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. <h2>Looking for crazy nicknames for girls? <a href="">Go here.</a></h2>
  • Nell

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Nell, once a nickname for Helen, Ellen, or Eleanor, is a sweet old-fashioned charmer that is fashionably used today in its own right. While Nell is perfectly in tune with contemporary vintage name... Read More 

  • Nellie

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    This ready-for-revival name recalls the old Gay Nineties and bicycles-built-for-two era. Read More 

  • Nessa

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Like its cousin Tessa, Nessa -- a shortening of Vanessa or Agnes or Anastasia among other possibilities -- is an attractive nickname that can stand on its own. Read More 

  • Penny

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Like Peggy and Patsy, the kind of zesty moniker young Judy Garland would sport in her early let's-put-on-a-show flicks. It fell out of favor (and the Top 1000) for a while, but has recently rebounded.Read More 

  • Pippa

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Pippa, a peppy condensation of Philippa that turns it from serious to sprightly, has come into the public eye in a big way via the former Kate Middleton's sister.

    Heard far more in the... Read More 

  • Polly

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    An alternative to the no-longer-fresh Molly, the initial 'P' gives Polly a peppier sound, combining the cozy virtues of an old-timey name with the bounce of a barmaid.

    Associated with... Read More 

  • Poppy

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Poppy, unlike most floral names which are sweet and feminine, has a lot of spunk; Poppy makes an especially good choice for a redhead. Jamie Oliver -- the British "Naked Chef" -- used Poppy for... Read More 

  • Pru

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    With the return of the less obvious virtue names such as Verity and Prudence, vintage nickname names like Pru may follow in their wake.Read More 

  • Rosie

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Rosy-cheeked and cheery, Rosie (also spelled Rosy) has been standing on her own for many decades, back to the days of songs like Sweet Rosie O'Grady. She's one of the perky nickname names... Read More 

  • Sadie

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Sadie started as a nickname for Sarah, but their images couldn't be more disparate. Where Sarah is serious and sweet, Sadie is full of sass and spunk.

    Sadie is a recent entrant to the... Read More 

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