Vintage Names with a Short, Masculine Nickname

I’m looking for girl names with the following criteria:

  1. Not too frilly
  2. Ideally vintage-ish (could be popular now, but more of a classic name, not too trendy)
  3. Have a short, somewhat masculine nickname

Some ideas I like:

Alice ([name_m]Al[/name_m])
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] ([name_f]Char[/name_f])
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] (Ev)
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] ([name_u]Jo[/name_u])
[name_u]Louise[/name_u]/a ([name_u]Lou[/name_u])
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] ([name_f]Lu[/name_f])
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] ([name_u]Mat[/name_u])
[name_f]Natalie[/name_f] ([name_m]Nate[/name_m])

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The first thing that came to mind was Winifred nn Freddie or Fred!
Maybe Eleanor or Lenore nn Lennie
Eleonora nn Lennie or Leo
Leocadia, Leontine, etc mn Leo
Willa or Wilhelmina nn Willie
Edith nn Eddie
Dorothy or Dorothea nn Dor or Roth
Michaela nn Mickey
Georgiana nn George or Georgie
Clementine nn Clem or Clemmie
Cosima nn Cos or Ozzy
Ruby nn Rue
Robin nn Robbie
Rowena nn Rowan

Charlotte - [name_m]Chuck[/name_m]
[name_f]Isabeau[/name_f] - [name_u]Beau[/name_u]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] - [name_m]Will[/name_m]
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f] - [name_u]Dell[/name_u]
[name_f]Georgiana[/name_f]/Georgina/Georgia - [name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] - [name_u]Jo[/name_u]
[name_f]Fredericka[/name_f] - [name_m]Fred[/name_m]
[name_f]Frances[/name_f] - [name_m]Frank[/name_m](ie)
Francesa - [name_m]Frank[/name_m](ie)
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] - [name_u]Gene[/name_u]
[name_f]Augusta[/name_f]/Augustina - [name_u]Gus[/name_u]

[name_f]Georgina[/name_f] ([name_u]Georgie[/name_u]/George) my mum’s name.
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] ([name_u]Jo[/name_u])
[name_f]Frances[/name_f] ([name_u]Frankie[/name_u])
[name_f]Bernadette[/name_f] ([name_u]Bernie[/name_u])
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] ([name_f]Hattie[/name_f]/Hari)
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] ( [name_u]Charlie[/name_u])
[name_f]Edwina[/name_f] (ed)
[name_f]Justine[/name_f]
[name_u]Simone[/name_u]
[name_f]Christine[/name_f] ([name_u]Chris[/name_u])
[name_u]Nicola[/name_u]/Nicolette ([name_u]Nikki[/name_u])
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] ([name_m]Will[/name_m])
[name_f]Millicent[/name_f] (Mill)
[name_f]Patricia[/name_f] ( [name_u]Pat[/name_u])
[name_f]Adrienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Bonita[/name_f] ([name_u]Beau[/name_u])
[name_f]Alison[/name_f] ( [name_f]Aly[/name_f])
[name_f]Augusta[/name_f] ( [name_u]Gus[/name_u])
[name_f]Victoria[/name_f] ( [name_m]Vick[/name_m])
[name_u]Dominique[/name_u] ( [name_m]Dom[/name_m])
[name_f]Federica[/name_f] ( [name_u]Freddie[/name_u])
[name_f]Erica[/name_f]
[name_f]Chastity[/name_f] ( chase)
[name_f]Ingrid[/name_f] ( [name_m]Ned[/name_m])
[name_f]Leonora[/name_f] ( [name_u]Lee[/name_u]/Leo)
[name_f]Morgana[/name_f] ( [name_u]Morgan[/name_u])
[name_f]Jemima[/name_f] ( [name_u]Jem[/name_u])
[name_u]Willow[/name_u] ( will)
[name_f]Maxine[/name_f] ( max)
Natasha ( Nate)
Maureen ( mo)
Julia ( Jules)

Frances nn [name_u]Frankie[/name_u] was my first thought, so I’ll second that! I love [name_f]Alice[/name_f], [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u], [name_f]Josephine[/name_f], [name_u]Louise[/name_u], and [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] from your list as well.

I love the suggestion of [name_f]Maxine[/name_f] nn [name_u]Max[/name_u] :heart_eyes:

Eleanora β€œ[name_f]Nell[/name_f]”
[name_f]Florence[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Ren[/name_u]”
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Andy[/name_u]”
[name_u]Andrea[/name_u] β€œ[name_u]Andy[/name_u]”
[name_f]Leora[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Lee[/name_u]”
[name_f]Leona[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Lee[/name_u]”
[name_f]Lenora[/name_f] β€œ[name_f]Leni[/name_f]” or β€œ[name_u]Lenny[/name_u]”
[name_f]Arielle[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Ari[/name_u]”
[name_f]Francesca[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Fran[/name_u], [name_u]Frankie[/name_u]”
[name_f]Joanna[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Jo[/name_u], [name_u]Joey[/name_u]”
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Harry[/name_u]”
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Henri[/name_u]”

