97 Best Nicknames for Snipers (Military Nicknames, etc)

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Nicknames for snipers are often tough and intimidating, but they can also be funny or admirable.

The possibilities are virtually endless, but we list more than 90 of the best nickname ideas below.

Scroll past the list for tips on creating your own unique sniper nickname, too!

  1. The Pro
  2. In Armor
  3. Oath Keeper
  4. The Omega
  5. Warmonger
  6. Joker
  7. Bullseye
  8. Rocket
  9. Atom
  10. Vader
  11. Preacher
  12. The Ghost
  13. Tank
  14. Magician
  15. The Shark
  16. Scarecrow
  17. MadDog
  18. Zero
  19. Money
  20. The Kid
  21. Wolfman
  22. Hide Site Hero
  23. Warlock
  24. Einstein
  25. Rage Fire
  26. Ballistic Bloke
  27. Flanker Force
  28. The Neutralizer
  29. Tactical Sort
  30. Long-Range Rover
  31. The Camo Collector
  32. Stealth Hombre
  33. With Intent
  34. Potential Danger
  35. Wicked
  36. Night Fall
  37. The Assassin
  38. Sharpshooter Sort
  39. The Target Striker
  40. Increased Lethality
  41. With Lethality
  42. Chaos Atmosphere
  43. Trajectory Gent
  44. Aiming High
  45. The Elite
  46. A-Lister
  47. First Class
  48. Combat Nobility
  49. A Strategic Shot
  50. The Brutalizer
  51. Shrewd Enough
  52. Profound
  53. Tracker Dude
  54. The Wolf
  55. In Sniper Alley
  56. With Havoc
  57. The Marksman
  58. Combat
  59. With Strategy
  60. Radical Command
  61. Jagged Edge
  62. By Chance
  63. Chaotic
  64. With Supremacy
  65. Sinister Chap
  66. King of Corruption
  67. The Feral Fighter
  68. Firestorm
  69. Steel Scepter
  70. Imperial Authority
  71. Sovereign Reign
  72. Ultimate Aim
  73. Armageddon
  74. The Fallen
  75. Falcon Force
  76. Chaos Crusher
  77. Barbaric Blaster
  78. Vengeance
  79. The Eternal
  80. The Crazed Guerilla
  81. In Limbo
  82. The Challenger
  83. Devastation
  84. The Cyclone
  85. Legacy of Justice
  86. Treacherous
  87. Voice of Reason
  88. A Spiteful Shot
  89. In Darkness
  90. Cyclops
  91. The Reaper
  92. Last Chance
  93. The Optimist
  94. Vindication
  95. The Ominous One
  96. Carbine Bandit
  97. Shadow Agent

How to Create a Cool Sniper Nickname

You usually don’t choose your own nickname as a sniper — a nickname is given to you based on something memorable about you.

When creating sniper nicknames, you can get inspiration from the following places or traits:

  • Skills: Some of the most well-known snipers have nicknames that come from their sheer skill. For example, Chris Kyle — the basis of the 2014 movie American Sniper — became known as “The Legend” due to his high skill level.
  • Experiences: Memorable (and sometimes embarrassing) moments can be great inspiration for a sniper nickname. Fell down the stairs in front of everyone once? Maybe they’ll call you “Stairwell.” Or, if you’re prone to seasickness, you might get the ironic nickname of “Captain.” Names of this type can be very funny — as long as you’re in on the joke!
  • Given name: Use a shortened or altered version of the person’s given name — “Smitty” if their last name is Smith, “D” if their first or last name starts with that letter, etc.
  • Birthplace: Nicknames like “Alaska” or “Wash” (short for “Washington”) can work well for someone who is from a unique place, or just somewhere different from the rest of the group.
  • Looks: Nicknames based on distinguishing features are classic. Use names like “Blondie” or a blonde person, “Beanstalk” for someone tall and thin, or “Tiny” for someone short. After all, even Frank Sinatra was nicknamed Ol’ Blue Eyes!
  • Personality: If someone has a very distinct personality trait, that trait can become a nickname, such as “Duty” for a dutiful person, “Chatter” for someone who talks a lot, or “Tidy” for a hyper-organized person.
  • Pop culture: You can take inspiration from military characters in popular culture, like Rambo, Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump, Maverick from Top Gun, or Hawkeye from M*A*S*H.