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115+ Gangster Dog Names: Tough Names for Your Little Outlaw

Written by: Kathryn Copeland

Last Updated on April 15, 2024 by Dogster Team

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115+ Gangster Dog Names: Tough Names for Your Little Outlaw

How much fun would it be to give your dog a cool gangster name? Sure, we’re glorifying bad people, but there’s a certain romance to the big gangsters from decades ago. Your dog will undoubtedly have a unique name with a story behind it!

This list includes names from well-known gangsters and fictional characters. There’s also a section of “gangsta” names from prominent rap and hip-hop artists, if that’s your thing.

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How to Name Your Dog

Naming your dog can be challenging, depending on how picky you are. Still, there are a few methods that can help you give your dog a name. To start, consider their appearance.

For example, Silver Dollar Sam is the nickname of the mobster Silvestro Carollo, which could make a great name for your pup that has a white or silvery coat. Your tiny Chihuahua could be Big Tuna, which is from the mobster Tony “Big Tuna” Accardo, or your giant breed could be Peanuts, the nickname of gangster John Tronolone.

If you end up thinking a gangster name might not be quite right for your dog, just start brainstorming your favorite things, including bands, musicians, or characters from your favorite movies, books, TV shows, and video games. Even food and drink can make interesting names. So, use your imagination!

Real-Life Male Gangster Dog Names

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Let’s start with real-life male gangsters. We included both first and last names and any nicknames that they had (gangsters loved nicknames!). Just consider that calling your dog Al may not have the same impact as calling them Capone or Al Capone.

  • Al Capone: Scarface, Big Al, Big Boy, Public Enemy No. 1
  • Alvin Francis Karpis: Creepy
  • Benjamin Siegel: Bugsy, Bugs, Benny
  • Butch Cassidy
  • Carlo Gambino: The Godfather, Don Carlo, The King of the United States Underworld, The Dictator of New York City, The King of the American Mafia
  • Charles Arthur Floyd: Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Charles Luciano: Lucky
  • Chestnut Barrow: Clyde
  • Don Dillinger: The Jackrabbit
  • Ellsworth Johnson: Bumpy, The Professor
  • Frank Lucas: Superfly, Mr. Harlem, Frankie
  • George Clarence Moran: Bugs Moran, George Gage, George Morrissey, George Miller
  • George Francis Barnes Jr.: Machine Gun Kelly
  • George Nelson: Baby Face Nelson
  • Henry Hill: Famous among the Goodfellas
  • James Bulger: Whitey, Jim, Jimmy, Boots
  • Jesse James: Dingus
  • Joe Gallow: Crazy Joe
  • John Joseph Gotti, Jr.: The Dapper Don, The Teflon Don, Johnny Boy, Crazy Horse
  • Kray Twins: Ronnie Kray and Reggie Kray
  • Meyer Harris “Mickey” Cohen
  • Pablo Escobar: Robin Hood, Don Pablo, El Patron

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Real-Life Female Gangster Dog Names

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While there were definitely more male gangsters, the women had their fair share. Here, we list their entire name and any nicknames that they might have had.

  • Arlyne Brickman
  • Besha Starkman: Bessie
  • Bonnie Elizabeth Parker: of Bonnie and Clyde fame
  • Evelyn Frechette: Billie
  • Griselda Blanco: Black Widow, Cocaine Godmother
  • Helen Wawrzyniak Gillis: The wife of Baby Face Nelson
  • Kate Barker: Ma Barker
  • Kathleen Mary Josephine Leigh: Kate, the Sly-Grog Queen
  • Kathryn Kelly: Married to Machine Gun Kelly
  • Maria Licciardi: La Piccolina (The Little Girl)
  • María Dolores Estévez Zuleta: Lola la Chata
  • Mary O’Dare: Washerwoman
  • Matilda Mary Devine: Tilly Devine
  • Opal Long: Mack Truck
  • Pearl Elliot
  • Renae Lawrence
  • Stephanie St. Clair: Queenie, Madame Queen
  • Virginia Hill: Flamingo, Queen of the Gangster Molls

Fictional Male Gangster Dog Names

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There are quite a few movies and TV shows that feature gangsters and mobsters. We gathered a few of the more popular characters here.

