What nicknames for my (realistic) favourites?

Here is a list of my realistic favourites.
I did not put short names like Elsa and Magda because they don’t need a nickname.

What I would like to know:
What is the intuitive nickname for you?
What do you like?
What is a creative or sweet nickname you can think of?

Feel free to do only the names you like, not all of them!

Jolanda (jo is pronounced like “yo”)
Leonora (and Spanish Leonor)
Antonia / Antonina
Josefina (jo is pronounced like “yo”)

Below names are not obligatory, so feel free to make them as a bonus!


Viorica (VYO-ree-kaa)
Adelaide (Ah-day-lah-EE-day. Go to BTN, it gives the Italian pronunciation)
Teodora (Teh-oh-dora)
Berenice (Beh-reh-NEE-chay)
Vivian / Vivien (I haven’t decided on which spelling…)
Mabel (may-bol or may-bell)
Frances & Franziska

Super bonus:

Violetta & Olivia & Bianca

[name_f]Isabella[/name_f] - [name_u]Izzy[/name_u], [name_u]Issy[/name_u], [name_f]Bella[/name_f], [name_f]Belle[/name_f], Bells

[name_f]Jolanda[/name_f] - [name_u]Lanny[/name_u]?

[name_f]Marianna[/name_f] - [name_u]Marie[/name_u], [name_f]Mari[/name_f], [name_f]Annie[/name_f], [name_f]Mimi[/name_f]

[name_f]Ofelia[/name_f] - [name_f]Fifi[/name_f], [name_f]Lia[/name_f], [name_u]Ollie[/name_u]

[name_f]Leonora[/name_f] - [name_u]Leo[/name_u], [name_f]Nora[/name_f]

[name_f]Antonia[/name_f] - [name_u]Toni[/name_u], Ant, [name_f]Annie[/name_f], Toto

[name_f]Evelina[/name_f] - [name_f]Lina[/name_f], [name_f]Evie[/name_f], [name_f]Evey[/name_f]

[name_f]Josefina[/name_f] - [name_f]Fifi[/name_f], [name_f]Fina[/name_f]

[name_f]Adelina[/name_f] - [name_f]Addie[/name_f], [name_f]Adie[/name_f], [name_f]Lina[/name_f], [name_u]Dell[/name_u]

[name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f] - [name_f]Lissie[/name_f], [name_f]Ellie[/name_f], [name_f]Elle[/name_f], [name_f]Beth[/name_f], [name_f]Betty[/name_f], [name_f]Betsy[/name_f], [name_f]Bitsy[/name_f], [name_f]Bess[/name_f], [name_m]Ebbie[/name_m], [name_f]Essie[/name_f], I could go on!

[name_f]Vittoria[/name_f] - [name_f]Vita[/name_f], [name_f]Tori[/name_f], [name_f]Tia[/name_f]

[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] - [name_f]Em[/name_f], [name_f]Emmie[/name_f], [name_f]Millie[/name_f], [name_f]Mimi[/name_f]

[name_f]Viorica[/name_f] - [name_f]Vi[/name_f], Vio, Vee, [name_f]Vivi[/name_f]

[name_f]Malvina[/name_f] - [name_u]Mal[/name_u], [name_f]Vina[/name_f], [name_f]Vivi[/name_f], [name_f]Mimi[/name_f]

[name_f]Camelia[/name_f] - [name_u]Cam[/name_u], [name_f]Cami[/name_f], [name_f]Mimi[/name_f]

[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] - [name_f]Addie[/name_f], [name_f]Adie[/name_f], [name_f]Della[/name_f]

[name_f]Teodora[/name_f] - [name_u]Teddy[/name_u], [name_f]Dora[/name_f], [name_f]Dodo[/name_f]

[name_f]Berenice[/name_f] - [name_u]Berry[/name_u], [name_f]Bibi[/name_f], [name_f]Bee[/name_f]

[name_f]Milena[/name_f] - [name_f]Millie[/name_f], [name_f]Lena[/name_f], [name_f]Mimi[/name_f]

[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] - [name_u]Josie[/name_u], [name_f]Fifi[/name_f], [name_u]Jo[/name_u], [name_u]Jojo[/name_u], [name_f]Posie[/name_f]

[name_u]Vivian[/name_u] / [name_u]Vivien[/name_u] - Vee, [name_f]Vivi[/name_f]

