Names Categorized "short forms"

This is a list of names in which the categories include short forms.
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ABE (1)mEnglish
Short form of ABRAHAM.
ABIfScottish
Short form of ABIGAIL.
ACHIM (1)mGerman
German short form of JOACHIM.
ADmDutch, Limburgish
Short form of ADRIAAN.
ADAfEnglish, German, Polish, Hungarian, Italian, Finnish
Short form of ADELAIDE and other names beginning with the same sound. This name was borne by Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), the Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron. She was an assistant to Charles Babbage, the inventor of an early mechanical computer.
ADELAfEnglish, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element adal meaning "noble". Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France. This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.
ADORAfSpanish
Short form of ADORACIÓN.
ADRIAfEnglish
Short form of ADRIANA.
AGE (1)mFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element agil meaning "edge (of a sword), blade".
AIKEmFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element agil meaning "edge (of a sword), blade".
ALmEnglish
Short form of ALBERT and other names beginning with Al. A notable bearer is American actor Al Pacino (1940-).
ALBA (3)fAncient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element alf meaning "elf".
ALDOmItalian, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ald "old", and possibly also with adal "noble".
ALE (1)m & fFinnish, Italian, Spanish
Finnish short form of ALEKSANTERI or ALEKSI, an Italian short form of ALESSANDRO, and a Spanish short form of ALEJANDRO or ALEJANDRA.
ALE (2)mFrisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element adal meaning "noble".
ALECmEnglish
Short form of ALEXANDER.
ALEXm & fEnglish, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Russian
Short form of ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, and other names beginning with Alex.
ALF (2)mEnglish
Short form of ALFRED.
ALINAfRomanian, German, Italian, Polish
Short form of ADELINA and names that end in alina.
ANE (2)mFrisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle".
ANNE (2)mFrisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element arn "eagle".
ANTE (2)mFrisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element and "wrath, zeal".
ARIS (1)mGreek
Modern Greek form of ARES. It is also used as a short form of ARISTOTELIS.
ARNmEnglish
Short form of ARNOLD.
ARNE (1)mSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Originally an Old Norse short form of names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".
ARTmEnglish
Short form of ARTHUR.
ÅSAfSwedish
Short form of Old Norse feminine names beginning with the element áss "god".
ASHm & fEnglish
Short form of ASHLEY. It can also come directly from the English word denoting either the tree or the residue of fire.
ASUNfSpanish
Short form of ASUNCIÓN.
AVA (3)fGerman, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.
BARBfEnglish
Short form of BARBARA.
BARTmEnglish, Dutch
Short form of BARTHOLOMEW. This name is borne by a cartoon boy on the television series 'The Simpsons'.
BARTAmHungarian
Hungarian short form of BERTALAN.
BASTIENmFrench
Short form of SÉBASTIEN.
BEAfEnglish
Short form of BEATRIX.
BECCAfEnglish
Short form of REBECCA.
BEEfEnglish
Short form of BEATRIX and other names beginning with B.
BELLAfEnglish
Short form of ISABELLA and other names ending in bella. It is also associated with the Italian word bella meaning "beautiful".
BELLEfEnglish
Short form of ISABELLA or names ending in belle. It is also associated with the French word belle meaning "beautiful". A famous bearer was Belle Starr (1848-1889), an outlaw of the American west, whose real given name was Maybelle.
BEN (1)mEnglish, German, Dutch
Short form of BENJAMIN or BENEDICT. A notable bearer was Ben Jonson (1572-1637), an English poet and playwright.
BEN (2)mDutch
Short form of BERNHARD and other Germanic names beginning with the element bern meaning "bear".
BENCEmHungarian
Hungarian form of VINCENT. It is also used as a short form of BENEDEK.
BENJmEnglish
Short form of BENJAMIN.
BERTmEnglish, German, Dutch
Short form of ALBERT and other names containing the element bert, often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright".
BERTHAfGerman, English, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element beraht meaning "bright, famous". It was borne by the mother of Charlemagne in the 8th century, and it was popularized in England by the Normans. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century. The name also appears in southern Germanic legends (often spelled Perchta or Berchta) belonging to a goddess of animals and weaving.
