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Page 1/11. 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. 201 Short names and what they mean, for short for baby boys, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Short names for girls.
Abbey Short form of Abbott, Abelard and Abner ..
Abbott .. In the 1940s and early 1950s Bud Abbott served as a straight man to short chubby comedian Lou Costello.
Abe .. Short form of Abner, Abraham, and Abram.
Addy .. Also a short form of Adam.
Akim .. Russian short form of Joachim.
Al A short form of names beginning with Al-.
Alec .. Short form of Alexander.
Alex .. Short form of Alexander ..
Alexis .. Often used as a short form of Alexander, though it is from Alexius, the Latin spelling of the Greek Alexios ..
Alger .. Also possibly from various names meaning "noble, old, temple" and also possibly a short form of Algernon ..
Andino .. Italian short form of Andrew.
Ari .. A short form of Aristides ..
Aris Short form of Aristeo used in modern times.
Arman .. Short form of Armando ..
Barry .. Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic name Barra, from Bairre (Old Irish), a short form of "fionnbharr", meaning "fair-haired" (see Finbar) ..
Bart Short form of Barton, Bartholomew and Bertram ..
Bartlet Short form of Bartholomew ..
Barton .. Bart is the short form.
Bassett .. Also the name of a short-legged hunting dog, the basset hound, possibly named so because its torso is so low ("bas" in French) to the ground.
Abe, Al, Alec, Alex, Alexis, Barry, Bart and Barton are commonly used names, while Abbey, Abbott, Addy, Akim, Alger, Andino, Ari, Aris, Arman, Auden, Bartlet and Bassett are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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