Names Categorized "diminutives"

This is a list of names in which the categories include diminutives.
gender
usage
Abbey f English
Diminutive of Abigail.
Abbie f English
Diminutive of Abigail.
Abby f English
Diminutive of Abigail.
Abe 1 m English
Short form of Abraham.
Abi f English
Diminutive of Abigail (typically British).
Ace 2 m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of Aleksandar.
Ad m Dutch, Limburgish
Short form of Adriaan.
Addie f English
Diminutive of Adelaide, Adeline, Addison and other names containing the same sound.
Addy 1 f English
Diminutive of Adelaide, Adeline, Addison and other names containing the same sound.
Addy 2 m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of Adam.
Adelina f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
From a Latinized Germanic name that was derived from the element adal meaning "noble".
Adeline f French, English
French and English form of Adelina.
Adelita f Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish diminutive of Adela. It is used especially in Mexico, where it is the name of a folk song about a female soldier.
Adolfito m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish diminutive of Adolfo.
Aggie f English
Diminutive of Agnes or Agatha.
Áki m Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse diminutive of names containing the element anu "ancestor, father".
Albertina f Italian, Portuguese
Feminine diminutive of Albert.
Aldo m Italian, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ald "old", and possibly also with adal "noble".
Aldous m English (Rare)
Probably a diminutive of names beginning with the Old English element eald "old". It has been in use as an English given name since the Middle Ages, mainly in East Anglia. The British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was a famous bearer of this name.
Alec m English
Short form of Alexander.
Alenka f Slovene
Slovene diminutive of Alena 1.
Alex m & f English, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hungarian, Czech, Russian
Short form of Alexander, Alexandra and other names beginning with Alex.
Alexandrine f French
French diminutive of Alexandra. This was the name of a Danish queen, the wife of King Christian X.
Alf 2 m English
Short form of Alfred.
Alf 3 m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of Adolf.
Alfie m English
Diminutive of Alfred.
Ali 2 f English
Diminutive of Alison, Alexandra and other names beginning with the same sound.
Alida f Dutch, German, Hungarian
Diminutive of Adelaide.
Alina f Romanian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Slovene, German, Italian, Spanish
Short form of Adelina, Albina and names that end in alina.
Alison f English, French
Norman French diminutive of Aalis (see Alice). It was common in England, Scotland and France in the Middle Ages, and was later revived in England in the 20th century via Scotland. Unlike most other English names ending in son, it is not derived from a surname.
Allie f English
Diminutive of Alison, Alexandra and other names beginning with the same sound. After a 34-year absence from the American top 1000 chart this name began growing in popularity after the premiere of the sitcom Kate and Allie in 1984.
Ally 1 f English
Diminutive of Alison, Alexandra and other names beginning with the same sound. This name jumped in popularity in 1997 after the premiere of the American television series Ally McBeal.
Ally 2 m Scottish
Diminutive of Alistair.
Alya 2 f Russian
Diminutive of Aleksandra, Albina and other names beginning with Ал.
Alyona f Russian, Ukrainian
Originally a Russian diminutive of Yelena. It is now used independently.
Alyosha m Russian
Diminutive of Aleksey.
Amandine f French
French diminutive of Amanda.
Anđa f Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of Anđela.
Andi f English
Diminutive of Andrea 2.
Andra 2 f Romanian
Short form of Alexandra.
Andris m Latvian, Hungarian
Latvian form and Hungarian diminutive of Andrew.
Andy m & f English
Diminutive of Andrew or sometimes Andrea 2. American pop artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a famous bearer of this name.
Ane 1 f Danish
Danish diminutive of Anna.
Anelia f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Анелия (see Aneliya).
Angelina f Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Armenian
Latinate diminutive of Angela. A famous bearer is American actress Angelina Jolie (1975-).
Angeline f French
French diminutive of Angela.
Angelita f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Angela.
Angie f English
Diminutive of Angela.
Angjelko m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of Angel.
Ania f Polish, Russian
Polish diminutive of Anna, and an alternate transcription of Russian Аня (see Anya).
Anina f German
Diminutive of Anna.
Anita 1 f Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovene, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Latvian, Hungarian
Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of Ana.
Annetta f Italian
Latinate diminutive of Anna.
Annie f English, French, Dutch
Diminutive of Anne 1.
Anniken f Norwegian
Norwegian diminutive of Anna.
Anny f French
Diminutive of Anne 1.
Anouk f Dutch, French
Dutch and French diminutive of Anna.
