750 Scary and Badass Gang Names (Real & Fictional)

Do you need a name for your gang? A gang, no matter its purpose; either good or bad, needs a name. Most gangs prefer badass names because they command more respect than cute names. However, a gang could adopt a cute name or a funny name as some sort of irony.

In this article, we share the names of several gangs across the world; US gangs, British Gangs, Latin America Gangs, Asian Gangs, African gangs, and other gangs from around the world.

If you are looking for gang name ideas, these real gang names could inspire your own unique gang name. Additionally, we have also listed several gang name ideas for you; funny hang names, cool gang names, biker gang names, and even gang names for female groups.

Note: Gangs in this article refer to organized crime groups, irrespective of the severity, so terrorist organizations, movement groups, and crime groups are listed.

List of Gang Names

Gang names

As earlier mentioned, this article contains all the gang name ideas you could ever need, be it for a video game, a trivia game, or a real neighborhood gang. We have sorted the gang names into two categories: Fictional gang names and names of real gangs from around the world such as the Yakuza, Crips, Bloods, Medellín Cartel, etc.

Gang Names Ideas

First, we start with new gang name ideas, so, if you need a name for your gang, here are cool names for a gang, funny names for a gang, names for biker gangs, and names for girl gangs:

Cool Gang Names

Cool Gang Names

If you prefer cool or badass gang names, the following are cool names you could name your gang:

