30 Nicknames That Make Great Baby Names

While looking for baby names, I remember falling in love with quite a few nicknames only to realize that I couldn’t stand their more formal version and felt like I needed to nix the name because of it. Perhaps some of you have felt the same? Maybe you fell in love with the name “Minnie” but weren’t so keen on it’s full-length version…the dated sounding “Minerva”. Well, I’d like to think that sometimes nicknames make the best baby names. Here are 30 nicknames that have great baby name potential.

  • 30 Nicknames That Make Great Baby Names

    30 Nicknames That Make Great Baby Names

    If you love nicknames, you’ll love this baby name list!

  • Abe


    I love the name Abe – a shortened version of Abraham or possibly even Abeline.

  • Addie


    This one isn’t a terribly uncommon nickname version of Adeline, Addison, Hadley, and Madeline but I’m still quite fond of it.

  • Aggie


    Aggie is a cute nickname for Agatha, Agnes, August or Augustus.

  • Bea


    I love the name Bea (or Bee) all on it’s own, although it’s actually a nickname for Beatrice, Beatrix, or Phoebe to name a few.

  • Becks


    Becks is a fun nickname for Beckett, Beckham or even Rebecca.

  • Bert


    Bert is a nickname derived from Robert, Hubert, Albert, Gilbert or Burton…and quite a few others as well!

  • Billie


    Billie is the nickname version of William, Willhemina or maybe even Elizabeth.

  • Charlie


    Charlie is an adorable nickname that that Charlotte or Charles can claim, but I like it by itself too.

  • Coco


    Corinne, Colette, Cordelia and Chloe can all be turned into Coco as their nickname.

  • Dot


    Dot is a spunky shortening of Dorothy, Dorthea, or Theodora.

  • Edie


    Edie is a lovely name – a nickname for Edith, Eden, or Elodie.

  • Eli


    Elias, Elijah, Elliott are all great names, but Eli is just as great in it’s short and sweet way.

  • Ellie


    Ellie is the adorable nickname belonging to these names just to name a few: Eloise, Elisabeth, Elisa, Ella, and Ellen.

  • Evie


    Evangeline, Genevieve, Everly, Evelyn are all long options for Evie.

  • Fi


    Fiona, Phoebe or Felix are all cute names, but I think “just Fi” is equally endearing.

  • Finn


    A much beloved nickname short for Finnegan, Finley or even Phineas. This is a tried and true nickname classic.

  • Fitz


    Fitz (short for Fitzgerald) sounds so fun and cheeky for a little man.

  • Frankie


    While Frankie may sound like a nickname for a little boy, perhaps short for Franklin, I much prefer it for a little girl – perhaps a nod to its longer form of Francesca, Francis or Francine.

  • Gigi


    Gianna, Gillian, Ginger, Giselle are just a few of the longer versions of Gigi.

  • Hank


    This nickname for Henry sounds super old school and modern all at the same time and I kind of love it.

  • Jules


    Short for Julia, Juliet, Julian or quite a few others, I’ve always been partial to the nickname Jules.

  • Kenzie


    While it’s long version McKenzie has already had it’s heyday in popularity, Kenzie feels new and unexpected.

  • Lulu


    Louise, Eloise, Lucy…or just Lulu which is super cute.

  • Maggie


    Margaret, Marjorie and Magdalena are all a bit more traditional sounding, but their nickname Maggie sounds fresh and fun.

  • Millie


    Millicent, Mildred, Amelia, Camilla are all lengthened versions of the adorable nickname Millie.

  • Minnie


    Traditionally a nickname for Minerva, but I think it could work as a nickname for Emmaline as well. Minnie is a fun name by itself though.

  • Penny


    Penny is a nickname for Penelope (or possibly Peony, but that may be a bit of a stretch). It’s such a cute name for a little girl!

  • Pru


    While I may not be a huge fan of the long versions of this name (Prudence or Prunella), I think Pru is quite lovely.

  • Quinn


    A nickname version of Quentin, Quinlann or Quincy.

  • Remy


    Remy is a nickname for Remington and while I don’t know of any other long versions of it, I think it’s a great stand alone baby name option.


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