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Page 1/27. Short forms are also known as nicknames or pet names. The trend for modern parents is a preference for full names over their short forms. 536 Short names and what they mean, for short, diminutive, nickname, pet, contracted for baby girls, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Short names for boys.
Abigail .. Abbie, Abbey, and Abby are pet forms ..
Acacia .. Sometimes, Keisha is considered a short form of this name.
Ada .. A pet form of Adele and Adelaide, or also possibly a Latinate variant of the biblical Hebrew name Adah meaning "adornment" ..
Addie .. Short form of Adelaide, Adeline, or Addison.
Adeline .. French diminutive of Adela ..
Aggie .. Pet form of Agatha and Agnes.
Ailie Scottish pet form of Aileen or an anglicized spelling of Eilidh.
Alex .. Short form of Alexandra and Alexis ..
Ali .. In English, Ali is used as a nickname of Allie, Alexandra and names beginning with Al- ..
Alina .. Also variant of Aline, nickname of Adelina, or may derive from Arabic for "noble, illustrious" ..
Aline In the Middle Ages, a contracted form of Adeline ..
Alita .. Spanish short form of Adelita.
Alison .. Norman French diminutive form of Alice .. Allie and Ally are pet forms ..
Alla .. Also a short form for Al- names.
Allie Nickname of Alfreda, Alice, Alison, Allegra, Allison, Alva and Alvina ..
Aloma .. Short form of Paloma.
Alta .. Short form of Altagracia, a reference to the "high grace" of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Alya .. Also nickname of Alla.
Amantha .. Also a short form of Samantha.
Amy .. Anglicized form of the Old French Amee, meaning "beloved", which originated as a nickname from the Latin Amata, from "amare", meaning "to love" ..
Abigail, Ada, Addie, Adeline, Alex, Ali, Alina, Aline, Alison, Alita, Alla, Allie, Alta and Amy are commonly used names, while Acacia, Aggie, Ailie, Aloma, Alya and Amantha are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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