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Short Names for Boys

There are 115 Short names for baby boys.

Short names are very popular baby names for boys. At the height of their usage in 1954, 10.722% of baby boys were given Short names. There were 33 Short names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Short names have since experienced a decline in frequency, but in recent years they are nonetheless of very heavy use. In 2012, 29 Short names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 4.640%. Within all Short names, the Czech, English, French, German, and Yiddish Michael was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #8 and a usage of 0.796%.

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Abraham Popularity Trend of Abraham
from 1900 to 2012. 
2012 Rank: 194 194 father of a multitude ... short form of the name is well-known from Bram ...

Abram Popularity Trend of Abram
from 1900 to 2012. 
2012 Rank: 392 392 high father; father of a multitude ... been used as an English short form of Abraham since ...

Adlai Yahweh is just; my ornament ... is derived as a short form of Adaliah (Hebrew), ...

Adolf Popularity Trend of Adolf
from 1900 to 2012. noble wolf ... short forms Dolph and Dolphus are sometimes used ...

Adonis Popularity Trend of Adonis
from 1900 to 2012. 
2012 Rank: 636 636 lord, ruler ... is pronounced with a short 'o' while in the UK, it ...

Aldous noble, honorable; old; old friend; ... have originated as the short form of Germanic names ...

Anthony Popularity Trend of Anthony
from 1900 to 2012. 
2012 Rank: 15 15 priceless, inestimable ... Rivals (1775), and the short form from Tony Lumpkin ...

Art Popularity Trend of Art
from 1900 to 2012. stone, bear; follower of Artemis; ... generally taken as the short form of Arthur today, ...

Artemas follower of Artemis; safe; butcher ... and Artemas is a short form of Artemisios as ...

Austin Popularity Trend of Austin
from 1900 to 2012. 
2012 Rank: 58 58 august, dignified, holy ... developed as a medieval short form of the Roman ...

Bass short ...Bass is of the meaning 'short'. ...

Bassett short ...Bassett's meaning is short. ...

Benno bear; brave as a bear; son, son ...It later came into use as a short for Benedict ...

Bix for whom it was the short form for Bismark. ...

Bodo tidings, messenger; leader ... name was originally a short form of various ...

Boris Popularity Trend of Boris
from 1900 to 2012. fight, battle; famous battle, battle ... taken to be from the short form of Borislav and ...

Brady Popularity Trend of Brady
from 1900 to 2012. 
2012 Rank: 136 136 descendant of Brádach, large-chested; ... probably derived as a short form of Brághadach ...

Burton Popularity Trend of Burton
from 1900 to 2012. fortified town ... short form Burt is in recent times known from the ...

Caradog beloved ... Round Table, 'Caradog Short Arm'. ...

Carnell Popularity Trend of Carnell
from 1900 to 2012. defender of the castle, crossbowman; ... surname could be a short form of the surname ...


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