These names are shortened versions of longer names. The longer names were popular enough to appear on top 100 lists in the listed decades.

Source: Office of National Statistics.

  • Alex

    • Alexander 1890s-2010s
    • Alexandra 1960s-2010s
  • Nat

    • Nathan 1960s-2010s
    • Natasha 1960s-2000s
    • Natalie 1960s-2000s
  • Sam

    • Samuel 1890s-2010s
    • Samantha 1960s-2000s
  • Chris

    • Christopher 1890s-2000s
    • Christian 1960s-1990s
    • Christina 1890s-1950s
    • Christine 1910s-1980s
  • Nicky

    • Nicola 1940s-1990s
    • Nichola 1960s-1970s
    • Nicole 1980s-2010s
    • Nicholas 1930s-2000s
  • Terry

    • Terence 1910s-1970s
    • Teresa 1920s-1970s
  • Fran

    • Frances 1890s-1960s
    • Francesca 1980s-2000s
    • Francis 1890s-1960s
  • Jo

    • Joe 1980s-2000s
    • Joseph 1890s-2010s
    • Joanne 1950s-1980s
    • Josephine 1900s-1950s
  • Les

    • Leslie 1890s-1960s
    • Lesley 1930s-1970s
  • Mel

    • Melvyn 1930s-1940s
    • Melanie 1950s-1980s
    • Melissa 1970s-2000s
  • Pat

    • Patricia 1900s-1970s
    • Patrick 1890s-2000s
  • Lou

    • Louis 1890s-2010s
    • Louise 1950s-2000s
    • Louisa 1890s-1910s