List of nicknames of historical personages


List of nicknames of historical personages

This is a list of nicknames of notable people, both current and historical.

This list does not include athletes, criminals, entertainers, monarchs, or U.S. Presidents, who are dealt with elsewhere.

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0-9

*"31-Knot" — Arleigh Burke, United States Navy destroyer commander

A

*"ABC" — Andrew Browne Cunningham, British admiral during World War II
*"Acey" – Albert C. Burrows, World War II U.S. submarine submarine commandercite book | last = Blair | first = Clay, Jr. | authorlink = Clay Blair | year = 1975 | title = Silent victory: the U.S. submarine war against Japan | location = Philadelphia | publisher = Lippincott | pages = | isbn = 9780397007530 | oclc = 821363 ]
*"The Admirable Doctor" — Roger Bacon, English Franciscan and philosopher
*"L'agité du bocage" (French, "The Hedgerow Loon") — Philippe de Villiers, French politician
*"Allegheny Johnson" or "Alleghany Johnson" — Edward Johnson, Confederate general
*"Angry Young Man" — Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor
*"Atilla of the American Continent" – William T. Sherman, U.S. Civil War general
*"Assi" — Hans "Assi" Hahn, German fighter pilot during World War II
*"Auk" – Claude Auchinleck, World War II British general
*"Axis Sally" — Mildred Elizabeth Sisk, Nazi radio propaganda broadcaster during World War II

B

*"Babe" – John H. Brown, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Baby Doc" (French: "Bébé Doc") — Jean-Claude Duvalier, dictator of Haiti
*"Bad Hand" — Ranald Slidell MacKenzie US Army-Civil and Indian Wars
*"Bad Old Man" — Jubal Early, Confederate General
*"Baghdad Bob" — Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, former Information Minister of Iraq
*"Baillie Vass" — Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"Bambi" — Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"Bapu" (various languages of India, "Father") – Mahatma Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of India
*"The Bard" or "The Bard of Avon" — William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright
*"Barney" —
**Clifton W. Flenniken, Jr., U.S. submarine commander
**William B. Sieglaff, U.S. submarine commander
*"Bat" — William Masterson, legendary figure of the American Old West
*"The Beast" — Beland Honderich, Canadian journalist and newspaper publisher
*"Bee" — Beland Honderich, Canadian journalist and newspaper publisher
*"Benny" –Raymond H. Bass, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Beetle" — John P. Roach, U.S. submarine commander
*"Betty" – Harold R. Stark, World War II U.S. admiral (after a mistaken pledge)
*"Big Daddy" — Idi Amin, President of Uganda
*"Big Four" — Georges Clemenceau (Prime Minister of France), David Lloyd George (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom), Vittorio Orlando (Prime Minister of Italy), and Woodrow Wilson (President of the United States), the four leaders of the most powerful nations who attended the Paris Peace Conference at the end of World War I
*"Big Jim" — James Callaghan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"Billion Dollar Man" — Henry J. Nowak, U.S. Congressman
*"Bird Dog" — D. C. Keeter, U.S. submarine commander
*"The Black Devil" — Erich Hartmann, German fighter ace
*"Black Knight of the Confederacy" — Turner Ashby, Confederate general
*"Le Blaiso" — Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso
*"The Blond Knight Of Germany" — Erich Hartmann, German fighter ace
*"Bloody Bill" — William T. Anderson, Confederate guerrilla leader
*"Bobo" – Sigmund A. Bobczynski, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Bomber" — Arthur Harris, British Air Chief Marshal during World War II
*"Boney" – Robert H. Close, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Boom" – Hugh Trenchard, World War I British air force general
*"Boss" — William Tweed, U.S. and politician
*"Boy" – Sir Frederick A. M. Browning, World War II British airborne general
*"The Boy from Baie-Comeau" — Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada
*"The Boy Orator of the Platte" — William Jennings Bryan, U.S. lawyer and politician
*"Brad" — Omar Bradley, U.S. general
*"Le Brave des braves" (French for "Brave Among the Brave") — Michel Ney, French general
*"Brendan the Navigator" or "Brendan the Voyager" — Brendan, Irish monk and explorer
*"Buffalo Bill" — William Cody, legendary figure of the American Old West
*"Bub" — Norvell G. Ward, U.S. ace submarine commander
*"Bubi" (German, "young boy", "kid") —
**Erich Hartmann, German fighter ace [Erich Hartmann]
**Alfred Schreiber, first jet ace [Alfred Schreiber]
*"Bud" — William P. Gruner, Jr., U.S. submarine commander
*"Bull" —
**William F. Halsey, U.S. admiral (a nickname he never acknowledged or answered to)
**William L. Wright, U.S. ace submarine commander
*"The Bulldozer" —
**Jacques Chirac, Prime Minister of France
**Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel
*"Busharraf" — General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan (as he became popularly known in Pakistan following his siding with US President George W. Bush in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan)
*"Butch" –
**Orme C. Robbins, U.S. submarine commander
**(from "butcher") Arthur T. Harris, British RAF Air Chief Marshal (affectionately given by his men)
*"Butcher" — Arthur T. Harris, British RAF Air Chief Marshal during World War II
*"Butcher of Baghdad" — Saddam Hussein, former dictator of Iraq
*"Butcher of Kurdistan" — Ali Hassan al-Majid, former Defense Minister of Iraq
*"Butcher of Lyon" (French: "le bourreau de Lyon") — Klaus Barbie, Nazi war criminal
*"Butcher of the Somme" — Douglas Haig, British field-marshal
*"Buzz" — George Beurling, Canadian RAF fighter ace (a nickname he never answered to)

