Nicknames are not only cute names that show your affection for your baby they also make pretty fantastic first names, if you choose wisely!

 

Here are 40 names for boys or girls that started out as nicknames and would make a great first names for your son or daughter.

 

Girls: 

 

1. Abby – from Abigail

 

2. Bella – from Isabella

 

3. Bea – from Beatrice

 

4. Cleo – from Cleopatra

 

5. Connie – from Constance

 

6. Dolly – from Dorothy

 

7. Edie – from Edith

 

8. Ellie – from Eleanor or Ella

 

9. Evie – from Eva or Evelyn or Evangeline

 

10. Frankie – from Francesca

 

11. Gracie – from Grace

 

12. Issie – from Isabella

 

13. Jules - from Julie  

 

14. Katie – from Kathryn or Kate

 

15. Kitty – from Kathryn or Kate

 

16. Libby – from Elizabeth

 

17. Livia – from Elizabeth

 

18. Lottie – from Charlotte

 

19. Maisy – from Margaret or Mary

 

20. Nell – from Eleanor

 

Boys:

 

1. Alf – from Alfred

 

2. Andy – from Andrew

 

3. Bennie – from Benedict

 

4. Bobbi – from Robert

 

5. Benji – from Benjamin

 

6. Bert – from Albert or Robert

 

7. Billie – from William

 

8. Cal – from Calvin

 

9.  Charlie – from Charles

 

10. Dex – from Dexter

 

11. Drew – from Andrew

 

12. Eli – from Elijah or Elliot

 

13. Fitz – from Fitzgerald (while the original is more a surname we loved it so much we had to pop it in!)

 

14. Griff – from Griffith

 

15. Gus - from Augustus

 

16. Lou – from Louis

 

17. Quinn – from Quentin

 

18. Remy – from Jeremy

 

19. Rudy – from Rudolph

 

20. Johnny – from Jonathan or John 

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