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Page 1/18. 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. 353 Short names and what they mean, for short, nickname, pet, diminutive, contracted, shortened for baby boys, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Short names for girls.
Aad Danish nickname of Adriaan, from Adrian.
Abbey Short form of Abbott, Abelard and Abner ..
Abbott .. Also, the name may have originated as a teasing nickname for a man with the grave and pious attitude associated with an abbot .. 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.
Abram .. From the Middle Ages, however, if not before, it was taken to be a contracted version ..
Ace .. A nickname given to one who excels ..
Addison .. The surname was derived from Addie or Adie, a medieval (and occasional modern) pet form of Adam ..
Addy .. Also a short form of Adam.
Adlai .. Aramaic contracted form of the Hebrew name Adaliah ..
Aidan .. Anglicized form of the ancient Gaelic name Aedan, a pet form of Aed ..
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 ..
Alfred .. Alfie is a pet form ..
Alger .. Also possibly from various names meaning "noble, old, temple" and also possibly a short form of Algernon ..
Algernon .. The Normans were usually clean-shaven, and this was a nickname for William de Percy, a companion of William the Conqueror .. Algy and Algie are pet forms ..
Alistair .. Aly is the pet form ..
Amerigo .. The US, founded on the principle of home rule, took its nickname of "America" from Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
Abe, Abram, Al, Alec, Alex, Alexis and Alfred are commonly used names, while Aad, Abbey, Abbott, Ace, Addison, Addy, Adlai, Aidan, Akim, Alger, Algernon, Alistair and Amerigo are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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