BETfFrisian, Limburgish
Frisian and Limburgish short form of ELISABETH.
BETHfEnglish
Short form of ELIZABETH, or sometimes BETHANY.
BEVfEnglish
Short form of BEVERLY.
BILLmEnglish
Short form of WILLIAM. This spelling was first used in the 19th century. The change in the initial consonant may have been influenced by an earlier Irish pronunciation of the name. Famous bearers include basketball player Bill Russell (1934-), comedian Bill Cosby (1937-), American president Bill Clinton (1946-), and Microsoft founder Bill Gates (1955-).
BOBmEnglish, Dutch
Short form of ROBERT. It arose later than Dob, Hob and Nob, which were medieval rhyming nicknames of Robert. It was borne by the character Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843). Other famous bearers include American folk musician Bob Dylan (1941-) and Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley (1945-1981).
BORmSlovene
Short form of names containing bor, such as BORISLAV or BORIS. It is also a South Slavic word meaning "pine tree".
BRAMmEnglish, Dutch
Short form of ABRAHAM. This name was borne by Bram Stoker (1847-1912), the Irish author who wrote 'Dracula'.
BRIELLEfEnglish (Modern)
Short form of GABRIELLE. This is also the name of towns in the Netherlands and New Jersey, though their names derive from a different source.
BRITTAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of BIRGITTA.
BRONfWelsh
Short form of BRONWEN.
BROOSmDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of AMBROOS.
BUCKmEnglish
From an English nickname meaning simply "buck, male deer", ultimately from Old English bucc.
BURTmEnglish
Short form of BURTON.
CALEmEnglish
Short form of CALEB.
CANDELAfSpanish
Short form of CANDELARIA.
CAROL (1)f & mEnglish
Short form of CAROLINE. It was formerly a masculine name, derived from CAROLUS. The name can also be given in reference to the English vocabulary word, which means "song" or "hymn".
CASSf & mEnglish
Short form of CASSANDRA, CASSIDY, and other names beginning with Cass.
CATf & mEnglish
Diminutive of CATHERINE. It can also be a nickname from the English word for the animal.
CELINAfPolish
Short form of MARCELINA.
CERI (2)fWelsh
Short form of CERIDWEN.
CHELLEfEnglish
Diminutive of MICHELLE.
CHERfEnglish
Short form of CHERYL. In the case of the American musician Cher (1946-), it is short for her real name CHERILYN.
CHETmEnglish
Short form of CHESTER.
CHRISm & fEnglish, Dutch
Short form of CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTINE, and other names that begin with Chris.
CLEMmEnglish
Short form of CLEMENT.
CLEOf & mEnglish
Short form of CLEOPATRA, CLEON or CLEOPAS.
CLETUSmEnglish
Short form of ANACLETUS. This name is sometimes used to refer to the third pope, Saint Anacletus. It can also function an an Anglicized form of KLEITOS.
CLEVEmEnglish
Short form of CLEVELAND.
CLIFFmEnglish
Short form of CLIFFORD or CLIFTON.
CLINTmEnglish
Short form of CLINTON. A notable bearer is American actor Clint Eastwood (1930-), who became famous early in his career for his western movies.
COLmMedieval English
Medieval short form of NICHOLAS.
COLETTEfFrench
Short form of NICOLETTE. Saint Colette was a 15th-century French nun who gave her money to the poor. This was also the pen name of the French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954).
CORAfEnglish, German, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of KORE. It was not used as a given name in the English-speaking world until after it was employed by James Fenimore Cooper for a character in his novel 'The Last of the Mohicans' (1826). In some cases it may be a short form of CORDULA, CORINNA or other names beginning with a similar sound.
CURTmEnglish
Either a variant of KURT or short form of CURTIS.
DARLAfEnglish
Short form of DARLENE.
DAVEmEnglish
Short form of DAVID.
DEBfEnglish
Short form of DEBORAH.
DEEf & mEnglish
Short form of names beginning with D. It may also be given in reference to the Dee River in Scotland.
