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~~ Male Given Names ~~
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A - (male)
  • 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, Albie , Bert, Elbert, see also Adelbert
  • Aldrich -- Al, Rich, Richie
  • Alec -- Al , Eck
  • Alexander -- Al, Alastair, Alex, Eleck, Alisdair, Alistair, Sandy, Zan
  • Alfred -- Al, Fred
  • Algemon -- Algy
  • Alonzo -- Al, Lon, Lonzo
  • Aloysius -- Al
  • Amaziah -- Ziah
  • Amos -- "Amie" ( found in Newfoundland Canada)
  • Americus -- Merick
  • Anderson -- Ander, Andy, Sonny
  • Andrew -- Andy, Drew
  • Anthony -- Tony
  • Anton -- Tony
  • Archibald -- Archie, Baldo
  • Arthemia -- Art
  • Arthur -- Art
  • Asaph -- Asa
  • Asahel -- Asa
  • Augustin -- Gustan
  • Azariah -- Aze, Riah
  • Augustus/Augustine -- August, Austin, Gus
  • B - (male)
  • 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, Bern , Bernie
  • Bradford -- Brad, Ford
  • Brigham -- Bridge , Brig
  • Broderick -- Ricky, Brady, Brody
  • C - (male)
  • Calvin -- Cal, Vin, Vinny
  • Cameron -- Cam, Ronny, Ron
  • Carl -- see Charles
  • Casey -- 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
  • Collen / Collin -- Collie
  • Columbus -- Clum
  • Conrad -- Con, Conny
  • Cormack -- Con
  • Cornelius -- Con, Conny, Corny, Neil , Niel
  • Courtney -- Court, Curt
  • Cyrenius -- Cene, Cy, Renius, Serene , Swene
  • Curtis -- Curt
  • D - (male)
  • 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, Donnie, Donny
  • E - (male)
  • Ebenezer -- Ben , Eben, Eb, Ebbie, Evan
  • Edmund -- Ed, Ned, Ted
  • Edward -- Ed, Eddie , 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
  • Ewen -- Hugh
  • Ezekiel -- Ez, Zeke
  • Ezra -- Ez
  • F - (male)
  • Ferdinand -- Ferdie
  • Ferguson -- Ferdie, Fergus , Fergie, Fargy (seen in IL census)
  • Frances / Francis -- Frank, Fran, Frannie , Francie
  • Francesco -- Franco, Frank, Fran
  • Franklin -- Frank, Fran
  • Frederick -- Fred, Freddy, Fritz
  • G - (male)
  • Generic names for Sons (named for Fathers) -- Chip, Skip, Sonny
          * (III) 3rd -- Trey
          * (IV) 4th--Ivy (from IV)
          * (V) 5th--Quince, Quint
  • G.W. -- very often, George Washington
  • Gabriel -- Gabe, Gabby
  • Gary -- Gar
  • Geoffrey/Jeffrey -- Geoff, Jeff
  • Gerald -- Jerry, Gerry
  • Gerard -- Jerry
  • Gilbert -- Gil, Bert, Wilber
  • Gordon -- Gil, Gordy
  • Gregary / Gregory -- Greg
  • H - (male)
  • Harold -- Bill , Hal, Harry
  • Henry -- Hal, Hank, Harry
  • Herbert -- Herb, Bert
  • Hezekiah -- Hez, Hy, Kiah, Kye
  • Hiram -- Hy
  • Hopkins -- Hop, Hopp
  • Horace -- Horry
  • Hubert -- Hugh, Bert, Hub
  • I - (male)
  • Ignatius -- Iggy, Nace, Nate, Natius
  • Isaac -- Ike, Zeke
  • Isidore -- Dory , Izzy
  • J - (male)
  • Jacob -- Jaap, Jake, Jay, Kobus , could be short for Jacobus
  • James -- Jamie, Mamey, Jem, Jim, Jimi, Jimmy, ,
              James could be short for Jacobus
  • Jay -- see Jacob
  • Jedidiah -- Jed, Jedi
  • Jefferson -- Jeff, Sonny
  • Jehiel -- Hiel
  • Jeremiah -- Jereme, Jerry
  • Joel -- J , Jay , Joe
  • John -- Jack, Jock, Johnny, Eon, Ian, occasionally a nickname for Jonathan,
              Iain (Scottish/Gaelic)
  • Johannes, Johan or Johann -- Hans
  • 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 - (male)
  • Kasey -- K.C.
