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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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  • 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 27, and especially in Scotland where's it's reached Number 10, and a here for parents who like the offbeat, frilly, and old-fashi... 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. Though it's... 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 Gaynor--w... 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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    Sassy, spunky name used for the mostly Irish jump-roping pigtailed girls of the thirties and forties -- and some Irish and Italian boys as well.  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 with names ... Read More 

  • Ria

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

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