Is it teething time for your little one?

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.




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




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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