Sunday, August 6, 2017

What's in a Nickname ?


Abby Abigail 

Addie Adelina 

Aggie,also Nancy (Scotish usage) Agnes, Agatha 

Allie Alice, Althea 

Alma Almarinda

Amy Amelia 

Annette Ann, Anne 

Axey Achsah 

Babs, Barb, Babbie Barbara 

Becky Rebecca 

Bee Beatrice, Beatrix 

Belle, Bella Arabella, Isabel 

Berty Bertha,Roberta 

Betty, Bess, Betsy, Beth Elizabeth 

Biddy Obedience, Bridget

Cam Camilia 

Candy Candace

Carrie Caroline 

Cassie Cassandra

Cathy, Kate, Kathy, Kit, Kay, Kitty Catherine

Chrissie, Christie, Chris Christina 

Cicely, Cis Cecelia 

Cinda, Cindy Lucinda, Cinderella

Clara Clarissa 

Clemmie Clementine 

Collete Nicolette 

Connie Constance 

Corley Cornelia 

Creasy, Crecy Lucretia 

Deb, Debby Deborah 

Delia Cordelia 

Della Adelina 

Dicey, Diza Eudicia, Boadicea 

Dona Caledonia 

Dot, Dolly Dorothy 

TR>  Dotie Theordosia, Doris,

Dorothy, Odette,

Delores, Dora

Drucie Drucilla 

Eddie, Edy Edwina, Edith 

Effie Euphemia 

Ella Eleanor, Gabriella 

Ellen, Elle Eleanor, Helen 

Elsie Alice, Elsbeth 

Emma Erminia 

Essie Esther 

Ethel Ethelinda 

Eudora, Dora Theodora 

Eunie, Nicey, Nicy Eugenia, Eunice 

Eura or Ura  Eura or Ura Eureka 

Eva Evangeline, Evaline 

Fanny, Frank Frances 

Flo, Flossie, Flora Florence 

Freddie Fredericka 

Gail Abigail

Genie, Gene  Eugenia

Gertie Gertrude

Gincey, Jenny Jane

Greta Margaret

Grissel Griselda

Gussia Augusta

Gwen Gwendolyn

Hallie Mahalia

Hatty, Hattie  Harriett

Hepsy Hephzibah

Hetty Henrietta

Hulda Mahulda

Janet, Jeanne, Jennet, Jenny Jane, Virginia

Jess Jessie

Jessie Jessica

Josie, Jo Josepha, Josephine

Judy Judith

Juliet Julia

Karen Karenhappuch

Kate, Kathy, Kay, Kitty K(C)atherine

Leitha Alletha, Tellitha

Lena Helena, Magdalena

Letty Lettice, Letitia

Lexie Alexa, Alexandra

Lila Delilah

Lina Selina

Linda Malinda, Ethelinda

Livvy Lavinia, Olivia

Liz, Liza, Lizzy, Libby Elizabeth, Eliza

Lotta, Lottie  Charlotte

Lou, Louie, Lu, Lulu  Louisa, Louise

Lucy Lucinda

Lula Tallulah

Madge, Margie  Margaret, Margery, Marjorie

Mae, May Mary

Mag, Maggy  Margaret

Mandy Amanda

Milly Emily, Amelia, Millicent, Mildred

Minnie Mary, Minerva

Modlin Magdalena - German Usage

Molly, Polly Mary

Mona Desdemona, Ramona

Myra Almira, Palmyra

Nabby Abigail

Nan, Nancy, Nanny  Agnes - Scotish usage

Nan, Nancy, Nanny  Ann, Anne, Anna - English usage

Neecy Permecia

Nell, Nelly Eleanor, Ellen, Helen, Penelope

Nerva, Nerve Minerva

Netty Antionette, Henriells, Joannette, Zan(n)etta 

Nicey Eunice

Nina Ann, Anna, Penina

Nita Anita , Juanita

Noma Naomi

Nona Winona

Nora Eleanor, Honora, Leonora

Ola Viola, Tuliola

Ollie Olivia, Ollvine

Pam Pamala

Patsy, Patty, Pat  Martha, Patricia

Peg, Peggy Margaret

Phemie Euphemia

Pheny Josephine

Polly, Poll Mary, Paulina

Prissy Pricilla

Prudy, Prue Prudance

Reba Rebecca

Rena Serena, Irena, Arrena

Rita Marguerita

Roxie Roxanne

Sadie, Sally, Sal  Sarah, Sara

Sam, Sammy Samantha

Sandra Cassandra

Sheba Bathsheba

Sillah Drusiliah, Drucilla, Priscilla

Sinah Arcena

Sis, Sisley, Sesaley Cecilia

Sophy Sophia

Sue, Suke, Suky, Susie  Susan, Susannah

Tabby Tabitha

Tammy Tamira

Tamzine Thomasine

Tempy Temperance

Terry, Tess Theresa

Theny Bethena

Thursa, Thursday, Thurze Theresa

Tilda, Tilly Mathilda, Matilda

Tina Albertina, Christina

Tish Letitia

Trix, Trixy Beatrix, Beatrice

Trudy Gertrude

Vergie Virginia

Viney, Vinnie Lavinia

Willie Williamana, any femine form of William

Wilmett, Wilmot  Wilhelmina

Winnie Winifred

Xina Christina

Zilla Zerilda, Luzilla, Barzilla

Zoey Zoe


Originally compiled by Ernest Connally and Pauline Jones Gandrud, added to by Joan Wright and others.