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American Mafia Website - Gangster Nicknames

The list of nicknames below is not restricted to members, leaders and associates of the American Mafia. Each nickname shown is generally linked with the named individuals by law enforcement authorities, press and/or underworld associates. (A number of underworld figures did not approve of their widely used nicknames and discouraged their use.) Skip ahead in the list by clicking on an index letter below.

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Abbadabba - Otto Berman

Action Jackson - William Jackson (among others)

Al Butch - Alfred Faicco

Allie Boy - Alex Rudaj

Anthony Black - Anthony Furino

Artichoke King - Ciro Terranova

Augie - Agostino Camacho

Augie Pisano - Anthony Carfano

The Animal - Charles DeLutro

The Animal - Joseph Barboza

The Ant - Tony Spilotro


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Babe - N. Louis Triscaro

Baldo - Baldassare Amato

Bananas - John DiFronzo

Bats - Charley Battaglia

Bayonne Joe - Joseph Zicarelli

Beans - Louis Foceri

Benny Eggs - Benny Mangano

Benny Squint - Philip Lombardo

Benny the Bug - Benjamin Ross

Bibba - Albert Barone

Big Al - Alfred Polizzi

Big Ange - Angelo Lonardo

Big Carmine - Carmine Russo

Big Jim - James Colosimo

Big Joe - Joe Lonardo

Big Joey - Joseph Massino

Big Paulie - Paul Castellano

Big Trin - Dominick Trinchera

Big Tuna - Tony Accardo

Big Vinny - Vincent Terracciano

Billy Jack - Vito Giacalone

Black Bill - William Tocco

Black Leo - Leonardo Cellura

Black Mike - Michael Galgano

Black Sam - Sam Todaro

Blackie - James T. Licavoli

Blah-blah - George Smurra

Bo - Sabato Milo

Bobby Doyle - Girolamo Santucci

Bobby Ha Ha - Robert Attanasio

Bobby Phones - Robert Sanseverino

Bomp - Frank Bompensiero

Boo Boo - Max Hoff

Boobie - John Cerasini

Bozey - Arnold Squitieri

Bugs - George Moran

Bugsy - Benjamin Siegel

Buster - John Ardito

Buster - Sebastian Aloi

Butsey - Frank Morelli

The Barber - Ralph Daniello

The Baron - Nicholas Bonina

The Brain - Arnold Rothstein

The Bug - Charles Workman

The Builder - Joe Andriacchi


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Captain Moon - Ralph Sprizzi

Chappy - Lorenzo Brescia

Charles Harmon - Arthur Flegenheimer

Charles Ross - Charlie Luciano (Salvatore Lucania)

Charley Bananas - Charles Coppolino

Charley Brush - Charles Dongarra

Charley Four Cents - Angelo Salerno

Charlie Beck - Charles DiPalermo

Charlie Lucky - Charlie Luciano (Salvatore Lucania)

Charlie Moose - Charles Panarella

Charlie the Sidge - Charles LoCicero

Chee Chee - Frank DeMayo

Cheech - Frank Scalise

Cheesebox - Mickey Callahan

Chester - Cesare Lamare

Chick 99 - Frank Callace

Chick Wilson - Frank Cintrano

Chicken Man - Philip Testa

Chin - Vincent Gigante

Chink - Arthur Leo

Cigar - Carmine Galante

Clutch Hand - Giuseppe Morello

Clutching Hand - Giuseppe Piraino

Coca Cola - Louis DeBenedetto

Cockeyed Freddy - Ferdinando Salerno

Cork - Carl Civella

Cowboy - George Martorano

Crazy Joe - Joey Gallo

Crazy Tommy - Thomas Contaldo

The Cheeseman - Carmen DiNunzio

The Cheeseman - Frank Cucchiara

The Clown - Joey Lombardo


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Dandy Phil - Phil Kastell

Danny Yankee - Dominick Bianco

Dapper Don - John Gotti

Dasher - Frank Abbandando

Diamond Jim - Jim Colosimo

Dom the Sailor - Dominick DeQuarto

Dutch (Dutchman) Schultz - Arthur Flegenheimer


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Eddie Buff - Edward Lanzieri


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Fat Dominic - Dominic Peter Corrado

Fat Tony - Anthony Salerno

Fats - Nunzio Romano

Frank Page - Frank Pasqua

Frank the Bug - Ottilio Caruso

Frankie Casino - Francesco Cucola

Frankie Hot Dogs - Frank Marciano

Frankie Reno - Frank Ruggiero

Frankie the Wop - Frank Gagliardi

Freddie the Sidge - Freddie DeFilippo

Funzi - Frank Tieri

The Fox - Johnny Torrio


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Galutch - Rocky Galucci

Gaspipe - Anthony Casso

Gene Harlow - Vincent Martino

Georgie Lefty - George Rizzo

Gigalee - Vincent Cestaro

Good Looking Al - Al Criscuolo

Good-looking Sal - Salvatore Vitale

Good-looking Tommy - Armando Rava

Greasy Thumb - Jake Guzik

Guns - George DeRenna

Gus - Cosmo Frasca

Gyp - Angelo DeCarlo

Gyp the Blood - Harry Horowitz

Gyp the Blood - Joseph Imondi

The Gap - Dominick Petrilli

The German - Frank Schweihs

The Ghost - Joe Pangallo

The Grim Reaper - Gregory Scarpa


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Harp - Anthony DePalma

Harpo - Frank Trapani

Heartless - Rosario Dispenza

Hoptoad - Giuseppe Guinta

The Hunchback - Harry Riccobene

Hymie - Earl Weiss


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Iceman - Richard Kuklinski

Il Bove - Tomasso Petto

The Indian - Paul Schiro


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Jack Panels - Anthony Santoli

