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Page 1/5. Pet forms are also known as nicknames or short forms. The trend for modern parents is a preference for full names over their pet forms. 89 Pet names and what they mean, for pet for baby girls, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Short names for boys.
Abigail .. Abbie, Abbey, and Abby are pet forms ..
Ada .. A pet form of Adele and Adelaide, or also possibly a Latinate variant of the biblical Hebrew name Adah meaning "adornment" ..
Aggie .. Pet form of Agatha and Agnes.
Ailie Scottish pet form of Aileen or an anglicized spelling of Eilidh.
Alison .. Allie and Ally are pet forms ..
Angela .. Angie is the pet form ..
Anita .. Originally a Spanish pet form of Ana, the Spanish version of Anne ..
Annette French pet form of Ann ..
Anouska French spelling of Russian Anuska, a pet form of Anna.
Antonia .. Toni is the pet form ..
Bambi .. Pet name ..
Barbara .. Many people may associate the name with the popular doll Barbie, which with Babs, are informal pet forms ..
Becky .. Pet form of Rebecca (Hebrew) "to bind" ..
Bernice .. Binnie is the pet form.
Bess .. Variants are pet forms.
Bethan .. Pet form of Beth ..
Betsy .. Pet form of Elizabeth ..
Betty .. Pet form of Elizabeth .. In the 17th century it was also used occasionally as a pet form of Beatrice ..
Biddy Pet form of Bride or Bridget (Gaelic) "exalted one" ..
Bijou .. Pet name ..
Abigail, Ada, Alison, Angela, Anita, Annette, Antonia, Bambi, Barbara, Becky, Bernice, Bess, Betsy and Betty are commonly used names, while Aggie, Ailie, Anouska, Bethan, Biddy and Bijou are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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