DELIA (2)fEnglish
Short form of ADELIA or BEDELIA.
DEMIfGreek
Short form of DEMETRIA.
DENmEnglish
Short form of DENNIS.
DESImSpanish
Diminutive of DESIDERIO.
DETTAfEnglish (Rare)
Short form of names that end in detta.
DEXmEnglish
Short form of DEXTER.
DIfEnglish
Short form of DIANA.
DICK (2)mDutch
Short form of DIEDERIK.
DINA (2)fItalian, Portuguese
Short form of names ending in dina.
DINOmItalian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in dino or tino.
DIONmAncient Greek, English
Short form of DIONYSIOS and other Greek names beginning with the Greek element Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS". This was the name of a 4th-century BC tyrant of Syracuse. It has been used as an American given name since the middle of the 20th century.
DOLLYfEnglish
Diminutive of DOROTHY. Doll and Dolly were used from the 16th century, and the common English word doll (for the plaything) is derived from them. In modern times this name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of DOLORES.
DOMmEnglish
Short form of DOMINIC.
DOUGmEnglish
Short form of DOUGLAS.
DREWmEnglish
Short form of ANDREW.
DYEfMedieval English
Medieval short form of DIONYSIA.
EA (2)fSwedish, Danish, Norwegian
Short form of names ending in ea.
EBBEmDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, German (Rare)
Diminutive of EBERHARD and other names beginning with the Germanic element ebur meaning "wild boar". In Scandinavia it is also a diminutive of ESBEN.
EBENmEnglish
Short form of EBENEZER.
EDmEnglish, Dutch
Short form of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
EIKEmGerman
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ag "edge".
ELEAfEnglish
Short form of ELEANOR. This was also the name of an ancient Italian town (modern Velia) which is well known for being the home of the philosopher Parmenides and his student Zeno of Elea, who was famous for his paradoxes.
ELIZAfEnglish, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Short form of ELIZABETH. It was borne by the character Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw's play 'Pygmalion' (1913) and the subsequent musical adaptation 'My Fair Lady' (1956).
ELLA (2)fEnglish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El. It can also be a short form of names ending in ella.
ELMAfDutch, German, English
Short form of WILHELMINE or names ending in elma, such as ANSELMA. It has also been recorded as a combination of ELIZABETH and MARY, as in the case of the 19th-century daughter of the Earl of Elgin, who was named using her mother's first and middle names.
ELSIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
EMfEnglish
Short form of EMILY or EMMA.
EMMAfEnglish, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of King Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of King Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.... [more]
ENA (2)fCroatian
Short form of IRENA.
ESSIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ESTELLE or ESTHER.
ESTAfEnglish
Diminutive of ESTHER.
ETHELfEnglish
Short form of names beginning with the Old English element æðel meaning "noble". It was coined in the 19th century, when many Old English names were revived. It was popularized by the novels 'The Newcomes' (1855) by William Makepeace Thackeray and 'The Daisy Chain' (1856) by C. M. Yonge. A famous bearer was American actress and singer Ethel Merman (1908-1984).
ETTAfEnglish
Short form of HENRIETTA and other names that end with etta. A famous bearer was the American singer Etta James (1938-2012), who took her stage name from her real given name Jamesetta.
ETTIEfEnglish
Diminutive of HENRIETTA and other names ending with etta or ette.
EULAfEnglish
Short form of EULALIA.
FINAfItalian
Short form of SERAFINA. Saint Fina, also known as Saint Serafina, was a 13th-century girl from the town of San Gimignano in Italy.
FLICKfEnglish
Diminutive of FELICITY.
FLOfEnglish
Short form of FLORENCE or FLORA.
FRANm & fSpanish, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of FRANCIS, FRANCES or related names.
FRANCEfFrench
From the name of the country, sometimes considered a feminine form of FRANK (1) or short form of FRANÇOISE, both of which are ultimately related to the name of the country.
FRANK (2)mEnglish
Short form of FRANCIS. The singer Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was a famous bearer.
