62 Full Names That Sound Like Nicknames
There are plenty of reasons to love nickname style. The names are light, friendly and cheerful, and usually easy to spell and pronounce. They come across as straightforward and likeable.
There are also plenty of reasons you might steer away from actual nicknames. Maybe you don't like the formal name the nickname derives from. Maybe you worry that if you put the nickname on the birth certificate, your daughter will have to constantly repeat "No, it's not Abigail, just Abby." Maybe a nothing-but-nickname, much as you love it, feels too eternally youthful or incomplete.
Here's your workaround. The names below were all selected for their nickname-like style. Some of them can be used as short forms of longer names, like Clay for Clayton. But all are perfectly complete in themselves, and will usually be taken that way. I've divided the names into boys and girls for ease of browsing, but many names in this style work well for either sex.
BOYS' NAMES WITH NICKNAME STYLE
GIRLS' NAMES WITH NICKNAME STYLE