Antonella f Italian
Feminine diminutive of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonello m Italian
Diminutive of Antonius (see Anthony).
Antonette f English
Diminutive of Antonia.
Antonieta f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish diminutive of Antonia.
Antonietta f Italian
Italian diminutive of Antonia.
Anya f Russian
Russian diminutive of Anna.
Aodhán m Irish
From the Old Irish name Áedán meaning "little fire", a diminutive of Áed (see Aodh). This name was borne by a 6th-century king of Dál Riata. It was also the name of a few early Irish saints, including a 6th-century bishop of Ferns and a 7th-century bishop of Lindisfarne.
Arantxa f Basque
Diminutive of Arantzazu.
Archie m Scottish, English
Diminutive of Archibald. This name is borne by Archie Andrews, an American comic-book character created in 1941. It was also used by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for the name of their son born 2019.
Arie 1 m Dutch
Diminutive of Adriaan.
Aris 2 m Dutch
Diminutive of Adriaan.
Arlie f & m English
Diminutive of Arline and other names beginning with Arl.
Arne 2 m German
Diminutive of Arnold.
Arnie m English
Diminutive of Arnold.
Art m English
Short form of Arthur.
Asia 2 f Polish
Polish diminutive of Joanna.
Asta f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Short form of Astrid.
Atte m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of Antero and other names beginning with A.
Audie f English
Diminutive of Audrey.
Audrey f English, French
Medieval diminutive of Æðelþryð. This was the name of a 7th-century saint, a princess of East Anglia who founded a monastery at Ely. It was also borne by a character in Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It (1599). At the end of the Middle Ages the name became rare due to association with the word tawdry (which was derived from St. Audrey, the name of a fair where cheap lace was sold), but it was revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was British actress Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993).
Aurica f Romanian
Romanian diminutive of Aurelia.
Avi m Hebrew
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of Avraham or Aviram.
Avto m Georgian
Short form of Avtandil.
Babette f French, German, Dutch, English
French diminutive of Élisabeth or Barbara.
Babis m Greek
Diminutive of Charalampos.
Babs f English
Diminutive of Barbara.
Bairre m Irish
Diminutive of Finbar or Bairrfhionn.
Baldo m Italian, Spanish, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element bald "bold, brave", such as Baldwin and Theobald. In Italian it can also be short for the non-Germanic name Baldassare.
Bärbel f German
German diminutive of Barbara.
Barbie f English
Diminutive of Barbara.
Barney m English
Diminutive of Barnabas, Bernard or Barnaby.
Barry m Irish, English
Anglicized form of Barra.
Bart m English, Dutch
Short form of Bartholomew. This name is borne by a cartoon boy on the television series The Simpsons.
Barta m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian short form of Bertalan.
Basia 1 f Polish
Polish diminutive of Barbara.
Basia 2 f Hebrew
Diminutive of Batyah.
Bastet f Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian bꜣstjt, a variant of Bast. This form of the name, was given to her after the similar goddess Sekhmet (protector of Upper Egypt) became more important.
Bate m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of Bartholomew.
Baz m English (British)
Chiefly British diminutive of Barry or Basil 1.
Bea f English, Hungarian, Dutch
Short form of Beatrix or Beáta.
Becca f English
Short form of Rebecca.
Becky f English
Diminutive of Rebecca.
Bedelia f Irish
Irish diminutive of Bridget.
Belinha f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of Isabel.
Bella f English
Short form of Isabella and other names ending in bella. It is also associated with the Italian word bella meaning "beautiful". It was used by the American author Stephenie Meyer for the main character in her popular Twilight series of novels, first released 2005, later adapted into a series of movies beginning 2008.
Ben 1 m English, German, Dutch
Short form of Benjamin or Benedict. A notable bearer was Ben Jonson (1572-1637), an English poet and playwright.
Benj m English
Short form of Benjamin.
Benji m English
Diminutive of Benjamin.
Benjy m English
Diminutive of Benjamin.
Bennie m English
Diminutive of Benjamin or Benedict.
Benno m German
Short form of German names containing the element bern "bear".
Benny m English
Diminutive of Benjamin or Benedict.
Beppe m Italian
Diminutive of Giuseppe.
Bernardetta f Italian (Rare)
Italian feminine form of Bernard.
Bernardina f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Bernardino.
Bernetta f English
Diminutive of Berenice.
Bernie m & f English
Diminutive of Bernard, Bernadette, Bernice and other names beginning with Bern.
Bertie m & f English
Diminutive of Albert, Herbert and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").
