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The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames

Updated February 24, 2021 26.5k votes 6.7k voters 420k views56 items

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? Butter*ss? 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 into 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 Viking names, too!

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  • 1
    1,140
    471

    Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno

    Dec. at 97 (1905-2002)
  • 2
    848
    355

    Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo

    Dec. at 86 (1906-1992)
  • 3
    998
    446

    Israel "Ice Pick Willie" Alderman

  • 4
    728
    330
  • 5
    652
    290

    Luigi "Baby Shanks" Manocchio

    Age: 94
  • 6
    1,203
    595

    Pete “Pistol Pete” Rollack

  • 7
    672
    313

    Louis "Cock-Eyed Lou" Fratto

    Dec. at 59 (1908-1967)
  • 8
    619
    289

    Frank "Fingers" Abbandando, Jr.

    Dec. at 60 (1935-1995)
  • 9
    425
    184

    Angelo "Quack Quack" Ruggiero

    Dec. at 49 (1940-1989)
  • 10
    585
    286

    George "Butter*ss" DeCicco

    Age: 92
  • 11
    561
    277

    Anthony "Whack-Whack" Indelicato

  • 12
    411
    199

    Albert "Tick–Tock" Tannenbaum

    Age: 115
  • 13
    371
    179

    Carmine “The Cigar” Galante

    Dec. at 69 (1910-1979)
  • 14
    411
    213
  • 15
    334
    167

    Thomas "Tommy Sneakers" Cacciopoli

    Age: 72
  • 16
    318
    159
  • 17
    294
    148

    Peter "Horseface" Licavoli

    Dec. at 81 (1902-1984)
  • 18
    367
    198

    Louis "Louie Bagels" Daidone

    Age: 75
  • 19
    293
    155

    Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik

    Dec. at 69 (1886-1956)
  • 20
    273
    142

    Frank "Chee-Chee" DeMayo

    Dec. at 64 (1885-1949)
  • 21
    310
    172

    Pasquale "Pat the Cat" Spirito

  • 22
    203
    99

    Antonio "Bootsie" Tomasulo

    Dec. at 86 (1917-2003)
  • 23
    256
    139
  • 24
    268
    152

    Thomas "Tommy Karate" Pitera

    Age: 67
  • 25
    195
    100

    Philip "Chicken Man" Testa

    Dec. at 56 (1924-1981)