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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  • Melia

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    This is a rich, melodic shortening of the British Number 1 Amelia that can stand on its own. Read More 

  • Millie

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    Millie is fashionable again in England and Wales, where it's Number 26, and especially in Scotland where's it's reached Number 10. In the USA it's a winner with parents who like the offbeat,... Read More 

  • Minnie

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    Minnie was wildly popular at the turn of the last century—it was the fifth or sixth most popular name throughout the 1880s—but is completely obscure today. Blame Mickey's girlfriend. Regardless,... Read More 

  • Mitzi

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    Mitzi is a spunky German nickname name that might appeal to parents drawn to the genre of lively vintage chorus girl names that proliferated in 1930's musicals. Lively entertainer Mitzi... Read More 

  • Nellie

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

  • Ouisa

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    Wheezy short form of lovely name, featured in the movie "Steel Magnolias." Go for Lou or Lulu instead.Read More 

  • Patia

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    An innovative way to honor Great-Aunt Patricia. Read More 

  • Patsy

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    This sassy, spunky name was used for the mostly Irish jump-roping pigtailed girls of the thirties and forties -- and some Irish and Italian boys as well. Its most noted bearer was iconic country... Read More 

  • Peggy

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    Just when we had written off Peggy as the eternal perky, pug-nosed prom-queen she projected from the 1920s into the fifties, along came Mad Men, with intriguing mid-century characters... Read More 

  • Ria

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    Short and feminine, Ria has a rhythmic flow. Read More 

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