50+ Most Famous Drake Nicknames

This article contains nicknames for the Canadian singer and rapper Aubrey Drake Graham, more commonly known by his stage name, Drake.

Born on October 24, 1986, Drake is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with album sales above 170 million. He boasts impressive achievements, including winning four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and 34 Billboard Music Awards. He also has the most simultaneously charted songs in one week (27) and the most continuous time on the Hot 100 at 431 weeks.

Did you know that Drake started out as an actor before venturing into music? He starred as Jimmy Brooks in “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” He played the character from 2001 until 2009. Alongside his cast members, Drake won the Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) award at the 2002 Young Artist Award.

List of Drake Nicknames

Now that we know some interesting things about Drake let’s explore his popular nicknames.

1. Champagne Papi

Champagne Papi” is a popular nickname and the Instagram handle of Drake. Many fans point to 2011–13 as when Drake adopted this persona. During this period, Drake’s style and music became influenced by the culture of the West Indies. The flamboyant dress sense of the men there, often referred to as “papis” also caught on with Drake. Similarly, champagne has been reported to be Drake’s drink of choice which naturally conjures up images of class and elegance.

2. Drizzy

Another popular alias for Drake is “Drizzy.” The exact origins of “Drizzy” are unclear. However, one report claims that he likely gained the nickname while collaborating with Lil Wayne, his mentor. Wayne is also known as “Weezy,” “Drizzy” seems like an affectionate nickname bestowed on Drake. Kanye West’s “Yeezy” and Chris Brown’s “Breezy” are similar variations.

3. OVO

OVO” is the name of Drake’s fashion label, which fans have adopted as his nickname. The abbreviation stands for “October’s Very Own,” which signifies Drake’s birth month. The brand’s emblem is an owl.

4. 6 God

6 God” is the title of a song by Drake and is also a fan’s favorite among Drake’s monikers. The “6” may be a reference to Toronto where he was born and is short for its area code, 416. “God” may be a form of braggadocio that is common among rappers in this case referring to himself as the God of Toronto, much like how Jay Z styles himself as the King of New York.

5. Voodoo Child

The nickname “Voodoo Child” is a self-referential one that comes from one of Drake’s songs, “Free Spirit”. The song which contains explicit lyrics has Drake rapping: “I’m Drizzy Drake to my old b*****s, Voodoo Child to my new h**s.”

6. Wheelchair Jimmy

Wheelchair Jimmy” is a moniker that takes its name from the character Drake played as a child actor. His character, Jimmy, used a wheelchair when he was paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot in an episode in the fourth season of Degrassi.

7. Young Angel

 In 2009, Drake signed up under Young Money Entertainment which was created by Lil Wayne. “Young Angel” and “Young Lion” were the nicknames Drake and Wayne used for each other during their collaborations. Drake calls himself “Young Angel” while Lil Wayne calls himself “Young Lion.”

8. Francisco Mandarin

“Francisco Mandarin” is an alter ego of Drake. According to this fansite: “Many seem to think this personality was created after being constantly harassed by inferior rappers. Aubrey, usually a very nice guy, could not take the shots anymore, and Francisco was born. Francisco is by far Aubrey’s most ignorant personality. He has an affinity for smoking hookah, dressing like a Mafia don, and is an all-around dangerous individual.”

9. Greatest Ever

In the music video for “Forever,” released in 2009, Drake towers over the camera against a massive backdrop of pyrotechnics and flashing lights. He is joined by three rappers namely, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem.

As the chorus fades out, Drake glances downward at the three rappers and scowls: “Last name Ever, first name Greatest.” In that moment, a nickname was born.

10. Chaining Tatum

The song “Pop Style,” a line from there: “Got so many chains they call me Chaining Tatum,” which is a pun on Channing Tatum’s name, sparked hilarious reactions from fans on Twitter. Tatum’s wife, Jenna Dewan, also got in on the act while fans were happy to add another nickname to Drake’s growing catalog.

Other nicknames for Drake include:

  1. Drizzy Drake
  2. Heartbreak Drake
  3. Young Frank
  4. Young Papi
  5. Drizzy Drake Rodgers
  6. Drizzy Hendrix
  7. Homicide Drizzy
  8. Aubz
  9. Shopping Bag Drizzy
  10. Mr OVOXO
  11. Drake Griffin
  12. Young Frankie Geechi Liberachi
  13. Young Sweet Jones
  14. Mr. Damn He Aint’ Coppin That Is He?
  15. The Same Yellow Boy that Used to Play Up on Degrassi
  16. The Chris Paul of This Fall
  17. The Lebron James of This Rap Game
  18. Prada G
  19. The Reason Why You Always Getting Faded
  20. The Young Money White Knight
  21. Young Money Superstar
  22. Cash Money Running Back
  23. Champagne Charlie
  24. Little Nicky
  25. Captain Hook
  26. Hookah Papi
  27. Young King
  28. Mr CTV
  29. Bottega Don.
  30. Drakkardnoir
  31. One Take Drake
  32. Mr. October
  33. October’s Truly
  34. OVO Don Dada
  35. The Only 23 Year Old Wine Connoisseur.
  36. The King of 1st Quarter
  37. Frostbite Drizzy
  38. Light Skin Keith Sweat
  39. ’91 Dan Marino
  40. The Kid with the Motor Mouth
  41. The Boy
  42. The Youngest ***** Reppin’
  43. 6Man
  44. Young Papito
  45. El Draké

Are there any other Drake nicknames we may have omitted? Let us know in the comments below.

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