C

*"Caballo Loco" - Alan García, President of Peru (1985-1990 and 2006-2011)
*"Caddy" – James A. Adkins, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Calamity Jane" — Martha Jane Cannary-Burke, legendary figure of the American Old West
*"Căpitanul" (Romanian, "The Captain") — Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Romanian nationalist leader of the Iron Guard
*"Captain Canada" — Brian Tobin, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
*"Carlos" or "Carlos the Jackal" (Spanish: "Carlos el chacal") — Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, Venezuelan terrorist
*"Cardinal No" — Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
*"Le Castor" (French for "The Beaver") — Simone de Beauvoir, French writer and activist
*"Che" — Dr. Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna, Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and Cuban guerrilla leader
*"Le Chef" — Maurice Duplessis, former premier of the Canadian province of Quebec
*"Chemical Ali" — Ali Hassan al-Majid, former Defense Minister of Iraq
*"Chesty" — Lewis B. Puller, United States general
*"The Chicago Seven", originally "The Chicago Eight" — seven (originally eight) defendants charged with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other charges related to the violent protests that took place during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. The eight defendants were Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner, and Bobby Seale; Seale was severed from the case for his behaviour in court
*"Chick" – Bernard A. Clarey, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Chief" – Leon N. Blair, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Chief" – Leon N. Blair, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"The Chief" — John Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada
*"Chips" – Arthur S. Carpender, World War II U.S. submarine force commander
*"Comical Ali" — Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, former Information Minister of Iraq
*"The Commentator" — Averroes, Arab philosopher
*"Comrade Nyet" — Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician
*"Crow" — Palmer H. Dunbar, Jr., U.S. submarine commander
*"Cump" — William Tecumseh Sherman, U.S. general
*"Cy" –Marshall H. Austin, World War II U.S. submarine commander

D

*"Dada" (Swahili, "sister") — Idi Amin, President of Uganda
*"Dan" – Lawrence R. Daspit, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Dany le rouge" (French for "Red Danny") — Daniel Cohn-Bendit, French activist and politician
*"Dear Leader" ( _ko. 친애하는 지도자) — Kim Jong-il, ruler of North Korea
*"Debby" — Desmond Piers, Canadian admiral
*"Deep Throat" — W. Mark Felt, Watergate informant
*"Dennis" — Eugene Wilkinson, U.S. submarine officer
*"The Desert Fox" (German: "Wüstenfuchs") — J. E. Rommel, German field-marshal
*"Detroit Red" — Malcolm X, American black nationalist leader and civil rights activist
*"deV" — Éamon de Valera, former President of Ireland
*"Le Diable boiteux" (French for "The Lame Devil") — Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French diplomat
*"Le Diable rouge" (French, "The Red Devil") — Manfred von Richthofen, German aviator
*"Diamond Jim" — James Buchanan Brady, U.S. financier and philanthropist
*"Dief" — John Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada
*"Dief the Chief" — John Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada
*"Dinty" — John R. Moore, U.S. submarine commander
*"Le Divin Marquis" (French for "The Divine Marquis") — Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, French writer
*"Dixie" — Richard M. Farrell, U.S. submarine commander
*"Dizzy" —
**H. R. Allen, British Air Force fighter ace
**Gordon B. Rainer, U.S. submarine commander
*"Doctor Angelicus" — Thomas Aquinas Italian Catholic philosopher and theologian in the scholastic tradition
*"Doctor Mirabilis" (Latin, "Astounding doctor") — Roger Bacon, English Franciscan and philosopher
*"Donc" – Glynn R. Donaho, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Drac" — Beland Honderich, Canadian journalist and newspaper publisher
*"Dugout Doug" – Douglas MacArthur, World War II U.S. general
*"Dusty" – Robert E. Dornin, World War II U.S. submarine commander (later a Senator?)
*"Dutch" — John M. Will, U.S. submarine officer
*"Dziadek" (Polish for "Grandfather") — Józef Piłsudski, Polish military leader and statesman

E

*"Electric Brain" — Raymond A. Spruance, U.S. admiral
*"Elektryk" (Polish for "Electrician") — Lech Wałęsa, Polish trade union leader and statesman
*"El Presidente" — Fidel Castro, Cuba general/leader/president
*"Ensign" –Roy S. Benson, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Erik the Red" — Erik Torvaldsson, Norse explorer
*"Errors and No Facts" — Rowland Evans and Robert Novak, U.S. journalists, as a team
*"L'Etrangleur ottoman" (French for "The Ottoman Strangler") — Edouard Balladur, French statesman
*"Extra Billy" — William Smith, U.S. congressman, Confederate general

F

*"Father of "Blitzkrieg" – Heinz Guderian, World War II German "panzer" field marshal
*"Fearless Freddy" — Frederick W. Warder, U.S. ace submarine commander (a nickname he detested)
*"The Fighting Bishop" — Leonidas Polk, Episcopal bishop and Confederate general
*"Fighting Dick" — Richard H. Anderson, Confederate general
*"Fighting Joe" —
**Joseph Hooker, U.S. general
**Joseph Wheeler, U.S. & Confederate military commander
*"The Fighting Quaker" — Smedley Butler, United States general
*"Frantsous" (Russian for "The Frenchman") — Aleksandr Pushkin, Russian poet and novelist
*"Filthy Milty" — John Milton, British writer and poet
*"Fresh" –Algernon E. Smith, U.S. cavalry officer
*"Fritz" — Frederick J. Harlfinger II, U.S. submarine commander
*"Frog" — Francis S. Low, United States Navy intelligence officer
*"Frump Tower" — Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Charles, Prince of Wales
*"Fuel Oil" — Franklin O. Johnsonn, U.S. submarine commander

G

*"The Gang of Four" (Simplified Chinese: "四人帮", Pinyin: Sì rén bāng") — Jiang Qing, Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen, Communist Party leaders in the People's Republic of China who were blamed for the events of the Cultural Revolution
*"The Genius of the Carpathians" (Romanian: "Geniul din Carpaţi") — Nicolae Ceauşescu, Romanian head of state
*"Gentleman Johnny" — John Burgoyne, British general
*"The German Shepherd" — Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
*"La Gestapette" - portmanteau of Gestapo and "tapette" (French slang term for a homosexual) - — Abel Bonnard, French author, poet, and Vichy politician
*"The G.I. General" — Omar Bradley, U.S. general
*"Gin" — Charles W. Styer, U.S. ace submarine commander
*"The Gloomy Dean" — William Ralph Inge, English prelate
*"Gnu" — Andrew D. Mayer, U.S. Navy officer [Blair, "Silent Victory", page 673]
*"God's Banker" — Roberto Calvi, Italian banker
*"God's Rottweiler" — Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
*"Golden-mouthed" ( _el. Χρυσόστομος) — John Chrysostom, 4th/5th-century Christian bishop and Doctor of the Church [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08452b.htm]
*"The Governator" — Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. actor and Governor of California
*"Granny" —
**Robert E. Lee, Confederate general
**Elwell Otis, U.S. general
*"The Great Commoner" —
**William Jennings Bryan, U.S. lawyer and politician
**William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, Prime Minister of Great Britain
*"The Great Compromiser" — Henry Clay, U.S. statesman
*"The Great Helmsman" — Mao Zedong, Chinese activist and head of state
*"Great Leader" ( _ko. 위대한 수령) — Kim Il-sung, ruler of North Korea
*"The Great Pacificator" — Henry Clay, U.S. statesman
*"The Grey Eminence" (French "L'Éminence grise") — Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu, French clergyman and statesman
*"The Grey Man" — John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"The Grey Fox" — George Crook U.S. general
*"The Grocer" — Edward Heath, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"Die Groot Krokodil" (The Big Crocodile) — P.W. Botha, Prime Minister and later President of South Africa
*"Grumble" — William E. Jones, Confederate general

