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You ready for some 1920s style gangster nicknames? Hell yeah you are, otherwise you wouldn't be here!
Show 'em who's boss with a nickname that says, "You better do as I say, or else!"
Picking a Gangster Nickname
You would think the process of giving someone a nickname is easy, and it can be in those times that you are not trying to do it, but if you are set on figuring out nicknames for all of your friends, then there’s a few things that you will need to know to help!
- Personality: No matter what kind of nickname is being assigned, it’s best that it is one that makes sense with the personality of the recipient of the nickname. The only exception to this unwritten rule is if you are purposely picking a name that contradicts the person in the name of humor, which is not a common thing for gangster nicknames.
- Toughness: Your name should beef up your personal appearance just by making you sound tougher! Example: Al Capone's second in command was a guy named Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti. I doubt he was much of a pushover!
- Specialty: If people have specific duties within their gangster group, then these should be used in order to help you give them nicknames!
- Group position: Are you the kingpin of the group or merely a pawn? The higher up in rank you are within your gang, the more you are expected to have an intimidating name.
- Name word play: Maybe your actual name is the perfect way to show you're a mobster meanie. For instance, infamous gangster and henchman Jack McGurn was nicknamed "Machine Gun", obviously for his specialty, but also for the similarity to his last name.
With that said, here's a list of our favorite 100 gangster, mobster, and mafia style names to give you some inspiration!
Guy Gangster Names
Ace of Spades
Books (as in bookie or accountant)
Digger (as in grave digger)
Rocks (as in "on the rocks")
Sharkie (as in loan shark)
Smuggie (a smuggler)
Wheels (a getaway driver)
For more awesome sounding nickname ideas, check out 120 Badass Nicknames for Guys and Girls!
Girl Gangster Names
|Amaretto (a sweet Italian liqueur)||Los Angeles Lolita|
Banker (as in bank robber)
Bonnie (as in Bonnie and Clyde)
Tammy Gun (as in Tommy Gun)
The Harlem Hatchett
Choosing a Gangster Nickname
Your members should probably know what you’re up to in all of this nickname research, so call a meeting with them and get their thoughts. Some of them might already have nicknames that they like and have had dormant for a while, while others might not want a nickname at all.
Take some mental notes on their strong points, their personalities, and the input of everyone else in the group. Coming up with the names together would make it seem like even more of a brotherhood and make the names more personal.
There really is no set of rules governing what you can call a gangster, and actually no set of rules that gangsters really follow outside of their group anyway. Names are totally up to you and the group!
While you’re at it all, order some bacon pizza. Gangsters like bacon pizza.
Badass Nicknames for Guys and Girls
Tommy on September 08, 2020:
my hood name Atm [After The Money] Menace
Young boz on August 25, 2020:
My name is Wanjo De Boz. And one day the whole world gwan know me
the guy looking for friends on August 20, 2020:
I like pie
La Oracha on July 29, 2020:
Ruby on July 29, 2020:
Bloody Little L on June 19, 2020:
Everyone addresses me as Bloody Little L because I can never keep myself clean when we get assigned our jobs. It's a pain in the ass is what my girls say, because we could get caught. I get the Little L part from my age, if you could guess; I'm probably under the age of 13
Noble Gas on June 18, 2020:
MadMosi on May 26, 2020:
I call myself Mad Mosi
N/A on May 20, 2020:
I am the head of a gang and my name is The Blood Red Rose/ The Bloody Queen
guess where I got those names
HAZE on May 08, 2020:
Rifle rattler on May 06, 2020:
Im a lil spokey
JACOB on April 29, 2020:
mira shade on April 20, 2020:
i call my grandma queenie
Manojna gowda on April 17, 2020:
My crush always calls me boss what does it mean whether she like me ??
Nyaa on April 11, 2020:
Jaylon on March 27, 2020:
smiling baby on March 25, 2020:
they called me smiling baby, bc i’d smile and say baby before i’d hurt someone.
glooks on January 10, 2020:
Diamond on January 06, 2020:
In the girls nickname it said Diamond and thats my name ao does that mean im a gangster already or no
Aiden on December 20, 2019:
Hey guys I need a nickname started with lil like lilpump what’s your idea?
xXtoxic_ravenXx on December 13, 2019:
im known as vixen cause im sneaky and u never see me coming
but outside of my gang im raven cause they protect the ones they love and im the gang leader and i might be mean but i really do love them they are my second family the one flaw with it is that they dont really hurt people but i sure as hell hurt people
BL on December 02, 2019:
I would liked to be called Alpha
Ian S on December 01, 2019:
In our gang I’m slasher. My lovely friend is called onions, cos she makes you cry lol
Shot ya nice ;) on November 30, 2019:
My nickname is Shot ;)
jaqual on November 25, 2019:
Armor armour armoury
Badass Gangsta Girl on October 20, 2019:
My name is Trigger
Maybe you know me?!?! on October 19, 2019:
Hmmmm,your wondering of a name? Well this is the right person! My cool names are... “Rico” Naomi” Yui” “Yu” “coco” Lunar” yusima” “yuimi” “Yukon” “esmaya” “esmian” “Masumi! And that’s all,good luck naming your children outta these names!
Penny on October 18, 2019:
Ms. Zaeem on October 18, 2019:
Anyone got a name wid z?
Yasmin on October 12, 2019:
i like the nickname boss or pistol
Chinwe kekeocha on September 13, 2019:
I want a nickname date includes boss and money mine is catty ca$h cos I luv money and I luv bein a mean bozz
Nova on September 03, 2019:
I can't find my nickname....... My Nickname Is Vixen. It's Vixen Because I tend to be stealthy and quiet like a Female Fox (Vixen) does watching its prey!