Bertille f French
French form of Berthild.
Bertilo m Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element beraht meaning "bright, famous".
Berto m Italian, Spanish
Short form of Roberto, Alberto and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").
Bess f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth.
Bessie f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth.
Bet f Frisian, Limburgish
Frisian and Limburgish short form of Elisabeth.
Beth f English
Short form of Elizabeth, or sometimes Bethany.
Betsy f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth.
Bette f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth. A famous bearer was American actress Bette Davis (1908-1989).
Bettie f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth.
Bettina f German, Italian, Hungarian
Diminutive of Elisabeth (German), Benedetta or Elisabetta (Italian), or Erzsébet (Hungarian).
Betty f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth.
Bettye f English
Variant of Betty.
Bev f English
Short form of Beverly.
Beylke f Yiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of Beyle. This is the name of a daughter of Tevye in late 19th-century Yiddish stories by Sholem Aleichem, on which the musical Fiddler on the Roof was based.
Bia f Portuguese
Diminutive of Beatriz.
Bice f Italian
Short form of Beatrice.
Biddy f Irish, English
Diminutive of Bridget.
Bidelia f Irish
Diminutive of Bridget.
Billie m & f English
Diminutive of Bill. It is also used as a feminine form of William.
Billy m English
Diminutive of Bill. A notable bearer was the American outlaw Billy the Kid (1859-1881), whose real name was William H. Bonney.
Bindy f English
Diminutive of Belinda.
Bine 2 m Slovene
Diminutive of Albin.
Birdie f English
Diminutive of Bertha, Bernice and other names with a similar sound, or sometimes simply from the English word bird.
Birta f Icelandic
Icelandic diminutive of Birgitta.
Blaženko m Croatian
Diminutive of Blaž.
Boban m Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of Bogdan or Slobodan.
Bobbi f English
Diminutive of Roberta or Barbara.
Bobbie f & m English
Variant of Bobby. As a feminine name it can be a diminutive of Roberta or Barbara.
Bobby m English
Diminutive of Bob. Hockey greats Bobby Hull (1939-) and Bobby Orr (1948-) have borne this name.
Boróka f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of Borbála. It also means "juniper" in Hungarian.
Borut m Slovene
Diminutive of Boris.
Borya m Russian
Diminutive of Boris.
Božica f Croatian
Diminutive of Božena. It also means "goddess" in Croatian.
Božo m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Originally a diminutive of Božidar and other names beginning with the Slavic element bozy meaning "divine".
Bram m English, Dutch
Short form of Abraham. This name was borne by Bram Stoker (1847-1912), the Irish author who wrote Dracula.
Bridie f Irish
Anglicized diminutive of Bríd.
Britta f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of Birgitta.
Brogán m Irish (Rare)
From the Old Irish name Broccán, derived from bróc "shoe, sandal, greave" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several Irish saints, including Saint Patrick's scribe.
Bron f Welsh
Short form of Bronwen.
Brunella f Italian
Feminine diminutive of Bruno.
Buck m English
From an English nickname meaning simply "buck, male deer", ultimately from Old English bucc.
Buffy f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth, from a child's pronunciation of the final syllable. It is now associated with the main character from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003).
Bunny f English
Diminutive of Berenice.
Burt m English
Short form of Burton.
Cale m English
Short form of Caleb.
Callie f English
Diminutive of Caroline, or sometimes of names beginning with Cal.
Cam 2 m & f English
Short form of Cameron.
Cammie f English
Diminutive of Camilla.
Candi f English
Variant of Candy.
Candy f English
Diminutive of Candace. It is also influenced by the English word candy.
Caomhán m Irish (Rare)
From Old Irish Cóemán, derived from cóem "dear, beloved, gentle" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several early Irish saints.
Carlene f English
Feminine diminutive of Carl.
Carmelita f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Carmel.
Carrie f English
Diminutive of Caroline. This name declined in use shortly after the 1976 release of the horror movie Carrie, which was based on a 1974 novel by Stephen King.
Carry f English
Diminutive of Caroline.
Cas m Dutch
Short form of Casper.
Case m English (Modern)
Short form of Casey.
Cass f & m English
Short form of Cassandra, Cassidy and other names beginning with Cass.
Cassy f English
Diminutive of Cassandra and other names beginning with Cass.
Cat f & m English
Diminutive of Catherine. It can also be a nickname from the English word for the animal.
Cate f English (Rare)
Variant of Kate. A famous bearer is Australian actress Cate Blanchett (1969-).