H

*"Ham" — Wesley A. Wright, U.S. intelligence offier
*"Hammerhead" — John C. Martin, U.S. submarine commander
*"The Hanging Judge" — e.g.
**Roy Bean, U.S. justice of the peace
**Isaac Parker, U.S. judge
*"Hanoi Hannah" — Trinh Thi Ngo, North Vietnamese radio propaganda broadcasters during the Vietnam War
*"Hap" —
**Henry H. Arnold, U.S. General
**Hyland B. Lyon, U.S. submarine commander
*"Harry Hotspur" — Sir Henry Percy, English soldier and rebel
*"Hasty Heinz" (German: "der Schnelle Heinz") — Heinz Guderian, World War II German "panzer" field marshal
*"Hell Roaring Jake" — Jacob H. Smith, U.S. general
*"Hero of the Nile" — Horatio, Viscount Nelson, British admiral
*"He-who-sees-in-the-dark" — Frederick Russell Burnham, American scout, British Major/Chief of Scouts, and father of international scouting movement.
*"Holy Joe" — Joseph Atkinson, Canadian newspaper publisher
*"Honest John" — John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"Horiemon" — Takafumi Horie, Japanese internet tycoon, founder of Livedoor Corporation, owing to his physical resemblance to popular animated character Doraemon
*"Howling Jake" — Jacob H. Smith, U.S. general
*"Howling Mad" — Holland M. Smith, U.S. Marine Corps general

I

*"Ike" —
**Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. president
**Arnold H. Holz, U.S. submarine commander
**William R. Wilson, U.S. submarine officer
*"The Incredible Sulk" — Edward Heath, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"Irish" — Edward R. Hannon, U.S. submarine commander
*"The Iron Chancellor" (German: "der Eiserne Kanzler") — Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of the German Empire
*"The Iron Lady" — Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

J

*"Jack" –John S. McCain, Jr., World War II U.S. submarine commander (son of Admiral John S. McCain, Sr., father of Vietnam War POW & later Senator John S. McCain III)
*"The Jackal" — Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, Venezuelan terrorist
*"Jackie" — John A. Fisher, British admiral
*"Jackie O" — Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady of the United States
*"Jake" — John K. Fyfe, U.S. ace submarine commander
*"The Japanese Schindler" — Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat during World War II
*"Jasper" — Wilfrid J. Holmes, United States Navy intelligence officer
*"The Jaw that Walked" — Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada
*"Jeb" — James E. B. Stuart, Confederate general
*"Joe" — Elton W. Grenfell, U.S. ace submarine commander
*"Joe Who" — Joe Clark, Prime Minister of Canada
*"Johnnie" – James E. Johnson, British Air Force fighter ace
*"Johnny" –
**W. E. P. Johnson, British Air Force flight instructor
**Frederick J. Walker, World War II British ace ASW destroyer task force commander
*"Junior" – John S. McCain, Jr., World War II U.S. submarine commander (son of Admiral John S. McCain, Sr., father of Vietnam War POW & later Senator John S. McCain III)

K

*"Kim" — Harold Adrian Russell Philby, British spy for the Soviet Union
*"Kingfish" — Huey P. Long, U.S. politician
*"King Ralph" — Ralph Klein, Premier of Alberta, Canada
*"King of Scouts" — Frederick Russell Burnham, American scout, British Major/Chief of Scouts, and father of international scouting movement.