Jack White - Vincenzo Licavoli

Jiggs - Nicholas Forlano

Jimmy Battles - Jimmy Battaglia.

Jimmy Blue Eyes - Vincent Alo

Jimmy Doyle - James Plumeri

Jimmy Marino - Vincenzo LePore

Jimmy Q - Raffael Quasarano

Jimmy Regace - Dominic Brucceleri

Jimmy the Bat - James Cardello

Jimmy the Blond - Vincent Corrao

Jimmy the General - Generoso Barbieri

Jimmy the Sniff - James Ventelaro

Jimmy the Weasel - Aladena Fratianno

Jo Jo - Joseph Pecora

Jo Jo - Joseph Manfredi

Joe Adonis - Giuseppe Doto

Joe Babes - Joseph Bendinelli

Joe Baker - Joe Catania

Joe Bananas - Joseph Bonanno

Joe Bandy - Joseph Biondo

Joe Batters - Tony Accardo

Joe Bikini - Joseph Brocchini

Joe Cargo - Joseph Valachi

Joe Church - Joseph DiGiovanni

Joe Curly - Joseph Agone

Joe Desi - Joseph DeSimone

Joe Diamond - Natale Evola

Joe Padoots - Giuseppe Parlapiano

Joe Palisades - Joseph Rosato

Joe Peck - Joseph Pecora

Joe Pelham Bay - Joseph Emanuele

Joe Scootch - Joseph Indelicato

Joe Shakes - Joseph DiStefano

Joe Stretch - Joseph Stracci

Joe Stutz - Joseph Tortorici

Joe the Barber - Joseph Barbara

Joe the Boss - Giuseppe Masseria

Joe the Builder - Joseph Andriacci

Joe the Gent - Joseph Schipani

Joe the Grocer - Joe Catania

Joe the Indian - Joseph Polverino

Joe Uno - Joseph Zerilli

Joey Doves - Joseph Aiuppa

Johnny Coke - John Lardiere

Johnny Connecticut - John Busso

Johnny Dio - John Dioguardi

Johnny Foto - John Biele

Johnny Hooks - John Capra

Johnny Sausage - John Barbato


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Kelly - Gabriel Mannarino

Kid Blast - Albert Gallo

Kid Twist - Abe Reles

Killer - Fred Burke

Killer Kane - Kruse

Killing Machine - Greg Scarpa

King - Charles Solomon


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Larry Black - Lawrence Centore

Leash - Carl Silesia

Lefty - Benjamin Ruggiero

Legs - Jack Diamond

Lepke - Louis Buchalter

Li'l Augie - Anthony Carfano

Lilo - Carmine Galante

Lips - Leo Moceri

Little Jeff - John Lepore

Little Larry - Lawrence Dentico

Little Moe - Anthony Presenzano

Little Nicky - Nicodemo Scarfo

Little Pussy - Anthony Russo

Little Sally - Salvatore Celembrino

Long John - Raymond Martorano

Longie - Abner Zwillman

Lord High Executioner - Albert Anastasia

Louie Bagels - Louis Daidone

Louie Ha Ha - Louis Attanasio

Louie Lump Lump - Louis Baronne

Louis Santos - Santo Trafficante

Lucky - Charlie Luciano (Salvatore Lucania)


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Machiavelli - Anthony Megale

Machine Gun - James DeMora (Jack McGurn)

Machine Gun Kelly - George Kelly Barnes

Machine Gun Pete - Pietro Corrado

Mad Dog - Charley Gargotta, Vincent Coll

Mad Hatter - Albert Anastasia

Mad Sam - Samuel DeStefano

Matty the Horse - Matthew Ianniello

Mickey Bats - Michael Cardello

Mickey the Wiseguy - Michael Rocco

Mike Polio - Michael Poli

Mike the Geep - Michael Sedotto

Mikey Boots - Michele Sottile

Mikey Scars - Michael DiLeonardo

Millionaire Charlie - Charles Matranga

Milwaukee Phil - Felix Alderisio

Mimi - Dominick Scialo

Momo - Sam Giancana

Mooney - Sam Giancana

Mr. Gribs - Carmine Tramunti

Mr. T. - Aniello Ercole

Muscles - George Futterman, Anthony Vazzano

Mustache Pat - Pasquale Capolongo


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Neal - Aniello Dellacroce

Needles - Leonard Gianola

Nicky Nails - Nick Dedaj

Nicky the Wig - Nicholas Vuolo

No Nose - John DiFronzo

Nono - Onofrio Minaudo

Nucky - Enoch Johnson


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Papa John - Giovanni Priziola

