Sobriquets, Nicknames of Famous Personalities

When people become famous, public often begin to call them by one or more nickname / sobriquet. Often times these sobriquets become so popular that they become permanent. Following is the list of some famous personalities from around the world and the sobriquets they are known by.

ALSO SEE: Nicknames of Countries in the World

Sobriquets, Nicknames of Famous Personalities
Person’s Name Sobriquet / Nickname
Adolf Hitler Fuehrer
Amir Khushro Parrot of India, Tota-e-hind
Ashutosh Mukherji Bengal Kesari
Babur Prince of Autobiography
Bal Gangadhar Tilak Punjab Kesari, Lokmanya
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhay Sahitya Samrat
Benito Mussolini II Duce
Bhagat Singh Prince of Martyrs, Sahid-e-Azam
CF Andrews Deen bandhu
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari CR, Rajaji
Chanakya Machiavelli of India
Chandra Shekhar Young Turk
Chaudhury Devi Lal Tau
Chengiz Khan Scourage of God
Chitta Ranjan Das Desh bandhu
CN Annadurai Anna
Dadabhai Naoroji Grand Old man of India
Dayanand Saraswati Martin Luther of India
Dhundiraj Govind Phalke Grandfather of Indian Films
Dhyanchand Magician of Hockey
Dr. Anugrah Narayan Singh Bihar Vibhuti
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Desh Ratna, Ajatshatru
Dr. Srikrishna Singh Bihar Kesari
Duke of Wellington Iron Duke
Earl of Warwick King Maker
Edmund Spencer Poet’s Poet
Florence Nightingale Lady with the lamp
Gen Ervin Rommel Desert Fox
General Eisenhower Ike
Geoffery Chaucer Father of English Poetry
George Bernard Shaw GBS
Hippocrates Father of Medicine
Hiuen Tsang Prince of Pilgrims
Ho Chi Minh Uncle Ho
Indira Gandhi Iron Lady of India
Jagjiwan Ram Babuji
Jainul Abdin Akbar of Kashmir
Jawaharlal Nehru Chacha, Pandit ji
Jayaprakash Narayan JP, Loknayak
Joan of Arc Maid of Orleans
Kapil Dev Haryana Hurricane
Karpuri Thakur Jana Nayak
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Frontier Gandhi, Badshah Khan
KV Puttappa Kuvempu
Lal Bahadur Shastri Man of Peace
Lala Lajpat Rai Bengali Tiger
Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal Together known as – Lal, Bal, Pal
Lata Mangeshkar Swar Kokila
Lord Buddha Enlightened One
Lord Rippon Father of the Local Self-Government
Mahakavi Kalidas Shakespeare of India
Maharaja Kumar of Vizianagara Vizzy
Mahatma Gandhi Father of the Nation, Bapu, Mahatma
Major General Rajinder Singh Sparrow
Mark Twain Samuel Clemens
Milkha Singh Flying Sikh
Mohammad Ali Jinnah Quaid-i-Azam
Mother Teresa Mother
MS Golwalkar Guruji
Muhammad bin Tughlaq Prince of Money Makers
Nagarjuna Indian Einstein
Napoleon Bonaparte Little Corporal,Man of Destiny
Otto Van Bismark Man of Blood and Iron
Pearl Buck Li-Kwan
PT Usha Udanpari
Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya Mahamanya, Prince of Beggars
Purushottam Das Tandon Rajarishi
Queen Elizabeth I Maiden Queen
Rabindranath Tagore Vishwa Kavi, Kaviguru, Gurudev
Raja Ram Mohan Roy Morning Star of India Renaissance
Ravi Shankar Maharaj Father of Gujarat
Richard Cobden Apostle of Free Trade
Sachin Tendulkar Master Blaster
Salim Ali Bird man of India
Samudra Gupta Napoleon of India
Sankaracharya Sage of Kanchi
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhay Kathasilpi
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Strong (Iron) Man of India
Sarojini Naidu Nightingale of India
Saurav Ganguly Prince of Kolkata
Sayyed Bandhu King Maker of Indian History
Sayyed Bandu Kingmaker of Indian History
Shah Jahan Prince of Builders
Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Sher-e-Kashmir, Lion of Kashmir
Sheikh Mujibut Rahman Banga Bandhu
Sir Walter Scot Wizard of the North
Subhash Chandra Bose Netaji, Patriot of Patriots
Sunil Gavaskar Little Master
T Prakasam Andhra Kesari
Tipu Sultan Mysore Tiger
Tushar Kanti Ghosh Grand old man of Indian Journalism
Valmiki Adi Kavi
William Shakespeare Bard of Avon
Willium E Gladstone Grand Old Man of Britain
Yatindra Mohan Sengupta Deshpriya