Preppiest Nicknames

Few true preps go by their real name. In fact, having a nickname and your choice thereof is a clear indicator of preppiness and, indeed, class. Many nicknames are acceptable, whatever the first name, and often some nicknames are suitable for boys or girls.


We've tried to put together a list of the most common or preferred nicknames below for your benefit. You're welcome.

Where the nickname is a diminutive of a first name we have included the proper names herewith (note there are many other names which would work with these nicknames but we haven't included them if they're not on the Preppiest Names list). Also, many of these nicknames would be entirely suitable if taken from the individual's family name too. Incidentally, lots of these would also make great names for a pet dog!


- A -


Abbie/Abby/Abe/Abi/Abs
Abelia, Abigail, Abriana, Abrianna, Abriannah, April, Aubrey, Aubrianne
Abel, Abelard, Abraham, Aubrey
Surnames beginning with "Ab'"


Ade/Adie/Addie
Ada, Adelaide, Adelia, Adele, Adelina, Adelpha, Adina, Adora, Adriana, Adrianna, Adriannah, Adrienne
Adair, Addison, Adelbert, Adelston, Adrian, Aidan, Auden, Audley
Surnames beginning with "Ad'"


Agi/Aggie
Agnes, Atate, Agatha, Agathe, Angharad
Augustus
Surnames beginning with "Ag'" or "Aug'"


Alec/Alex
Alexa, Alexandra, Alexandria, Alexis, Alicia, Alice, Alison, Allegra
Alexander, Alexei, Aloysius


Alger
Algernon


Alfie
Alfreda, Alphonsa
Alfred, Alphonse, Alvis


Ali/Allie/Ally
Ailsa, Alana, Alanna, Alannah, Alba, Alberta, Alexandra, Alexandria, Alfreda, Alicia, Alice, Alison, Alivia, Allegra, Allison, Almira, Almyra, Alphonsa, Althea, Alwen
Alastair, Albert, Alden, Aldous, Alexander, Allister, Alfred, Algernon, Aloysius, Alphonse, Alvis, Alwyn, Waldo, Waldron, Walker, Wallace, Walter
Surnames beginning with "Al'"


Anders
Andrea
Anders, Andreas, Andrew, Anthony, Antoine, Leander


Archie
Archer, Archibald, Charles
Surnames beginning with "Arch'"


Art/Artie/Arty
Archer, Archibald, Artemis, Arthur
Surnames beginning with "Art'"


Ash
Aislewin, Aislinn, Aisling, Aislynn, Ashleigh, Ashley, Ashlin, Ashling, Ashlynn, Astrid, Austine, Axelle, Azalea
Ashley, Ashton, Austin, Axel
Surnames beginning with "Ash'"


Auggie
Auden, Audley, Augustin, Augustus
Surnames beginning with "Aug'"


August
Augustin, Augustus




- B -

Babs
Barbara


Bambi
Amber, Ambrielle, Ambrosia, Barbara


Barney
Barnaby, Barrington, Bernard, Burnaby


Bart
Bartholomew, Bartley, Barton, Bartram


Bass/Basti
Bartholomew, Bassett, Bastian, Sebastian, Sebastien
(surnames beginning with or containing "Basti'"


Bear
Bear, Bjorn, Edmond, Edmund, Edward, Theodore


Ben/Benny
Benjamine
Benedict, Benjamin, Benoit, Bentley


Benji/Benjo
Benjamine
Benjamin


Bertie
Alberta, Bertina, Roberta
Adelbert, Albert, Athelbert, Bartholomew, Bartram, Bertram, Bertrand, Bertram, Dilbert, Cuthbert, Egbert, Hegbert, Herbert, Robert, Umberto, Wybert


Bess
Beatrice, Beatrix, Bertina, Bethany, Bettany, Bettina, Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Elspeth


Beth
Bethany, Bettany, Bettina, Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Elspeth


Bettina
Bertina, Bethany, Bettany, Bettina


Bibb/Bibby/Bibi
Abelia, Abigail, Abriana, Abrianna, Abriannah, Aubrey, Aubrianne, Bailea, Bailey, Barbara, Beatrice, Beatrix, Beau, Benjamine, Bertina, Bethany, Bettina, Beverly, Bianca, Blaine, Blair, Blanche, Blannad, Blannaid, Blathain, Bligh, Bloem, Bloeme, Bly, Blythe, Boudica, Braithe, Breanna, Brianna, Bridget, Bridgitte, Brigid, Britney, Brittany, Bronwen, Brooke, Brooklyn, Brynne, Bryony, Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Isobel


Biff/Biffy
Barbara, Bethany, Bettany, Bettina, Beverly, Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Elspeth
Breffny
Anybody


Bink/Binkie/Binky
Bianca
Youngest/smallest child


Bitsy
Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Elspeth
Blonde haired girls


Bobbie
Roberta, Robin, Robyn
Robert, Robin



Boff
Beaufort, Boniface, Breffny


Bootsy
Barbara, Elizabeth


Buffy
Barbara


Buster


Bree
Abriana, Abrianna, Abriannah, Abrienne, Ambrielle, Aubrey, Aubrianne, Breanna, Breanne, Brianna, Brianne, Bridget, Brigid, Britney, Brittany, Brynne, Bryony


Brit
Britney, Brittany

Bunny
Warren
Anybody



- C -

Caggie
Carol, Carolee, Caroline, Catherine


Cal
Cailin, Caitlin, Callista


Cam
Camelia, Cameron, Camilla, Campbell


Carrie
Cara, Carey, Carmen, Carol, Carolee, Caroline

Cas
Cassandra, Cassia, Cassidy
Casper, Lucas, Lukas


Cassie
Cassandra, Cassia, Cassidy


Cat
Cadence, Caitlin, Catherine, Katherine, Kathleen
Cato


Cece/Cici
Cadence, Cailin, Caitlin, Callista, Camelia, Cameron, Camilla, Campbell, Candace, Candice, Cara, Carey, Carmen, Carol, Carolee, Cassandra, Cassia, Cassidy, Carmody, Caroline, Catherine, Catriona, Cecile, Cecilia Cecily, Celeste, Celia, Celine, Charlotte, Charity, Chastity, Chelsea, Chelsey, Chloe, Christabel, Christina, Ciara, Clara, Clarissa, Claudia, Claudine, Clemence, Clemencia, Clemency, Constance, Cora, Cordelia, Corey, Cornelia, Corrina, Cotilde, Cotille, Courtney, Cressida, Cuyler, Cynthia


Ceska/Cheska
Francesca


Chap/Chappie/Chaps
Archer, Archibald, Charles


Charlie
Charlotte
Archer, Archibald, Charles


Chase
Charlotte
Charles


Chasey
Charlotte


Chip
Charles, Christian, Christophe, Christopher, Crispan
Anybody


Chuck
Archer, Archibald, Charles, Christophe, Christian, Crispan


Chet
Chester


Clay
Barclay


Clem/Clemmie/Clemmy
Clemence, Celmentine
Clement


Cleo


Cliff/Cliffie
Wycliffe


Cole


Con/Connie
Constance, Constantina
Con, Conan, Connall,  Coonor, Conrad, Constantine

Cookie/Kooki


Corkie


Cossie/Cozzie
Constantine, Cosmo, Kosta


Crisp/Crispy
Christian, Christophe, Christopher, Crispin


Cuffy




- D -

Dabs
Darby, Deborah


Daffy
Daphne

Daisy
Candace, May


Dappy
Daphne


Dash
Aldous, Dashiel


Dede/Didi
Delilah, Diana, Diane, Dianne, any name beginning with D



Delf/Delfi/Delfy/Delph/Delphi/Delphy
Adelpha, Delphine, Fidelma


Della/Dellie
Adelaide, Adele, Adeline, Adelpha, Bridget, Bridgitte, Brigid, Cordelia, Delphine, Fidelma


Derry
Adair, Adrian, Anders


Di/Didi
Adina


Dick/Dickie
Baldrick, Benedict, Richard


Dig/Digby
Baldrick, Benedict, Douglas, Richard


Digger
Benedict, Douglas, Richard



Dill
Dilbert


Dodge/Dodgy
Roger


Doff/Dolf/Dolph
Adolf, Adolph, Randolph


Doll/Dolly
Dahlia


Don
Brandon, Donovan, Dorian, Gordon, Graydon, Landon, Lyndon


Dom
Dominic



Drew
Andreas, Andrew


Duffer
Christophe, Christopher


Duffy


Duke
Earl



- E -

Edie



Elle/Ellie
Abelia, Ailsa, Ambrielle, Angela, Angelica, Annabel, Arabella, Axelle, Azalea, Elizabeth, Elspeth, Eleanor


Evie/Eve
Genevieve



- F -

Fabs
Fabianne, Fabrienne
Fabian


Fanny
Stephanie, Tiffany


Ferg/Fergs/Fergie
Fergus


Fi/Fifi
Adelpha


Fillie
Ophelia, Philippa


Finn
Ffion, Fiona
Breffny, Fintan, Ffion


Fitzy
Anybody with a surname beginning with Fitz


Flick
Felicity


Fliss
Felicity


Ford/Fordy
Beaufort, Bradford


Freda/Frieda
Alfreda, Winnifred


Freddie
Alfreda, Freda, Frederica, Frieda, Winnifred
Alfred, Frederick



- G -

Gab/Gabi
Gabriella, Gabrielle
Gabriel


Gad/Gads
Agate, Agatha, Agathe, Angharad
Godfred, Godfrey, Gastian, Gaston


Gasto/Gusto/Gusty
Angus, Augustin, Augustus, Gastian, Gaston, Gustave


Georgie
Georgia, Georgiana, Georgina
George


Gib/Gipp
Gilbert


Giddy/Gids/Guido
Gideon


Gigi
Antigone
any name beginning with G


Gillie/Gilly
Abigail, Angela, Angelica, Jillian, Juliana, Julianne, Julianna
Gillian


Gunner
Algernon, Angus, Magnus


Gus
Angus, Augustin, Augustus, Gustave


Guy
Gastion, Gaston, Gideon, Giles, Guido, Gulliver, Guy



- H -

Hal
Henry


Harry
Ariel, Arielle, Arrabella, Arriana, Harriet, Harrietta, Harriette
Aramis, Ariol, Harry


Hattie
Harriet, Harrietta, Harriette


Hays


Henry
Henrietta
Henry


Hettie
Henrietta


Hills/ Hilly
Hillary
Hilary


Hitch
Richard


Hodge/Hodgy
Roger


Holt/Holtie
Holden


Hud/Huggy/Hugs
Hugh, Hugo


Hugh/Hew
Bartholomew, Hugh, Hugo, Matthew



- I -

Ibb
Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Isobel


Iggie/Iggy
Anika, Annika, Antigone
Ignatius


Izzie/Izo
Alicia, Anneliese, Aristea, Callista, Candace, Isabel, Isabella, Isabella, Isobel, Isobella, Ulyssa
Isaac, Ulysses



- J -

Jamie
Benjamine, Jemima, Jemma, Gemma
Benjamin, Hamish, James, Jameson, Seamus


Jeb
Geoffrey, Jebediah, anyone with initials JEB


Jep
Geoffrey


Jinnie/Jinny/Ginnie/Ginny
Virginia


Jock
John, Jonathon


Johnny/Jonny
John, Jonathon


Johnty/Jonty
John, Jonathon


Jools/Jules
Julia, Julianne, Juliette
Julian



- K -

Kate/Katie
Caitlin, Catherine, Catriona, Katerrina, Kathleen



Keir
Kieran



Kiki
Anika, Annika, Any name beginning with K


Kip/Kipper
Christophe, Christopher, Christian, Crispan


Kit
Catherine, Catriona, Christina, Christine, Katherine, Kathleen
Christophe, Christopher, Christian, Crispan


Kitty
Catherine, Catriona, Christina, Christine, Katherine, Kathleen




- L -

Lainey/Laney
Adeline, Alana, Alanna, Alannah, Blaine



Lana
Alana, Alanna, Alannah


Lance
Lancelot, Laurence


Laurie
Lauren, Loren
Laurence


Leggie
Allegra


Lex/Lexie
Alexa, Alexandra, Alexandria, Alexis, Allegra
Alexander, Alexei, 


Libbie
Alberta, Alivia, Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Elspeth, Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Isobel, Lisbeth, Olivia, Penelope


Lila


Lily


Lis/Lissie/Liz/Lizzy
Alicia, Alice, Alison, Allison, Annaliese, Callista, Elisabeth, Elizabeth, Felicity, Melissa, Ulyssa


Liv
Alivia, Olivia


Lyn
Adeline, Aislinn, Aislynn, Ashlin, Ashling, Ashlynn, Brooklyn


Lock/Lockie
Alexander, Alexei, Lochlann, Loughlin


Lottie
Charlotte, Liselotte


Lou
Louisa, Louise
Lewis, Louis, Luke, Lucas, Lukas


Lucky
Alexander, Alexei, Lochlann, Lorcan, Loughlin, Luke


Lulu
Louisa, Louise



- M -

Maddie
Carmody, Madeleine


Mags/Maggie
Margaret, Marjorie
Magnus


Maisie


Manny
Armand, Emanuel, Roman


Mattie
Matthew


Max
Maximilian, Maximus


May
Maeve, May


Meg
Margaret, Megan


Midge
Margaret, Marjorie, Mildred
Michael
Anybody


Miff/Miffy


Millie
Amelia, Amelie, Emily, Camelia, Camilla, Melissa, Mildred, Millicent


Miley
Almyra


Milo
Myles


Mimi
Aimee, Aimie, Almira, Almyra, Amelia, Amie, Amity, Amy, Araminta


Minnie
Araminta, Carmen, Hermione, Willemina


Mintie/Minty
Araminta, Benjamine
Benjamin
Anyone with the surname Murray


Missy
Melissa, anything beginning with M


Mitsy
Amity


Mog/Moggie/Mogs
Magaret, Morag, Morgan, Morganna
Morgan


Moll/Molly
Mary


Montie/Monty
Montague, Montgomery


Moss/Mossy
Ames, Amos, Aramis, Artemis


Muffy
Margaret, Martha, anything beginning with M


Mundy
Edmund, Raymond, Solomon


Mungo
Edmund, Mungo, Raymond, Solomon


Murdo
Murdoch



- N -

Nads
Nadia, Nadine


Nan
Anais, Anastacia, Andrea, Angela, Angelica, Angharad, Anika, Anna, Annael, Anne, Annika, Annabel, Anneliese, Anolie, Anouska, Antigone, Antonela, Antonia, Anushka


Nat/Nate
Natalie, Nathalie
Ignatius, Nathan, Nathaniel



Ned/Neddie
Edwina
Benedict, Edmond, Edmund, Edward, Nathan, Nathaniel


Nell/Nellie
Annael, Anneliese, Anolie, Antonela, Eleanor, Ellen
Ellis


Nettie
Antoinette


Ness/Nessie
Ainsley, Anais, Anastacia, Anouska, Anushka


Nibb
Isabel, Isabella, Isabelle, Isobel


Noddy
Arnaud, Audley, Nathan, Nathaniel


Noll/Nollie
Annael, Anneliese, Anolie, Olivia
Oliver


Nora
Aurora


Nush
Anouska, Anushka



- O -

Ollie
Olivia, Ophelia
Alden, Aldous, Gulliver, Oliver


Orly
Aurelia, Aurelie
Aurelian, Aurelius, Orlando, Orville


Ozzie
Austine
Austin, Orson, Oscar, Oswald



- P -

Pam/Pammy
Pamela


Peachy


Peg
Margaret, Penelope


Penny
Penelope


Percy
Persephone
Percival


Perry


Philly
Ophelia, Philippa


Phipp/Pip
Penelope, Philippa
Phillip


Pippa/Pippy
Penelope, Philippa


Polly
Mary, Penelope


Poppy


Posie


Pots/Potsy/Potter


Prissy
Priscilla



- Q -

Quin/Quinn
Quenby, Quincy, Quinn, Quinessa
Quentin, Quincy, Quinn, Tarquin



- R -

Rab/Rabs/Rub
Arabella, Roberta
Arby, Reuben, Robert


Raff/Rafe/Ralph
Rafael
Ralph, Randolph, Raphael


Rene/Rennie
Adriana, Adriana, Adrianna, Adriannah, Adrienne, Lauren. Loren


Rex


Riri
Andrea, Ariel, Arielle, Aubrey, Audrey, Aurelia, Aurelie, Valerie


Rich/Richie/Ritchie
Richard


Rocky


Rodge
Roger


Rolo/Rollo/Roly
Orlando, Roland


Romy
Romany, Romilly, Rosemary
Roman


Rory
Aurelie, Aurelia, Aurora
Orlando, Rory



Rose/Rosie
Ambrosia


Ross
Ambrose, Ross, Russell


Russ
Russell



- S -

Sadie
Sarah


Sam/Sammie
Samantha
Samuel


Sandy
Alexandra, Alexandria, Cassandra,  Lysandra, Sandra
Alexander, Lysander, Xander, Xanthe. Xanthus


