It's hard not to pay attention to what's popular -- especially if you're still racking your brain trying to come up with a great name for your baby. Maybe you're worried about your baby girl's name being too popular and overused, or maybe you're worried about your name choice being too obscure and hard to understand. This may be one of those times when it's wise to meet in the middle. A short and sweet baby name is distinct enough to stand out, without being too out there.
According to the latest 2016 baby name trenders from Baby Center, demand for some of these "shortie" names is on the rise. Because of the upcoming election, parents are leaning toward Hillary (but you can call her Hill). The recent Star Wars blockbuster also brought us one of our all-time favorite short girl names: Rey. And then there's Leia, if you feel that Rey's gotten too trendy.
Big things come in small packages, and the short baby girl names are where it's at this year. We've put together a full collection to make your baby naming struggles so much easier.
Originally published Aug. 2010. Updated Sept. 2016.
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