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.
  • Sam

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    Sam has long been used on its own for boys. Now, Sam's very popular in the bourgeois bohemian world for both sexes. Read More 

  • Seb

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    This name, also a short form of Sebastian, is conceivable for a full name, as is Bas. Read More 

  • Sim

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    The Biblical Simon has been rediscovered and this appealing short form, an alternative to Sam, might be a way to make your Simon even more special.Read More 

  • Tai

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    Skater Tai Babilonia brought this sleek modern name to the world's attention. Pronounced "tie."Read More 

  • Tea

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  • Uma

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    Uma is a throaty, exotic name for a Hindu goddess...and a Hollywood one. But as popular as Uma Thurman is, other parents have not yet picked up on her name, making it a rarity.

    Uma is... Read More 

  • Una

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    In an epic poem, the personification of truth, beauty, and unity; this ancient name is popular in Ireland but rarely heard here. The Oona spelling has more oomph. Read More 

  • Van

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    Whether it's used as a short form or on its own, this jazzy midcentury name is poised for a comeback along with brothers Ray and Walt.

    More often heard as a surname suffix (e.g. Vincent Van... Read More 

  • Vin

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    Minimalist nickname via XXX star Diesel (born Mark Vincent). Read More 

  • Wyn

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    Extremely popular in Wales, where it began as a nickname for someone who's fair, this name is winning even if it feels a bit close to the feminine Gwen and Winnie. Can also be spelled Wynn or Wynne.Read More 

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