A Listing of Some Nicknames Used in the 18th & 19th Centuries

Male Nickname Male Proper Name Female Nickname Female Proper Name
Abe, Abram Abraham Abbie, Abby Abigail, Tabitha
Alec, Alex Alexander Addie, Addy Adelaide, Adeline
Arch, Archie Archibald Allie Alice
Augie Augustus Bab, Babbie Barbara
Bart, Bat Bartholomew Becca, Becky Rebecca
Bige Abijah Bede Obedience
Cager Micajah Bella Arabella, Isabella, Mehitabel
Chan Chauncey Bess, Bessie, Betsey Elizabeth
Con Cornelius Beth Elizabeth
Cuddy Cuthbert Betty Bethia, Elizabeth
Cy Cyrus Biah Abiah
Dick Richard Biddy, Biddie Bridget, Brigid, Obedience
Dirch Derrick Briney Sabrina
Dob, Dobbin Robert Caddie, Callie, Carrie Caroline
Dyer Obediah Cassie Cassandra
Eppa Epaphroditus Cindy Lucinda, Luciana, Cynthia
Fanny Nathaniel Clara Clarissa, Clarinda
Fate Lafayette Cleda Cleophas
Finney Phineas Clemmie Clementine
Fred Frederick, Winifred Con, Connie Constance
Gene Eugene Crece, Crese, Crecy Lucretia
Gus August  Delia Adelia, Bedelia, Cordelia, Fidelia
Hal Harold, Henry  Delphia Philadelphia
Ham Hamilton  Dimmis Damaris
Hank Henry  Dolly, Dot Dorothy
Harry Henry  Donia Fredonia
Hiley Hiram Dosia Theodosia
Hy Hiram  Edie Edith
Ike Isaac  Ellen Eleanor, Elinanifia
Jack Jackson, John  Elly Eleanor, Ellen, Helen
Jake Jacob  Elsie Alice
Jed Jeduthan  Essie Esther, Hester
Jeremy Jeremiah  Etta Henrietta, Louetta, Marietta
Jerry Gerald, Jeremiah  Fally Elipha
Jude, Judy Judah  Fanny, Frankie Frances
Kiah Hezekiah  Flora, Flossie Florence
Kit Christopher  Frankie Francie
Lazar Eleazer  Fronie Sophronia
Larry Lawrence  Gen Genevieve, Virginia
Lig, Lige, Lije Elijah  Gerty Gerturde
Mal Malachi, Malcolm  Ginny Virginia
Nat, Nate Nathaniel  Gussie Augusta
Ned Edwin, Edward  Hatty Harriet
Newt Newton  Hepsy Hepsibah
Ollie Oliver  Hermie Hermione
Paddy Patrick  Hetty Henrietta, Mehetable
Pleas Pleasant  Hitty Mehetable
Quill Aquilla  Jenny Jane, Janet, Genevieve, Virgina
Riah, Rias, Rye Zachariah  Judy Judith
Sandy Alexander  Julie Julia
Si Josiah, Cyrus  Kate, Kay C/Katherine, C/Kathleen
Tad Thaddeus  Kersty Christina
Tiah Azariah  Kitty C/Katherine
Theo Theophilus  Kizzie Kesiah
Virg Virgil  Leafy Relief
Willie Wiley, William  Lena Angeline, Caroline, Helen, Madeleine, Magdalen
    Lecta Electa
    Letty Letitia
    Libbie Elizabeth
    Lisa Melissa
    Livy Olive, Olivia
    Liza Adeliza, Elizabeth
    Liz. Lizzie Elizabeth
    Lollie, Lottie Charlotte
    Lou Louetta, Louisa, Louise
    Lucy Lucinda, Luciana
    Lynne Belinda, Melinda
    Mabel Mehetable
    Madge Margaret, Margery
    Maida Madaleine, Magdelena
    Mallie Malvina
    Mamie Mary
    Manda, Mandy Amanda
    Margie Margaret
    Mate Mary
    Mattie Martha
    Mellie Amelia, Emelia, Mellicent, Mildred
    Meg, Maggie Margaret
    Mena Almena
    Mima Jemima
    Mimi Mary
    Mina Mindwell, Wilhelmina
    Minnie Mary, Wilhelmina
    Myra Elmira
    Mitty Mehetable, Submit
    Mollie Martha, Mary
    Nabby Abigail
    Nan Ann, Anna, Ellen
    Nancy Ann, Anna, Agnes
    Nannie Nancy, Anna
    Nell Helen
    Nellie Cornelia, Eleanor, Ellen, Helen
    Nettie Antoinette, Henrietta
    Neva Genevieve
    Nonie Joan
    Nora Eleanor, Honora, Leonora
    Orolia Caroline
    Patsy Martha
    Patty Martha, Parthenia, Patience
    Peggy Margaret
    Peddie, Peddy Experience
    Penny Penelope
    Phil Philadelphia, Philomena
    Phoenie, Phosey, Pheney  Tryphena
    Phosy Tryphosia
    Polly Mary
    Pru, Prue Prudence
    Puss Prudence, Philadelphia
    Rana Lorraine
    Reenie Irene, Maureen, Sabrina, Serena
    Rena Alexandria, Irene, Sabrina
    Retta Loretta
    Rilla Gabrilla
    Rita Marguerite
    Sally Sarah
    Sene Asenath
    Silla Priscilla
    Sissie Cecily, Cecelia
    Sophie Sophia, Sophronia
    Sukey Sarah, Susan, Susannah
    Tabby Tabitha
    Tallie Natalie
    Tempy Temperane
    Tennie Tennessee
    Tenty Content
    Thea Althea
    Thenie Parthenia
    Thirza Theresa
    Tilly Matilda
    Tina Christina
    Torie Victoria
    Trudy Gertrude
    Viney, Viny Lavinia, Lavina, Melvina
    Waity Waitstill
    Winnet Winifred
    Winnie Winifred, Edwina
    Zubia, Zubie Azubah