evaline - Evey
Frances--Frannie
Gabrielle/Gabriella--Gabby, Ella 
Gail--see Abigail 
Genevieve--Eve, Evey, Gennie, Genny
Gertrude--True
Grace - Gracie or vice-versa
Gwendolyn--Lynn
Hannah--Ann
Hepsibah/Hephsibah--Hep, Hepsy, Hessy
Imogene - Emma, Gene, Ima, 
Isadora--Dory
Jelethia - Letha
Jennifer--Jen
Jessica--Jess 
Joan--Nonie, sometimes short form of Joanna/Johannah 
Juanita--Nettie, Nita 
Lena - for Lenora, Eleanor, Aileen, Lulene,
Lillian--Lila
Louise/Louisa--Weeza, Weezie
Michelle - Shelly
Miriam--Mary
Narcissa - Nancy
Olive/Olivia--Livie
Pamela - Pam, Pammy
Pandora - Dora, Dorey
Patricia--Trish, Trissy
Rachel--Rache
Roberta--Bird, Birdie, Bertie, 
Rosie -for Rosabel/Rosabella, Rosalyn/Rosalinda, Roseann/Roseanna, Roxanne/Roxanna
Sarah--Sarie
Tabitha--Bitsy, Bitty
Theresa--Resa
Tilitha - Tillie
Veronica--Nicky
Victoria--Tory
Wilda - Willie
Wilhelmina--Willa


Charlotte Curlee Ramsey
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