[name_f]Mabel[/name_f] - [name_f]May[/name_f], [name_f]Mimi[/name_f], Bells, [name_f]Bella[/name_f]

[name_f]Frances[/name_f] & [name_f]Franziska[/name_f] - [name_f]Franny[/name_f], [name_u]Frankie[/name_u], [name_f]Sissy[/name_f]

[name_f]Violetta[/name_f] - [name_f]Vi[/name_f], [name_f]Vivi[/name_f], [name_m]Villy[/name_m], [name_f]Lettie[/name_f]

[name_f]Olivia[/name_f] - [name_f]Liv[/name_f], [name_f]Livvy[/name_f], [name_f]Libby[/name_f], [name_u]Ollie[/name_u]

[name_f]Bianca[/name_f] - [name_f]Bibi[/name_f], [name_f]Annie[/name_f]

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I would personally use Lalla for Jolanda, but I am not sure if it is too stretchy.

Also are Elsie and Elsa fine for Elisabeth, or would you just use intuitive Elly and Betty / Bethy?

Also: How did you get Libby from Olivia?

Yes 100%, there are just too many to write them all out :sweat_smile:

Most Elizabeth/Elisabeths I’ve known in the U.K. have gone by Ellie so I guess it’s the most intuitive, but it has personally turned me off Ellie as being too popular!

Olivia → Livvy → Libby

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Same here!! Where I live the young [name_f]Elisabetta[/name_f] and [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f] / [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] are all [name_u]Eli[/name_u] (EH-lee) / [name_f]Elly[/name_f] / [name_u]Ely[/name_u] / [name_f]Ellie[/name_f] / [name_f]Ela[/name_f]. I think the older ones go by [name_f]Betty[/name_f] or [name_f]Betta[/name_f]

Thank you for the insights on [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]!

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[name_f]My[/name_f] actual favourites for [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] are Zibby/Tibby/Buffy which I didn’t include. I like the soft option of [name_f]Lissie[/name_f] for [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f] with an s.

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Top faves:


Intuitive nickname:

[name_f]Isabella[/name_f] - Bellie (works in my language :smile:), otherwise [name_f]Bella[/name_f]

[name_f]Jolanda[/name_f] - [name_u]Jo[/name_u]
[name_f]Marianna[/name_f] - [name_f]Annie[/name_f]
[name_f]Ofelia[/name_f] - [name_f]Fey[/name_f] [name_u]Or[/name_u] Filly
[name_f]Leonora[/name_f] / [name_f]Leonor[/name_f] - [name_u]Lenny[/name_u] or [name_f]Leonie[/name_f]. [name_u]Leo[/name_u] or [name_f]Nora[/name_f] came wayyy later for me! :exploding_head:
[name_f]Antonia[/name_f] / [name_f]Antonina[/name_f] - [name_f]Nonie[/name_f]
[name_f]Evelina[/name_f] - Ev
[name_f]Josefina[/name_f] - [name_f]Fina[/name_f]
[name_f]Adelina[/name_f] - [name_m]Teele[/name_m]
[name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f] - [name_f]Lizzie[/name_f], [name_u]Lisa[/name_u]
[name_f]Vittoria[/name_f] - [name_f]Vickie[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] - [name_f]Emmie[/name_f]
[name_f]Viorica[/name_f] - Riika
[name_f]Malvina[/name_f] - [name_u]Mal[/name_u] or [name_f]Mally[/name_f]
[name_f]Camelia[/name_f] - [name_f]Mellie[/name_f] ( I can’t unread the camel tho)
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] - [name_f]Bunnie[/name_f] (a popular fairytale character in my country :smile:) OR [name_f]Ada[/name_f]
[name_f]Teodora[/name_f] - [name_u]Teddie[/name_u]
[name_f]Berenice[/name_f] - [name_u]Bernie[/name_u]
[name_f]Milena[/name_f] -Milly or [name_u]Lenny[/name_u]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] - [name_u]Jo[/name_u]
[name_u]Vivian[/name_u] / [name_u]Vivien[/name_u] - [name_f]Viv[/name_f]
[name_f]Mabel[/name_f] - [name_f]May[/name_f] or Belly / [name_f]Bella[/name_f]
[name_f]Frances[/name_f] & [name_f]Franziska[/name_f] - [name_u]Jessie[/name_u], [name_m]Franz[/name_m]
[name_f]Violetta[/name_f] - [name_f]Viv[/name_f] or [name_f]Lettie[/name_f]
[name_f]Olivia[/name_f] - [name_u]Ollie[/name_u]
[name_f]Bianca[/name_f] - [name_f]Bee[/name_f] or nothing at all

