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A - (female)
  • Abigail -- Abby, Nabby, Gail
  • Adaline/Adeline -- Ada, Addy, Dell, Delia, Lena
  • Adelaide -- Addy, Adele, Dell, Della, Heidi, Lide (?)
  • Adelphia -- Adele, Addy, Dell, Delphia, Philly
  • Agatha -- Aggy
  • Agnes -- Aggy, Inez, Nessa, Nessie
  • Aileen -- Allie, Lena
  • Alberta -- Allie, Bert, Bertie
  • Alexandra -- Alex, Alla, Ali, Allie, Aly, Lex, Lexa, Lexine, Lexy, Sandrine,
              Sandra , Sandy, Sasha, Sascha, Zandy
  • Alfreda -- Alfy, Freda, Freddy, Frieda
  • Alice/Alicia -- Allie, Elsie, Lisa
  • Alison, Allison -- Alice , Ally
  • Almena -- Allie, Mena
  • Amanda -- Manda, Mandy
  • Amelia -- Emily, Mel, Millie, Amy
  • Andrea -- Andi
  • Ann/Anne -- Annie, Nan, Nanny, Nana, Nancy
              * Ann is sometimes a nickname for Antoinette, Christiana, Roseanne, etc.
  • Angela -- Angie, Ang
  • Antoinette/Antonia -- Ann, Tony, Netta
  • Arabella/Arabelle -- Ara, Arry, Belle, Bella
  • Araminta -- Meta
  • Arlene -- Arly, Lena
  • Armena -- Arry, Mena
  • Armilda -- Milda
  • Asenath -- Assene, Natty, Sene
  • Augusta/Augustina -- Aggy, Gatsy , Gussie, Tina
  • B - (female)
  • Barbara -- Bab, Babs, Barby, Bobbie
  • Beatrice -- Bea, Trisha, Trix, Trixie
  • Belinda -- Be , Belle, Linda
  • Bernice -- Bea, Bee, Berni
  • Bertha -- Birdie, Bert, Bertie
  • Beverly -- (Beverley), Bev
  • Brenda -- Be , Bren
  • Bridget -- Biddie, Biddy, Bridgie, Bridie, Delia
  • Brittany -- Britt
  • C - (female)
  • Camille -- Cammie, Millie
  • Cornelia -- Cornie, Nelia
  • Carol/Caroline/Carolyn -- Carrie, Cassie, Lena , Lynn
  • Cassandra -- Cassie, Sandra, Sandy
  • Catherine/Cathleen -- Cathy, Kate , Kathie , Kathy, Katy, Cassie, Kay,           Kit, Kittie, Trina, Lena
  • Cecilia -- Celia, Cissy, Silja
  • 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 -- Cora , Corny, Nelle, Nelly, Nelia
  • Cynthia -- Cindy, Cintha
  • D - (female)
  • Dana -- Da
  • Darlene -- Lena, Darry
  • Deborah/Debora -- Debby, Debbie, Deb
  • Deliverance -- Della, Delly, Dilly
  • Delores -- Dell, Lola, Lolly , Della, Dee
  • Delphine -- Del
  • Denise -- Denny , Dede
  • Diadema -- Dama , Dema
  • Diana -- Dyna , Diahanna , Denna , Deana , Diane , Di
  • Diane -- Dede (or any other girl's name begining with a "D"
  • Dicey -- Dicie
  • Dorcus -- Darkey
  • Dorothea / Dorothy -- Dolly, Dot, Doty , Dortha, Dotty, Dottie
              * Dolly can also be a name that simply means "baby girl"--sometimes given           when the name was undecided; it often stuck.
