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100 Gangster Nicknames for Guys and Girls

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Need to give someone a gangstar nickname? You've come to the right place!

Need to give someone a gangstar nickname? You've come to the right place!

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 are 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 wordplay: 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!

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Guy Gangster Names

8-Ball

Jigsaw

Ace of Spades

King

Baldie

Kingpin

Blueman

Knuckles

Bones

Lord

Books (as in bookie or accountant)

Lucky

The Boss

Machine Gun

Bugsy

Mad Hatter

Butcher

Parole

Cain

The Prophet

Coon

Rattler

Cottonmouth

Recluse

Deathrow

Rifle

Digger (as in grave digger)

Rocks (as in "on the rocks")

Dimebag

The Sandman

The Don

Scar

Dreads

Sharkie (as in loan shark)

The Enforcer

Skinhead

Fastfingers

Smuggie (a smuggler)

Fat Tony

Snake Eyes

The Godfather

Snap

Guttermouth

Stab Happy

Headlock

T-Bone

Ice

Vito

Ice Box

Wheels (a getaway driver)

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Girl Gangster Names

Amaretto (a sweet Italian liqueur)

Los Angeles Lolita

Angel Face

Magnolia

Baby

Mama

Baby Blue

Margarita

Bambi

Miss Demeanor

Bandit

Missy

Banker (as in bank robber)

The Monalisa

Bonnie (as in Bonnie and Clyde)

Nails

Brooklyn

Pearl

Bug

Pinstripes

Cadillac

Pistol

The Cardinal

Queen Bee

Cheeks

Queenie

The Cougar

Red

Diamond

Red Hot

Dollface

Rosie

Duchess

Ruby

Felony

Stiletto

The Flamingo

Tammy Gun (as in Tommy Gun)

Frenchie

Trigger

Gams

The Vicereine

The Harlem Hatchett

Vixon

Jailbird

Wicked Witch

Jersey

Widow

Kitty

Wifey

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.

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