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I think my favourites are [name_f]Elsi[/name_f] / [name_f]Elsie[/name_f] and [name_f]Elsa[/name_f]! I would have used [name_f]Queenie[/name_f] (I am not brave enough to use it as a full name) too, haha. But that is probably not usable anymore

How did you get [name_m]Teele[/name_m] from Adelina?!! I am very surprised, it is like getting [name_u]Kit[/name_u] from [name_f]Isabella[/name_f] for me, I don’t get it.

I feel like Queenie is one of those nicknames that can be a term of endearment for almost any name, but I suppose it does work particularly well for Elizabeth since it’s two of the most famous English queens

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[name_f]My[/name_f] great grandmother’s name was Adelphina and [name_f]Adele[/name_f] become Deele, but everybody just said [name_m]Teele[/name_m]. [name_m]Teele[/name_m] is a popular nickname for [name_f]Adele[/name_f] in my country. A popular book character as well. :blush:

So all Adeles are Teeles for me. :smile: [name_f]My[/name_f] younger sister is [name_f]Adele[/name_f] and she is [name_m]Teele[/name_m] for family. :smiling_face:

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I love the nicknames [name_f]Queenie[/name_f] and Sunny!! I actually have a friend who is nicknamed [name_u]Sunny[/name_u]. [name_f]Hope[/name_f] I can somehow make them usable for any of my names :pensive:

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Oh that is cool! I suppose you are from [name_u]Germany[/name_u] then?

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Yes, [name_f]Bunnie[/name_f] is very much only in my country. No, I’m not from [name_u]Germany[/name_u]. :blush:

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About [name_f]Camelia[/name_f]: I never thought about camel, it is the first time someone points it out and the first time I think about it

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Intuitive: Izzy (or Bella)
My favourite: Isby
Creative/sweet: Libby


Intuitive: Andie
My favourite: Lannie
Creative/sweet: Yana


Intuitive: Mari (or Anna)
My favourite: Mina
Creative/sweet: Marnie (or Minnie)


Intuitive: Lia maybe?
My favourite: Effie
Creative/sweet: Lio/Leo


Intuitive: Nora
My favourite: Leni (or Laney)
Creative/sweet: Lola


Intuitive: Toni or Nina
My favourite: Annie (or Nina)
Creative/sweet: Nia or Tia


Intuitive: Lina
My favourite: Ever
Creative/sweet: Vivi


Intuitive: Seffie
My favourite: Fee
Creative/sweet: Jona or Joni


Intuitive: Addie
My favourite: Dell
Creative/sweet: Deenie


Intuitive: Lizzie or Lissy
My favourite: Libby
Creative/sweet: Ebbie


Intuitive: Tori
My favourite: Vita
Creative/sweet: Vivi or Rori


Intuitive: Emmy
My favourite: Mila
Creative/sweet: Elia


Intuitive: Rica
My favourite: Rico
Creative/sweet: Riri


Intuitive: Mali
My favourite: Mina
Creative/sweet: Mave


Intuitive: Cam/Cammie
My favourite: Callie
Creative/sweet: Clea


Intuitive: Addie
My favourite: Day
Creative/sweet: Daisy


Intuitive: Tea
My favourite: Dora
Creative/sweet: Teddy


Intuitive: Bernie
My favourite: Ren
Creative/sweet: Bina


Intuitive: Lena
My favourite: Millie
Creative/sweet: Laney


Intuitive: Josie
My favourite: Joni
Creative/sweet: Effie


Intuitive: Vivi
My favourite: Vivi too
Creative/sweet: Vana


Intuitive: May
My favourite: Mab
Creative/sweet: Billie


Intuitive: Frankie
My favourite: Essie
Creative/sweet: Effie


Intuitive: Fran
My favourite: Issy
Creative/sweet: Fizz


Intuitive: Etta
My favourite: Lettie
Creative/sweet: Lottie


Intuitive: Liv
My favourite: Livvy
Creative/sweet: Olive


Intuitive: Bibi
My favourite: Bee
Creative/sweet: Anca or Bina

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I’m so sorry!!! :joy::sob:

