Category Archives: Shortened Names


Something to Smile About

The fifth month of the year not only brings with it the warm weather that accompanies the summer months, it also bring about new life and beauty. Maybe that is why May is National Smile Month—because what is there to not smile about?

In honor of the parents, soon-to-be parents, grandparents and couples planning on starting a family, the BabyNameRegistry blog has compiled a list of names that will bring a smile to your face.


Brayden (English): From the broom or gorse hill
Carson (Scottish): The son of a marsh dweller
Timothy (Greek): One who honors God
Xander (Greek): Form of Alexander, meaning “helper and defender of mankind”


Charlize (English): Feminine form of Charles; a small, strong woman.

[Parents: When choosing a baby name, honoring a loved one or shortening a name to make it a bit more edgy and unique can be a great way to start off the naming process. Look back and think of names that have caught your attention and continue to be remembered. Charlie is a very cute nickname for a little girl and will grow with her as she ages.]

Halle (Greek): Feminine form of Hall/woman of the sea/from the field of hay
Macy (French): One who wields a weapon
Neena (Hindi): A woman who has beautiful eyes


Shortened Names

In lieu of the many shortened work weeks and a short amount of time until the upcoming year, here are a few shortened names that are sure to sound great for your soon-to-be. If you are expecting a child and have yet to find that perfect name, check out this list of names that are unique, easy to remember, and trendy!


Al (German): Short for Albert, meaning “One who is noble and bright”
Jay (Latin/Sanskrit): Resembling a jaybird/one who is victorious
Lee (English): From the meadow
Tye (English): From the fenced-in pasture


Ali (Arabic): Short for Allison; the great one; one who is exalted
Bri (Irish): Short of Brianna; feminine form of Brian; from the high hill; one who ascends
Lea (English): From the meadow
Mia (Israeli/Latin): Feminine form of Michael; who is like God?


Do you go by Becky, Rebecca or Becca?

It seems all too common that people are given long names that over time have been either shortened or turned into a nickname. While it does take away from the uniqueness and beauty of the full name, the shortened version is typically more widely used. If you are expecting a child and are torn between a long, lavish name and a name that is short and sweet, check out this list! These names are very simple when shortened but powerful when kept in full.


Christopher (Greek): The bearer of Christ- Chris

Nathaniel (Hebrew): God’s gift to mankind- Nate, Nathan

Randolph (German): Wolf- Randy

Salvador (Spanish): Savior; spirited- Sal


Adeline (English): Sweet

Gabriella (Italian/Spanish): God is her strength- Gab, Gabbie, Gabby, Gabrie, Gabry

Jacqueline (French): Supplanter; substitute- Jackie, Jacquie

Rebecca (Hebrew): Loyal- Becca, Bec, Becky