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Ziggy is a masculine given name, often a diminutive form (hypocorism) of Zigmunt and other names. It is also a nickname. Notable people with the name include:


Nickname or hypocorism[edit]

  • Ezekiel Ansah (born 1989), National Football League player
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-2017), United States National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981
  • Zygmont Czarobski (1922-1984), American College Football Hall-of-Fame and National Football League player
  • Ziggy Gordon (born 1993), Scottish footballer
  • Evander Ziggy Hood (born 1987), National Football League player
  • Zachary Ziggy Lichman (born 1981), a contestant on the reality TV show Big Brother UK, Season 8
  • Ziggy Lorenc (born 1958), Canadian television and radio personality
  • David Nesta Ziggy Marley (born 1968), Grammy-winning Jamaican musician; oldest son of Bob Marley
  • Ziggy Modeliste (born 1948), American drummer best known as a founding member of the funk group The Meters
  • Ziggy Niszczot (born 1955), Australian former professional rugby league footballer
  • Žigmund Pálffy (born 1972), retired National Hockey League player from Slovakia
  • Sigurd Rosnes, Norwegian songwriter and producer
  • Ilari Sahamies (born 1983), Finnish professional poker player
  • David "Ziggy" Sigmond, guitarist for Canadian rock group Econoline Crush
  • George Snider, American retired race car driver
  • Zigmunt Ziggy Switkowski (born 1948), Australian businessman and nuclear physicist
  • Zigmunt Zygi Wilf (born 1950), owner of the Minnesota Vikings National Football League team
  • Ziggy the bagman (born c. 1950), Zbygnew Marian Willzek, a homeless man who lives in Toowong, Brisbane, Australia
  • Brad Ziegler (born 1979), relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics

Stage name[edit]

  • Ziggy Elman, stage name of American jazz trumpeter Harry Aaron Finkelman (1914–1968)
  • Ziggy Stardust, a 1970s persona of David Bowie (1947–2016), English musician, singer-songwriter, producer, actor and arranger

Fictional characters[edit]


  • Ziggy (elephant) (1917–1975), an Indian elephant who lived at the Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago