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Girl baby names with cute nicknames

Looking for baby girl names with cute nicknames?

When thinking about the perfect baby name it’s always a good idea to consider the potential nicknames attached to the name. 

Many parents choose a baby name with a perfect nickname already in mind. 

Baby girl with cute nickname sleeping

Other parents see nicknames evolve from their original name choice. And sometimes it’s something that happens once your child gets to school!

We have a Jessica and an Isabella. 

Jessica is called Jess by some at school but we’ve always used her full name. Isabella we have called all sorts! Izzles, Bella, Bells, Bellsy. I thought we might shorten it to Izzy but this has never stuck!

So always have a think about the potential nicknames that could arise from your name choice. 

Some of them may help you make the decision, as there are so many cute nicknames out there! Others may put you off the name choice altogether. 

This list of 100+ girl baby name ideas with cute nicknames will give you inspiration! 

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Baby girl names with cute nicknames 

Abigail 

Abby, Abi, Abs, Gail 

Meaning my father’s joy.

Adeline 

Ada, Addie, Adele, Del, Lin

Meaning noble or nobility.

Addison 

Addie, Ads

Meaning son of Adam.

Adriana 

Ana, Annie, Addie, Adri, Riana, Riri

Meaning man of Adria. A feminine form of Adrian.

Allegra 

Allie, Alle, Gaga

Meaning Joyful and lively.

Alexandra 

Alex, Alexa, Alexis, Lexie 

Meaning to ward off or to protect.

Allison 

Ali, Alice

Meaning noble.

Amelia 

Amy, Emmy, Lia, Mia, Mila, Millie, Mimi 

Meaning work. This one has some gorgeous options for shortening the name!

Anastasia 

Ana, Anna, Annie, Stacie, Sia

Meaning resurrection.

Annabelle 

Anna, Annie, Belle

Meaning grace, loving and beauty.

Andromeda

Andi, Ada, Annie 

Meaning leader of men. A great choice if you love celestial baby names!

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Angelina 

Angel, Angie, Ang, Lina 

Meaning angel or messenger.

Amalia 

Lia, Amy, Molly, Malia 

Meaning toil or labour.

Amaryllis

Lily, Mary, Amy, Lis

Meaning fresh or sparkling.

Arabella 

Ari, Bella, Lala

Meaning yielding to prayer.

Aria 

Arie, Aura, Rory, Ria

Meaning melody.

Bailey 

Bae, Ali, Lee

Meaning berry clearing or bailiff.

Beatrice 

Bea, Bebe, Birdie, Trixie 

Meaning bringer of joy or blessings.

Bethany 

Beth, Effie, Annie

Meaning house of welcome or house of figs.

Blakely 

Blake, B, Blakers 

Meaning dark wood or clearing.

Brianna 

Bri, Anna, Annie 

Meaning strong, virtuous and honourable.

Cadence 

Cadie, Cade 

Meaning rhythm or flow.

Calliope 

Callie, Poppy 

Meaning beautiful voice.

Camilla 

Cami, Mila, Millie 

Meaning acolyte, which is a young cult officiant.

Cassandra 

Cassie, Cass, Sandy, Rara

Meaning man’s defender or warrior.

Cassia 

Cassie, Sia, Cass

Meaning cinnamon.

Catalina 

Catie, Cat, Cate, Talia, Lina 

Meaning pure.

Catherine 

Cat, Cate, Cathy, Kit, Kitty 

Meaning pure.

Celeste 

Celia, Lessie 

Meaning heavenly or celestial.

Charlotte 

Charli, Lottie, Charl 

Meaning free man, petite or feminine.

Christina 

Chrissie, Tina, Chris, Christa

Meaning a Christian.

Clementine 

Clemmie, Clem, Tina 

Meaning merciful.

Cordelia 

Cordy, Cory, Delia, Lia

Meaning heart or daughter of the sea.

Daphne 

Daph, Daffie, Dee, Deedee

Meaning laurel tree or bay tree.

Danielle 

Dani, Elle 

Meaning god is my judge.

Delilah 

Lila, Del, Delly

Meaning languishing or lovelorn.

Dorothy 

Dotty, Dot 

Meaning god’s gift.

Edith 

Edi, Eds, Eddie 

Meaning riches or blessed.

Emmeline 

Emma, Em, Emmy, Emily 

Meaning work.

