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Page 1/6. Nicknames are also known as pet names or short forms. The trend for modern parents is a preference for full names over nicknames. 116 Nickname names and what they mean, for nickname for baby boys, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Short names for girls.
Aad Danish nickname of Adriaan, from Adrian.
Abbott .. Also, the name may have originated as a teasing nickname for a man with the grave and pious attitude associated with an abbot ..
Ace .. A nickname given to one who excels ..
Algernon .. The Normans were usually clean-shaven, and this was a nickname for William de Percy, a companion of William the Conqueror ..
Amerigo .. The US, founded on the principle of home rule, took its nickname of "America" from Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
Archie .. Nickname of Archibald.
Art .. The name is also now used as a nickname of Arthur.
Aspen .. Tree name: a type of poplar familiar in the West, with heart-shaped leaves that quiver in the lightest breeze, hence its nickname, the "quaking" or "trembling" aspen ..
Bern .. Also a nickname for Bernard.
Bert .. Used more as a nickname ..
Biff .. Usually used as a nickname.
Bill .. Nickname for William, used occasionally as an independent name .. Before mid 19th century, Will was the more common nickname ..
Bing .. Could possibly be inspired by singer Bing Crosby, who was given the nickname after a comic-strip character.
Bingo .. Usually used as a nickname.
Blake .. Originally a nickname for someone with hair or skin that was either very dark (Old English "blaec") or very light (Old English "blac") ..
Bo .. Nickname of William .. Usually a nickname used for boys and, due to actress Bo Derek, for girls ..
Boris .. Originally from the Tartar nickname Bogoris, then used as a shortened form of the Russian name Borislav ..
Brick .. The name has been used as a nickname for people who are reliable and strong.
Bubba .. More commonly a nickname, usually for someone rather large ..
Buck .. The word for a male goat or deer, used as a given name or nickname that denotes a robust and spirited young man ..
Archie, Art, Bert, Bill, Blake, Bo, Boris and Buck are commonly used names, while Aad, Abbott, Ace, Algernon, Amerigo, Aspen, Bern, Biff, Bing, Bingo, Brick and Bubba are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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