  • E - (female)
  • Edith -- Dede , Edie
  • Elaine -- see Eleanor
  • Eleanor -- Elaine, Ellen, Elli, Ellie, Lanna, Lenora, Nelly, Nora
  • Elizabeth -- Eliza, Bess, Bessie, Bet , Beth, Betsy, Betty, Lib, Libby,
              Lisbet , Liza, Lisa, Liz, Lizzie
  • Ellen (see Eleanor and Helen) -- Lallie , Lil ( Irish, found in
              Newfoundland Canada)
  • Elmira -- Elly, Ellie, Mira
  • Elise -- Lise, Elli, Ellie
  • 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) -- Essie , Ettie
  • Eva -- Evie
  • Evaline / Eveline / Evelyn -- Ess , Ev , Eva, Eve , Lena
  • Evangeline -- Van, Vangie
  • F - (female)
  • Faith -- Faithy , Fay
  • Fidelia -- Delia
  • Florence--Flo, Flora, Flossy
  • Frances--Fanny, Fran, Cissy, Frankie, Nancy , Nan , Sis
  • Fredericka--Freda, Freddy, Ricka, Frieda
  • G - (female)
  • Gabrielle/Gabriella -- Gabby, Ella
  • Gail -- see Abigail
  • Genevieve -- Gen, Eve, Jean, Jenny
  • Geraldine -- Dina, Gerry, Gerrie, Jerry
  • Gertrude -- Trudy, Gert, Gertie
  • Gloria -- Glory
  • Guinevere -- Vera
  • Gwendolyn -- Gwen, Wendy
  • H - (female)
  • Hannah -- Nan, Nanny, Anna, also may be a nickname for Johannah,
              Susannah.
  • Harriet -- Hattie
  • Hedwig -- Hattie
  • Heidi -- see Adelaide
  • Helen / Helene -- Ella, Ellen, Ellie, Lena, Nellie
  • Heloise -- Eloise, Lois
  • Henrietta -- Etta, Etty, Hank, Nettie, Retta
  • Hermione -- Hermie
  • Hepsibah/Hephsibah -- Hipsie, Happy
  • Hester -- Hessy, Esther, Hetty
  • Hollis -- Holli , Holly
  • Honora -- Nora
  • Hopestill -- Hopey (Old New England)
  • I - (female)
  • Ina -- see Lavina
  • Inez -- see Agnes
  • Irene -- Rena
  • Isabel/Isabelle/Isabella -- Bella, Belle , Ib, Isa , Issy, Nib, Nibby, Tibbie
  • Isadora -- Dora, Issy
  • Iva -- Ivy
  • J - (female)
  • Jacqueline -- Jackie , Linnie
  • Jane -- Janeka, Janel, Janele, Janella, Janelle, Janet, Janette, Janey,
              Janie, Jean, Jennie, Jessie, Jincy
  • Janet -- Jessie, Jan
  • Jean/Jeanne -- Jane, Jeannie
  • Jeanette -- Janet, Jean, Jessie, Nettie
  • Jemima -- Mima
  • Jennifer -- Jen , Jennie, Jenny
  • Jessica -- Jessie
  • Joan -- Nonie, sometimes short form of Joanna/Johannah
  • Joanna/Johannah -- Hannah, Joan, Jody, Josie
  • Josephine -- Jody, Jo, Joey, Josey, Fina
  • Joyce -- Joy
  • Juanita -- Nettie, Nita
  • Judith -- Judy
  • Julia -- Julie, Jill
  • K - (female)
  • Katherine/Kathleen -- Cat , Cathy, Kat , Kathie , Kathy, Katy,
              Cassie, Kasey , Kay, Kit, Kittie, Trina, Lena
  • Kari -- Kay
  • Kathy -- Kate , Katie , Katey
  • Katrina -- Kae , Trina , Trine
  • Keziah -- Kizza, Kizzie
  • Kimberly -- Kim, Kimmy
  • L - (female)
  • Laura -- Lauri , Laurie , Lori
  • 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
  • Lisa -- may be a short form of Elizabeth, Alice, Melissa
  • Lois -- see Heloise, Louise
  • Lonita -- Lonnie , Loni , Nita
  • Loretta -- Etta, Lorrie, Retta
  • Lorraine -- Lora, Lori, Lorrie
  • Louise/Louisa -- Lou, Eliza, Lois, Weasie
  • Lucille -- Lu, Lou, Cille, Lucy
  • Lucinda -- Cindy, Lu, Lou, Lucy
  • Luella -- Ella, Lu, Lula
  • Lydia/Lidia -- Lyddy, Lide
  • Lynn -- may be short form of Carolyn, Madeline, Linda, etc.