FREDmEnglish, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese
Short form of FREDERICK or other names containing the same element. A famous bearer was the American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987).
FREDAfEnglish
Short form of names ending in freda or fred, such as WINIFRED or ALFREDA.
FREEKmDutch
Dutch short form of FREDERICK.
FRIDAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
FRONAfEnglish
Diminutive of SOPHRONIA.
GAILfEnglish
Short form of ABIGAIL.
GALAfRussian
Short form of GALINA.
GANImFilipino, Tagalog
Short form of ISAGANI.
GARYmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman given name, which was itself originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning "spear". This name was popularized in the late 1920s the American actor Gary Cooper (1901-1961), who took his stage name from the city of Gary in Indiana where his agent was born.
GENEmEnglish
Short form of EUGENE.
GENEVAfEnglish
Possibly a shortened form of GENEVIEVE. It could also be inspired by the name of the city in Switzerland. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
GEROmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning "spear".
GIAfItalian
Diminutive of GIANNA.
GIANNAfItalian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNA and a modern Greek variant of IOANNA.
GIANNImItalian, Greek
Italian short form of GIOVANNI and a modern Greek variant of IOANNIS.
GIL (2)mEnglish
Short form of GILBERT and other names beginning with Gil.
GILLfEnglish
Short form of GILLIAN.
GINAfItalian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of GEORGINA, REGINA, LUIGINA, and other names ending in gina. It can also be used as a diminutive of VIRGINIA or EUGENIA. It was popularized in the 1950s by Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida (1927-), whose birth name was Luigina.
GINOmItalian
Italian short form of names ending in gino.
GISAfGerman
German short form of GISELLE.
GITTAfGerman, Hungarian
German short form of BRIGITTA and a Hungarian short form of MARGIT.
GREETfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MARGARET.
GREGmEnglish
Short form of GREGORY.
GREGGmEnglish
Short form of GREGORY.
GRETAfGerman, Italian, Lithuanian, Swedish, English
Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
GWENfWelsh, English
From Welsh gwen, the feminine form of gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed". It can also be a short form of GWENDOLEN, GWENLLIAN, and other names beginning with Gwen.
HANNE (1)f & mDanish, Norwegian, German, Dutch
Danish and Norwegian short form of JOHANNE, or a German and Dutch short form of JOHANNA. This can also be a Dutch short form of JOHANNES (masculine).
HAZEfEnglish (Rare)
Short form of HAZEL.
HELMAfGerman, Dutch
Short form of WILHELMINA.
HENKmDutch
Dutch short form of HENDRIK.
HERBmEnglish
Short form of HERBERT.
HILDAfEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element hild "battle". The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda of Whitby was a 7th-century English saint and abbess. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
HOBmMedieval English
Medieval short form of ROBERT.
INAfGerman, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, Limburgish
Short form of names ending with ina.
INGEf & mDanish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Dutch
Short form of Scandinavian and German names beginning with the element ing, which refers to the Germanic god ING. In Sweden and Norway this is primarily a masculine name, elsewhere it is usually feminine.
INMAfSpanish
Short form of INMACULADA.
IRA (2)fRussian
Short form of IRINA.
ISA (3)mFrisian, Ancient Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element is "ice, iron".
IVA (2)fCzech, Slovak, Slovene
Short form of IVANA.
IVO (1)mGerman, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element iv meaning "yew". Alternative theories suggest that it may in fact be derived from a cognate Celtic element. This was the name of several saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives).
IZAfPolish
Short form of IZABELA.
JACEmEnglish
Short form of JASON.
JAKEmEnglish
Medieval variant of JACK. It is also sometimes used as a short form of JACOB.
JAN (2)fEnglish
Short form of JANET, JANICE, and other names beginning with Jan.
JAY (1)mEnglish
Short form of names beginning with the sound J, such as JAMES or JASON. It was originally used in America in honour of founding father John Jay (1749-1825), whose surname was derived from the jaybird.
JEDmEnglish
Short form of JEDIDIAH.
JEFFmEnglish
Short form of JEFFREY.
