Common Nicknames and What They’re Short for Now

Parents be crazy.

Lizteria & Billfold

Abe: Abbreviation

Abby: Abeyancé

Al: Allspice

Art: Artisanal

Bill: Billfold

Bob: Bobfold

Cal: Callory

Chris: (unisex) Chrispycreme

Deb: Debutanté

Doug: Dougout

Ed (male): Edaphosaur

Ed (female): Editrix

Eunice: Eunicycle

Greg: Ggreg

Hal: Halcyon

Hank: Hankerchief

Jake: Jackalope

Jan: Janitor

Jeb: Je(e)bus

Jed: Jedi

Jen: Jenderqueer

Jon: Jhon, Jonh

Ken: Kenosis

Kay: Kayfabe

Leo: Leopardo

Liz: Lizteria

Matt: Mattador

Meg: Megabyte

Nick: Nickelodeon, Nickbeard

Peg: Pegasus, Pegboard

Rich: Richesse

Rick: Rickroll

Rob: Robocall

Sam (male): Samhain

Sam (female): Sammich

Sal: Salmagundi, Salmanazar

Ted: TEDTalk

Val: Valancé

Will: Will-o’-the-Wisp

Walt: Waltz

Zac(h): Zachajawea