Soonup on August 28, 2019:
Can i get NickName with W as like Warriors
Nature 1 on August 13, 2019:
can I get a nickname that start with k and end with k
SlimShady on August 06, 2019:
“Lil” is not a gangsta name, it’s a mumble rap name
mrs.nobody_1256 on June 27, 2019:
can i get a nickname start with f
Terrell on June 14, 2019:
how bout' Ruger
billy chin on May 24, 2019:
can i get a nickname that starts with a z and ends with z
deyanka on May 11, 2019:
can a nickname that starts with D
baby blue on May 06, 2019:
always sad so I call myself baby blue
Kamal on May 04, 2019:
Give me a cute Nick name
HumanBeing on May 01, 2019:
Heartless on April 25, 2019:
mine is heartlessBitch
Shady42 on April 20, 2019:
AdelinA on April 08, 2019:
I liked Stiletto a lot.
But my real life nickname is Double A
Jay Fed on April 05, 2019:
Im know as mubbles
autumn on April 04, 2019:
what is the best name
sickle on April 01, 2019:
i love vixon and trigger
#GODFATHER on March 30, 2019:
I'm a godfather
bbgvfghjhgfdrthg on March 20, 2019:
Puppyloverrobokitty on March 19, 2019:
Akuma Hime on March 13, 2019:
i think I must prefer Bloody Death
Shmackahoe on March 12, 2019:
All of you are like 15 or younger
Olivia on March 10, 2019:
Make one for splatoon because I need to beat my brothers nickname
Poison Ivy on March 05, 2019:
I already have my name as u can see but I really liked:
Bambiblue on January 16, 2019:
Think I found one. I also rap and I’m a female but yea I used to be called k-her. (Kay-her)
Ms.Demon on January 13, 2019:
Demon-IN EVERY ANGEL, A DEMONS HIDES AND IN EVERY DEMONS AN ANGEL STRIDES.
Mr.44 on December 25, 2018:
mr-44 my nickname
Jae on December 21, 2018:
Can i have a cool name with jae in it
Raeghan on December 20, 2018:
Since you asked for a nickname for luke, how about lucas pukas?
kitty on November 21, 2018:
I am a gang member my nickname is kit kit
Scar on November 08, 2018:
I will leave a scar
Anil on September 23, 2018:
Omaruah pascal E on August 06, 2018:
My nickname, cross
Rein Dorf on August 05, 2018:
Sick nickname needed
toni on July 10, 2018:
you really gon write a book bout a woman gangster?...
Help me im writing a book on May 28, 2018:
Im writing a book and the main characters name is Iza Adams who is a gang leader and Im thinking her alternate (gang) name to be something like Iza (insert nickname) Bons as in Bonnie from Bonnie and Clyde but idk what the nickname should be shes a Gemini if that helps and her secret identity is unknown to anyone Im thinking something that pertains to her looks or personality such as Dollface or Hourglass (her hourglass figure) or Princess or something along royalty lines cuz shes the leader idk help me
Bard Man on May 08, 2018:
Trevin on May 06, 2018:
GANGSTA KITTY on April 05, 2018:
its funny that my nickname " Kitty " popped up here XD
Unkown Boi on April 05, 2018:
Unknow on March 26, 2018:
Did a white person make these names
lodi on March 25, 2018:
kissing kstae barlow on March 21, 2018:
kittykat kill kis a good name
MatRules on March 21, 2018:
I like guttermouth snap
Luke on March 21, 2018:
What is a good thug name for Luke?
Sophie on March 11, 2018:
What's a cool girl name for S?
Jailbird on February 26, 2018:
my sister's name is one of these.
Lagrima on February 24, 2018:
You can’t give yourself a gang name you need something to happen to that person or just something that reminds you of them one of my homegirls is “Bestia” because she took a packed edible once and she took it like a beast, another one is “Stoney” cause she has a personality of a rock and my other homegirl’s is” Dimond” cause she is a beauty and she is tough as hell. Mine came from Dimond.
Fina on February 19, 2018:
I want a gang code name
Onehotmomma on January 31, 2018:
What would be a great female gangsta name for a girl that's sweet but at the same time will do anything for her family.
HS on January 31, 2018:
what would be a good nick name for a girl????
Ag on January 27, 2018:
Girl on January 27, 2018:
I would say I was Kitty
Lil std on January 21, 2018:
Idk what that even mean or stands for my dad called me that and it said gangster ill shoot anyone i think that's why he calls me that I'm dangerous but I'm only 13 but once i tried to steala car and yes don't mess with me I'm lil std
saad on January 17, 2018:
All Not badd
Noah on January 16, 2018:
Al masri on January 13, 2018:
king on January 02, 2018:
bomb is me
BlaxkJade on December 27, 2017:
Nockoff Nicky on December 11, 2017:
Fugazi for sale
zaiden on December 11, 2017:
Jovit on December 04, 2017:
I'm Baldy Vino
i like king and ice cube on December 04, 2017:
but why? on December 01, 2017:
I like cheese
ROAD MAN on November 09, 2017:
MY NICK NAMES SARKY
Dont read. You'll die on November 07, 2017:
I think Sniper is more cooler than Rifle.
My name is not from this stupid shit I don’t get names from the internet I got it from my gang bitches haha CML on November 06, 2017:
But my gangsta name is “lil locks”
Cyb0rG on November 05, 2017:
Ezra on November 03, 2017: