Names Categorized "contracted forms"

This is a list of names in which the categories include contracted forms.
Adlai m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Contracted form of Adalia. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.
Bernice f English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Contracted form of Berenice. It occurs briefly in Acts in the New Testament belonging to a sister of King Herod Agrippa II.
Carlyn f English
Contracted variant of Caroline.
Catina f Romanian (Rare)
Contracted form of Cătălina.
Dāvis m Latvian
Contracted form of Dāvids.
Elmira 1 f Literature
Shortened form of Edelmira. It appears in the play Tartuffe (1664) by the French playwright Molière (often spelled in the French style Elmire).
Elnora f English
Contracted form of Eleanora.
Hrolf m Ancient Germanic
Contracted form of Hrodulf.
Hrólfr m Old Norse
Contracted form of Hróðólfr.
Kathryn f English
Contracted form of Katherine.
Katina f Greek, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Greek contracted form of Katerina. This name had a spike in popularity in America in 1972 when it was used for a newborn baby on the soap opera Where the Heart Is.
Maribel f Spanish
Combination of María and Isabel.
Micah m Biblical, English
Contracted form of Micaiah. Micah is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Micah, which alternates between prophesies of doom and prophesies of restoration. This is also the name of a separate person in the Book of Judges, the keeper of an idol. It was occasionally used as an English given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation, but it did not become common until the end of the 20th century.
Parnel f English (Archaic)
Contracted form of Petronel. In the later Middle Ages it became a slang term for a promiscuous woman, and the name subsequently fell out of use.
Peronel f English (Archaic)
Contracted form of Petronel.
Ralph m English, German, Swedish
Contracted form of the Old Norse name Ráðúlfr (or its Norman form Radulf). Scandinavian settlers introduced it to England before the Norman Conquest, though afterwards it was bolstered by Norman influence. In the Middle Ages it was usually spelled Ralf, but by the 17th century it was most commonly Rafe, reflecting the normal pronunciation. The Ralph spelling appeared in the 18th century. A famous bearer of the name was Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American poet and author who wrote on transcendentalism.
Tamra f English
Contracted form of Tamara.
Tamsin f English (British)
Contracted form of Thomasina. It was traditionally used in Cornwall.