  • M - (female)
  • Madeline -- Lena, Maddie , Maddy, Madge, Magda, Maggie,
              Maida, Maud
  • Magdelena / Magdelina -- Laney , Lena, Madge, Magda
  • Mahala -- Hallie
  • Margaret/Margaretta -- Daisy, Gretta, Madge, Maggie, Marg, Margie, Meg, Midge,
              Peg, Peggy, Rita, Margery, Marge, Margie, Rebecca
  • Martha -- Marty, Mat, Mattie, Patsy, Patty
  • Martilyn -- Mary , Lynn
  • Mary -- Mimi , Molly, Polly, Mae, Mamie, Mitzi, Tootsie (?)
  • Maryane (also Mary Jane) -- Janie , Jany
  • Mary Ann -- Polly (in C19 England)
  • Matilda -- Tilly, Matty, Maud, Maude
  • Maxine -- Max , Maxie , Mac
  • Mehitabel -- Hetty, Hitty, Mabel, Mitty
  • Melanie -- Mel, Melly(ie), Lanny
  • Melinda -- Linda, Lindy, Mel, Mindy
  • Melissa -- Lisa, Lissa, Mel, Milly, Missy
  • Michelle -- Mickey, Shelly
  • Mildred -- Milly
  • Millicent -- Milly, Missy, Penny
  • Minerva -- Minnie
  • Miranda -- Mandy, Mira, Randy
  • Miriam -- Mimi, Mitzi
  • N - (female)
  • Nancy -- Nan, see also Ann, Nanc
  • Natalie -- Natty , Nettie
  • O - (female)
  • Olive/Olivia -- Ollie, Nollie, Livia
  • P - (female)
  • Pamela -- Pam, Pammie
  • Parmelia -- Amelia, Melia, Milly
  • Parthenia -- Thenie
  • Patience -- Pat, Patty
  • Patricia -- Pat, Patty, Patsy, Tricia
  • Paula/Paulina/Pauline -- Polly, Lina, Plina , Pleena
  • Penelope -- Penny
  • Philinda -- Linda
  • Priscilla -- Cissy, Cilla, Prissy
  • Prudence -- Prudy, Prue
  • R - (female)
  • Rachel -- Shelly
  • Rebecca -- Reba, Becca, Becky, Beck
  • Regina -- Reggie, Gina
  • Relief -- Leafa
  • Roberta -- Bobbie, Robbie, Bert, Bertie or Birdie
  • Rogene -- Gene, Jean
  • Rosabel/Rosabella -- Belle, Rosa, Rose, Roz
  • Rosalyn/Rosalinda -- Rosa, Rose, Linda, Roz
  • Roseann/Roseanna -- Rose, Ann, Roz, Rosie
  • Roxanne/Roxanna -- Ann, Rose, Roxie
  • S - (female)
  • Sabrina -- Brina
  • Sandra -- Sandie , Sandy, see Cassandra, Alexandra
  • Sarah -- Sac, Sally, Sadie, Zsa-Zsa , zazie
  • Selina (Celina) -- Lena
  • Seena -- Rena
  • Shaylene -- Shay, Leenie, Shayshay
  • Shirley -- Lee, Sherry, Shirl
  • Submit -- Mitty
  • Susan/Susannah -- Sue, Sukey, Susie, Hannah
  • T - (female)
  • Tabitha -- Bythie , Tabbs, Tabby
  • Tamara -- Tam , Tammie , Tammy
  • Theresa -- Terry, Tess, Tessie, Tessa, Thirza, Thursa, Tracy
  • Tryphena -- Phena, Try , Triffy
  • V - (female)
  • Valerie -- Val
  • Vanessa -- Nessa, Essa, Vanna
  • Veronica -- Fannie , Fanny , Franky, Frony, Ron, Ronnie , Ronna,
              Vonnie
  • Victoria -- Vicky, Vee, Tory
  • Virginia -- Ginger, Ginny, Jane, Jenna, Jennie, Virgy
  • W - (female)
  • Waitstill -- Waity (Old New England)
  • Wilhelmina -- Mina, Willie, Wilma, Minnie
  • Wietzske -- Winnie , Win
  • Winifred> -- Winnie, Freddie, Winnet
  • Y - (female)
  • Yvonne -- Vonnie

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