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Commonly used name abbreviations

A

Abig.
Abigail
Abn
Agnes
Abr.
Abraham
Agn.
Agnes
Alex.
Alexander
Alf.
Alfred or Alphonse
Amb.
Ambrose
An.
Anne or Anna
And.
Andrew
Ant.
Anthony
Anth.
Anthony
Art.
Arthur
Aug.
Augustus

B

Barb.
Barbara
Bart.
Bartholomew
Ben.
Benjamin
Benj.
Benjamin
Brid.
Bridget

C

Cath.
Catherine
Charlt
Charlotte
Chas
Charles
Chris.
Christopher
Clem.
Clement
Const.
Constance
Corn.
Cornelius
Cuth.
Cuthbert

D

Dan.
Daniel
Danl
Daniel
Dav.
David
Deb.
Debora or Deborah
Den.
Denis or Dennis
Dor.
Dorothy
Doug.
Douglas
Dy
Dorothy

E

Eben.
Ebenezer
Edm.
Edmond or Edmund
Edrus
Edward
Edw.
Edward
Eliz.
Elizabeth
Elnr
Eleanor
Esth.
Esther
Ezek.
Ezekiel

F

Fred
Frederick
Fs
Francis

G

Gab.
Gabriel
Geo.
George
Geof.
Geoffrey
Godf.
Godfrey
Greg.
Gregory
Gul.
William

H

Han.
Hannah
Hel.
Helen
Hen.
Henry
Herb.
Herbert
Hy
Henry

I

Ioh.
John
Isb.
Isabel

J

Jabus
James
Jac.
James
Jas
James
Jer.
Jeremiah
Jn
John
Jno.
John. Not to be confused with Jon which is an abbreviation for Jonathan or Jno (without a period) which is a proper name in its own right.
Jnthn
Jonathan
Jon.
Jonathan. Jon, without a period, is also used as a proper name.
Jos.
Joseph
Josh
Josiah
Josh.
Joshua
Jud.
Judith

K

Kath
Katherine

L

Lau.
Laurence
Lawr.
Lawrence
Len
Leonard
Leon.
Leonard. Leon, without a period, is also used as a proper name.
Let.
Letitia or Lettice. Both names are pronounced as letisha.
Lottie
Charlotte
Lyd
Lydia

M

Margt
Margaret
Margy
Margery
Marn
Marmaduke
Math.
Matthias
Matt.
Matthew
Matth.
Matthew
Mau.
Maurice
Mgt
Margaret
Mic.
Michael
Mich.
Michael
Mild.
Mildred
Mill.
Millicent
My
Mary

N

Nath.
Nathaniel
Neh.
Nehemiah
Nic.
Nicholas
Nich.
Nicholas

O

Ol.
Oliver

P

Pat.
Patrick
Pen.
Penelope
Pet.
Peter
Phil.
Philip or Phillip
Philad.
Philadelphia
Phin.
Phinias
Phyl.
Phillis
Pris.
Priscilla
Prisc.
Priscilla
Pru.
Prudence

R

Rach.
Rachel
Ray.
Raymond
Reb.
Rebecca
Reg.
Reginald
Ric.
Richard
Rich.
Richard
Richdus
Richard
Robt
Robert
Rog.
Roger

S

Saml
Samuel
Sar.
Sarah
Silv.
Sylvester
Sim.
Simon
Sol.
Solomon
Ste.
Stephen or Steven
Sus.
Susan or Susanna
Susna
Susanna

T

Theo.
Theodore
Thos
Thomas
Tim.
Timothy

U

Urs.
Ursula

V

Val.
Valentine
Vinc.
Vincent

W

Walt.
Walter
Win.
Winifred
Wm
William

X

Xpr
Christopher
Xtianus
Christian
Xtopherus
Christopher

Z

Zach.
Zachariah

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