Genealogy: Female nicknames and their associated birth name

NicknamesBy Barry J. Ewell
I have prepared four lists that focus on associating nicknames with proper names to assist in genealogy research.  The lists include hundreds of names from the last 200 years.  The lists are not inclusive, but will give you a good start to decipher names that were given to your ancestors by their family, friends and associates.  The lists are

  1. Female nicknames and their associated birth name. This lists the female nickname first followed by the common female name associated with the nickname.
  2. Male nicknames and their associated birth name. This lists the male nickname first and followed by the common names associated with the nickname.
  3. Female birth names and their associated nicknames. This lists the more common birth female name first and provides you possible nicknames that have been associated with the name.
  4. Male birth names and their associated nicknames. This lists the more common male birth name first and provides you possible nicknames that have been associated with the name.

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Female nicknames and their associated birth name

A
Female nicknames
Associated female birth names
AbbieAbigail, Tabitha
AbbyAbigail, Tabitha
AbeAbiel
AbyAbigail
AcerAcera
AdaAdaline, Adeline
AddieAdelaide, Adeline
AddyAdaline, Adeline, Adelaide, Adelphia, Adele, Artelia, Adelia
AdeleAdelaide, Adelphia
AdelphiaPhiladelphia
AgAgatha
AggieAgnes
AggyAgnes, Augusta, Augustina, Agatha
AgnesAgatha, Nancy, Inez
AisleyAlice, Elzina, Elsa
AldoniaCaledonia
AlexAlexandra
AlfyAlfreda
AllaAlexandra
AllieAileen, Alberta, Alice, Alicia, Almena
AllyAlice, Alethea, Althea
AlphiaPhiladelphia
AlzyElzina, Elsa
AmeliaEmilia, Emile, Parmelia
AmyAmanda, Amelia
AngieAngela, Angeline
AnnAntoinette, Antonia, Deanne, Hannah, Roseann, Roseanna, Roxanne, Roxanna, Susanna
AnnaHannah, Susanna
AnneHannah, Susanna
AnnetteAnn, Anna
AnniAnna, Annika
AnnieAnn, Anna, Anne
AnnieHannah, Susanna
AntonAntonin
AppyApollonia
AraArabella, Arabelle
ArillaAurelia, Amarilla
ArlyArlene
ArryArabella, Arabelle, Armena
ArtyArtelia, Artemisia
AsseneAsenath
AttyAdele, Artelia, Adelaide, Adeline, Adelia
B
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
BabBarbara
BabbieBarbara
BabeMary, name given to the youngest child or baby of the family
BabsBarbara
BarbBarbara
BarbryBarbara
BarbyBarbara
BeaBeatrice, Beatta
BeatBeatrice
BeattieBeatrice
BebeBeatrice
BeccaRebecca
BeckRebecca
BeckyRebecca
BedeObedience
BellAnabelle, Arabelle, Belinda, Elizabeth, Isabel, Isabell, Isabella, Mirabel, Rosabel
BellaAnabelle, Arabella, Arabelle, Belinda, Elizabeth, IsabelIsabella, Isabelle, Mehetable, Mehitabel, Mirabel, Rosabel
BelleAnabelle, Arabella, Arabelle, Belinda, Elizabeth, Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Mabel, Mehetable, Mehitabel, Mirabel, Rosabel, Rosabella, Sybil
BernBernice
BertAlberta, Bertha, Roberta
BertieAlberta, Bridget, Roberta
BessElisabeth, Elizabeth
BessieElisabeth, Elizabeth
BessyElisabeth, Elizabeth
BethElisabeth, Elizabeth
BetseyElisabeth, Elizabeth
BetsyElisabeth, Elizabeth
BetteElisabeth, Elizabeth
BettieElisabeth, Elizabeth
BettyBethia, Elizabeth
BevBeverly
BiahAbiah
BiddieBridget, Brigid, Obedience
BiddyBridget, Brigid, Obedience
BirdieBertha, Roberta
BithaTabitha
BithyTabitha
BitsyElisabeth, Elizabeth
BobbiRoberta
BobbieBarbara, Roberta