Seb
Sebastian, Sebastien


Skip


Sissy
Ambrosia, Azelia, Cassia, Cassidy, Cecilia, Cecily


Sal
Alistair, Allister, Salvatore


Sly
Sylvester


Sol/Sully
Ursula, Ysolde
Alastair, Allister, Anselm, Basil, Solomon


Sonny/Sunny
Alison
Addison, Branson, Mason, Orson, Solomon, Tyson


Stoner
Adelston, Athelstan, Royston, Whystan, Winston


Stub/Stubbs
Stewart, Stuart


Sylvie
Silvia, Silvestra



- T -

Tad/Thad
Thaddeus, Theodore


Tam/Tammy
Autumn, Tamara, Tamsin, Tamsyn, Thomasina
Thomas


Tams/Tamsie/Tamsy
Autumn, Tamara, Tamsin, Tamsyn


Tansy
Anastacia, Constance, Constantina, Tamsin, Tamsyn


Tattie


Teb/Tebb
Theodora
Theodore


Ted/Teddie
Bjorn, Edward, Edmund, Theodore


Tess
Theresa


Thea
Althea, Aristea, Theodora


Theo
Theodore


Tib/Tibby
Isabelle, Tabitha, Thelma
Theobald, Theodore


Tick
Atticus


Tiff/Tiffy
Tiffany
Timothy


Tig/Tiggie/Tiggie
Antigone


Tilley/Tilly
Marthilda, Mathilde, Matilda, Matilde


Tilda
Marthilda, Mathilde, Matilda, Matilde


Tim/Timmy
Artemis, Timothy


Tip/Tipp/Tipper
Artemis, Theordore


Toff/Topher/Topper/Tops
Christophe, Christopher


Toni
Antonela, Antonia


Toner
Adelston, Anthony, Antoine, Ashton, Athelstan, Atherton, Barrington, Barton, Braxton, Clinton, Royston, Washington, Weston, Whystan, Wilton, Winston


Topsy


Tor/Tori/Tory
Adora, Victoria


Trey


Trip
Tristan, Tristram, Bartram, Bertrand, Bertram
Anybody


Trixie
Beatrice, Beatrix


Trudy
Astrid, Gertrude


Tub/Tubbs/Tubby/Tubs
Tobias, Toby


Tug


Twisty
Tristan, Tristram




- U -

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- V -

Val
Valentia, Valentina, Valerie
Valentine, Vladimir


Van
Bevan, Eavan, Evan, Ivan, Vance, Vaughan


Von/Vonnie
Yvonne




- W -

Wat
Walter


Walt
Waldo, Waldron, Walter


Wally
Waldo, Waldron, Walker, Walter


Webb
Webster


Weezy
Louisa, Louise



Wells
Emmanuel, Boswell, Wesley, Wilhelm, William, Willis, Wilton



Willie/Wills/Willy
Willemina, Wilma
Wilhelm, William, Willis, Wilton


Win
Alwyn, Arwyn, Baldwin, Berwin, Bronwyn, Wendell, Windell, Winslow, Winston, Winthorpe, Wyatt, Wynn, Wyndham



Winnie
Alwen, Arwen, Arwen, Bronwen, Rowena, Wendy, Whitney, Winnifred, Winter


Witt
Whitney
Whittaker, Wyatt



- X -

Xander/Zander
Alexander, Lysander, Xander, Xanthe, Xanthus



- Y -

Yves
Ivanna, Yasmin, Ysolde, Yvette, Yvonne
Ivan, Yves



- Z -

Zac/Zach/Zak/Zaki
Zacharya
Isaac, Zachariah, Zachary


Zav/Zavie
Xaviera
Xavier


Zaza
Ailsa, Alexandra, Alexandria, Alexa, Alicia, Anastacia, Asa, Azelia, Xara, Zacharya, Zadie, Zara, Zoe, Zosia


Zephyr
Josephina, Josephine, Persephone, Seraphina
Joseph


Zizi
Ambrosia, Anastacia, Azelia. Zacharya, Zadie, Zara, Zoe, Zosia


Zippy
Josephina, Josephine, Persephone, Seraphina
Joseph