Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Vintage Nicknames for Girls

I am loving, loving, loving vintage nicknames for girls. You know those nicknames that are just so sweet and old lady chic? The names you find in the hundreds on the popularity charts from 50-100 years ago. Because there are so many vintage nicknames out there I decided just to focus on 10 today. Two of the nicknames on this list (Minnie and Winnie) I have written more in-depth blog posts about and I plan to do the same for the remaining.




1. Minnie: Minerva, Arminta, Wilhelmina, Amelia, Mink, Philomena, Romina, Margaret, Adamina, Cosmina

2. Lulu: Lucy, Lucille, Tallulah, Elosie, Lauren, Luella, Guadalupe 

3. Hattie: Harriet, Henrietta, Henriette, Hadley

4. Winnie: Winifred, Edwina, Arwen, Winona, Rowena, Bronwen, Wilhelmina, Gwendolyn, Rowen, Winslow 

5. Fanny: Frances, Francine, Francina, Francesca

6. Birdie: Elizabeth, Bridget, Bernadette, Beatrice, Robin, Liberty, Roberta

7. Kit: Katherine, Kathleen, Charlotte, Kristen, Katrina 

8. Lottie: Charlotte, Charlotta, Nicolette, Violet, Scarlett, Loretta

9. Tillie: Matilda, Tilda, Tallulah, Ottilie, Talitha 

10. Nellie: Cornelia, Danielle, Elanor, Chanelle, Ellen, Penelope, Antonella, Eileen, Hanelle, Helen, Helena 



Vintage nicknames have been used by a few celebrities. I listed some great ones below. 

Minnie Theodora and Andy Rose: Jack and Lisa Osbourne
Elsie Otter: Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik
Frankie: Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
Hattie Margaret: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Winnie Rose: Jimmy Fallon


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