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isabella → izzy (intuitive), zibby (favourite), zella (creative)
jolanda → wouldn’t intuitively shorten, maybe andie(?), lainey (favourite), ollie (creative)
marianna → mari (intuitive), mari (favourite), mina/minnie (creative)
ofelia → wouldn’t intuitively shorten, ollie (favourite), fey (creative)
leonora → leo (inuitive), leo or nora (favourite), lena (creative)
antonia/antonina → annie (intuitive), anya (favourite), onna (creative)
evelina → evie (intuitive), eve (favourite), vivi (creative)
josefina → maybe josie (not sure how i’d pronounce it though) (intuitive), finja (favourite), finn(ie) (creative)
adelina → addie (intuitive), addie (favourite), della (creative)
elisabeth → lizzie/lissy (intuitive), bess(ie) or elsie (favourite), elabeth (creative)
vittoria → wouldn’t intuitively shorten, maybe tori (??), vita (favourite), vivi (creative)
emilia → em or milly (intuitive), emmie (favourite), ella (creative)

viorica → would intuitively shorten, maybe vivi (?), vivi (favourite), vic (creative)
malvina → mal (intuitive), vinnie (favourite), mavi (creative)
camelia → cam(mie) (intuitive), cammie (favourite), miela (creative)
adelaide → addie (intuitive), ida/ide (favourite), leda (creative)
teodora → teddy (intuitive), dottie (favourite), dodie (creative)
berenice → benny (intuitive), bee (favourite), nina (creative)
milena → lena (intuitive), milly (favourite), mina (creative)
josephine → josie (intuitive), finja (favourite), fifi (creative)
vivien → vivi (intuitive), vivi (favourite), vinnie (creative)
mabel → maeby (intuitive), maeby (favourite), billie (creative)
frances → fran (intuitive), francie (favourite), chessie (creative)
franziska → fran (intuitive), ziska (favourite), zizi (creative)

violetta → vi or lettie (intuitive), vivi (favourite), etta or ettie (creative)
olivia → ollie or livvy (intuitive), ollie (favourite), elvie (creative)
bianca → bi/bee (intuitive), bee (favourite), inka (creative)


omg pip, thank you so much for your such thoughtful reply :sparkles:

@Greyblue I wanted to thank you too for your time, [name_f]Nell[/name_f]!


That was fun! These are all nicknames I would use if this name was used where I live so some
/ many may not translate! :ear_of_rice:

Isabella - Isa, Bella, Belle, Sabbie
Jolanda - Landy/ Lando, Yolo (lol), Lola, Daisy, Lana
Marianna - Mari, Mia, Annie, Mara
Ofelia - Fel, Lia, “O”
Leonora (and Spanish Leonor) - Nora, Lea, Leo Antonia / Antonina - Toni, Nina, Annie
Evelina - Evvy/Evie, Lina, Lyn
Josefina (jo is pronounced like “yo”) - Fina, Seffie, Posey
Adelina - Ada, Lina
Elisabeth - Elsie, Beth, Lil, Betty, Bess
Vittoria - Tori, Rory, Vitto, Vita
Emilia - Millie, Emmy, Mimi

Below names are not obligatory, so feel free to make them as a bonus!
Viorica (VYO-ree-kaa) - Vyo, Riri
Malvina - Malvie, Malley, Vinnie, Mia
Camelia - Cami/Cammie, Millie
Adelaide - Ada, Heidi, Daisy, Del/Della, Lady
Teodora (Teh-oh-dora) - Dora, Teddy, Teo
Berenice (Beh-reh-NEE-chay) - Nini (Nee-Nee), Berry, Chay
Milena - Leni, Lena, Millie
Josephine - Phina, Josie, Jo/Joey, Sephie, Posey Vivian / Vivien (I haven’t decided on which spelling…) - Vivi, Viv
Mabel - Mae/May, Maisie, Belle
Frances - Franny, Francy, Fancy, Cesi
Franziska - Ziska, Zissy, Frankie
Super bonus:
Violetta - Vio, Letta, Lettie, Vy (rhyming with “why”)
Olivia - Livvy, Liv
Bianca - Bee, Bia, Banky, Bibi, Bicky/Biccie

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