Names 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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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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844 376
Israel
Israel "Ice Pick Willie" Alderman

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1,103 533
Pete “Pistol Pete” Rollack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Pete “Pistol Pete” Rollack

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599 265
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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551 245
Louis Fratto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Louis "Cock-Eyed Lou" Fratto Died at 59 (1908-1967)

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538 238
Luigi Manocchio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Luigi "Baby Shanks" Manocchio age 91

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548 252
Frank Abbandando, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Frank "Fingers" Abbandando, Jr. Died at 60 (1935-1995)

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630 303
John Barbato is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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486 251
Anthony
Anthony "Whack-Whack" Indelicato

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303 136
Carmine Galante is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Carmine “The Cigar” Galante Died at 69 (1910-1979)

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348 169
Albert Tannenbaum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Albert "Tick–Tock" Tannenbaum Died at 70 (1906-1976)

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472 255
George DeCicco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
George "Butterass" DeCicco age 89

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315 161
Angelo Ruggiero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Angelo "Quack Quack" Ruggiero Died at 49 (1940-1989)

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294 147
Thomas Cacciopoli is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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366 201
Donald Angelini is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Donald "The Wizard of Odds" Angelini Died at 74 (1926-2000)

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262 130
Jake Guzik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik Died at 70 (1886-1956)

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277 142
Peter Chiodo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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230 111
Frank DeMayo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Frank "Chee-Chee" DeMayo Died at 64 (1885-1949)

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362 205
Louis Daidone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Louis "Louie Bagels" Daidone age 72

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246 125
Peter Licavoli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Peter "Horseface" Licavoli Died at 82 (1902-1984)

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242 131
Thomas Pitera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Thomas "Tommy Karate" Pitera age 64

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298 175
Pasquale "Pat the Cat"... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Pasquale "Pat the Cat" Spirito

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188 98
Girolamo Palermo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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221 126
William Daddano, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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222 133
Sam Battaglia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Sam "Teets" Battaglia Died at 65 (1908-1973)

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156 84
Antonio Tomasulo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Antonio "Bootsie" Tomasulo Died at 86 (1917-2003)

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184 108
Thomas Bilotti is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Thomas "The Toupee" Bilotti Died at 45 (1940-1985)

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140 75
John Zancocchio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
John "Porky" Zancocchio age 60

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147 81
Joseph Lanza is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Joseph "Socks" Lanza Died at 64 (1904-1968)

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196 122
Ronnie Trucchio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Ronnie "One Armed Ronnie" Trucchio age 67

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143 80
Carmine Fatico is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Carmine "Charley Wagons" Fatico Died at 81 (1910-1991)

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134 74
Philip Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Philip "Benny Squint" Lombardo Died at 79 (1908-1987)

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157 93
Harry Riccobene is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Harry "The Hump" Riccobene Died at 91 (1909-2000)

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131 72
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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138 78
Benjamin Fein is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Benjamin "Dopey Benny" Fein Died at 73 (1889-1962)

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148 89
Philip Testa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Philip "Chicken Man" Testa Died at 57 (1924-1981)

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171 108
Joseph Andriacchi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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135 81
Peter LoCascio is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Peter "Mr. Bread" LoCascio age 101

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144 92
Charles Nicoletti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Charles "The Typewriter" Nicoletti Died at 61 (1916-1977)

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125 78
Kazuo Taoka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Kazuo “The Bear” Taoka Died at 68 (1913-1981)

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133 85
Richard Cantarella is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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133 87
Alfred Polizzi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Alfred "The Owl" Polizzi Died at 94 (1900-1994)

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138 95
Ciro Terranova is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Ciro "The Artichoke King" Terranova Died at 50 (1888-1938)

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123 82
Giuseppe Morello is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Giuseppe "The Clutch Hand" Morello Died at 63 (1867-1930)

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123 86
Louis Consalvo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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131 103
Salvatore Catalanotte is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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103 77
Carl Civella is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Carl "Corky" Civella Died at 84 (1910-1994)

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105 80
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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91 72
Carmen Milano is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Carmen "Flipper" Milano Died at 77 (1929-2006)

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83 66
Paul DiCocco, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Paul "Legs DiCocco" DiCocco, Sr. Died at 65 (1924-1989)