Poker Hand Nicknames

Throughout the long history of the game, poker lovers have created a rather wide selection of holdem hand nicknames. Many of the poker hand names have cultural references and humorous undertones and aren't necessarily only used in Texas Holdem. The use of poker hand nicknames is said to give the game some additional spice. Although we are sure that the veteran players are already familiar with many poker hand nicknames, we wanted to collect the various poker nicknames here for all to enjoy. In addition, throwing in these poker hand phrases out there ocassionally will help give off the impression that you are quite a seasoned player.

Single Cards:

Card  Poker Hand Nickname
ace poker hand hierarchy Bullet, Rocket
King poker card call - cowboy Cowboy
Queen poker hand nickname dame Lady, Dame, Dyke
Jack poker hand rank as hook Knave, Hook, Fishhook
poker hands nicknames 10 dimes Dime
poker cards 9 are niner Niner
snowman poker Snowman, Fat Lady, Ocho
poker hand nicknames hockey stick Hockey Stick
poker hand nicknames Boot poker 6 Boot
5 card poker hands nicknames 5 Five spot
poker hand 4 Sailboat, Sharp Top, Four spot
poker hand names trey poker Trey, Crab
poker hand deuces 2 Deuce, Duck

Paired Starting Hands:

Card  Poker Hand Nickname
AA Pocket Rockets, Rockets, Bullets, American Airlines
KK Cowboys, King Kong, Gorillas, Kangaroos, Krispy Kreme
QQ Ladies, Hookers, Siegfried & Roy
JJ Fishhooks, Hooks, Jokers, Jay Birds
TT Dimes, Tension
99 Gretzky, Popeye's, Phil Hellmuth
88 Snowmen, Fat Ladies, Dog Balls, Race Tracks
77 Hockey Sticks, Sunset Strip, Mullets
66 Route 66, Kicks, Cherries
55 Presto, Speed Limit
44 Magnum, Sail Boats
33 Crabs, Treys
22 Ducks, Pocket Swans, Dueces

Unpaired Starting Hands:

Card  Poker Hand Nickname
AK Big Slick in A Suit(suited), Big Slick, Walking back to Houston
AQ Little Slick, Big Chick, Doyle Brunson
AJ Blackjack, Ajax, Jackass
A8 Dead Man's Hand
A3 Ashtray, Baskin and Robbins
KQ Marriage(suited), Mixed Marriage
KJ Kojak, King John, Tucson Monster
K9 Fido, What a Dog, Canine
K7 Columbia River
QJ Maverick, Oedipus
Q3 Gay Waiter
J5 Jackson Five, Motown
T8 Tetris
T5 Nickel and Dime, Woolworths
T2 Texas Dolly
96 Big Lick, Dinner for Two
95 Dolly Parton
84 Big Brother
72 Beer Hand
54 Jesse James, Colt

Miscellaneous Cards:

Card  Poker Hand Nickname
A32 ABC
KKK Alabama Night Riders; Three Wise Men
TTT Thirty Miles of Bad Road
222 Huey, Dewey and Louie
AK74 AK-47
AA88Q Dead Man's Hand
AKQJT Broadway
A5432 Wheel