How Did Snoop Dogg Get His Famous Nickname?

  The Peanuts cartoon by Charles M. Schulz ran from 1950 to 2000

The Peanuts cartoon by Charles M. Schulz ran from 1950 to 2000

Snoop Dogg was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. in 1971 in Long Beach, California. But how did Snoop Dogg get his famous nickname? The answer is from the cartoon Peanuts which appeared on both Television/Film and comic strip form. In the Peanuts, there is a character named Snoopy who is the dog of the main character Charlie Brown. When Snoop Dogg was kid during the 70s, he used to watch so Peanuts that his mom said he began to look the character Snoopy, “My momma gave me the name. I used to love Peanuts and Charlie Brown — Snoopy was my favorite cartoon character growing up. I watched so much, I started to look like him,” Snoop explained. 

  Snoopy pretending to be a World War II pilot

Snoopy pretending to be a World War II pilot

Wikipedia says that: Snoopy is Charlie Brown's pet dog. Intelligent beyond his species, he is independent-minded and prone to fantasies. 

Does that sound like Snoop Dogg to you? 

So as a child he was called Snoopy around the house by his mother and uncles. He also added ''dog'' to his name and became ''Snoopy Dog'' before transplanting the ''y'' to the end of his name i.e. ''Snoop Doggy'' before adding the final ''Dog'' with the double ''g'' making it ''Snoop Doggy Dogg''.

  Snoopy as fantasy college student Joe Cool

Snoopy as fantasy college student Joe Cool

This name stuck with him and he began his career for real in '92 when appeared on Dr. Dre's classic album ''The Chronic''. Snoop would keep this name until 1998 when he was forced to change it after he left Death Row Records to join Master P's No Limit Records. He then became ''Snoop Dogg'', a name he would keep until 2013 when he briefly became ''Snoop Lion'' before returning to ''Snoop Dogg'' from 2015 until today.

Snoop Dogg's father Vernell Varnado said, "He had a lot of hair on his head as a baby and looked like a little dog."

So we guess the name was just meant to be!

Alexander Ramalho