Looking for a name for your baby girl that offers plenty of cute nickname options? Here are dozens of ideas to get you started.

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Sometimes, parents pick a baby name with the hopes of using a cute nickname. If you're going this route, it's smart to select a name that has multiple nicknames. This way, if your baby girl doesn't like her nickname—or given name—she can choose another one when she's older.

Looking for a bit of inspiration? Look no further. Here are some of our favorite nicknames for girls, plus tips for selecting a formal baby name to go with a nickname you love.

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Finding the Right Nickname for Girls

Here, we give some nickname options for classic girl monikers. Will you choose something unique or timeless for your little one?

Nicknames for Alexandra
Alex, Alexa, Alexis, Allie, Lexie, Xandra

Nicknames for Amelia
Amy, Lia, Mia, Millie

Nicknames for Angelina
Angel, Angie, Annie, Lin, Lina

Nicknames for Charlotte
Char, Charlie, Lottie

Nicknames for Christine
Chris, Chrissy, Christa, Christie, Tina

Nicknames for Elizabeth
Beth, Betsy, Bette, Betty, Eliza, Ellie, Libby, Liz, Lizzie

Nicknames for Gabrielle
Bree, Elle, Ellie, Gabby, Gabriella, Rielle

Nicknames for Isabella
Bella, Belle, Ella, Izzie

Nicknames for Jennifer
Jen, Jenna, Jenny

Nicknames for Katherine
Kat, Kate, Kathy, Katie

Nicknames for Margaret
Maggie, Marge, Margie, Meg, Peggy

Nicknames for Michelle
Chelle, Elle, Mich, Micki, Shelby, Shelly

Nicknames for Patricia
Pat, Patti, Tricia, Trish

Nicknames for Veronica
Nicki, Roni, Vera

Nicknames for Victoria
Tori, Toria, Vic, Vicki

Finding the Right Formal Name for Girls

On the flip side, if you love a particular nickname for girls, but don't like the first name that typically goes along with it, you can think outside the box! There might be another formal name that can be used with that particular nickname. Here's an example: If you love Addie but aren't fond of the formal name Addison, you should also consider Adele or Adelaide.

Here's some inspiration for girl names with cute nicknames.

For the nickname Allie
Try Alice or Alissa rather than Alexis or Allison

For the nickname Belle
Try Arabella or Maribel rather than the ever-popular Isabella

For the nickname Beth
Try Bethany or Lisbeth rather than Elizabeth

For the nickname Carrie
Try Carson or Caryn rather than Caroline or Carolyn

For the nickname Dani
Try Danica or Sheridan rather than Danielle

For the nickname Katie
Try Cadence or Katelyn rather than Katherine

For the nickname Libby
Try Liberty or Olivia rather than Elizabeth

For the nickname Lily
Try Lilibelle or Lilith rather than Lillian or Liliana

For the nickname Maddie
Try Matilda or Mattea rather than Madeline or Madison

For the nickname Nicki
Try Dominique or Nicolette rather than Nicole

For the nickname Tina
Try Bettina or Martina rather than Christina

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