I love names. After I did some heavy research for my dorm, I discovered many names from the early 1900s that I hadn’t heard before. A lot of vintage baby names are also coming back in style, so keep your ears peeled.
Anyway, here goes!
A short from of this name could by Addy/Addie but I love the diminutive Della.
A short form of this name could be Aggie.
While this name is mostly shortened to Ana/Anna, diminutives like Tasia or Stacia could be used.
An interesting diminutive of this name is Nannie.
Upon my research, I found that Birdie is a diminutive of Bertha or Bridget.
A diminutive of this name could be Wren.
The diminutives of this name are some of my favorites: Lottie or Lotta.
A short form of this name could be Elea and a diminutive could be Nell.
Elizabeth has a lot of short forms and diminutives. We all know Eliza, Beth and even Lizzie. But some other diminutives are Busy, Bessie, Elsie, Elspeth and Elspet.
Also a diminutive of Elizabeth, Ellie is also a common diminutive of other El- names such as Eleanor.
This name is a diminutive of Estelle and Esther.
A diminutive of this could be Esta.
I have seen Fay/Faye used as a diminutive for this name.
Diminutives of this name include other favorites of mine: Florrie/Florry and Flossie.
Georgia, Georgie and Georgiana
A cute diminutive of this name that I definitely did not hear from Gilmore Girls 😉 is GiGi.
A common diminutive of this name is Gertie.
Heidi is actually a German diminutive of the name Adelheid.
Shortened forms like Etta and Ettie are equally cute as the diminutive Hettie. If you like the idea of boy names for girls one could use the nickname Henry/Henri.
While this name screams old fashioned, the diminutive Hilde/Hildie is not.
Pronounced Honor-ria, I first heard this name on the Vampire Diaries. Three points if you can name the reference Nina Dobrev needed to pronounce it (as was evident in the season 1 blooper reel.)
This is a Hungarian name I stumbled upon by accident.
A diminutive of this unique name is Nonie.
A shortened form of this name could be Belly/Bellie.
While the shortened form Hannah/Hanna is pretty obvious how about the diminutives Jonna or Hannie?
An interesting diminutive of this name is Posey/Posie/Posy.
Margo can be a diminutive of names Marjory/Marjorie and Margaret.
Matilda was actually my great grandmother’s name and can be shortened to Tilda. Diminutives can be Mattie and Tilly/Tillie.
This name is actually a diminutive of Geneva and Genevieve.
If you are tuned into the royal family you know a diminutive of this name is Pippa.
Rosemarie or Rosemary
A diminutive of this name is Romy/Romey.
A diminutive of this name can be Sosie. Along with this name, Susanna/Susannah can have the diminutive Sookie.
A diminutive of this name can be Tibby/Tibbie.
This name is a diminutive of the name Wilhelmina.