Nicknames for Girls

Suddenly, nicknames are cool again. Not the cutesy Cindys and Mindys, Candys and Randis of the '60s and '70s, but rather older, funkier diminutives with a Victorian pedigree.

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  • Dixie

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    A saucy showgirl, wisecracking waitress kind of name, Dixie can also be considered a place name, although it won't be found on any map, being a generic term for the whole American South (coming fro... Read More 

  • Dot

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    Old-fangled nickname could make dot. com era short form or middle name.  Read More 

  • Drea

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    Introduced via Sopranos star Drea (born Andrea) de Matteo, and catching on with a wider audience.  Read More 

  • Dree

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    This unique one-syllable name was added to the mix by Mariel Hemingway for her now grown model/actress daughter; it could make a distinctive middle name or Bree substitute.  Read More 

  • Dru

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    Flimsier than Drew spelling.  Read More 

  • Edie

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    Edie is part of the Evie-Ellie et al family of cute and friendly short forms that sometimes stand on its own. Briefly popular in the 1960's, it could well be due for rediscovery. Several Ediths ha... Read More 

  • Ellie

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    Ellie first took off in the UK--yes, in this nickname form--and this warm and friendly name has also taken off here. In 2011, Ellie entered the Top 100 for the first time and arrived at Number 55 i... Read More 

  • Emme

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    Introduced by "plus-size" model Emme (born Melissa) and now a legitimate member of the Em-starting girls' name group, especially since it was chosen by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony for their twi... Read More 

  • Evie

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    In the land of the nickname name, otherwise known as the UK, where diminutives like Freddie, Millie, Maisie, Alfie and Ollie are all the rage, Evie has been in and around the Top 10 for several yea... Read More 

  • Fifi

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    Fifi is a perfect name -- for a French poodle. But Fifi may seem more child-friendly as names like Coco and Lulu rise. Fifi in its fluffiness also balances the seriousness of such full names as Jo... Read More 

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