I'm interested in being able to identify a name like "Nick" as a short form of a name like "Nicholas" in a data set.

Is there any kind of open or somewhat standardized mapping of names and nicknames available? I am fine if it's limited to Western or American English names, but international data is even better.

  • how does this bounty work? i feel like my answer is good enough, but i'm sure it could be better. are you asking for more answers? – albert Apr 11 at 20:29
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    @albert, no, I'm not asking for more answers, but you obviously can edit existing answer, if you want. One just can't award an answer in first 24 hours after bounty assignment, even if the bounty reason is "award existing answer". Of course, if somebody will post another good answer today, I'll start another bounty. Current bounty is a share of this one. – Stanislav Kralin Apr 12 at 8:42
  • ah, i guess i'm just confused at how bounties work. – albert Apr 12 at 15:59

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