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The prefix “Lil” and “Young” in rappers’ names go way back in hip hop.

While active or now defunct, the earliest adopters of the “Lil” and “Young” monikers birthed a wave of artists who still resort to this common nomenclature today. They’re even switching things up (re: Blac Youngsta & NBA Youngboy).


Whether young or old, we’re highlighting these rappers who opted to keep it simple when choosing their stage name.

Check out these 40 rappers who adopted the name and went on to have successful careers below.

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40 Rappers With Lil Or Young In Their Name (PHOTOS)  was originally published on

1. Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

2. Lil Pump

Lil Pump Source:Nabil Elderkin/Warner Bros.

3. Lil Ronny MothaF

Lil Ronny MothaF Source:Radio One

4. Lil Nas X

5. Lil Reese

6. Lil B

7. Lil Jon

Lil Jon Source:Getty

8. Lil Romeo

9. Lil Boosie

Lil Boosie Source:WENN

10. Lil Baby

Lil Baby Source:Radio One

11. Lil Bibby

12. Lil Xan

Lil Xan Source:WENN

13. Lil Yachty

Lil Yachty Source:Getty

14. Lil Twist

15. Lil Flip

Lil Flip Source:#LiveBFela

16. Lil Durk

Lil Durk Source:WENN

17. Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert Source:Getty

18. Lil Scrappy

Lil Scrappy Source:Getty

19. Lil Kim

Lil Kim Source:Getty

20. Lil Bow Wow

Lil Bow Wow Source:Getty

21. Lil Skies

22. Lil Dicky

23. Yung Joc

24. Lil Peep

25. Lil Fizz

Lil Fizz Source:Getty

26. Lil’ Zane

Lil' Zane Source:WENN

27. Young Jeezy

Young Jeezy Source:Getty

28. Young M.A

Young M.A Source:Getty

29. Young Dolph

Young Dolph Source:Jose Estrada

30. Young Greatness

Young Greatness Source:Tonya Jameson

31. Young Thug

Young Thug Source:z1079 summer jam 2016

32. Young Buck

Young Buck Source:Getty

33. Young Scooter

Young Scooter Source:Jalil Lateef

34. Young Dro

Young Dro Source:StarterCAM /

35. NBA Youngboy

36. Yung Bans

37. Yung Lean

38. Blac Youngsta

39. Yung L.A.

40. Young Chris