JENfEnglish
Short form of JENNIFER.
JEPmEnglish (Archaic)
Medieval diminutive of GEOFFREY.
JETfDutch
Short form of HENRIËTTE or MARIËTTE.
JETTAfDutch
Dutch short form of HENRIETTA.
JETTEfDutch
Dutch short form of HENRIËTTE or MARIËTTE.
JILLfEnglish
Short form of GILLIAN.
JOf & mEnglish, German, Dutch
Short form of JOAN (1), JOANNA, JOSEPHINE, or other names that begin with Jo. It is primarily masculine in German and Dutch, short for JOHANNES or JOSEF.
JOEmEnglish
Short form of JOSEPH. Five famous sports figures who have had this name are boxers Joe Louis (1914-1981) and Joe Frazier (1944-), baseball player Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999), and football quarterbacks Joe Namath (1943-) and Joe Montana (1956-).
JON (2)mEnglish
Short form of JONATHAN, or sometimes a variant of JOHN.
JOOLSm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JULIAN or JULIA.
JOSmDutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
JOSHmEnglish
Short form of JOSHUA.
JOSIEfEnglish
Short form of JOSEPHINE.
JOSSf & mEnglish
Short form of JOCELYN.
KAREN (1)fDanish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, English
Danish short form of KATHERINE. It became common in the English-speaking world after the 1930s.
KATRIfFinnish
Short form of KATARIINA.
KAY (1)fEnglish
Short form of KATHERINE and other names beginning with K.
KEN (1)mEnglish
Short form of KENNETH.
KENZIEm & fEnglish
Short form of MACKENZIE.
KIM (1)f & mEnglish
At the present it is usually considered a short form of KIMBERLY, but it in fact predates it as a given name. The author Rudyard Kipling used it for the title hero of his novel 'Kim' (1901), though in this case it was short for KIMBALL. In her novel 'Show Boat' (1926) Edna Ferber used it for a female character who was born on the Mississippi River and was named from the initials of the states Kentucky, Illinois and Mississippi. The name was popularized in America by the actresses Kim Hunter (1922-2002) and Kim Novak (1933-), both of whom assumed it as a stage name.
KIM (2)mDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Scandinavian short form of JOACHIM.
KLAUSmGerman, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
German short form of NICHOLAS.
KOLDOmBasque
Short form of KOLDOBIKA.
KRISm & fEnglish, Danish
Short form of KRISTIAN, KRISTOFFER, and other names beginning with Kris.
KRISTYfEnglish
Short form of CHRISTINA.
KRUNOmCroatian
Short form of KRUNOSLAV.
KUNOmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Derived from Germanic kuni meaning "clan, family".
LANAfEnglish, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of ALANA (English) or SVETLANA (Russian). In the English-speaking world, it was popularized by actress Lana Turner (1921-1995).
LAUNCEmLiterature
Short form of Launcelot, a variant of LANCELOT. This was the name of a clownish character in Shakespeare's play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).
LENmEnglish
Short form of LEONARD.
LENORAfEnglish
Short form of ELENORA.
LENOREfEnglish
Short form of ELEANOR. This was the name of the departed love of the narrator in Edgar Allan Poe's poem 'The Raven' (1845).
LEONORAfItalian
Italian short form of ELEANOR.
LEONOREfGerman
German short form of ELEANOR.
LESmEnglish
Short form of LESLIE or LESTER.
LESIAfEnglish
Short form of ALESIA.
LETHAfEnglish
Possibly a short form of ALETHA.
LEXmEnglish, Dutch
Short form of ALEXANDER.
LEXAfEnglish
Short form of ALEXANDRA or ALEXA.
LEXUSfEnglish
Short form of ALEXUS. Its use has been influenced by the Lexus brand name (a line of luxury automobiles made by Toyota).
LIAMmIrish, English
Irish short form of WILLIAM.
LIANAfItalian, Portuguese, Romanian, English
Short form of JULIANA, LILIANA, and other names that end in liana. This is also the word for a type of vine that grows in jungles.
LIANEfGerman
Short form of JULIANE.
