Short Baby Names

Sometimes -- when your last name is long and elaborate, when you simply believe in simplicity -- what you want most from baby names is that they be short. Sweet, maybe; mono-syllabic, possibly. But the most important quality: short. Here are some baby names that fit the bill.
  • Bas

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    Bas is a fashionable name in its own right in the Netherlands, where it's been in the Top 10. Used throughout Europe, it may have a future here as a straightforward-but-charming nickname name. ... Read More 

  • Bay

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    One of the most usable of the pleasant, newly adopted nature/water names (like Lake and Ocean), especially in middle position.

    There was a character named Bay Kennish on the show... Read More 

  • Bea

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    Bea is a former old lady name that's cute again as a short form -- and is now beginning to stand on its own. Bee is a variation that, like Bea, can work as a diminutive for any name that starts... Read More 

  • Ben

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    Ben, the diminutive of Benjamin or Benedict, can easily stand on its own as a simple, strong, nice-guy choice, though it's somewhat attenuated. Ben is this generation's Bob or Bill. Read More 

  • Bix

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    Bix is a cool and jazzy nickname name, thanks to that final x. It's largely associated with the legendary and influential cornet player (and inspiration for the novel Young Man With a... Read More 

  • Bo

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    A popular name in Denmark, in this country Beau would have more substance. Read More 

  • Cal

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    A homey sitting-by-the fire-type nickname name. 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 

  • Cy

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    Where Sam, Max, and Gus may be leading us. Read More 

  • Dan

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    Often stands alone in Israel, but rarely here. Read More 

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