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Crazy Nicknames for Boys

What crazy nicknames have been given to boys over the years? We think these are some of the most unusual.
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  • Duke

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    While John Wayne and Duke Ellington are worthy role models, the reason Duke is currently enjoying a revival and returned to the Top 1000 in 2013 as one of the year's fastest-rising choices is more ... Read More 

  • Flash

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    Flash Gordon makes this a superhero name, but Flash might just appeal to modern parents looking for one of the new active boys' names, ala Ace and Breaker and Ranger. We'd recommend something more... Read More 

  • Flip

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  • Fritz

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    Since female cousins Mitzi and Fritzi have entered the realm of possibilities, there's a chance that Cousin Fritz could as well. Fritz is the name of several notables, from early German-born film... Read More 

  • Gig

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    In addition to being the term for a job performing music, Gig has been used as a name, as in onetime actor Gig Young--who was born Byron but took his stage name from a character he played. Read More 

  • Iggy

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    Iggy is the quintessential pop star name, though it's the nickname Cate Blanchett uses for son IGNATIUS. Iggy does bring any grander-sounding name down to earth. Read More 

  • Jaz

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    Unisex variation of Jazz or Jasper that couldn't say it more plainly. Used for their daughter by tennis couple Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi. Read More 

  • Jimbo

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  • Jock

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    This is a Scottish pet form of John, the equivalent of Jack in England. Has long been used as a generic name for a Scotsman, here it's a generic name for a--well--jock. Read More 

  • Jock

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    This is a Scottish pet form of John, the equivalent of Jack in England. Has long been used as a generic name for a Scotsman, here it's a generic name for a--well--jock. Read More 

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