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Vintage Nicknames for Boys

Vintage nicknames that were once widely used for boys and might be revived by modern parents include those on the following list. Some of these vintage nicknames for boys are still heard occasionally: Augie or Cy, for instance. Other vintage nicknames are so antiquated they are not heard at all, such as Con and Fate. And then there are those nicknames you might not want to use for a modern boy: We can't see Ham going over so well on the playground. But if you're tired of the same old Jacks and Sams, you might want to consider these vintage boy nicknames.

  • Augie

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    Augie is an adorable and, at this point, fresher sounding short form than Gus of the rising August and all its variations, from Augustine to Augustus. The Adventures of Augie March is a... Read More 

  • Bat

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    Bartholomew is one vintage name with Biblical antecedents that hasn't risen again in the modern world, perhaps because short form Bart, as in Simpson, would be too difficult for a contemporary boy... Read More 

  • Bige

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    The Biblical Abijah might be temporarily lost to time, but this antiquated short form could move with it into the modern era.Read More 

  • Cager

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    Sounds a bit like a nickname in a Dickens novel, but this short form was used in New England a few centuries ago, back when names like Micajah were popular. Both short and long forms are now ripe... Read More 

  • Cal

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

  • Chas

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  • Clem

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    Laid-back and humble, with a distinctive down-home charm. Read More 

  • Con

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  • Cy

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

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