BootsBertha
BrideyBridget
BridgieBridget
BridieBridget
BrieBridget
BrinaSabrina
BrineySybrina
BrookBrooklyn
C
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
CaddieCaroline
CallieCaledonia, Caroline
CammieCamille
CarolCaroline
CarrieCarol, Caroline, Carolyn
CarryCharlotte
CassieCarol, Caroline, Carolyn, Casalena, Cassandra
CathyCatherine, Cathleen, Katherine
CathyKathleen
CatyCatherine
CecilyCecilia
CeliaCecilia
CenaAsenath, Lucinda, Rosina, Serena
CeniaAsenath, Lucinda, Rosina, Serena
CharCharlotte
CheriCheryl
CherieGeraldine
ChrisChristine, Christina, Christiana, Crystal, Kristine
CilleLucille
CindyCinthia, Cynthia, Luciana, Lucinda
CinthaCynthia
CissyCecilia, Clarissa, Frances, Priscilla
ClaraClarinda, Clarissa
CledaCleophas
ClemmieClementine
CloChloe
ConConstance
ConnieConstance, Cornelia
ConnyCornelia
CoraCorinne
CordyCordelia
CorkyCourtney
CornieCornelia
CornyCornelia
CreaseyLucretia
CreceLucretia
CrecyLucretia
CreseLucretia
CrissyChristina, Christine
CyndiCynthia
D
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
DaisyMargaret, Margaretta
DanaDana
DarkeyDorcus
DarryDarlene
DebDebora, Deborah
DebbieDebra, Debora, Deborah
DebbyDebora, Deborah
DeeDeanne, Delores
DeedeeDiedre
DelanaAdeline
DeliaAdaline, Adele, Adelia, Adeline, Bedelia, Bridget, Cordelia, Cordelia, Delilah, Fidelia, Phidelia, Philadelphia
DellAdaline, Adelaide, Adeline, Adelphia, Delores
DellaAdelaide, Delilah, Deliverance, Delores
DellyDeliverance
DelphiaAdelphia, Philadelphia
DiDiana Diane
DiceyDiana, Edith, Elizabeth, Eurydice, Ludicia, Theodocia
DicieDicey
DidDiana
DidiDiane
DillyAdele, Cordelia, Delilah, Deliverance, Philadelphia
DimmisDamaris
DinaGeraldine
DoceyTheodocia
DociaTheodocia
DodeDorothy
DodieDelores
DodyDorothy
DollyDorothy, Idalia, Margaret, Martha
DoneyCaledonia
DoniaFredonia
DoniaCaledonia
DonnetteDonnetta
DoraDorothy, Eudora, Isadora, Theodora
DorthaDorothy
DosiaTheodosia
DoskaTheodocia
DotDorothy
DottyDorothy
DoveyDeborah
DrucyDrusilla
E
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
EdEdwina
EddieEdwina
EddyEdwina
EdieEdith
EdnyEdna
EdyEdith
EffieEuphemia
EffyEuphemia, Eva, Evelyn
ElaineEleanor
EliElisha
ElizaElisabeth, Elizabeth, Louisa, Louise
EllaEleanor Elenora Gabriella Gabriella Gabrielle Helen Helene Luella
EllenEleanor, Elinamifia, Helen, Helene
EllieDanielle, Eleanor, Elenora, Elmira, Emily, Gabriella, Helen, Helene, Luella
EllyEleanor, Eleanore, Ellen, Elmira, Helen
EloiseHeloise
ElsieAlice, Alicia, Ealasaid, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Ellen, Helen
ElsyAlice
ElzyAlice, Elsa, Elsa, Elzina, Elzina
EmEmeline
EmilyAmelia, Emeline
EmmaAmelia, Emeline, Emily
EmmyEmily, Emeline, Amelia
ErmaEmily
ErnaEarnestine
ErnieEarnestine
EssaVanessa
EssieEsther, Hester
EssyEstelle, Estella
EstherHester
EttaHenrietta, Loretta, Louetta, Marietta
EttieEsther
EttyHenrietta, Esther
EvEvangeline
EvEvelyn
EvaEvaline
EveGenevieve, Evelyn
EvieEva, Eve, Evelyn
F
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
FallyEliphal
FannieFrances
FannyFrances, Veronica
FateLafayette
FayFaith
FernMargaret
FinaJosephine
FiniJosefine
FloFlorence
FloraFlorence
FlossieFlorence
FlossyFlorence
FonzoAlfons
FranFrances
FrancesFranziska
FrankieFrances
FrankyVeronica, Frances
FredaAlfreda, Fredericka
FreddieWinifred
FreddyAlfreda, Fredericka
FriedaAlfreda, Fredericka
FronieSophronia
FronyVeronica
G
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
