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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797 356
Israel "Ice Pick Willie... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Israel "Ice Pick Willie" Alderman

2
1,073 504
Pete “Pistol Pete” Rollack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Pete “Pistol Pete” Rollack

3
798 360
Joseph Bonanno is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno Died at 97 (1905-2002)

4
571 256
Tony Accardo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo Died at 86 (1906-1992)

5
517 226
Luigi Manocchio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Luigi "Baby Shanks" Manocchio age 91

6
530 234
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)

7
524 236
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)

8
603 290
John Barbato is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

9
292 130
Carmine Galante is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Carmine “The Cigar” Galante Died at 69 (1910-1979)

10
470 245
Anthony "Whack-Whack" ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Anthony "Whack-Whack" Indelicato

11
339 166
Albert Tannenbaum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Albert "Tick–Tock" Tannenbaum Died at 70 (1906-1976)

12
454 248
George DeCicco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
George "Butterass" DeCicco age 89

13
303 156
Angelo Ruggiero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Angelo "Quack Quack" Ruggiero Died at 49 (1940-1989)

14
360 195
Donald Angelini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Donald "The Wizard of Odds" Angelini Died at 74 (1926-2000)

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285 144
Thomas Cacciopoli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Thomas "Tommy Sneakers" Cacciopoli age 68

16
271 137
Peter Chiodo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

17
223 108
Frank DeMayo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Frank "Chee-Chee" DeMayo Died at 64 (1885-1949)

18
355 201
Louis Daidone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Louis "Louie Bagels" Daidone age 72

19
250 130
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
236 123
Peter Licavoli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Peter "Horseface" Licavoli Died at 82 (1902-1984)

21
183 91
Girolamo Palermo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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290 170
Pasquale "Pat the Cat"... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Pasquale "Pat the Cat" Spirito

23
232 128
Thomas Pitera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Thomas "Tommy Karate" Pitera age 64

24
216 122
William Daddano, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

25
215 128
Sam Battaglia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Sam "Teets" Battaglia Died at 65 (1908-1973)

26
180 101
Thomas Bilotti is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Thomas "The Toupee" Bilotti Died at 45 (1940-1985)

27
142 76
Joseph Lanza is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Joseph "Socks" Lanza Died at 64 (1904-1968)

28
148 81
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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134 72
John Zancocchio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
John "Porky" Zancocchio age 60

30
127 67
James Napoli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
James "Jimmy Nap" Napoli Died at 81 (1911-1992)

31
189 118
Ronnie Trucchio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Ronnie "One Armed Ronnie" Trucchio age 67

32
138 77
Carmine Fatico is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Carmine "Charley Wagons" Fatico Died at 81 (1910-1991)

33
129 70
Philip Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Philip "Benny Squint" Lombardo Died at 79 (1908-1987)

34
133 75
Benjamin Fein is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Benjamin "Dopey Benny" Fein Died at 73 (1889-1962)

35
166 103
Joseph Andriacchi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

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149 90
Harry Riccobene is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Harry "The Hump" Riccobene Died at 91 (1909-2000)

37
129 76
Peter LoCascio is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Peter "Mr. Bread" LoCascio age 101

38
142 87
Philip Testa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Philip "Chicken Man" Testa Died at 57 (1924-1981)

39
141 87
Charles Nicoletti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Charles "The Typewriter" Nicoletti Died at 61 (1916-1977)

40
120 75
Kazuo Taoka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Kazuo “The Bear” Taoka Died at 68 (1913-1981)

41
128 82
Richard Cantarella is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

42
127 84
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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117 79
Giuseppe Morello is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Giuseppe "The Clutch Hand" Morello Died at 63 (1867-1930)

44
132 93
Ciro Terranova is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Ciro "The Artichoke King" Terranova Died at 50 (1888-1938)

45
118 83
Louis Consalvo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

46
101 71
Carl Civella is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Carl "Corky" Civella Died at 84 (1910-1994)

47
127 98
Salvatore Catalanotte is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

48
101 76
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)

49
88 68
Carmen Milano is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames
Carmen "Flipper" Milano Died at 77 (1929-2006)

50
78 61
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)