L

*"Lawrence of Arabia" — T. E. Lawrence, British adventurer
*"Lawrence of Manchuria" — Yamashita Tomoyuki, World War II Japanese general
*"Law West of the Pecos" — Roy Bean, U.S. justice of the peace
*"Leif the Lucky" — Leif Ericson, Norse explorer
*"Lighthorse Harry" — Henry Lee III, U.S. general
*"Little Billy" — William Mahone, Confederate general and United States Congressman
*"The Little Corporal" – Napoleon Bonaparte, Nineteenth Century French general and Emperor
*"The Little Guy from Shawinigan" — Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada
*"Lo" — Lewis Addison Armistead, Confederate general
*"Long Fellow" — Éamon de Valera, former President of Ireland
*"Lord Haw-Haw" —
**Wolf Mitler, Norman Baillie-Stewart, and William Joyce, Nazi radio propaganda broadcasters during World War II
**James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, British military leader during the Crimean War

M

*"Mac the Knife" — Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"Mad Anthony" — Anthony Wayne, United States geberal and statesman
*"The Mad Monk" — Rasputin, Russian mystic
*"Mahatma" — Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Indian activist
*"The Maid of Orleans" — Joan of Arc, national heroine of France and saint of the Catholic Church
*"The Marble Man" — Robert E. Lee, CSA general (for his perfection at West Point)
*"The Marble Model" — Robert E. Lee, CSA general (for his perfection at West Point)
*"Maryland Stuart" — George H. Stewart, Confederate general
*"Maximum John" — John Sirica, U.S. judge
*"Matt Mayhem" — Matt Carruth, U.S. Guitarist for Ae Sence Ov Venjins
*"Menta Lee-il" (A play on "Mentally ill") — "'Kim Jong-il, Leader of North Korea
*"Mike" — Frank W. Fenno, Jr., U.S. submarine commander
*"Miss Run Amuck" — Judith Miller, U.S. journalist
*"Moke" — William J. Millican, U.S. submarine commander
*"Monsieur J'aime Berlin" (French, "Mister 'I-love-Berlin'") — Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"The Monster" — Jacob H. Smith, U.S. general
*"Monty" — B. L. Montgomery, British field-marshal
*"Moon" – Wreford G. Chapple, World War II U.S. ace submarine commander
*"Mr. Bean" — Jean-Pierre Chevènement, French politician
*"Mr. Bean" — Rowan Atkinson, English actor
*"Mr. Dithers" — Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada
*"Mr. Nyet" — Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician
*"Mush" (or "Mushmouth") – Dudley W. Morton, World War II U.S. ace submarine commander

N

*"Narkozy" — Nicholas Sarkozy, French politician (portmanteau of "narc" and "Sarkozy")
*"Ned" –Edward L. Beach, Jr., World War II U.S. submarine commander & writer
*"Nick" –George D. Wallace, U.S. cavalry officer

O

*"Old Blood and Guts" — George S. Patton, Jr., U.S. general
*"Old Flintlock" — Roger Hanson, Confederate general
*"Old Gimlet Eye" — Smedley Butler, United States general
*"Old Jubilee" or "Old Jube" — Jubal Anderson Early, Confederate general
*"Old Pap" — Sterling Price, Confederate general
*"Old Rock" — Henry L. Benning, U.S. legislator and judge, and Confederate general
*"Old Thunder" — Hilaire Belloc, British writer
*"Omowale" (Yoruba, "The Son Returns Home") — Malcolm X, American black nationalist leader and civil rights activist
*"Our Brian" — Brian Peckford, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador [http://www.hoa.gov.nl.ca/hoa/business/hansard/43rd,%203rd/98-04-03.htm]