Papa John - John Priziola

Patty Muscles - Patrick Romanello

Patty Mush - Pasquale Moccio

Paul Kelly - Paolo Veccarelli

Paulie Ham - Paul Correale

Peanut - Paul Panczko

Peanuts - John Tronolone

Peter Rabbit - Peter Calabrese

Petey Boxcars - Peter Cosoleto

Petey Cap - Pete Capolongo

Petey Muggins - Peter Leone

Petey Pumps - Peter Ferrara

Phil Lucky - Philip Giaccone

Philly Brush - Philip Tartaglia

Philly Katz - Philip Albanese

Piddu - Giuseppe Morello

Piney - Joseph Armone

Pip the Blind - Joseph Gagliano

Pizza Al - Al Tornabene

Popcorn - John Vaccaro

Pope Dee - Alexander D'Allessio

Prime Minister - Frank Costello

Puggy - Angelo Loiacono

Punchy - Frank Illiano


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Ralph Tattles - Ralph Polizzio

Ralph the Gangster - Ralph Eppolito

Richie the Boot - Ruggiero Boiardo

Rip - Louis Koury

Ripe Tony - Anthony Thomas Civella

Rooster - Eugene Onofrio

Rusty - Philip Rastelli

The Rifleman - Stephen Flemmi


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Sally Bugs - Salvatore Briguglio

Sally Burns - Salvatore Granello

Sam Balto - Santo Trafficante

Sam the Plumber - Simone DeCavalcante

Sammy Bull - Salvatore Gravano

Sammy the Assassin - Salvatore Peritore

Saro - Rosario Mogavero

Sasa - Rosario Parrino

Scarface - Alphonse Capone

Scarface - Joseph DiGiovanni

Scarface - Joe Bommarito

Schalutz - Charles Gagliodotto

Schemer - Vincent Drucci

Scoop - Charles Scoperto

Shears - Salvatore Maneri

Silver Dollar Sam - Sam Carolla

Skinny Dom - Dom Pizzonia

Skinny Joey - Joseph Merlino

Skinny Mike - Matthew Cuomo

Smitty - Thomas D'Angelo

Snorky - Alphonse Capone

Socks - Joseph Lanza

Sonny - John Franzese

Sonny Black - Dominick Napolitano

Sonny Red - Alphonse Indelicato

Sparky - Dominic Corrado

Spud - Ralph Vicaro

Stevie Blue - Stephen Locurto

Stymie - Mark Maiuzzo

Swat Mulligan - Dominick Ciaffone

Sylvester - Arnold Squitieri

The Snake - Carmine Persico

The Spoon - Frank Cucchiara


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T Balls - Anthony LoPinto

Tano - Thomas Lococo

Teets - Sam Battaglia

Teflon Don - John Gotti

The Breeze - Frank Calabrese

The Shadow - Ferdinand Boccia

Three-Finger Brown - Tommy Lucchese

Tico - Anthony Antico

Timmy Murphy - Thomas Pecora

Tokyo Joe - Ken Eto

Tom Mix - Joseph Rosato

Tommy Brown - Tommy Lucchese

Tommy Bull - Tommy Penocchio

Tommy Bullets - Thomas Licata

Tommy Ryan - Thomas Eboli

Tommy Sneakers - Thomas Cacciopoli

Tommy the Priest - Thomas Musto

Tommy Twitch - Thomas Cacciopoli

Tony Bender - Anthony Strollo

Tony Boy - Anthony Boiardo

Tony Canadian - Anthony Sandrelli

Tony Ducks - Antonio Corallo

Tony Jack - Anthony Joseph Giacalone

Tony Katz - Anthony Albanese

Tony Moon - Anthony Ciccone

Tony Pro - Anthony Provenzano

Tony Skunge - Anthony Granza

Tony Tea Bags - Anthony LoPinto

Tony the Cripple - Anthony Cassetta

Tony the Geep - Anthony Sedotto

Tony the Wig - Anthony Vazzano

Toto - Salvatore D'Aquila

Tough Tony - Anthony Anastasio

Trigger Mike - Mike Coppola

Tugboat - John Tognino


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Uno - Joseph Zerilli


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Vinny the Chin - Vincent Gigante

Vinny Gorgeous - Vincent Basciano


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The Waiter - Paul Ricca/DeLucia

The Wolf - Ignazio Lupo

Wahoo - Aniello Mancuso

Waxey Gordon - Irving Wexler

Wee Willie - William Messino

Westo - Salvatore Imperiale

Whitey - Ciro Terranova

Whitey - James Bulger

Whitey - Ralph Tropiano

Willie Potatoes - William Daddano

Wings - Samuel A. Carlisi


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Yeast Baron - Giuseppe Siragusa


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Zacki - John Savino

Zeke - Arnold Squitieri

Zopo - Aniello Prisco