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40 Baby Names That Have Great Nicknames

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One of the most exciting parts of finding out you’re pregnant is getting to decide on names for your child! But that’s a daunting task to some parents-to-be. Many moms turn to their friends, Facebook mom groups, and baby websites to search for name suggestions, often following a trend or theme that will stand out to them. So for you pregnant ladies out there, we’d like to do our part in helping you during this important search!

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Here are 20 baby names for boys and 20 for girls that can be shortened into the cutest nicknames:

Girl names:

  • Abigail (Abby)
  • Victoria (Tori, Vicki)
  • Olivia (Liv)
  • Amelia (Millie, Lia)
  • Emmaline (Emme/Emmy, Emma)
  • Adalynn/Adeline (Addie)
  • Eleanor (El, Ellie)
  • Arabella (Bella, Ari)
  • Cecelia (CeCe)
  • Mirabella (Mira, Bella)
  • Penelope (Penny)
  • Veronica (Nika)
  • Theresa (Tessie, Tess)
  • Carolyn (Carol, Cara)
  • Evangeline (Evie, Eve, Gigi)
  • Fiona (Nona)
  • Bianca (B/Bee)
  • Elizabeth (Liz, Beth, Lizzie, Betty)
  • Tallulah (Tally, Lula)
  • Josephine (Josie, Joey, Jo)


Boy names:

  • James, Jamison (Jamie, Jim)
  • William (Liam, Will, Billy, Bill)
  • Joseph (Joey, Joe)
  • David (Dave)
  • Royal (Roy)
  • Jason (Jace)
  • Grantham (Grant)
  • Broderick (Brody)
  • Arthur (Art, Artie)
  • Beckett (Beck)
  • Jeremy/Remington (Remy)
  • Sebastian (Bash, Ian, Seb, Sebby)
  • Ezekiel (Zeke)
  • Everett/Garrett (Rhett)
  • Wallace (Ace)
  • Desmond (Des)
  • Lennox (Nox, Lex, Lenny)
  • Kenneth (Kenny, Ken, Kent)
  • Oliver (Ollie)
  • Ashton (Ash)

Which are your favorites on our list? What other names have you heard (or used) that can be shortened to cute nicknames?

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