NickNames is a simple plugin, that adds support for nicknames into the game. These nicknames persist over server restarts, and can be coloured. Display name, tab-list name, and name in join and quit messages are currently affected by nicknames.


  • /nick - Basic nick command.
  • /nick <nickname> - Changes your nick to <nickname>.
  • /nick <playername> <nickname> - Changes <playername>'s nick to <nickname>.
  • /nick off - Removes your nick.
  • /nick off <playername> - Removes nickname for <playername>.
  • /nicknames - Displays plugin information.
  • /nicknames lookup <nickname> - Looks up a username from a nickname.


  • nicknames.nick - Can change any nicks.
  • nicknames.nick.self - Can change own nick.
  • nicknames.nick.other - Can change other's nicks.
  • nicknames.lookup - Can lookup people based on their nicknames


As of version 2.3, there are two configuration options. In v2.2, the only option is allow-duplicate-nicknames, which determines whether the plugin will allow multiple players having the same nickname. Note that it is recommended to set this to false as it prevents use of the lookup command. In v2.3 the option join-and-quit-message-colour is added to stop nickname colour from taking over the message. It defaults to the default colour (yellow).

allow-duplicate-nicknames: false
# &e is yellow
join-and-quit-message-colour: &e


  • v2.3 - Join and quit messages, colour support added
  • v2.2 - Improve help command, add tab-list name changing.
  • v2.1 - Add nick lookup and nick off <playername> capabilities
  • v2.0 - Complete rewrite
  • v1.1 - Changed to JRE6, fixes.
  • v1.0 - Release

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  • Avatar of lightningdust46 lightningdust46 Feb 15, 2016 at 17:28 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm having a problem with this, whatever the last color typed in my name, is also the color of the chat. help?

  • Avatar of YoloMiner1 YoloMiner1 Jan 13, 2016 at 19:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Does not work anymore

  • Avatar of XingLian XingLian Mar 15, 2015 at 10:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Is this plugin supports Unicode? (e.g. Chinese, Japanese) After searching hard in Bukkit and Curse, I can't find any nickname plugin that supports Unicode.

  • Avatar of Flashera Flashera Feb 27, 2015 at 00:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you add support for:

    Strings as nicknames (ie. /nickname John Selleck, just to distinguish) The ability for a staff to have prefixes in tab. (so like, prefix per group, kind of like in Nametag edit)

  • Avatar of Odde01 Odde01 Feb 17, 2015 at 20:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Oh can i do Space in my name?

  • Avatar of XxBoonexX XxBoonexX Dec 22, 2014 at 16:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Is this compatible with spigot 1.7.10 I see to get a lot of errors when /nick'ing someone.

    Last edited Dec 22, 2014 by XxBoonexX
  • Avatar of Zombiemonster321 Zombiemonster321 Sep 06, 2014 at 11:32 UTC - 0 likes

    lol anyone can give me ip i so i can be co-owner?

  • Avatar of Dillzzzzz Dillzzzzz Aug 18, 2014 at 23:38 UTC - 0 likes

    And bukkit tell me to take off unrelated Categories?

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  • Avatar of FedeLasse FedeLasse Aug 12, 2014 at 16:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @Dcastle789: Go

    You need to set up permissions for other people to be able to use the command in the server. I personally installed the PermissionsEx plugin for that, then set up my permissions.yml inside PermissionsEx's folder like so. The default permissions functionality provided by Bukkit/Spigot never worked for me. If you want to restrict the nickname commands to certain groups of people, you'll have to read up on how to write these permissions.yml files, as my example in the link simply provides the ability for everyone to nickname themselves. I run a small server, so this is what we preferred. Hope this helped ya out.

  • Avatar of Dcastle789 Dcastle789 Aug 11, 2014 at 18:33 UTC - 0 likes



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Apr 23, 2012
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