Genealogy: Male 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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Male nicknames and their associated birth name

A
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
AAlbert
A.B.Abiah
AbAbel, Abiah, Abiel, Abijah, Abner, Albert
AbeAbel, Abraham, Abram
AbramAbraham
AdAdam, Adelbert, Adolph, Adolphus
AdaAdeline
AdeAdam, Adelbert
AlAlan, Alanson, Albert, Aldrich, Alexander, Alfred, Allen, Alonzo
AlanAlanson
AlbertAdelbert
AlecAlexander
AlexAlexander
AlfAlfons, Alfred
AnderAnderson
AndrlAndreas
AndyAnderson, Andreas, Andrew
ArchArchibald
ArchieArchibald
ArchyArchibald
ArisAristotle
ArnieArnold
ArnyArnold
ArtArtemis, Arthur
ArtyArthur
AsaAsahel
AsaAsaph
AthaAthanasius, Athanatious
AttaAthanasius, Athanatious
AugieAugust
AugustAugustine, Augustus
AustinAugustin, Augustine, Augustus
AzeAzariah
B
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
BabeName given to the youngest child or baby of the family
BaldoArchibald
BarneyBarnabas, Bernard
BartBartholomew
BartelBartholomew
BartlBartholomew
BartyBartholomew
BassSebastian
BastlSebastian
BatBartholomew
BelaWilliam
BellWilliam
BenBenedict, Benjamin, Ebenezer
BenjyBenjamin
BennieBenedict, Benjamin
BeppeGiuseppe
BeppinoGiuseppe
BepplJosefa
BeppoJosef
BerneyBernard
BerryBernard
BertAdelbert, Albert, Cuthbert, Delbert, Egbert, Gilbert, Herbert, Hubert, Norbert
BertieAlbert, Gilbert
BetoAlberto
BiahAbiah, Abijah
BiasTobias
BielAbiel
BigeAbijah
BillWilliam
BillyWilliam
BobRobert
BobRobert
BobbieRobert
BobbyRobert
BradBradford
BradyBroderick
BrodyBroderick
BudJack
BurtBurton
BurtEgbert
ButchButch ( In some families when father and son have same name, father (Sr) goes by his first name, while the son (Jr) is nicknamed “Butch.”)
C
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
CagerMicajah
CalCaleb, Calvin
CamCameron
CarlCharles
CedCedric
CeneCyrenius
ChanChauncey
CharleyCharles
CharlieCharles
ChetChester
ChickCharles
ChrisChristian, Christopher
ChuckCharles
ClaasNicholas
ClairClarence
ClareClarence
ClausNicholas
CleatCleatus
ClemClement, Clementine
CleveCleveland
CliffClifford
CliffClifton
ClumColumbus
ConConrad, Cornelius
ConnieConrad
ConnyConrad, Cornelius
CornyCornelius
CoryCornelius
CourtCourtney
CuddyCuthbert
CurtCourtney
CurtCurtis
CyCyrenius, Cyrus
D
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
DahlDalton
DalDalton
DamerlThomas
DanDaniel, Sheridan
DannyDaniel, Sheridan
DaveDavid
DaveyDavid
DavyDavid
DayDavid
DelAdelbert, Delbert
DelbertAdelbert
DennyDennis, Dennison
DerickFrederick
DeweyDuane
DiahObadiah, Zedediah
DickRichard
DickieRichard
DickonRichard
DierkDiedrich
DirchDerrick
DiteEpaphroditius
DitusEpaphroditius
DixieRichard
DobRobert
DobbinRobert
DodeTheodore
DodyTheodore
DolphAdolph, Adolphus, Randolph, Rudolph, Rudolphus
DonDonald
DonnyDonald
DougDouglas
DrewAndrew, Woodrow
DyceEpaphroditius
DycheEpaphroditius
DyerObadiah, Obediah
DyerZedediah
E
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
EbAbel, Ebenezer
EbbieAbel
EbbieEbenezer
EbenEbenezer
EckAlexanr
EdEdgar, Edmund, Edward, Edwin
EddieEdgar, Edmund, Edward, Edwin
EddyEdgar, Edmund, Edward, Edwin
ElElias
ElbertAlbert
ElbertElbert
EleckAlexander
EliElias, Elijah, Elisha
ElseyElswood, Ellswood
ElsieElswood, Ellswood
ElzeElswood, Ellswood
EphEphraim
EppaEpaphroditus
EricDerrick
ErinAaron
ErnieEarnest, Ernest
EzEzekiel
EzEzra
F
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
FanFrances
FannyNathaniel
FateLafayette
FayetteLafayette
