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Diminutives (cont.)[edit | edit source]

Chart: Some Common English Boys’ Nicknames and Alternate Forms

Note: A boy could be christened with a nickname instead.

Nickname
Abbreviation
Proper Name
Abe
Abrm
Abel, Abraham, Absalom
Abner

Abraham
Addy, Atty

Adam
Al

Albert, Allan, Allen, Alfred
Alec, Alex, Alick, Ally

Alexander
Alf

Alfred
Andy, Andie

Andrew, Alexander
Archie

Archibald
Arnie

Arnold
Art

Arthur
Baldie

Archibald
Barnie, Barney

Barnabas
Bart

Bartholomew
Ben
Benjn
Benedict, Benjamin, Ebenezer
Benezer

Ebenezer
Bern, Bernie

Bernard
Bert, Bertie

Albert, Bertram, Cuthbert, Egbert, Halbert, Herbert, Hubert, Lambert, Osbert
Bill, Billie
Wm
William
Bob
Robt
Robert
Bram, Bramley

Abraham
Cal

Caleb
Charlie, Chuck (American)
Chas
Charles
Chris
Xian, Xopher
Christian, Christopher
Clem

Clement
Cliff

Clifford
Colin

Nicholas
Cuddie, Cuddy

Cuthbert
Cy

Cyprian, Cyril, Cyrus
Dai, Dave, Davie

David
Dan, Danny
Danl
Daniel
Dand, Dandie

Andrew
Daniel

Donald
Derick

Frederick
Des

Desmond
Dewi

David
Dick
Ricd
Richard
Dixon

Benedict
Dobb

Robert
Dod, Doddy

George
Dodge

Roger
Dom

Dominick
Don, Donnie
Dond
Donald
Donald

Daniel
Doug

Douglas
Drew

Andrew
Dump

Humphrey
Duke

Marmaduke
Eben

Ebenezer
Ed, Eddie

Edgar, Edwin
Ed, Eddie
Edwd
Edward
Ed, Eddie
Edmd
Edmund
Eli

Elliot, Elias, Elijah
Elmo

Erasmus
Eph

Ephraim
Erik

Frederick
Ern
Ernt
Ernest
Ewen

Owen
Frank, Frankie
Fras
Francis
Fred
Fredk
Alfred, Frederick
Gabe, Gaby

Gabriel
Gary, Garret, Garth

Gareth, Gerard
Ged

Jedidiah
Gene

Eugene
Geoff, Giff

Geoffrey, Jeffrey

Geo
George
Gerard

Jarrett
Gerry

Gerald, Gerard
Gervase

Jarvis, Jervise
Gib

Gilbert
Gord

Gordon
Gorry

Godfrey
Greg

Gregory
Guido

Guy
Gus

Angus, Augustus, Gustav
Hab

Herbert, Robert, Halbert
Hal

Harold, Henry
Hank (American)

Henry
Hank (English)

Hankin
Harry

Harold, Henry
Heck

Hector
Henery, Henrie
Hy
Henry
Hez

Hezekiah
Hick, Hitch

Richard
Hodge

Roger
Hobb, Hop, Hopkin

Robert
Hy (American)
Hy
Henry
Ike

Isaac
Izzy

Isadore
Jabe

Jabez
Jack
Jno
John
Jake (American)

Jacob
Jamie, Jim
Jas
James
Jarrett

Gerard
Jarvis

Gervase, Jervise
Jed

Jedidiah
Jeff

Jeffrey, Geoffrey
Jerry
Jerh
Jeremiah
Jerry
Jery
Jeremy
Jerry
Jere
Jerome
Jon
Jonn
Jonathan
Joe, Joey
Josh
Joseph, Josiah
Jock

John, or any Scotsman
Josh

Joseph, Joshua, Josiah
Ken

Kenneth
Kit

Christopher
Larry

Laurence, Lawrence
Lem

Lemuel
Len

Leonard
Leo

Leopold
Les

Leslie
Lew, Lou

Lewis, Louis
Mac

Malcolm
Manny

Emanuel, Immanuel, Manuel
Matt

Matthew
Max

Maximilian, Maxwell
Mickey, Mike, Miles
Michl
Michael
Monty

Montague
Morie

Maurice, Morris
Nab

Abel, Abraham
Nat, Nate
Nathl
Nathan, Nathaniel
Ned, Neddy

Edward
Nick
Nichs
Dominick, Nicholas
Nobb

Robert
Noll

Oliver
Norm

Norman
Numps

Humphrey
Nye

Aneurin
Owen

Ewen
Oz, Ozzie

Oswald, Oscar, Osbert, Osmund
Paddy, Pat

Patrick, or any Irishman
Perce, Percy

Percival
Perrin

Peter
Perry

Peregrine
Pete

Peter
Phil

Philip, Theophilus
Phippin, Pip

Philip
Rab, Rabbie

Robert
Rafe, Ralf, Rauf

Ralph
Randy

Randell, Randolph
Ray

Raymond
Reg, Reggie, Rex

Reginald
Rich, Rick
Rd, Ricd
Richard
Rob, Robin
Robt
Robert
Rod

Broderick, Roderick, Rodney
Rolf

Ralph
Rolley

Roland, Rowland
Ron, Ronnie

Ronald
Rory

Roderick
Rube

Reuben
Rudy

Rudolph
Russ, Rusty

Russell
Sam, Sammy
Saml
Samson, Samuel
Sacha, Sandy

Alexander
Seb

Sebastian
Sepp

Joseph
Si, Sy

Josiah
Sid, Syd

Sidney, Sydney
Sim, Sym

Simon, Symeon
Solly

Solomon
Stan

Stanley
Steve

Stephen, Steven
Stew, Stu

Stewart, Stuart
Taddy

Adam
Taffy

David, or any Welshman
Ted, Teddy

Edward, Theodore
Terry

Terence
Thad
Thadeus
Theo
Theodore
Tim, Timmy
 Timothy
Toby
Tobias
Tolly
 Bartholomew
Tom, Tommy Thos Thomas
Tony Anty Anthony
Val
 Valentine
Vic
Victor
Vince
Vincent
Vib
Vivian
Waldo
Oswald
Wally
Wallace, Walter
Walt, Wat
Walter
Wes
Wesley
Wido
Guy
Wilf
Wilfred
Will, Willie, Wilkin Wm, Willm William, Wilbur
Zac, Zach, Zack
Isaac, Zachary
Zac, Zach, Zack Zachh, Zachs Zachariah, Zacharias
Zeb
Zebulon, Zebediah, Zebedee
Zeke
Ezakiah, Ezekiel

          
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