Eleanor 

Elle, Elly, Nora 

Meaning bright, shining one.

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Elizabeth 

Liz, Lizzie, Eliza, Beth, Libby 

Meaning god is my oath.

Elowen 

Ellie, Winnie, Wren 

Meaning elm tree.

Elspeth

Ellie, Ella, Els

Meaning chosen by god.

Emery

Ems, Emie, Eme 

Meaning industrious.

Emilia 

Em, Emmy, Emma, Millie 

Meaning strength.

Esmeralda 

Esme, Emmy, Essie

Meaning emerald.

Evangeline 

Eva, Eve, Evie, Leena 

Meaning bearer of good news.

Evelyn 

Eve, Eva, Evie, Lynn

Meaning wished for child.

Everleigh

Ever, Eve, Leigh, Evie 

Meaning boar meadow.

Faelan 

Fae, Elyn

Meaning little wolf.

Felicity 

Flick, Elsie, Ellie, Liss

Meaning happiness, luck or good fortune.

Florence

Flo, Florie 

Meaning blossoming.

Francesca

Frannie, Fran, Frankie, Chessie, Cesca 

Meaning from France or free.

Frederica 

Freddie, Erica

Meaning peaceful ruler.

Gabriella 

Gabby, Brielle, Gab, Elle, Ella 

Meaning strong man of god.

Genevieve 

Eve, Evie, Ginny, Viv, Gina, Genny 

Meaning woman of the race.

Georgina 

George, Georgie 

Meaning farmer.

Gianna 

Gia, Gigi, Ana 

Meaning god is gracious.

Gracelyn 

Grace, Gracie, Lynn, Celie

Meaning graceful.

Guinevere 

Gwen, Vera, Ginny

Meaning fair one.

Gwendolyn 

Gwen, Gwennie, Doll, Lyn

Meaning fair bow or blessed ring.

Gwyneth

Gwen, Gwynnie, Winnie 

Meaning happiness.

Hannah 

Han, Anna 

Meaning favour or grace.

Harper 

Harp, Happy, Harps 

Meaning harp player.

Harriet 

Hattie, Ettie, Hari

Meaning home ruler.

Helena 

Helen, Lena, Lennie 

Meaning shining light.

Henrietta 

Etta, Ettie, Hattie 

Meaning home ruler.

Isabella 

Izzy, Bella, Belle, Is, Bells, Elle, Ella

Meaning god’s promise.

Isadora 

Izzy, Dora 

Meaning gift of isis.

Ivette 

Ivy, Eve, Ettie

Meaning yew.

Jacqueline 

Jackie, Jax, Leena 

Meaning supplanter. A great name for a strong girl!

Jasmine 

Jas, Mina, Minnie 

Meaning gift from god.

Jennifer 

Jen, Jenny, Jenna 

Meaning white shadow or the fair one.

Jessica

Jess, Jessie 

Meaning foresight or gift.

Josephine 

Jo, Jojo, Josie, Fifi

Meaning Jehovah increases.

Julianna 

Jules, Anna, Lianna 

Meaning youthful.

Juliette 

Jules, Julie, Etta 

Meaning little Julia.

Kadence 

Kadie, Kade 

Meaning with rhythm.

Kaitlyn 

Katie, Kat, Kitty 

Meaning pure.

Karenza 

Karrie, Rena, Renzie, Zaza 

Meaning loving.

Katrina 

Kat, Katie, Rina, Tina, Trina 

Meaning pure.

Kinsley 

Kiki, Kins, Kin

Meaning King’s meadow.

Lacey 

Lace, Lala

Meaning braid.

Layla 

Lay, Laylay, Lays, Lala

Meaning night or dark.

Lola 

Lol, Lols, Lala

Meaning sorrows.

Liliana 

Lily, Lila, Ana, Lana 

Meaning lily or innocent and pure.

Lorelei 

Lori, Lora, Lei, Lor 

The name is taken from a formation of rocks in Scotland.

Luciana 

Ana, Lucy, Lulu 

Meaning light.

Luna 

Lulu, Lu 

Meaning moon.

Mackenzie 

Mac, Macey, Kenzie 

Meaning son of the wise ruler.

Madison 

Mads, Maddie

Meaning son of Matthew.