[name_f]Albertine[/name_f] / [name_f]Gilbertine[/name_f] / [name_f]Roberta[/name_f] ([name_u]Bertie[/name_u])
[name_f]Thomasin[/name_f] / [name_f]Thomasina[/name_f] ([name_m]Tom[/name_m], [name_m]Thom[/name_m])
[name_f]Leocadia[/name_f] ([name_m]Leo[/name_m], [name_u]Cade[/name_u])
[name_u]Florentine[/name_u] ([name_f]Lori[/name_f], [name_u]Ren[/name_u])
[name_f]Jacoba[/name_f] ([name_m]Jack[/name_m], [name_m]Cob[/name_m])
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f] ([name_m]Bill[/name_m], [name_u]Billy[/name_u])
[name_f]Araminta[/name_f] ([name_u]Ari[/name_u])
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f] ([name_u]Nev[/name_u])
[name_f]Lavender[/name_f] ([name_u]Van[/name_u])
[name_f]Leontine[/name_f] ([name_m]Leo[/name_m])
[name_f]Eugenia[/name_f] ([name_u]Gene[/name_u])
[name_f]Lorelai[/name_f] ([name_f]Lori[/name_f])
[name_f]Peridot[/name_f] ([name_u]Peri[/name_u])
[name_f]Jemima[/name_f] ([name_u]Jem[/name_u])
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] ([name_m]Fred[/name_m])
[name_f]Lucretia[/name_f] ([name_u]Luca[/name_u])
[name_f]Drusilla[/name_f] ([name_u]Drew[/name_u])
[name_f]Kerensa[/name_f] ([name_m]Ken[/name_m])
[name_f]Ottilie[/name_f] ([name_m]Otto[/name_m])
[name_f]Gilda[/name_f] ([name_m]Gil[/name_m])

Samantha β€œ[name_u]Sam[/name_u]”
[name_f]Georgia[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]George[/name_u]”
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f] β€œ[name_m]Bill[/name_m]”
[name_f]Alice[/name_f] β€œ[name_m]Al[/name_m]”
[name_f]Phillipa[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Phil[/name_u]”
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Lenny[/name_u]”
[name_f]Frances[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Frankie[/name_u]”
[name_f]Catherine[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Kit[/name_u]”
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Jo[/name_u]”
[name_f]Lenore[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Lee[/name_u]”
[name_f]Juliet[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Jules[/name_u]”
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Charlie[/name_u]”
[name_f]Louisa[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Lou[/name_u]”
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] β€œ[name_f]Lu[/name_f]”
[name_f]Patricia[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Pat[/name_u]”
[name_f]Christina[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Chris[/name_u]”
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Harry[/name_u]”
[name_f]Jonquil[/name_f] β€œ[name_m]Jon[/name_m]”
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Gene[/name_u]”
[name_f]Augusta[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Gus[/name_u]”
[name_f]Adamina[/name_f] β€œ[name_m]Adam[/name_m]”
[name_f]Francesca[/name_f] β€œ[name_m]Frank[/name_m]”
[name_f]Edith[/name_f] β€œ[name_m]Ed[/name_m]”
[name_f]Leonore[/name_f] β€œ[name_m]Leo[/name_m]”
[name_f]Pernelle[/name_f] β€œ[name_u]Perry[/name_u]”

So many great suggestions! Adding

Theodora ([name_u]Theo[/name_u])

Theodora - [name_u]Theo[/name_u]/Teddy
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] -[name_u]Harry[/name_u]
[name_f]Leona[/name_f] - [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_f]Lydia[/name_f] - [name_m]Lio[/name_m]
[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]- [name_u]Rory[/name_u]

[name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] nn [name_u]Stevie[/name_u]
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] nn [name_u]Red[/name_u]
[name_f]Olivia[/name_f] nn [name_u]Ollie[/name_u]
[name_f]Olympia[/name_f] nn [name_u]Ollie[/name_u]
[name_f]Benjamina[/name_f] nn [name_u]Bennie[/name_u]

What about…

Beatrice (nn: [name_u]Beat[/name_u])
[name_f]Clara[/name_f] (nn: [name_u]Clare[/name_u])
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] (nn: [name_u]Jonni[/name_u])
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] (nn: [name_u]Penny[/name_u])
[name_f]Nora[/name_f] (nn: [name_u]Norie[/name_u])
[name_f]Olivia[/name_f] (nn: [name_u]Ollie[/name_u])
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] (nn: [name_u]Wynne[/name_u])

LMK what you think!!

My favourites are [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] β€˜[name_f]Leni[/name_f]’, [name_f]Olive[/name_f] β€˜Oli’, [name_f]Frances[/name_f] β€˜[name_u]Frankie[/name_u]’, [name_f]Luella[/name_f] β€˜[name_u]Lou[/name_u]’ and [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] β€˜[name_u]Billie[/name_u]’ (except I just like [name_u]Billie[/name_u] on its own).

Katherine or β€œ[name_u]Kit[/name_u]”