GabbyGabrielle, Gabriella
GabiGabriella
GailAbigail
GatsyAugusta, Augustina
GenGenevieve, Virginia
GenieEugenia
GennieGenevieve
GennyGwenevere
GerrieGeraldine
GerryGeraldine
GertGertrude
GertieGertrude
GertyGertrude
GillyJulia, Juliana
GinaVirginia, Regina
GingerVirginia
GinnyEugenia, Jane, Janetta, Lugenia, Virginia
GretaMargaret, Margaretha
GretlMargaret
GrettaMargaret, Margaretta
GussieAugusta, Augustina
GwenGwendolyn
H
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
HaleyMahala
HallieMahala
HankHenrietta
HannaJohanna, Johannah, Susan, Susannah
HannahJoanna
HarryHarriet
HattieHarriet
HattyHarriet
HeidiAdelaide
HelenEleanor
HepsyHepsibah
HermieHermione
HessyHester
HesterEsther, Henrietta, Hester, Mehetabel
HettyHenrietta, Hester, Mehetabel, Mehetable, Mehitabel
HildaHildegarde
HileyMahala
HipsieHepsibah, Hephsibah
HittyMehitabel, Mehetable
I
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
IbIsabel, Isabella, Isabelle
IbbyIsabel, Elizabeth
InaLavina, Christina
InezAgnes
IssyIsabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Isadora
J
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
JackieJacqueline
JanJennifer, Janet
JaneJanet, Jean, Jeanne, Virginia
JanetJeanette, Jane
JeanGenevieve, Jane, Jeanette
JeannieJean, Jeanne
JenJane
JennieJane, Jennifer, Virginia
JenniferWinifred
JennyGenevieve
JennyJane, Janet, Jeanette, Jennett, Jennifer, Virginia
JerryGeraldine
JessieJane, Janet, Jeanette, Jessica
JillJulia
JillyJulia
JincyEugenia, Jane, Lugenia, Virginia
JinnyEugenia, Jane, Lugenia, Virginia
JoJosephine
JoanJoanna, Johannah
JodyJoanna, Johannah, Josephine
JoeyJosephine
JoseyJosephine
JosieJosephine
JoyJoyce
JudyJudith
JulieJulia
K
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
KateCatharine, Cathleen, Katarina, Katharine, Kathleen
KathyCatherine, Cathleen, Katherine, Kathleen, Kathlene
KatiKatarina
KatieKatherine, Katja
KatyKatherine
KayCatherine, Cathleen, Katherine, Kathleen, Kathryn
KerstyChristina
KissyCalista
KitKatherine
KittyCatherine, Katherine
KizzaKeziah
KizzieKesiah, Keziah
KizzyKeziah
L
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
LanaEleanor
LannaEleanor
LeafaRelief
LeafyRelief
LectaElecta
LeeLenora, Shirley
LenaAdaline, Adeline, Aileen, Angelina, Arlena, Arlene, Caroline, Celina, Darlene Evaline, Florina, Helen, Helena, Helene, Madeleine, Madeline, Magdalen, Magdalena, Magdelina, Marlena, Orlena, Paulina, Pauline, Selena, Selina
LenoraEleanor
LesLeslie
LethaAlethea, Althea
LethyAlthea, Alethea
LetticeLetitia
LettieLetitia
LettyLetitia
LevaOlivia
LibElizabeth
LibbieElizabeth
LibbyElizabeth
LiddieLydia
LigeElijah
LilLillah Lillian
LilaDelilah
LillyLillah, Lillian, Lydia
LinaPaula, Paulina
LindaBelinda, Malinda, Melinda, Philinda, Rosalinda, Rosalyn, Selinda
LindyBelinda, Linda, Malinda, Melinda, Selinda
LisaAlice, Alicia, Elisa, Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Melissa
LiseElisabeth, Elizabeth
LishElisha
LislElizabeth
LissaElizabeth, Melissa
LissiElizabeth
LiviaOlivia, Olive
LivyOlivia, Olive
LizElisabeth, Elizabeth
LizaAdeliza, Elizabeth
LizzieElizabeth, Elisabeth
LockyCharlotte
LoisHeloise, Louisa, Louise
LolaDelores
LollieCharlotte
LollyDelores, Lillah, Lillian
LoraLoretta
LoreneFlorina
LorrieLoretta, Lorraine, Louisa, Louise
LottaCharlotte
LottieCharlotte
LottyCharlotte
LouLouetta, Louisa, Louise, Lucille, Lucinda
LouisAlois
LouiseElouise
LuLucille, Lucinda, Luella
LucyLuciana, Lucille, Lucinda, Lucinda