FeltieValentine
FeltyValentine
FerdieFerdinand
FerryFrank, Franz, Xaver
FieldWinfield
FinneyPhineas
FordBradford, Clifford
FranFrancis, Franklin
FrankFrancis, Franklin
FrankieFrances, Francis, Franklin
FranzlFranz
FredAlfred, Ferdinand, Frederick, Fredrick, Gottfried, Wilfred, Winifred
FreddieFrederick
FreddyFrederick
FritzFrederick
G
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
G.W.George Washington
GabGabriel
GabbyGabriel
GabeGabriel
GabeGabriel
GeneEugene
GeoffGeoffrey, Jeffrey
GerryGerald
GilGilbert
GirglGeorg
GregGregory
GuiseppeJoseph
GusAugust, Augustine, Augustus, Gustaf, Gustav
H
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
HalHarold, Henry
HamHamilton
HankHenry
HansJohan, Johann, Johannes
HanslHans
HarleyHarlan
HarryHarold, Henry, Horace
HeinerHeinrich
HeinzHeinrich
HerbHerbert
HezHezekiah
HiasMatthias
HiaslMatthias
HielJehiel
HileyHiram
HobRobert
HobkinRobert
HodgeRoger, Rodger
HopHopkins
HoppHopkins
HowardHal, Howie
HorryHorace
HubHubert
HughHubert
HyHezekiah, Hiram, Hiram
I
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
IggyIgnatius
IkeIsaac
IzzyIsidore
J
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
JaapJacob, Jacobus
JackJackson, John
JakeJacob, Jacobus
JaklJakob
JamieBenjamin James Jameson
JayJacob
JayJacobus
JedJedediah
JedJedediah, Jedidiah, Jeduthan
JeffGeoffrey, Jefferson, Jeffrey
JemJames
JeremeJeremiah
JeremyJeremiah
JerryGerald, Jeremiah, Jerold
JimJames
JimmyJames
JockJohn
JodyJoseph
JoeJoseph
JoeyJoseph
JohnJonathan
JohnnieJohn
JohnnyJohn
JonJonathan
JonJonathan
JosJosef, Joseph, Joshua, Josiah
JoshJoshua
JoshuaJasper
JRJunior
JudJudson
JudeJudah
JudyJudah
JuleJulias, Julian
JuneJunior
JunieJunior
K
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
K.C.Casey, Kasey
KenKendall, Kendrick, Kenneth
KennyKendall, Kendrick, Kenneth
KiahHezekiah
KiahHezekiah
KingKingsley, Kingston
KitChristian, Christopher
KlausNicholas
L
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
L.R.LeRoy
LaffieLafayette
LanceLeRoy
LannyRoland
LarryLaurence, Lawrence
LawreyLawrence
LazarEleazer
LeeElias, LeRoy, Levi
LeetPhiletus
LeffLafayette
LeftEliphalet
LemLemuel
LenLeonard
LennyLeonard
LenoFelipe
LeoLeonard
LeonLeonard
LeonNapoleon
LesLeslie, Lester
LewLewis
LiamWilliam
LiasElias
LigElijah
LigeElijah
LijeElijah
LindyLyndon
LineauLeonard
LinkLincoln
LonAlonzo, Laurence, Lawrence
LonnieAlonzo
LonnyLaurence, Lawrence
LonsonAlanson
LonzoAlonzo
LorenLorenzo
LorneLaurence, Lawrence
LorryLaurence, Lawrence
LouLouis
LouieLouis
LukeLucas, Lucias, Luther
LumColumbus
LynnLyndon
M
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
MacagerMicajah
MackMacDonald
MalMalachi, Malcolm
ManlyEmmanuel, Immanuel
MannyEmanuel, Emmanuel, Immanuel
ManuelEmanuel
MarkMarcus
MartyMartin
MarvMarvin
MatMathew
MattMathew, Matthew, Matthias
MauryMaurice
MaxMaximilian, Maxwell
MeesBartholomew
MelMelvin
MeridyMeredith
MervMervin, Mervyn
MeusBartholomew
MicahMichael
MichlMichael
MickMichael
MickeyMichael
MickyMichael
MikeMichael
MiltMilton
MischaMichael
MitchMitchell
ModeMoses
MontyLamont, Laurence, Montgomery
MoreyMaurice, Morris, Seymour
MortMortimer, Morton
MortyMortimer, Morton
N
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
NabAbel
NaceIgnatius
NachoIgnacio
NaldoReginald, Ronald
NapNapoleon
NappyNapoleon
NatNathaniel
NateIgnatius, Nathan, Nathaniel
NathanJonathan, Nathaniel
NatiusIgnatius
NattyNathaniel
NaziIgnazius
NedEdmund, Edward, Edwin, Norton
NeilCornelius, Edward
NewtNewton
NickDominic