Madeleine 

Mads, Maddie, Lena, Della

Meaning high tower or woman from Magdala.

Magnolia 

Maggie, Mags, Lia 

The name is inspired by the flower.

Mallory 

Mal, Rory, Lori 

Meaning unfortunate.

Margaret 

Margot, Maggie, Greta, Maisie, Margie, May 

Meaning pearl.

Marguerite 

Daisy, Margot, Margie 

The name means daisy or pearl, which is why Daisy is a great nickname for this baby girl name!

Matilda 

Mattie, Tilly, Tils, Tilda 

Meaning might or strength.

Melissa 

Missy, Liss, Lissa

Meaning honeybee.

Melinda 

Mel, Melly, Lindy, Mindy 

Meaning sweet.

Meredith

Mer, Merry, Missy, Edith 

Meaning great ruler.

Mila 

Millie 

Meaning gracious or dear.

Mirabel 

Mia, Bella, Bell

Meaning wondrous or wondrous beauty.

Natalia 

Nat, Nati, Lia, Talia 

Meaning birthday.

Natasha

Sasha, Nat, Tash, Tasha 

Meaning birthday.

Nicolette

Nicole, Nic, Nikki, Nika, Colette 

Meaning people of victory.

Noelle 

Ellie, Elle, Noe

Meaning Christmas.

Octavia 

Ava, Avie, Avia, Tavi

Meaning eighth.

Odessa

Ada, Odie, Essa

Meaning long journey.

Olivia

Livvy, Liv, Ollie, Olive 

Meaning olive tree.

Ophelia 

Lia, Fi, Fifi

Meaning help.

Oriana 

Ana, Riana, Ora 

Meaning sunrise.

Penelope 

Penny, Pippa 

Meaning weaver.

Phoebe

Pheebs, Fifi

Meaning radiant or shining one.

Piper 

Pip, Pipes, Pippa

Meaning pipe or flute player.

Rachel 

Rach, Rae, Shelly 

Meaning ewe.

Rebecca

Becky, Becca, Bex

Meaning to tie or bind.

Rosalie 

Rose, Rosa, Rosie, Anna, Annie 

Meaning rose.

Samantha 

Sam, Sami 

Meaning told by god.

Savannah 

Savi, Anna, Annie, Sav

Meaning treeless plain.

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Scarlett 

Scar, Lettie, Lottie 

Meaning red.

Seraphina 

Sera, Fifi

Meaning burning ones.

Sienna 

Enna, Cici, Sena 

Meaning orange-red.

Stella 

Ella, Ellie, Stel

Meaning star.

Tatiana 

Tanya, Tati, Tiana 

Meaning fairy queen or princess.

Tamara 

Mara, Tara, Tammy 

Meaning date, as in the fruit.

Teresa 

Terri, Tessa 

Meaning late summer.

Theodora 

Teddy, Dora 

Meaning gift.

Tiffany 

Tiff, Tia, Tiffy, Annie

Meaning appearance of god.

Valentina 

Val, Tina 

Meaning healthy or strong.

Vanessa 

Ness, Nessie, Nessa, Essa

This name was created by author Jonathan Swift in 1708.

Veronica 

Vera, Ronnie, Nika 

Meaning she who brings victory.

Victoria 

Tori, Ria, Vicky, Vic 

Meaning victory.

Violet 

Vi, Viv, Lettie, Lottie 

Meaning purple.

Vivienne 

Viv, Vi

Meaning life.

Willow 

Willa, Lo 

Meaning willow tree or freedom.

Winter 

Winnie, Win

Meaning coldest season of the year.

Yasmine 

Yazzy, Yaz, Mina

Meaning jasmine flower.

Zoella 

Zoe, Zozo, Ella 

Meaning life.

Tips for picking a baby name and nickname

Now that you have lots of inspiration for what to call your baby girl, here are some tips for picking a baby girl name with a cute nickname.

There are no rules

The first rule of picking a nickname for your baby is there are no rules! Take inspiration from any part of their name or its meaning. This is really up to you!

Remember you may not get ultimate choice 

Nicknames often evolve without you having any control over it. If you choose a name that has a popular nickname attached to it consider whether you are happy with that nickname. 

Have fun 

Nicknames should be playful and affectionate. 

When picking out your baby’s nickname have fun and think about something that makes you smile. 

Good luck picking your baby’s name!

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