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This article is about the name. For the comic strip, see Ziggy (comic strip). For the 1993 single by Celine Dion, see Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy).

Ziggy is a masculine given name, often a diminutive form (hypocorism) of Zigmunt and other names. It is also a nickname. It may refer to:


Nickname or hypocorism[edit]

  • Ezekiel Ansah (born 1989), National Football League player
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski (born 1928), United States National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981
  • 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 rugby league player
  • 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