LudyLudicia, Ludema
LukeLukas
LulaLuella
LuliaEulalia
LyddyLydia, Lidia
LynnBelinda, Carol, Caroline, Carolyn, Linda, Madeline
LynneBelinda, Melinda
M
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
MabelMehetable, Mehitabel, Mehitable
MaddieMadeline
MaddyMadeline
MadgeMadeline, Magdelina, Margaret, Margaretta, Margery
MaeMary
MagdaMadeline, Magdelina
MaggieMadeline, Margaret, Margaretta
MaggyMargaret
MaidaMadeleine, Magdalena
MallieMalvina
MameMargaret, Mary
MamieMary, Margaret
MandaAmanda
MandyAmanda, Miranda, Samantha
ManthySamantha
MarceMarcella
MarcyMarcia
MareMaria
MargeMargaret, Marjorie
MargieMargaret, Marjorie
MarillaAmarilla, Amaryllis
MartieMartha
MartyMartha
MatMartha
MateMary
MattieMartha, Matilda
MattyMatilda
MaudMagdalene, Matilda
MaudeMagdalene, Matilda
MayMary, Margaret
MazyMary Elizabeth
MediaAlmedia
MegMargaret
MeganMargaret
MelAmelia, Melinda, Melissa
MeliaAmelia, Mildred, Parmelia, Permelia
MelindaMelinda
MellieAmelia, Melanie, Melinda, Melissa, Permelia
MenaAlmena, Armena, Philomena, Margareta
MickeyMichelle
MidgeMargaret
MillieAmelia, Camille, Emelia, Emeline, Emily, Mellicent, Mildred
MillyAmelia, Emeline, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent, Parmelia
MimaJemima
MimiMary, Miriam, Wilhelmina
MinaMindwell, Wilhelmina
MindyMelinda
MiniMinerva
MinnieMary, Minerva, Philomina, Philomine, Wilhelmina
MinthaAraminta
MintyAraminta
MiraElmira, Lemira, Mirabel
MiraMiranda
MissyMelissa, Millicent
MittyMehetable, Mehitabel, Submit
MitziMary, Miriam
MoeMaureen
MollMary, Martha
MollieMartha, Mary
MollyMary, Martha
MonaRamona
MoniMonica
MurMuriel
MyraAlmira, Elmira
N
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
NabbyAbigail
NadiaNadine
NanAnn, Anna, Anne, Ellen, Hannah, Joanne, Nancy
NanaAnn, Anne, Hannah, Nancy
NancyAgnes, Ann, Anna, Anne
NannieAnna, Nancy
NannyAnn, Anne, Hannah
NattyAsenath, Natalie
NeelyCornelia
NeliaCornelia
NellCornelia, Eleanor, Elenora, Ellen, Helen
NelleCornelia, Eleanor, Elenora, Ellen, Helen
NellyCornelia, Eleanor, Elenora, Ellen, Helen, Penelope
NessaAgnes, Vanessa
NessieAgnes
NettaAntoinette, Antonia
NettieAnnette, Antoinette, Henrietta, Jeanette, Juanita, Natalie
NettyHenrietta
NevaGenevieve
NibIsabel, Isabella, Isabelle
NibbyIsabel, Isabella, Isabelle
NicieEunice
NicyEunice
NikkiNicole
NinaAnn
NitaAnita, Juanita
NollieOlive, Olivia
NoniEleanor, Elnora, Ione, Nora
NonieJoan, Joanna, Johannah
NoraEleanor, Elenora, Elenore, Elnora, Honora, Honoria, Lenora, Leonora
O
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
OllieOlive, Oliver, Olivia
OllyOlivia
OmaNaomi
OraAurillia, Corinne
OrillaAurelia, Amarilla
OroliaCaroline
P
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
PamPamela
PatMartha, Matilda, Patience, Patricia
PatsyMartha, Matilda, Patience, Patricia
PattieMartha, Matilda, Patience, Patricia
PattyMartha, Matilda, Parthenia, Patience, Patricia
PeddieExperience
PeddyExperience
PegMargaret
PeggyMargaret
PennyPenelope, Penninah
PheliaOrphelia
PhenaTryphena
PheneyTryphena
PhilPhiladelphia, Philomena
PhilindaMelinda
PhillyAdelphia
PhoenieTryphena
PhosyTryphosia
PhylPhyllis
PollieMary, Paula
PollyMary, Paula, Paulina
PrissyPriscilla
PruPrudence
PrudyPrudence
PruePrudence
PussPrudence, Philadelphia
Q
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
R
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
RanaLorraine
RandyMiranda
RebaRebecca
ReenieIrene, Serena, Sabrena, Maureen
ReggieRegina
RenaAlexanderina
RenaIrene, Sabrina, Serena
RettaHenrietta, Loretta
RickaFredericka
RillaAmarilla, Aurelia, Gabrilla, Marilla
RillyAmarilla, Aurelia
RindaMarinda
RindyDorinda
RitaClarita, Margaret Margarita, Marguerite, Norita
RobbieRoberta
RobinRoberta
RodieRhoda
RonVeronica
RonnaVeronica
RonnieVeronica
RosaRosabel, Rosabella, Rosalinda, Rosalyn
RoseRosabel, Rosabella, Rosalinda, Rosalyn, Roseann, Roseanna, Roxanna, Roxanne
Rosey (Rausy)Rose, Rosina, Rosinda
RosieRosalind, Rose, Roseann, Roseanna, Rosemary, Rosetta
RowenaRhoana
RoxieRoxanne, Roxanna
RoxyRoxanne, Rosabel, Rosabella, Rosalinda, Rosalyn, Roseann, Roseanna
S
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
SabraSabrina
SadieSarah, Sally
SalSarah
SallieSarah
SallySarah
SamSamantha
SammieSamantha
SammySamantha
SandraCassandra
SandyAlexandra, Cassandra
SandySandra
SarahSusan
SarySarah
SattieSarah
SenaAsenath, Lucinda, Rosina, Serena
SeneAsenath
SengaAgnes
SeniaAsenath, Lucinda, Rosina, Serena
SenieAsenath
ShebyBarsheba
ShellyRachel
SherryCharlotte, Shirley
ShirlShirley
ShirleyCharlotte
SiCyrus
SibellaIsabella
SillaDrusilla, Priscilla
SilvieSilvia
SindaLucinda, Rosinda
SinthaCynthia
SisCecilia, Frances
SissaNarcissa
SissiElizabeth
SissieCecilia, Cecily
SissyCecilia, Patience
SookieSusanna
SophieSophia, Sophronia
SophySophia
StaciaEustacia
StacyAnastasia, Eustacia
StarStella
StasiAnastasia
StefflStefan
StellaEstella, Estelle, Esther
SuchieSamson, Susan
SuchieSusannah
SuchySamson, Susan, Susannah
SueSusan, Susannah, Suzanne
SuffinaSophronia
SukeySarah, Susan, Susannah, Suzanna
SukieSamson, Susan, Susannah
SukySusan
SusanSarah, Susanna
SusieSusan, Susannah, Suzanne
SuzySusan, Suzanne
T
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
TabbyTabitha
TallieNatalie
TamseyTamsin, Thomasine
TempyTemperance
TennieTennessee
TennyChristina, Tennessee
TensyTennessee
TentyContent
TerryTheresa
TerzaTheresa
TessElizabeth, Theresa
TessaTheresa
TessieTheresa
TheaAlthea
TheaTheodosia
ThenieParthenia
ThenyBethany, Parthenia
ThirzaTheresa
ThursaTheresa
TiaAntonia
TibbieIsabel, Isabella, Isabelle
TildaMatilda
TildyMatilda
TillieMathilda, Matilda
TillyMatilda, Otilia, Temperance
TinaAlbertina, Augusta, Augustina, Christina, Christine, Earnestine, Justina, Martina
TincyTennessee
TinyChristina, Clementine, Tennessee
TishLetitia
TitiaLetitia
ToniAntonia
TonyAntoinette, Antonia
TorieVictoria
TracyTheresa
TraudlEdeltraud
TriciaPatricia
TrinaCatherine, Katherina, Katherine
TrishaBeatrice
TrixBeatrice
TrixieBeatrice, Beatrice, Beatrix
TrudiGertrude
TrudyGertrude
U
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
UrsieUrsula
UrslUrsula
UrsyUrsula
UschiUrsula
V
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
ValValerie
VanEvangeline
VangieEvangeline
VergieVirginia
VernieVeronica
ViViola, Violet
VickiVictoria
VinaAlvina, Lavina, Lavinia, Malvina, Melvina
VineyLavina, Lavinia, Louvina, Malvina, Melvina
VinnieLavina, Lavinia, Louvina, Melvina
VinyLavina, Lavinia, Louvina, Melvina
VirgieVirginia
VirgyVirginia
VistaBuena, Vista
VivVivian
VonnieVeronica, Yvonne
VroniVeronika
W
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
WaityWaitstill
WendyGwendolen, Gwendolyn
WilhemineGuilelminus
WillieWilhelmina
WilmaWilhelmina
WinnetWinifred
WinnieEdwina, Winefred, Winifred
XYZ
Female nicknamesAssociated female birth names
XinaChristina
ZenaAlbertina
ZephZephaniah
ZibbyElizabeth, Zibiah
ZubiaAzubah