Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Diminutive Names in the Top 1000 (Girls)

One of my favourite name categories are diminutive names - otherwise known as 'the cutesy names', or nicknames.
I absolutely love the sound and feel of these names, because to me, they sound fun, energetic, happy and full of life.

Currently, there are not many diminutive name choices in the SSA (American) rankings, however, in the ONS (English/Welsh) listings, cutesy names are rampant. 

I've listed the follow diminutives from the ONS listings, the names that only rank in one country are in bold, and marked with a *, and the country they rank in brackets (Also, to avoid confusion, names only ranking in England and Wales are listed in purple and those ranking only in America are listed in pink.)


Lily/Lilly/Lillie*/Lili* (UK)
Mia/Miya
Sophie
Evie
Daisy/Daisie* (UK)
Lola
Millie/Milly* (UK)
Lucy/Lucie* (UK)
Maisie*/Maisy*/Maisey*/Maizie*/Mazie* (UK)
Ellie
Molly/Mollie
Lexi/Lexie
Rosie* (UK)
Gracie
Bella
Eliza
Katie/Katy*/Kadie** (UK)
Elsie
Tilly*/Tillie* (UK)
Lottie* (UK)
Nancy
Annie
Libby/Libbie* (UK)
Connie* (UK)
Pippa* (UK)
Abbie/Abby
Jessie 
Betsy* (UK)
Sadie
Frankie* (UK)
Macie/Macey/Macy/Maci
Bonnie* (UK)
Georgie*/Jorgie* (UK)
Honey* (UK)
Emmie*/Emmy/Emme* (UK)
Edie*/Eadie* (UK)
Josie
Maggie
Polly* (UK)
Indie*/Indi* (UK)
Kate
Beth* (UK)
Penny* (UK)
Charlie/Charley
Kitty* (UK)
Stella
Callie
Nell* (UK)
Hattie
Pixie* (UK)
Minnie* (UK)
Cassie* (UK)
Betty* (UK)
Princess
Dolly* (UK)
Billie* (UK)
Marnie*/Marni* (UK)
Mae
Coco* (UK)
Precious* (UK)
Roxy* (UK)
Effie* (UK)
Tess
Greta
Bo* (UK)
Stevie* (UK)
Bobbi*/Bobbie* (UK)
Dulcie* (UK)
Dolcie* (UK)
Pola* (UK)
Gwen* (UK)
Nelly*/Nellie* (UK)
Izzy* (UK)
Sally* (UK)
Tamsin/Tamzin* (UK)
Kadie**/Cadi* (UK)
Tori
Lulu* (UK)
Hettie* (UK)
Ottilie* (UK)
Jamie
Remi* (UK)
Romy* (UK)
Mimi* (UK)
Peggy* (UK)
Ronnie* (UK)
Winnie* (UK)
Allie* (USA)
Kenzie* (USA)
Julie* (USA)
Angie* (USA)
Dixie* (USA)
Mattie* (USA)
Jessa* (USA)

As far as Kadie goes, she could easily be placed with Katie/Katy, or with Cadi (cah-dee). Since it the pronunciation could go either way, I have placed Miss Kadie with both. 

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