crime The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames  

Amy Boal
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When it comes to funny nicknames, the mafia has it covered. These are the best mafia nicknames (which basically means the funniest mafia nicknames) around! As far as mafia names and mob names, sometimes Joey or even just Salvatore simply won't do. Mob bosses aren't messing around with nicknames, as evidenced by the creativity and imagination popping off the list of nicknames given to the most colorful characters in all of organized crime.

What would your mafia nickname be? Big Tuna? Butterass? Mayhaps your unwavering love of garlic mashed potatoes would earn you the nickname, "Willie Potatoes?" One can dream, right? Obviously, the mob is a dangerous thing, because crime and murders and drugs and stuff. But that doesn't mean that they don't have a great sense of humor. Sometimes that sense of humor manifests itself in an incredibly violent fashion, like cutting somebody up into little pieces, placing those pieces in a gym bag, and throwing them in to the Hudson River - but sometimes they just give each other really funny nicknames. On the very small off chance there's anything to love about the mafia, it's probably that. And also for keeping New York City, and really the entire tri-state area, operating.

So god bless the mafia and the mob (Italian or Russian or just any of them!), for this one very specific thing (funny mobster names) and please help us rank the most creative and funny mafia nicknames ever given to a boss, muscle, consigliere, lackey, or whatever other roles they may have. If you can't get enough of hilarious and awesome names, vote on these badass Viking names, too!

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288 113
Joseph Bonanno is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno Died at 97 (1905-2002)

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241 92
John Barbato is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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285 119
Israel "Ice Pick Willie... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Israel "Ice Pick Willie" Alderman

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189 69
Tony Accardo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo Died at 86 (1906-1992)

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187 68
Luigi Manocchio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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201 80
Louis Fratto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Louis "Cock-Eyed Lou" Fratto Died at 59 (1908-1967)

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163 64
Anthony "Whack-Whack" ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Anthony "Whack-Whack" Indelicato

8
179 78
George DeCicco is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

9
194 90
Louis Daidone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

10
193 95
Frank Abbandando, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Frank "Fingers" Abbandando, Jr. Died at 60 (1935-1995)

11
172 82
Donald Angelini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Donald "The Wizard of Odds" Angelini Died at 74 (1926-2000)

12
202 103
Pete “Pistol Pete” Rollack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Pete “Pistol Pete” Rollack

13
141 63
Albert Tannenbaum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Albert "Tick–Tock" Tannenbaum Died at 70 (1906-1976)

14
116 48
Angelo Ruggiero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Angelo "Quack Quack" Ruggiero Died at 49 (1940-1989)

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101 38
Carmine Galante is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Carmine “The Cigar” Galante Died at 69 (1910-1979)

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115 50
Thomas Cacciopoli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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101 48
William Daddano, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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140 77
Pasquale "Pat the Cat"... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Pasquale "Pat the Cat" Spirito

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92 43
Jake Guzik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik Died at 70 (1886-1956)

20
105 59
Peter Chiodo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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97 53
Sam Battaglia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Sam "Teets" Battaglia Died at 65 (1908-1973)

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103 60
Thomas Pitera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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80 42
Peter Licavoli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Peter "Horseface" Licavoli Died at 82 (1902-1984)

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91 53
Ronnie Trucchio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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77 42
Thomas Bilotti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Thomas "The Toupee" Bilotti Died at 45 (1940-1985)

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65 33
Frank DeMayo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Frank "Chee-Chee" DeMayo Died at 64 (1885-1949)

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51 24
Carmine Fatico is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Carmine "Charley Wagons" Fatico Died at 81 (1910-1991)

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55 28
Antonio Tomasulo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Antonio "Bootsie" Tomasulo Died at 86 (1917-2003)

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60 33
Harry Riccobene is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Harry "The Hump" Riccobene Died at 91 (1909-2000)

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66 41
Girolamo Palermo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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52 29
Joseph Lanza is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Joseph "Socks" Lanza Died at 64 (1904-1968)

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53 33
Richard Cantarella is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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51 32
Giuseppe Morello is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Giuseppe "The Clutch Hand" Morello Died at 63 (1867-1930)

34
44 27
James Napoli is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
James "Jimmy Nap" Napoli Died at 81 (1911-1992)

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46 29
Benjamin Fein is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Benjamin "Dopey Benny" Fein Died at 73 (1889-1962)

36
63 45
Charles Nicoletti is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Charles "The Typewriter" Nicoletti Died at 61 (1916-1977)

37
64 46
Alfred Polizzi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Alfred "The Owl" Polizzi Died at 94 (1900-1994)

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46 30
Peter LoCascio is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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54 38
Philip Testa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Philip "Chicken Man" Testa Died at 57 (1924-1981)

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72 55
Joseph Andriacchi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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43 28
Carl Civella is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Carl "Corky" Civella Died at 84 (1910-1994)

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62 46
Salvatore Catalanotte is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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43 29
Philip Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Philip "Benny Squint" Lombardo Died at 79 (1908-1987)

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45 31
Louis Tom Dragna is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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63 48
Ciro Terranova is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Ciro "The Artichoke King" Terranova Died at 50 (1888-1938)

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40 27
John Zancocchio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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49 37
Kazuo Taoka is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Kazuo “The Bear” Taoka Died at 68 (1913-1981)

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45 37
Stephen Armone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Stephen "14th Street Steve" Armone Died at 61 (1899-1960)

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50 43
Salvatore Avellino is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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45 41
Louis Consalvo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames