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Vintage Nicknames for Girls

There's a group of vintage nicknames for girls that were used in the distant past and are all but forgotten now. The following might be worth a fresh look. Check our larger Nicknames for Girls list for more choices.
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  • Caro

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    Upper-crusty nickname occasionally used in Britain, particularly in 1930s novels featuring significant garden party scenes, but eclipsed here by Carrie et al.  Read More 

  • Cassie

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    Though not much in use, still retains a cozy Little House on the Prairie-type pioneer feel.  Read More 

  • Cat

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    May be the most modern, stylish Catherine nickname: more unusual than Kate or Cate, with an animal and word name edge. Cat Power is a trendy folksinger. Read More 

  • Charty

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    A Charlotte nickname heard much more often in Britain than here--American parents might prefer Charlie or Lottie. Read More 

  • Cia

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    What's Cia short for? Cynthia or most any other C -name. Stylish in its sleek Mia-Nia minimalist feel, but may remind some of the Central Intelligence Agency.  Read More 

  • Cinda

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    Cindy for the 21st century. Read More 

  • Debs

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    Debbie is decidedly out, the original Deborah lovely, and other short forms -- Deb, Debs -- for occasional use only. Read More 

  • Doe

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    Doe is a soft and gentle-eyed middle name possibility and, like Fawn, one of the few animal names open to girls. The Ballad of Baby Doe is a modern American opera based on the story of Elizabeth ... Read More 

  • Dolly

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    Hello, Dolly! Okay, we couldn't resist, but be warned: Most people who meet your little Dolly won't be able to either. This nickname-name, rarely heard since whatever decade Dolly Parton was born... Read More 

  • Doro

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    Some parents might like this energetic diminutive for Dorothy used in the Bush family, though the traditional Dottie and Dot seem to be coming back. Read More 

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