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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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  • Sam

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    Sam is a hot nickname name...for girls. Yes, some parents — among them Tiger Woods and Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen — are cutting straight to the simple, unfussy unisex Sam, bypassing the post... Read More 

  • Sasha

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    Sasha, largely male in Russia--and also spelled Sascha and Sacha--is an energetic name that has really taken off for girls here, chosen by Jerry Seinfeld (using the alternate Sascha spelling) and o... Read More 

  • Sukey

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    Eighteenth-century nickname that still appears occasionally as an alternative to Suzy.  Read More 

  • Tay

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    Tay is occasionally used on its own, or as a nickname for the now fading Taylor. Read More 

  • Tess

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    With its solid Thomas Hardy background, Tess has a lot more substance, strength, and style than most single-syllable names, with an efficient yet relaxed image. The iconic literary Tess is the be... Read More 

  • Tessie

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    With Tillie a new favorite of avant-garde parents, the British music-hall Tessie might conceivably follow.  Read More 

  • Tillie

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    A surprise recent hit revival with cutting-edge British, Tribeca and Malibu parents; Tillie, also spelled Tilly, is cute, frilly, and sassy all at once. Tilly is currently Number 90 on the England-... Read More 

  • Vinnie

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    A winning, gold locket nickname name of the turn of the last century, though also a common nickname for Vincent.  Read More 

  • Vivi

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    Vivi is a short form of all the Vivian and Viveca forms that is sure to get a lot more attention now that a little Jolie-Pitt girl has been named Vivienne. Read More 

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