Vintage Nicknames for Boys

There's a group of nicknames that were used in distant past and are all but forgotten now. The following might be worth a fresh look. You may also want to consult the larger list of Nicknames for Boys.
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  • Baz

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    As Bas, it's a popular name in The Netherlands, but Baz, as in director Luhrmann, has potential for independent life too. Curiously, Australian-born Moulin Rouge director Luhrmann was born neither... Read More 

  • Bram

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    Bram has an unusual measure of character and charm for a one-syllable name; it started as a hipper-than-Abe diminutive of the biblical Abraham, but is also an independent Irish and Dutch name, made... Read More 

  • Chan

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    Whether it's an Asian surname-name or short for Channing, has a sound and feel that's both simple and stand-out. Read More 

  • Coz

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    A cool sounding nickname with associations to Bill Cosby. Read More 

  • Dash

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    Dash is a nickname that can stand on its own and sounds, well, dashing. Connected these days with Kardashian enterprises. Read More 

  • Dez

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    More of an abbreviation than a short form that can stand on its own. Read More 

  • Dix

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    Once a birth order name, now might work as a cool x-ending nickname.  Read More 

  • Dunn

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    Efficient feel.  Read More 

  • Gore

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    Surname associated with a recent vice president and author Vidal, but beware of the gory connections.  Read More 

  • Gram

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    Streamlined form eases pronunciation and spelling, but somehow adds a weighty element to this British favorite. It became familiar in the U.S. via musician Gram Parsons. Read More 

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