P

*"Papa" – Joseph Joffre, World War I French "maréchal" [http://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/joffre.htm] [http://www.historynet.com/magazines/mhq/3027181.html]
*"Pappy" – Greg Boyington, World War II U.S. Marine Corps fighter ace [http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/ghboying.htm]
*"Der Panzerkardinal" (German, "The Panzer Cardinal") — Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith [http://www.catholicculture.org/docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=6440] [http://www.romeguide.it/specialepapa/ratzbioeng.htm] [http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=p&ressort=a&id=476852]
*"Papa Doc" — François Duvalier, dictator of Haiti [http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/22/newsid_2525000/2525501.stm]
*"La Pasionaria" (Spanish, "The Passion flower) — Dolores Ibárruri, Spanish political leader
*"Pat" — J. Loy Maloney, U.S. submarine commander
*"Le Père de la victoire" (French, "Father of Victory") — Georges Clemenceau, French statesman
*"PET" — Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
*"Pete" —
**William E. Ferrall, U.S. submarine commander
**Ignatius J. Galantin, U.S. submarine commander
*"Le petit père Combes" (French, "Combes the Little Guy") — Émile Combes, French statesman
*"Petit Rouge" (French, "Little Red") — Manfred von Richthofen, German fighter ace
*"Phoney Tony" — Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"Pi" — Herman A. Piczentkowski, U.S. submarine commander
*"Pilly" — Willis A. Lent, U.S. submarine commander
*"Pineapple Face" — Manuel Noriega, Panamanian dictator
*"Ping" — Theodore S. Wilkinson, U.S. Navy Admiral and commander of ONI
*"Pinky" — Marvin G. Kennedy, United States Navy submarine commander (unsuccessful)r
*"Poco" — William W. Smith, U.S. Navy officer (Kimmel's Chief of Staff) [cite book | title = December 7, 1941 : the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor | first = Gordon W. | last = Prange | coauthors = Donald M Goldstein; Katherine V. Dillon | location = New York | publisher = McGraw-Hill | year = 1988 | isbn = 9780070506824 | oclc = 15793660 | pages = p. 20 ]
*"Prince John" — John B. Magruder, Confederate general
*"Prince of Darkness" —
**Robert Novak, U.S. journalist
**Peter Mandelson, British European Commissioner

Q

R

*"Rankin' John Major" — John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"Rebel" — Vernon L. Lowrance, U.S. ace submarine commander
*"Red" –
**James W. Coe, World War II U.S. ace submarine commander
**Walter E. Doyle, U.S. submarine commander
**Ralph C. Lynch, Jr., U.S. submarine commander
**Lawson P. Ramage, U.S. ace submarine commander
**Douglas N. Syverson, U.S. submarine officer
*"The Red Baron" (German: "der Rote Baron") or "The Red Knight" — Manfred von Richthofen, German fighter ace
*"Red Mike" – Merritt A. Edson, World War II U.S. commando officer (commanding 2d Marine Raider Bn)
*"Rooney" — William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, Confederate general and U.S. congressman
*"Rosey" — Redfield Mason, U.S. cryptanalyst
*"der rote Kampfflieger" (German, "The Red Battle-flyer") — Manfred von Richthofen, German fighter ace
*"The Rottweiler" — Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Charles, Prince of Wales
*"Rum" — John M. Jones, Confederate general

*"Sailor" — Adolph G. Malan, British Air Force fighter ace
*"The Saint" — Augustus R. St. Angelo, U.S. submarine officer
*"Sally" — James J. Archer, Confederate general
*"Sandy" — Louis D. McGregor, U.S. submarine commander
*"Sarko" — Nicholas Sarkozy, French politician
*"Savvy" –
**Charles M. Cooke, World War II U.S. submarine commander
** Leon J. Huffman, U.S. submarine commander
*"Scooter" — I. Lewis Libby, Jr., U.S. political advisor
*"The Scourge of God" — Attila, Hun leader
*"Screwball" — George Beurling, Canadian RAF fighter ace
*"Seminole" — Edmund Kirby Smith, Confederate general
*"Seoul City Sue" — Anna Wallace Suhr, American-born North Korean radio propaganda broadcaster during the Korean War
*"Shanks" — Nathan Evans, Confederate general
*"Shorty" — Charles D. Edmunds, U.S. submarine commander
*"Silent Otto" – Otto Kretschmer, World War II German ace submarine commander
*"Skinny" — Francis W. Rockwell, U.S. Navy submarine sailor
*"Smokey" — Ernest Smith, Canadian soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross
*"Soapy" — Jefferson Randolph Smith II, infamous 19th century American confidence man
*"Sodamn Insane" — Saddam Hussein, Iraqi dictator
*"Soupy" – James H. Campbell, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"La Spagnoletto" (Spanish, "The Little Spaniard") — Jusepe de Ribera, Spanish painter
*"Speed" – John P. Currie, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Speranza of the Nation" — Jane Wilde, Irish poetess and mother of Oscar Wilde
*"Spike" — Martin P. Hottel, U.S. submarine commander
*"Spud" — Elbert C. Lindon, U.S. submarine commander
*"Steam" — Elliott E. Marshall, U.S. submarine commander
*"Stonewall" — Thomas J. Jackson, Confederate general
*"Stoney" — Clifford H. Roper, U.S. submarine commander
*"Stormin' Norman" — Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., U.S. general (a nickname he disliked)
*"Strafer" — William H. E. Gott, British general
*"Stuffy" — Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, commander of Royal Air Force Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain
*"Subtle Doctor" — Duns Scotus, English philosopher and theologian
*"Sunny Jim" — James Callaghan , Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"Sunshine" — Stuart S. Murray, U.S. submarine commander
*"Superliar" — Jacques Chirac, French President
*"Supermac" — Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"The Swamp Fox" — Francis Marion, U.S. general
*"The Swamp Fox of the Confederacy" — M. Jeff Thompson, Confederate general
*"Swede" –
** Eliot H. Bryant, World War II U.S. submarine commander
** Charles B. Momsen, World War II U.S. submarine force commander, inventor of the Momsen lung
*"The Swede" — Houari Boumédienne, Algerian statesman