  • Bill “The Butcher” Cutting: “Gangs of New York”
  • Brick Top: “Snatch”
  • Bugsy Malone
  • Carmine Falcone: the “Batman” universe
  • Don Vito Corleone: “The Godfather”
  • Donnie Brasco
  • Fat Tony: “The Simpsons”
  • Frank White: “King of New York”
  • Jabba the Hutt: “Star Wars”
  • Keyser Söze: “The Usual Suspects”
  • Marsellus Wallace: “Pulp Fiction”
  • Michael Corleone: “The Godfather”
  • Nicky Santoro: “Casino”
  • Nucky Thompson: “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Sam “Ace” Rothstein: “Casino”
  • Stringer Bell: “The Wire”
  • Tom Powers: “Public Enemy”
  • Tony Montana: “Scarface”
  • Tony Soprano: “The Sopranos”

Fictional Female Gangster Dog Names

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Many fictional female characters are molls, or girlfriends, to the gangsters, so most of the women on this list aren’t gangsters themselves, but they are just as tough.

  • Adriana la Cerva: “The Sopranos”
  • Angela de Marco: “Married to the Mob”
  • Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone: “The Godfather”
  • Breathless Mahoney: “Dick Tracy”
  • Carmela Soprano: “The Sopranos”
  • Connie Corleone: “The Godfather”
  • Elvira Hancock: “Scarface”
  • Gina Montana: “Scarface”
  • Ginger McKenna: “Casino”
  • Grace Faraday: “Gangster Squad”
  • Kay Adams-Corleone: “The Godfather”
  • Mia Wallace: “Pulp Fiction”

Names Associated With Gangsters

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Here are potential names that are all associated in some way with gangsters and mobs.

  • Bandit
  • Bruiser
  • Capo
  • Criminal
  • Crook
  • Desperado
  • Goodfella
  • Hoodlum
  • Hooligan
  • Kingpin
  • Mafia
  • Mafioso
  • Mobster
  • Moll
  • Omerta
  • Racketeer
  • Robber
  • Ruffian
  • Thug
  • Tommy (tommy gun)
  • Wiseguy

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Famous Gangsta Names

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These are just a few names that have an image that goes with a subgenre of hip-hop, which is gangsta rap. Most of these rappers were the pioneers of gangsta rap.

  • 50 Cent
  • Coolio
  • Dre
  • Easy-E
  • Geto Boys
  • Gucci Mane
  • Ice Cube
  • Ice-T
  • Jay-Z
  • Kool G Rapp
  • Lady of Rage
  • Mobb Deep
  • W.A.
  • Nas
  • Public Enemy
  • Schoolly D
  • Snoop Dogg
  • The Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls)
  • Tupac Shakur (2Pac)
  • Wu-Tang Clan

Use Your Imagination!

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You’ve checked out the options for giving your dog a gangster name, and if you’ve narrowed down the choices to a few, you should try speaking the names out loud. It’s a great way to hear how they sound. If a name sounds awkward or weird, try another one!

You can also think about adding a title to your dog’s name. Most of these aren’t really mob or gangster related, but they do add a certain something to your dog’s name. Also, you can’t go wrong with “Don,” like in Don Vito Corleone!

  • Colonel
  • Dame
  • Doctor
  • Don
  • General
  • Her Majesty
  • His Majesty
  • King
  • Madame
  • Miss
  • Mister
  • Prince
  • Princess
  • Professor
  • Queen
  • Senator
  • Sergeant
  • Sir


There are quite a number of gangsters out there, as well as outlaws, which can all lead to great dog names. Now that you have an idea of what to look for, maybe you’ll find something on your own if none of the names here click with you. An online thesaurus can give you even more options to choose from.

Regardless, we hope that we’ve at least inspired you and that the name that you choose will be as cool as your new dog!

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