Cathy f English
Diminutive of Catherine.
Catia f Italian
Italian diminutive of Caterina.
Cece f English
Diminutive of Cecilia and other names containing a similar sound.
Celina f Polish, Portuguese, German
Feminine form of Caelinus. This name can also function as a short form of Marcelina.
Cesarina f Italian
Feminine diminutive of Cesare.
Chance m English
Originally a diminutive of Chauncey. It is now usually given in reference to the English word chance meaning "luck, fortune" (ultimately derived from Latin cadens "falling").
Charlene f English
Feminine diminutive of Charles.
Charley m & f English
Diminutive or feminine form of Charles.
Charli f English
Strictly feminine form of Charlie.
Charlie m & f English
Diminutive or feminine form of Charles. A famous bearer was the British comic actor Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977). It is also borne by Charlie Brown, the main character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schulz.
Charline f French
French feminine diminutive of Charles.
Charlotte f French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French feminine diminutive of Charles. It was introduced to Britain in the 17th century. It was the name of a German-born 18th-century queen consort of Great Britain and Ireland. Another notable bearer was Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), the eldest of the three Brontë sisters and the author of Jane Eyre and Villette.... [more]
Charo f Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Rosario.
Chas m English
Diminutive of Charles.
Chaz m English
Diminutive of Charles.
Chelle f English
Diminutive of Michelle.
Chelo f Spanish
Diminutive of Consuelo.
Cher f English
Short form of Cheryl. In the case of the American musician Cher (1946-), it is short for her real name Cherilyn.
Cherry f English
Simply means "cherry" from the name of the fruit. It can also be a diminutive of Charity. It has been in use since the late 19th century.
Chet m English
Short form of Chester.
Chiarina f Italian
Diminutive of Chiara.
Chidi m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "God exists" in Igbo, derived from Chi 2, referring to God, and dị meaning "is". It is also a short form of Igbo names beginning with Chidi.
Chip m English
Diminutive of Charles or Christopher. It can also be from a nickname given in reference to the phrase a chip off the old block, used of a son who is similar to his father.
Chrissie f English
Diminutive of Christine or Christina.
Chrissy f English
Diminutive of Christine or Christina. This name briefly jumped in popularity after the 1977 premiere of the American sitcom Three's Company, featuring a character by this name.
Christakis m Greek
Greek diminutive of Christos 2.
Christèle f French
French diminutive of Christine.
Christelle f French
French diminutive of Christine.
Christi f English
Diminutive of Christine or Christina.
Christie f & m English
Diminutive of Christine, Christina, Christopher and other names beginning with Christ.
Christy f & m English, Irish
Diminutive of Christine, Christina, Christopher and other names beginning with Christ. In Ireland this name is typically masculine, though elsewhere in the English-speaking world it is more often feminine (especially the United States and Canada).
Chucho m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of Jesús.
Chuck m English
Diminutive of Charles. It originated in America in the early 20th century. Two famous bearers of this name were pilot Chuck Yeager (1923-2020), the first man to travel faster than the speed of sound, and the musician Chuck Berry (1926-2017), one of the pioneers of rock music.
Chus m & f Spanish
Diminutive of Jesús or Jesusa.
Chuy m Spanish
Diminutive of Jesús.
Cianán m Irish, Old Irish
Diminutive of Cian. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint.
Ciarán m Irish, Old Irish
Diminutive of Ciar. This was the name of two 6th-century Irish saints: Ciarán the Elder, the founder of the monastery at Saighir, and Ciarán the Younger, the founder of the monastery at Clonmacnoise.
Cilla f Swedish, Dutch
Diminutive of Cecilia.
Cindy f English
Diminutive of Cynthia or Lucinda. Like Cynthia, it peaked in popularity in the United States in 1957.
Claretta f Italian
Diminutive of Clara.
Clarette f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Clara.
Claudie f French
French feminine variant of Claude.
Clay m English
From an English surname that originally referred to a person who lived near or worked with clay. This name can also be a short form of Clayton.
Clem m English
Short form of Clement.
Cleo f & m English
Short form of Cleopatra, Cleon or Cleopas.
Cletus m English
Short form of Anacletus. This name is sometimes used to refer to the third pope, Saint Anacletus. It can also function as an Anglicized form of Kleitos.
Cleve m English
Short form of Cleveland.
Cliff m English
Short form of Clifford or Clifton.
Coby m & f English
Masculine or feminine diminutive of Jacob.
Cokkie f Dutch (Rare)
Dutch diminutive of Cornelia.
Colette f French
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).
