A super cute-name winner thanks to its short, repeated sound, Cece (along with Lulu, Coco, Evie, and others) is part of an emerging nickname-name trend.
It's an excellent option for parents who like the name Chloe but feel—at #10—it's now overused.
A spirited girl's name still fondly known for its literary appearance in J. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, Franny is short for Frances or Francesca, both of which are also adorable in full.
As a nickname, or on its own, Franny is informal and interesting, with a versatile sound that will fit most any girl.
Sometimes used as a nickname for über-popular Olivia (#4 in 2011), Liv is a stand-alone name in its own right.
More common in Scandinavian countries, and meaning "life," or "protection," this concise, classic-sounding moniker has gained recognition in the United States largely thanks to actress Liv Tyler.
If Lucy is cute—and it certainly is—then Lulu is off-the-charts adorable; you just can't go wrong with this kind of short, repeated-syllable sound! While a fairly mainstream choice on the US mainland in the late 19th century, it's a fun pick for parents today who want something instantly recognizable but not on the top 1,000 charts.A common nickname in the Victorian era—used for young Eleanors, Helens and Cornelias—Nellie works perfectly today on its own.A simple and unexpected vintage choice meaning "Sun Ray," or "Shining Light," Nellie is an adorably old-fashioned, but not "old-lady," baby name option.Already a surprising and charming alternative to Olivia, Abigail Breslin's Little Miss Sunshine character secured this moniker as almost unthinkably cute.Its peaceful symbolism and triple-trend chops as a nature, color, and tree name make Olive unanimously appealing, while its soft sound keeps it from coming on too strong.Celeb parents Isla Fisher and Sasha Baron Cohen, as well as Drew Barrymore, named their daughter Olive.