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Where can I get the list of diminutive forms of first names?

As the title suggests, where can I get the list of diminutive forms of people's first names? Like Mike for Michael and Dave for David.
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Why is New York City also called “the Big Apple”?

I have heard many times people say the Big Apple to mean New York City. What is the origin of this nickname?