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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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  • Florrie

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    A sweet Bobbsey-twin era nickname, fluffy and floral. Read More 

  • Frankie

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    Really retro, with a hillbilly twang. Nikki Sixx and Donna D'Errico named their young-un Frankie-Jean. Now Drew Barrymore, who helped popularize and glamorize boyish names for girls, has a baby da... Read More 

  • Franny

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    If Frances and Fran are too serious for you, and Fanny too saucy, you might like Franny, still identified by some with J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey stories. Read More 

  • Fritzie

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    Like Mitzi, the bubbly Fritzi/Fritzie shows signs of rising again, Read More 

  • Gigi

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    Like high-kicking amies Coco and Fifi, Gigi has a lot of Gallic spunk but lacks substance. Was chosen for her daughter by designer Cynthia Rowley. While some parents might fashionably use Gigi on i... Read More 

  • Gracie

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    Gracie is undoubtedly cute, but why not grace your daughter with a choice by naming her Grace (or Graziella or Grania) and using Gracie as a short form? Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw c... Read More 

  • Izzy

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    The more popular Isabella becomes--and it's currently at #1--the more we hear the nickname Izzy (especially if we watch "Grey's Anatomy"): it's just a matter of time before it stands on its own. Read More 

  • Jaz

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    This abbreviated form chosen by tennis greats Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi couldn't be jazzier.  Read More 

  • Johnnie

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    Using the 'ie' ending makes Johnny slightly more feminine, which must have been what Melissa Etheridge was thinking when she named one of her twins Johnnie Rose. Read More 

  • Josie

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    Josie is jaunty and friendly: among the most winning of all nickname names. She has never NOT been on the Social Security list since records began being kept, hit its highest spot since 1910 --Numb... Read More 

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