T

*"Tanakasone" - Yasuhiro Nakasone, Prime Minister of Japan, a derogative epithet coined by the Japanese press in reference to his political ties with disgraced former PM Kakuei Tanaka
*"Tenacious" - Tanaka Raizo, World War II Japanese destroyer admiral (for action in the Solomon Islands)
*"Tex" —
**Forrest R. Biard, World War II U.S. submarine commander
**Heber H. McLean, U.S. submarine commander
**Leonard S. Mewhinney, U.S. submarine commander
*"TGM" — Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Czechoslovakian statesman
*"Le Tigre" (French for "The Tiger") — Georges Clemenceau, French statesman
*"Tiger of Malaya" - Yamashita Tomoyuki, World War II Japanese general
*"Tiny" — Frank C. Lynch, Jr., U.S. submarine commander
*"Tokyo Rose" — Iva Toguri D'Aquino, Japanese radio propaganda broadcaster during World War II
*"Tonton" (informal French, "Uncle") — François Mitterrand, French statesman
*"Tony Liar" — Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"Tubby" — Conrad Black, Canadian financier and newspaper magnate
*"Turkmenbashi" (Turkmen: "Türkmenbaşy" or "Туркменбаши", "Leader of all Turkmens") — Saparmurat Niyazov, Turkmen president
*"Turkey Neck" – George C. Crawford, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Two Jags" (alternatively: "Two Shags") — John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*"Typhoid Mary" — Mary Mallon, first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever in the United States

U

*"Uncle Billy" - William T. Sherman, U.S. Civil War general
*"Uncle Charlie" – Charles A. Lockwood, World War II U.S. Pacific Fleet Submarine Force commander
*"Uncle Joe" — Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union
*"Uncle Ho" — Ho Chi Minh, leader of Vietnam

V

*"Vati" (German, "Pappy" or "Daddy") -Werner Mölders, German figher ace
*"Vee Vee" — Valentine Vivian, British counter-espionage agent
*"La vierge rouge" (French, "The Red Virgin") — Louise Michel, French anarchist leader
*"Vinegar Joe" — Joseph Stillwell, U.S. general
*"The Voyager" — Saint Brendan of Clonfort, legendary Irish explorer
*The Virgin Queen "Queen Elizabeth I"

W

*"Wacky" — W.A.C. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
*"Weary" — Charles W. Wilkins, U.S. submarine commander
*"Weegee" – William G. Brown, World War II U.S. submarine commander
*"Wiesław" — Władysław Gomułka, Polish Communist leader
*"Wild Bill" —
**William J. Donovan, wartime leader of the OSS
**James Hickok, legendary figure of the American Old West
*"Woman of Mass Destruction" — Judith Miller, U.S. journalist
*"Wop" — W. R. May, Canadian aviator
*"Wrong Way" — Douglas Corrigan, U.S. aviator

X

Y

*"Your Czarship" — William Simon, former administrator of the United States Federal Energy Administration

Z

*"Ziggy" — Clifton Sprague, U.S. carrier Task Force commander
*"Zik" — Nnamdi Azikiwe, President of Nigeria

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