NickNicholas
NielCornelius
NormNorman
O
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
ObedObadiah, Obediah
ObieObadiah
OffieOphrah
OllieOliver
OlphAdolph, Adolphus, Rudolph, Rudolphus
OssyOswald
P
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
PabloPaul
PachoFrancisco
PacoFrancisco
PaddyPatrick
PanchoFrancisco
PatPatrick
PatePatrick, Peter
PatsyPatrick
PepaJosefa
PepeJosé
PeppeGiuseppe
PerryPelegrine, Percival
PetePatrick, Peter, Petr
PhilPhilip, Phillip, Philetus
PleasPleasant
PresPrescott
PugRaymond
Q
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
QuilAquilla
QuillAquilla
QuillaAquilla
QuillarAquilla
QuillieAquilla
R
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
RalphRaphael
RanRandall
RandyRandall, Randolph
RansyLorenzo
RasmusErasmus
RayRaymond
RegReginald
ReggieReginald
ReniusCyrenius
RennyReginald
RiahZachariah
RiahAzariah, Uriah
RiasZachariah
RichAldrich, Richard
RichieAldrich, Richard
RichyRichard
RickCedric, Derrick, Eric, Frederick, Garrick, Patrick, Richard, Roderick
RickyBroderick, Cedric, Derrick, Richard
RileyRaleigh
RobRobert
RobbieRobert
RobbyRobert
RobinRobert
RodRoderick
RodRodger, Rodney, Rodrigo, Roger
RogeRoger, Rodger
RolfRudolph, Rudolphus
RollingRoland
RolloRoland
RollyRoland
RonAaron, Cameron, Reginald, Ronald
RonnieAaron
RonnyCameron, Ronald
RoyLeroy
RubeReuben
RudiRudolf
RudyRudolph, Rudolphus
RupertRobert
RussRussell
RustyRussell
RyeZachariah
S
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
SalSolomon
SalmonSolomon
SamSamuel
SammieSamuel
SammySamuel
SandyAlexander
SaulSolomon
SchorschGeorg
ScottPrescott
ScottyPrescott
SebySebastian
SellSilvanus, Sylvester
SeneAsenath
SeppJosef, Joseph
SepplJosef
SereneCyrenius
ShackMeshach
ShadeShadrach
ShelShelton
ShellyShelton
SherSheridan
ShermSherman
ShubaShobel,
SiCyrus, Josiah, Matthias, Silas, Simeon, Simon, Sylvester
SidSidney
SionSimon, Simeon
SlySylvester
SmittySmith
SolSolomon
SollySolomon
SonnyAnderson, Jefferson, Judson
SpenceSpencer
StanStanislas
StanStanly
SteffStefan
StephStephen
StephSteven
SteveStephen, Steven
StevenStephen
StewStewart
StophelChristopher
SullySullivan
SweneCyrenius
SySylvester
SydSidney
SylSylvester
T
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
TedEdmund, Edward, Thaddeus, Thadeus, Theodore
TeddyEdward, Theodore
TellyAristotle
TerryTerence
ThadThaddeus
ThanNathaniel
TheoTheobald, Theodore, Theophilus
ThiasMatthew, Matthias
ThomThomas
ThysMatthew, Matthias
TiahAzariah
TimTimothy
TimmyTimothy
TobiTobias, Tobiah
TobyTobias
TomThomas
TommyThomas
ToniAnton
TonyAnthony, Anton, Clifton, Shelton
U
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
V
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
VanSullivan
VernVernon
VessieSylvester
VesterSylvester
VetSylvester
VicVictor
VinCalvin, Galvin, Vincent, Vinson
VinceVincent
VinceVinson
VinnyCalvin, Vincent, Vinson
VirgVirgil
W
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
WaldoOswald
WallyWallace, Walter
WaltWalter
WashWashington, George Washington
WebWebster
WesWesley
WilberGilbert
WillGilbert, Wilber, Wilbur, Wiley, Wilfred, William
WilliamGuilelmus
WillieWiley, Wilfred, William
WillyWiley, William
WinEdwin, Winfield
WinnEdwin
WinnyWinfield
WoodWoodrow
WoodyElwood Woodrow
XYZ
NicknamesAssociated male birth names
YostJosef
ZacIsaac
ZachZachary, Zachariah
ZachyZachariah
ZackZachariah
ZakIsaac
ZanderAlexander
ZebZebedee , Zebulon
ZedZedediah, Zedekiah
ZekeEzekiel, Isaac, Zachariah
ZephZephaniah
ZollySolomon
ZollySolomon