ABC's of Commonly Used Nicknames (A-C)
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Abc LetterIf you've spent a significant amount of time researching your family history, you've probably run into many of your ancestors referred to with a nickname in records, including censuses. Being familiar with nicknames that your ancestor may have used could help you overcome that "brick wall." It can also prevent the frustration of discovering that that "other" person is actually someone you've already identified in your tree. Keep in mind that some nicknames may have been common in the region where your ancestor came from, and there are many nicknames not commonly-used today that were widely used by our ancestors. Over the coming weeks, we'll be breaking down first names for men and women and offering some respective nicknames. Hopefully, this will be helpful to you as you come across variant names in your family history research,
Name Nickname
A - Female  
Abigail Nabby, Abby, Gail, Gubby
Adaline/Adeline Addy, Ada, Dell, Lena
Adelaide Adele, Addy, Della, Heidi
Adele Dell, Addy
Agatha Aggy
Agnes Aggy, Inez, Nessa
Aileen Allie, Lena
Alberta Allie, Bert, Bertie
Alexandra Alex, Alla, Sandy
Alfreda Alfy, Freda, Frieda, Freddy
Alice Allie, Elsie, Lisa
Amanda Manda, Mandy
Amelia Emily, Mel, Millie
Ann/Anne Annie, Nan, Nana, Nanny, Nancy
Antoinette/Antonia Nette, Tony, Netta, Ann
Arabella/Arabelle Ara, Arry, Belle, Bella
Arlene Arly, Lena
Armena Arry, Mena
Arminta Arry, Minta
Augusta/Augustina Aggy, Tina, Gatsy, Gussie, Tina
A - Male
Aaron Erin, Ron, Ronnie
Abel Ab, Abe, Ed, Ebbie
Abijah Bige
Abraham, Abram Abe
Abner Ab
Adam Ad, Ade
Adelbert Ad, Ade, Albert, Bert, Elbert
Adolph/Adolphus Ad, Olph, Dolph
Alan Al
Albert Al, Bert, Elbert
Aldrich Al, Rich, Richie
Alexander Al, Alex, Sandy
Alfred Al, Fred
Alonzo Al, Lon, Lonzo
Anderson Ander, Andy, Sonny
Andrew Andy, Drew
Anthony Tony
Archibald Archie
Arthur Art
August Auggie, Gus
B - Female
Barbara Bab, Babs, Barby, Barbie, Bobbie
Beatrice Bea, Trix, Trixie, Trisha
Belinda Belle, Linda
Bertha Birdie, Bert, Bertie
Bethany Beth, Theny
Bridget Biddie, Biddy, Bridie
B - Male
Barnabas Barney, Berney
Bartholomew Bart, Bartel, Bat, Mees
Benedict Ben, Bennie
Benjamin Ben, Benjy, Bennie
Bernard Barney, Berney
Bradford Brad, Brady, Ford
Broderick Brady, Brody, Ricky
Bronson Bron, Sonny
C - Female
Camille Cammie, Cammy, Millie
Candace Candy
Carol/Caroline/Carolyn Callie, Carol, Carrie, Cassie, Lynn, Caddie
Cassandra Cassie, Sandra, Sandy
Catherine/Cathleen Cassie, Cathy, Katie, Kay, Kit, Kittie, Kitty, Trina, Rina
Cecilia Celia, Cissy
Charlotte Char, Lotta, Lottie, Lotty
Christine/Christina Chris, Crissy, Christy, Tina
Clarissa Clara, Cissy
Clementine Clemmie
Cleophas Cleda
Constance Connie
Cordelia Cordy, Delia
Cornelia Corny, Nelle, Nelly
Cynthia Cindy
C - Male
Calvin Cal, Vin, Vinny
Cameron Cam, Ron, Ronny
Cedric Ced, Rick
Charles Carl, Charlie, Chick, Chuck
Chester Ches, Chess, Chet
Chauncey Chan
Christopher/Chris/Christian Chris, Kit
Clarence Clair, Clare
Clement Clem
Clifford Cliff, Ford
Clifton Cliff, Tony
Conrad Conny
Courtney Court, Curt
Cornelius Con, Conny, Neil
Curtis Curt
Cuthbert Bert
Cyrus Cy
What common or uncommon nicknames have you found in your family history research'