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.

Looking for crazy nicknames for girls? Go here.

  • Jules

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    TV personality Jules Asner made this middle-aged male name suddenly seem young and fresh and female, after having been an off-the radar-nickname for Julia and Julie. Author and wife of celebrity... Read More 

  • Kat

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    We're hearing Kat more and more being used by Katherines who are tired of Kathy, Kate and Katie. Katti or Kattie is another possibility.Read More 

  • Kate

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Kate, in the headlines via Catherine Middleton, has been as pervasive as Kathy was in the 1950s and 1960s, both as a nickname for Katherine and Kaitlyn and as a strong, classic stand-alone name. ... Read More 

  • Katie

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Friendly mega-popular short form of Katherine that has definitively replaced Kathy, Katie is often given on its own. Going forward, though, Katie is more stylishly clipped itself to the grownup Kate.Read More 

  • Kiki

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Kiki is one of the Coco-Gigi-Fifi-Lulu bohemian-type French nickname names from the turn of the last century, which have endless energy and sparkle. Artist Kiki Smith is its most well-known... Read More 

  • Kitty

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This endearing nickname name is one Katherine pet form that predates all the Kathys and Katies, having been fairly common in the eighteenth century. With the current mini-craze for animal-related... Read More 

  • Lettie

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Lettie, also spelled Letty, is a nickname name not heard in over a century, giving it the patina of a treasured antique. Lettie's style currency is rising with the trend for old-fashioned,... Read More 

  • Libby

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Through all the years when Betty, Betsy, Beth, Liz, and Lizzie were the Elizabethan nicknames of choice, the bubblier Libby was set aside, but today it may be the most modern of all—it has already... Read More 

  • Lil

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Spunky old vaudeville era nickname name suddenly sounds new again. Read More 

  • Liv

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The fame of actress and Aerosmith daughter Liv Tyler helped to infuse life into this short but solid Scandinavian name that was chosen for her daughter by Julianne Moore. It was on the rise in... Read More 

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