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Ju

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Bill is the nickname of William.
Bob is the nickname of Robert.

Are there other names with nicknames similar to the above that I should take note of as I want to learn more?

Thanks.
 

Rover_KE

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They're not nicknames*, but shortened or diminutive names.

This thread could run and run. To name a few more:

Nicky/Nick (Nicholas/Nicola)
Chris (Christopher/Christine)
Bert (Albert/Herbert/Bertram)

I'll save some for others to tell you about.

*A nickname is something like Lofty or Stretch for a tall guy, and (unkindly) Tubs for a portly person.
 

Matthew Wai

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Some people might write 'Matt' instead of 'Matthew'.
 

emsr2d2

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From my family/friends:

Catherine - Cathy, Cath
Sydel - Syd, Sid
Kenneth - Ken
Carey - Care
Sheridan - Sherry, Sher
Beverly - Bev, Beb
Meriden - Meb
Edward - Ed
Emma - Em
Joel - Joe
Philip - Phil
Philippa - Phil, Pip
Phyllis - Phil
Gillian - Gill
Philippa - Pip
Michael - Mike, Mick
Patrick - Paddy, Pat
Samantha - Sam
Peter - Pete
David - Dave
Deirdre - Dee
Angela - Ange, Angie
Jennifer - Jenny, Jennie, Jen
Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzy, Lizzie
 

Roman55

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The list goes on forever. Take a look at this.
 
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