LIESLfGerman
German short form of ELISABETH.
LIEVEfDutch
Short form of GODELIEVE.
LIINAfFinnish
Short form of KAROLIINA.
LILLIAfEnglish
Short form of LILLIAN or an elaborated form of LILY.
LILLIEfEnglish
Variant of LILY.
LILLYfEnglish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
English variant of LILY. It is also used in Scandinavia, as a form of LILY or a diminutive of ELISABETH.
LILOfGerman
Short form of LISELOTTE.
LINA (2)fEnglish, Italian, Spanish, Lithuanian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Short form of names ending in lina.
LISAfEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian
Short form of ELIZABETH, ELISABETH, ELISABET or ELISABETTA. This is the name of the subject of one of the world's most famous paintings, the 'Mona Lisa', the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo by Leonardo da Vinci.
LISBETfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of ELISABET.
LISHAfEnglish
Short form of ALICIA, FELICIA, and other names ending with the same sound.
LISSAfEnglish
Short form of MELISSA.
LITAfEnglish
Short form of names ending in lita. This name was brought to the public eye in the 1920s due to Lita Grey (1908-1995), who was the second wife of Charlie Chaplin. Her birth name was Lillita Louise MacMurray.
LIV (2)fEnglish
Short form of OLIVIA.
LIVIA (2)fEnglish
Short form of OLIVIA.
LIZfEnglish
Short form of ELIZABETH. This is the familiar name of actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-).
LIZBETHfEnglish
Short form of ELIZABETH.
LONEfDanish
Short form of ABELONE.
LONNIEmEnglish
Short form of ALONZO and other names containing the same sound.
LOUf & mEnglish, French
Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS. Famous bearers include the baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) and the musician Lou Reed (1942-2013).
LUBOŠmCzech
Short form of LUBOMÍR and other names beginning with the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LUPEf & mSpanish
Short form of GUADALUPE.
LYSSA (1)fEnglish
Short form of ALYSSA.
MAASmDutch
Dutch short form of THOMAS.
MACK (1)mEnglish
From a surname which was originally a shortened form of various Gaelic surnames beginning with Mac or Mc (from Gaelic mac meaning "son"). It is also used as a generic slang term for a man.
MACK (2)mMedieval English
Medieval short form of MAGNUS, brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers.
MANNYmEnglish
Short form of EMMANUEL.
MANU (2)m & fFrench, Spanish, German, Finnish
Short form of MANUEL or EMMANUEL (and also of MANUELA in Germany).
MARGOTfFrench
French short form of MARGARET.
MATmEnglish
Short form of MATTHEW.
MATSmSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MATTHIAS.
MATTmEnglish
Short form of MATTHEW.
MAXmGerman, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Russian
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English). It is also a variant transcription of Russian MAKS.
MERVmEnglish
Short form of MERVYN.
METAfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of MARGARET.
MICAfEnglish
Short form of MICHAELA.
MICHA (2)m & fGerman, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICKmEnglish, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL.
MIINAfFinnish
Short form of VILHELMIINA.
MIKEmEnglish
Short form of MICHAEL.
MINNIEfEnglish
Diminutive of WILHELMINA.
MINTAfEnglish
Short form of ARAMINTA.
MITCHmEnglish
Short form of MITCHELL.
MOf & mEnglish
Short form of MAUREEN, MAURICE, MORRIS, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MOE (1)mEnglish
Short form of MAURICE or MORRIS, or sometimes of other names beginning with a similar sound.
NANfEnglish
Originally a diminutive of ANN. It may have originated with the affectionate phrase mine Ann, which was later reinterpreted as my Nan. It is now also used as a short form of NANCY.
NANCEfEnglish
Short form of NANCY.
NANDOmSpanish
Short form of FERNANDO.
NÁNDORmHungarian
Originally this was a Hungarian word referring to a Bulgarian people that lived along the Danube. Since the 19th century it has been used as a Hungarian short form of FERDINAND.
NATm & fEnglish
Short form of NATHAN, NATHANIEL, NATALIE, or other names beginning with Nat.