Nicknames, Shortened & Proper Names

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Nicknames or Shortened and Proper First Names

used in Irish records

Nicknames or shortened first names can be confusing for those who research their Irish records.  How many people know that Molly can be Mary or Murt can be Martin?  The names listed below are in alphabetical order.  This page will change as I find different versions.

Alexr.=Alexander
Alfy=Alfred
Ant=Anthony
Anth/Anthoney=Anthony
Archy=Archibald

Bat/Batt=Bartholomew
Bartly=Bartholomew
Bartw=Bartholomew
Betty/Bess=Elizabeth
Biddy/Bridt/Bridgt/Bt=Bridget
Bryan=Brian

Cate/Cath/Cathr/Kate=Catherine
Chas=Charles
Chris/Christ=Christopher

Dan/Danl=Daniel
Dom/Domnk=Dominic

Ed= Edward or Edmund
Edmd=Edmund
Edwd=Edward
Elenr=Eleanor

Honor=Honoria

Jas=James
Js=James
Jno=John
Judy=Judith

Kity/Kitty=Kathleen/Catherine

Matt=Matthew
Mathw=Matthew
Mathias=Matthew
Madge=Margaret
Margret=Margaret
Margt=Margaret
Peggy=Margaret
Michl/Ml=Michael

Ed=Edward
Ned=Edward

Paddy=Patrick
Pat/Patt=Patrick
Patk=Patrick
Pt=Peter or Patrick

Sally/Sera=Sarah
Scelia=Cecilia

Thady=Thadeus
Thos=Thomas
Tom=Thomas
Ths=Thomas

Val=Valentine

Weny/Winy=Winifred
Wm/Wilm/Willm=William

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