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Popular Baby Names with Great Nicknames

Baby NamesUpdated December 16, 2021

by Kate Kim

Registered Nurse


We all have nicknames that our loved ones may call us, terms of endearment, or simply an inside joke that only each other knows. When I was growing up, there were always those classmates in school who had longer sophisticated names who could easily say, “Oh, but you can call me this, instead.” I thought it was the coolest thing to have your name and a shorter form of it. With one name, you can have not just one but two or multiple names.

Fast forward to when I was expecting my first child, I sincerely longed to name her a beautiful name that would also have great nickname potential. Often, parents long to give their little one a name with wonderful nicknames for short. Certain names can allow for some great nicknames to be created organically. Here are a few charming baby names that you can surely find yourself equally loving their shorter nicknames.

Baby Names With Great Nicknames

Nicknames for Boys (He/Him, Fellows, Dudes, Gentlemen)

Abraham: Abe, Abie, or Brahm

Alexander: Al, Lex, Alex, Ander, or Xander

Arthur: Art or Artie

Asher: Ash

Augustus: Auggie, August, or Gus

Bennett: Ben or Benny

Benjamin: Benji, Ben, Benny

Broderick: Brody, Rod, Rick, or Derick

Cameron: Cam, Cammy, or Ron

Christopher: Chris or Topher

Colton: Cole or Colt

Donovan: Don or Donny

Dustin: Dusty

Edward: Ed or Eddie

Ezekiel: Ez or Zeke

Finley: Finn

Frederick: Fred, Freddy, Rick, or Ricky

Gregory: Greg, Grego, Greggy, or Rory

Henderson: Henry or Ender

Jacob: Jake or Coby

Jackson: Jack or Jax

Jameson: James or Jamie

Jeremiah: Jer or Jeremy

Jonathon: Jon or Jonny

Lawrence: Lor or Larry

Lincoln: Linc or Linx

Logan: Lo or Logy

Lucas: Luke or Luca

Malcolm: Mac or Cole

Matthew: Matt or Matty

Michael: Mike or Mikey

Nathaniel: Nat, Nate, Nathan, or Neil

Oliver: Ollie or Levi

Peter: Pete, Petey

Preston: Pres or Ron

Quentin: Quinn or just simply, “Q”

Robert: Rob, Bob, Robby, or Bobby

Samuel: Sam or Sammy

Sebastian: Sebs, Sebby, Ash, Ashton, or Bastian

Spencer: Spen, Spenny, or Spence

Steven: Steve or Stevie

Terrence: Ter or Terry

Theodore: Theo or Teddy

Thomas: Tom or Tommy

Timothy: Tim or Timmy

Tristan: Tris or Stan

Vincent: Vin, Vinny, or Vince

Wesley: Wes or Lee

William: Will, Liam, or Billy

Zachary: Zach or Zachy

Sporting cute nicknames while growing up into their given, longer names is a great option for boys and girls. As time goes on, parents can feel proud that they have given their child a beautiful name that they can grow into in the future a well. This can be handy for numerous reasons in their professional career or adulthood. For example, “Teddy” grows into “Theodore” and uses his full given name in his future profession.

Nicknames for Girls (She/Her, Madams, Chicas, Ladies)

Adelaide: Addy, Dela, or Lady

Alessandra: Al, Alessi, Les, Sandra, or Sandy/Sandie

Amelia: Amy, Milly, Mila, or Lia

Angelina: Angie, Angel, Annie, Lin, or Lina

Annabelle: Anne, Anna, Annie, Belle, Bella

Brinnleigh: Brin, Brinnie, Lee, or Leigh

Brooklyn: Brooke, Brookie, or Lyn

Cadence: Cade or Cadie

Camilla: Cam, Cammie, or Milla

Cassandra: Cass, Cassie, Sandy, or Sandra

Charlotte: Char, Charlie, Lottie, or Lola

Clementine: Clem, Tina, or Tiny

Danielle: Dani or Elle

Delilah: De, Ly, or Lila

Elizabeth: El, Eliza, Liz, Lizzie, Betsy, or Beth

Ellison: Elle or Ellie

Emmalyn: Em, Emmy, Emma, or Lyn

Evangeline: Angel, Eva, Eve, Lina

Evelyn:  Eve, Evie, or Lyn

Fiona: Fifi or Fio

Florence: Flo, Flor, Flora, or Florie

Gabriella: Gab, Gabbi/Gabby, Bri, Elle, or Ella

Gwendolyn: Gwen, Gwennie, Lyn, or Wendy

Hannah: Han or Hanni

Isabella: Izzy, Bella, Ella, or Belle

Jacqueline: Jackie or Jack

Jasmine: Jas, Jazz, Jazzy, Minnie, or Mina

Josephine: Jo, Josie, or Fifi

Lillian: Lil or Lilli/Lilly

Lorelei: Lo, Lor, Lori, or Rory

Mackenzie: Kenzie or Mac

Madison: Maddie

Nalani: Nal, Lan, or Lani

Neveah: Nev, Neve, or Nevvie

Olivia: Liv, Livvy, Olive, or Via

Penelope:  Penny or Lo

Rebecca: Becca or Becky

Roxanne: Rox, Roxy, or Anne

Sabrina: Sab, Sabi, Bri, or Brina

Samantha: Sam or Sammy/Sammie

Seraphina: Ser, Sera, Seri, Fifi, or Phina

Serenity: Ser, Seri, Sera, or Rennie

Sophia: Sophie, Soph, or Fifi

Tatiana: Tat, Tati, or Tiana

Tiffany: Tiff, Tiffy, or Fannie

Victoria: Vic, Vicks, Vicky, Tori, or Toria

Vivian: Vi, Viv or Vivi

Veronica: Ron, Ronnie, Vera, or Nicki

Willow: Will, Willa, or Lo

Winona: Win or Winnie

When it came to naming my own child, I found the naming process long and incredibly difficult. I do have to admit that there were a lot of late nights, often asking my husband in the middle of the night, “How about this name?” In the end, we decided to name our little one Charlotte. We often call her C or Char, which I think is a cute nickname for girls. And it suits her just the same as Charlotte. Remember, you can take months to decide your precious child’s name, but when they’re born, you could suddenly decide that they’re not really suited to the name that you have planned for them—and that’s okay too. One thing is for sure, it is nice to have options when it comes to your name and precisely why nicknames can be important for many.

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