Colin 2 m English
Medieval diminutive of Col, a short form of Nicholas. It is now regarded as an independent name.
Coline f French
Diminutive of Nicole.
Concettina f Italian
Diminutive of Concetta.
Concha f Spanish
Diminutive of Concepción. This name can also mean "seashell" in Spanish.
Conchita f Spanish
Diminutive of Concha.
Connie f & m English
Diminutive of Constance and other names beginning with Con. It is occasionally a masculine name, a diminutive of Cornelius or Conrad.
Coretta f English
Diminutive of Cora. It was borne by Coretta Scott King (1927-2006), the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.
Corradino m Italian
Diminutive of Corrado.
Corrie f English, Dutch
Diminutive of Corinna, Cora, Cornelia and other names starting with Cor. Since the 1970s it has also been used as a feminine form of Corey.
Corry f Dutch
Diminutive of Cornelia and other names starting with Cor.
Cruzita f Spanish (Rare)
Diminutive of Cruz.
Curt m English
Either a variant of Kurt or short form of Curtis.
Cyndi f English
Short form of Cynthia.
Dado 2 m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of Damir and other names containing the sound da.
Dai m Welsh
Welsh diminutive of Dafydd.
Daisy f English
Simply from the English word for the white flower, ultimately derived from Old English dægeseage meaning "day eye". It was first used as a given name in the 19th century, at the same time many other plant and flower names were coined.... [more]
Danette f English
Feminine diminutive of Daniel.
Dani 1 f English
Diminutive of Danielle.
Dania 1 f Italian
Italian diminutive of Daniela.
Danita f English
Feminine diminutive of Daniel.
Danni f & m English, Danish
Diminutive of Danielle (English) or Daniel (Danish).
Dannie m & f English
Diminutive of Daniel or Danielle.
Danny m English, Dutch
Diminutive of Daniel.
Dany m & f French
French diminutive of Daniel or Danielle.
Darek m Polish
Diminutive of Dariusz.
Darina 2 f Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic word dar meaning "gift". It can also be used as a diminutive of Daria.
Darinka f Slovene, Croatian
Either a diminutive of Darija, or a derivative of the Slavic word dar meaning "gift".
Darko m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element daru meaning "gift".
Darla f English
Variant of Darlene using the suffix la.
Dáša f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of Dagmar.
Daša f Slovene
Slovene diminutive of Danijela and other names beginning with Da.
Dasha f Russian
Russian diminutive of Darya 1.
Davey m English
Diminutive of David.
Davie m English, Scottish
Diminutive of David.
Davy m English
Diminutive of David.
Daw m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of David.
Deb f English
Short form of Deborah.
Debbie f English
Diminutive of Deborah.
Debby f English
Diminutive of Deborah.
Debi f English
Diminutive of Deborah.
Dee f & m English
Short form of names beginning with D. It may also be given in reference to the Dee River in Scotland.
Delia 2 f English
Short form of Adelia or Bedelia.
Della f English
Diminutive of Adela or Adelaide. A famous bearer was American actress and singer Della Reese (1931-2017).
Delma f English
Possibly a short form of Adelma.
Demi f Greek, English (Modern)
Alternate transcription of Greek Δήμη or Ντίμι or Ντίμη (see Dimi), as well as a short form of Demetria. A famous bearer is American actress Demi Moore (1962-), and it is because of her that the name rose in popularity in the United States in the late 1980s. Though some sources claim Moore's birth name is Demetria, the actress herself has said she was born as Demi and named after a makeup product. The name received a further boost after 2008 when the singer Demi Lovato (1992-), who pronounces the name differently than the older actress, released their debut album. Lovato's birth name is Demetria.
Den m English
Short form of Dennis.
Dena f English
Possibly a short form of names ending with dena. It has also been used as a variant of Deanna.
Denny m English
Diminutive of Dennis.
Desi m & f English
Diminutive of Desmond, Desiree and other names beginning with a similar sound. In the case of musician and actor Desi Arnaz (1917-1986) it was a diminutive of Desiderio.
Detta f English (Rare)
Short form of names that end in detta.
Dex m English
Short form of Dexter.
Di f English
Short form of Diana.
Dick 1 m English
Medieval diminutive of Richard. The change in the initial consonant is said to have been caused by the way the trilled Norman R was pronounced by the English.
Dicun m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of Dick 1.
Dima 2 m Russian, Georgian
Diminutive of Dmitriy.
Dimos m Greek
Short form of Dimitrios or Dimosthenis.