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  • Charlie

    Charlie is one of the friendly, tomboyish male nickname names--another is Sam-- now used almost as frequently for girls: in 2015, it ranked higher on the girls list than on the boys list for the... Read More 

  • Coco

    Coco came to prominence as the nickname of the legendary French designer Chanel (born Gabrielle) and has lately become a starbaby favorite, initially chosen by Courteney Cox for her daughter Coco... Read More 

  • Dash

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

    Dash can stand on its own—as is evidenced by its entry into the... Read More 

  • Dot

    Old-fangled nickname could make dot. com era short form or middle name. Read More 

  • Edie

    Edie is part of the Evie-Ellie et al family of cute and friendly short forms that sometimes stand on its own. Briefly popular in the 1960's, it could well be due for rediscovery. ... Read More 

  • Ellie

    Ellie derived as a nickname for names beginning with El-, such as Eleanor, Ellen, and Elizabeth. It is increasingly being used as a standalone name, particularly in the UK. Ellie is the standard... Read More 

  • Emmy

    Long a nickname for all the Em-names, as well as an annual award, Emmy is now being given on its own, as are soundalikes Emme and Emmi. Might be too identified with the TV awards--though that... Read More 

  • Evie

    Evie was derived from Eve, which in turn comes from Chawwah, a Hebrew name related to the concept of life. Evie can be used as a nickname for any name that starts with Ev-, including Eva, Evelyn,... Read More 

  • Frankie

    Really retro, with a hillbilly twang. Nikki Sixx and Donna D'Errico named their daughter Frankie-Jean. Now Drew Barrymore, who helped popularize and glamorize boyish names for girls, has a baby... Read More 

  • Franny

    If Frances and Fran are too serious for you, and Fanny too saucy, you might like Franny, still identified by some with J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey stories.Read More 

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