40 Baby Names That Have Great Nicknames

40 Baby Names That Have Great Nicknames

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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Heather lives with her husband, daughter and son and has learned to accept that Utah is now her permanent home. Before becoming a stay at home mom, she taught elementary school and loves to use that background to create fun activities to entertain her children. Though staying home with the kids is great, Heather has always enjoyed finding more ways she can keep herself sane, including elaborate cross stitch designs and playing with any puppy she can find. She particularly loves to read and write and prides herself in always remaining honest in her posts about life as a wife and mother, even when the truth is sometimes embarrassing.


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