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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  • Dottie

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    Dottie and Dot are old Dorothy nicknames that some cutting-edge Brits are bringing back to fashion. It's been half a century since Dottie ranked on its own in this country, one of those nickname n... Read More 

  • Edie

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    Edie is part of the Evie-Ellie et al family of cute and friendly short forms that sometimes stand on its own. Briefly popular in the 1960's, it could well be due for rediscovery. Several Ediths ha... Read More 

  • Ellie

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    Ellie is one of the most popular girls' names in the UK--yes, in this nickname form, and this warm and friendly name is also taking off here. In 2011, Ellie entered the Top 100 for the first time a... Read More 

  • Elsie

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    Not so long ago, Elsie might have been on a list of Names Least Likely to Succeed--but look at her now! She entered the U.K. Top 100 last year at Number 87, and in the U.S. she's now in the Top 50... Read More 

  • Emmy

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    Long a nickname for all the Em-names, as well as an annual award, Emmy is now being given on its own, as are soundalikes Emme and Emmi. Might be too identified with the TV awards--though that doesn... Read More 

  • Evie

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    In the land of the nickname name, otherwise known as the UK, where diminutives like Freddie, Millie, Maisie, Alfie and Ollie are all the rage, Evie has been in and around the Top 10 for several yea... Read More 

  • Fanny

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    As this word is less often used to mean derriere, it becomes more possible to view Fanny as the kind of appealingly quaint nickname name, like Josie and Nellie, that many parents are favoring now.  Read More 

  • Fee

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    Too fiscal.  Read More 

  • Flory

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    Florence is back, and the adorable short form Flory (or Florie) is too. Or you could just choose Flora and cover all bases with one stroke. Read More 

  • Flossie

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    Flossie was an extremely popular Florence nickname that was used independently in the early twentieth century, given to over five hundred girls per year a century ago. Flossie was one of the younge... Read More 

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