  • Kenneth -- Ken, Kenny, also for Kendall, Kendrick, Kent, etc.
  • King -- may be short for Kingston or Kingsley
  • L - (male)
  • Lafayette --Fate , Lafe , Laffie
  • Lamont --Monty
  • Lawrence/Laurence --Larry, Lon, Lonny, Lorne, Lorry
  • Lemuel --Lem
  • Leonard --Leo, Leon, Len, Lenny, Lennie, Lineau
  • LeRoy --L.R., Lee, Roy
  • Leslie --Les
  • Lester --Les
  • Levi --Lee
  • Lincoln --Link
  • Lorenzo --Loren
  • Lucias/Lucas --Luke
  • Luther --Luke
  • Lyndon --Lynn, Lindy
  • M - (male)
  • Manoah -- Noah
  • Marcus -- Mark
  • Martin -- Mart , Marty
  • Marvin -- Marv
  • Matthew / Matthias -- Matt, Matty , Thias, Thys
  • Maurice / Morris -- Morey, Morrie, Maurie
  • Mervyn -- Merv
  • Micah -- somes shortened name for Michael
  • Michael -- Mike, Micah, Mick, Micky, Mickey(ie)
  • Mitchell -- Mitch
  • Montgomery -- Monty, Gum
  • N - (male)
  • 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
  • O - (male)
  • Obadiah -- Diah, Dyer, Obed, Obie
  • Oliver -- Ollie
  • Orlando -- Lon , Orly, Olly
  • Oswald -- Ossy, Ozzy, Waldo
  • P - (male)
  • Patrick -- Paddy, Pat, Patsy, Pate, sometimes Peter
  • Pelegrine -- Perry
  • Percival -- Percy
  • Peter -- Pete, Pate
  • Philetus -- Leet, Phil
  • Phillip -- Phil
  • Prescott --S cott, Scotty, Pres
  • Q - (male)
  • Quincy -- Quin, Quinn
  • R - (male)
  • Ralph -- sometimes for Raphael
  • Randolph -- Ran , Rand , Randy, Dolph
  • Raymond -- Ray
  • Reginald -- Reg, Reggie, Naldo, Renny
  • Reuben -- Rube
  • Richard -- Dick, Dickon, Rich, Rick, Ricky
  • Robert -- Bob, Cob , 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, Dolphus, Olph, Rolf, Rudy
  • Rupert -- varient of Robert
  • Russell -- Russ, Rusty
  • S - (male)
  • Samuel -- Sam, Sammy
  • Sanford -- Sam
  • Seymour -- Morey, See
  • Shelton -- Shelly, Shel, Tony
  • Sheridan -- Dan, Danny, Sher
  • Sidney -- Sid, Syd
  • Silas -- Si
  • Simon/Simeon -- Manny, Si, Sion
  • Smith -- Smitty
  • Solomon -- Sal, Salmon, Saul, Sol, Solly, Zolly
  • Stanley -- Stan
  • Stephen / Steven -- Steve, Steph, Stevie
  • Stewart - Stew
  • Sullivan -- Sully, Van
  • Sylvester -- Si, Sly, Sy, Syl, Vester, Vet, Vessie
  • T - (male)
  • Terence -- Terry
  • Thaddeus -- Thad
  • Theodore -- Ted, Teddy, Theo
  • Thomas -- Tam (Scottish) , Tom, Thom, Tommy(ie), Tomi
  • Timothy -- Tim, Timmy
  • Tobias -- Toby, Bias
  • U - (male)
  • Uriah -- Riah
  • V - (male)
  • Victor -- Vic
  • Vincent / Vinson -- Vince, Vin, Vinny
  • W - (male)
  • Wallace -- Ace, Wally
  • Walter -- Walt , Wally
  • Walton -- Wall , Wally
  • Washington -- Wash, often for George Washington
  • Wert -- Werty
  • Wilber/Wilbur -- Will, variant of Gilbert
  • Wilfred -- Will, Willie, Fred
  • William -- Will, Willie, Bill, Billy, sometimes Bell or Bela
  • Willard -- Will , Willie
  • Winfield -- Win, Winny, Field, Fielder
  • Woodrow - -Wood, Woody, Drew
  • X, Y, Z - (male)
  • Zachariah -- Zach, Zachy, Zack, Zak, Zeke
  • Zebedee -- Zeb
  • Zedediah -- Zed, Diah, Dyer
  • Zephaniah -- Zeph

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