  1. Money Comes First – It always does.
  2. Blood Thicker Water – After the famous saying.
  3. Bleeding Streets – They paint the streets red.
  4. Montana Cartel – In reference to the organized crime syndicate run by Tony Montana from the film Scarface.
  5. Diaz Cartel – One of the criminal organizations from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
  6. Vercetti Crime family – The primary criminal organization from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
  7. Born Killers – They left the womb with killer instincts.
  8. Young Threats – They scare the hell out of older generations.
  9. Young Knives – Known for their sharp knives.
  10. Young Guns – These guys are always carrying.
  11. Young Gunners – They’re trigger happy, to say the least.
  12. Young Bastards – They were born to be hated.
  13. The Men – These guys need to be taken seriously.
  14. Legion Of The Concrete Jungle – They know these streets far too well.
  15. Grove Street Families – The primary gang from the video game from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V.
  16. Seville Boulevard Families – One of the Grove Street Families gangs from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  17. Temple Drive Families – One of the Grove Street Families gangs from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  18. Carson Avenue Families – One of the Grove Street Families gangs from Grand Theft Auto V.
  19. Chamberlain Gangster Families – One of the Grove Street Families gangs from Grand Theft Auto V.
  20. Davis Neighborhood Families – One of the Grove Street Families gangs from Grand Theft Auto V.
  21. Forum Drive Families – One of the Grove Street Families gangs from Grand Theft Auto V.
  22. Riot Starters – They love to start trouble.
  23. Fortune Favors The Brave – There’s nothing they’re afraid to take.
  24. Brave and Insane – Not the kind of people you want to mess with.
  25. Snitch Killers – They can always tell when you’re lying.
  26. Get Rich or Die Tryin – After the film of the same name.
  27. Front Yard Ballas – One of the Ballas gangs from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  28. Kilo Tray Ballas – One of the Ballas gangs from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  29. Rollin’ Heights Ballas – One of the Ballas gangs from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  30. Temple Drive Ballas – One of the Ballas gangs from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  31. Original Covenant Ballas – One of the Ballas gangs from Grand Theft Auto V.
  32. East Side Ballas – One of the Ballas gangs from Grand Theft Auto V.
  33. South Rancho Ballas – One of the Ballas gangs from Grand Theft Auto V.
  34. Los Santos Vagos – Another street gang from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  35. Varrios Los Aztecas – Another street gang from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  36. San Fierro Rifa – Another street gang from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  37. San Fierro Triads – Another street gang from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  38. Da Nang Boys – Vietnamese gang from Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
  39. Forelli Crime Family – An Italian-American crime family from Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
  40. The Street Brawlers – They love a good fist fight.
  41. Big Money Boys – Big money is the only good money.
  42. Money Money Money – Nothing else matters, nothing.
  43. Pegorino Crime Family – Italian-American crime family from Grand Theft Auto IV.
  44. Ancelotti Crime Family – Italian-American crime family from Grand Theft Auto IV, one of the five families that makes up The Commission.
  45. Gambetti Crime Family – Italian-American crime family from Grand Theft Auto IV, one of the five families that makes up The Commission.
  46. Lupisella Crime Family – Italian-American crime family from Grand Theft Auto IV, one of the five families that makes up The Commission.
  47. Messina Crime Family – Italian-American crime family from Grand Theft Auto IV, one of the five families that makes up The Commission.
  48. Pavano Crime Family – Italian-American crime family from Grand Theft Auto IV, one of the five families that makes up The Commission.
  49. Vice Kings – A gang from the video game Saints Row.
  50. 3rd Street Saints – Another gang from the video game Saints Row.
  51. Cross The Track Boys – A great name for a gang separated from the rest of town by a railroad.
  52. The Unfazed – No one can anger this gang.
  53. Barksdale Organization – The primary gang in seasons one to three of the TV series The Wire.
  54. Stanfield Organization – The primary gang in seasons four to five of the TV series The Wire.
  55. New Day Co-Op – An alliance of street gangs in Baltimore in the TV series The Wire.
  56. The Greeks – A mysterious organization that supplies the gangs of Baltimore with heroin in the TV series The Wire.
  57. Presidents Club – A fictional gang from True Crime- New York City.
  58. Young Trap Stars – This young gang is on the up and up.
  59. Gangsters Incorporated – This gang has one goal, make money.
  60. The Russian Roulette – This gang loves to play deadly games.
  61. The Risk – If there’s no risk, there’s nothing to gain.
  62. DiMeo Crime Family – The central crime family from the TV series The Sopranos.
  63. Altieri Crew – Another crime family from the TV series The Sopranos.
  64. Gervasi Crew – Another crime family from the TV series The Sopranos.
  65. Aprile – Another crime family from the TV series The Sopranos.
  66. Cifaretto – Another crime family from the TV series The Sopranos.
  67. Spatafore Crew – Another crime family from the TV series The Sopranos.
  68. Barese Crew – Another crime family from the TV series The Sopranos.
  69. Moltisanti Crew – Another crime family from the TV series The Sopranos.
  70. Baccalieri Crew – Another crime family from the TV series The Sopranos.
  71. Gualtieri Crew – Another crime family from the TV series The Sopranos.
  72. Royal Street Mafia – This gang puts loyalty above everything else.
  73. The Arsonists – They’re about to step this place on fire.
  74. Local Celebrities – Everybody in town knows who these guys are.
  75. Local Butchers – They’ll cut up anyone on their turf.
  76. ACAB – Stands for ‘All Cops Are Bastards,’ a catchphrase made famous by the punk music scene in the 1970s.
  77. Personality Problem – Some might say they’re a little crazy.
  78. Prison Graduates – They’ve done their time behind bars.
  79. Graduates of Murder – Now they’re not afraid of anything.
  80. Knives and Shattered Lives – Members of this gang have no hope of fixing their lives.
  81. Corleone Crime Family – The central crime family in the film series The Godfather, one of the five families.
  82. Barzini Crime Family – Another crime family from the film series The Godfather, one of the five families.
  83. Cuneo Crime Family – Another crime family from the film series The Godfather, one of the five families.
  84. Stracci Crime Family – Another crime family from the film series The Godfather, one of the five families.
  85. Tattaglia Crime Family – Another crime family from the film series The Godfather, one of the five families.
  86. Beretti Crime Family – One of the Gotham City Five Families from the DC Universe.
  87. Bertinelli Crime Family – One of the Gotham City Five Families from the DC Universe.
  88. Cassamento Crime Family – One of the Gotham City Five Families from the DC Universe.
  89. Galante Crime Family – One of the Gotham City Five Families from the DC Universe.
  90. Inzerillo Crime Family – One of the Gotham City Five Families from the DC Universe.
  91. Panessa Crime Family – One of the Gotham City Five Families from the DC Universe.
  92. Street Preachers – They make their voices heard on the streets.
  93. Stacks – For a gang known for their gang signs.
  94. Money Over Everything – Money is the only thing worth a damn.
  95. Money Over Life – Your life is worth less than their money.
  96. Blood For Money – They’re not afraid to kill to make a buck.
  97. Bloody Notes – Not afraid to make people bleed to get what they need.
  98. Red C-Note – All their money is blood money.
  99. The Punishers – A great name or a vigilante group.
  100. Get Poppin’ – This gang is always locked and loaded.

Biker Gang Names

Biker Gang Names

If you are looking for some good biker gang names for your motorcycle club, the following are cool biker bang names you could use:

  1. The MC – MC stands for ‘Motorcycle Club.
  2. Hell’s Angels – Perhaps the biggest and most well-known biker gangs in the world with chapters over the world.
  3. Hell’s Satans – A fictional biker gang made up by Homer in the TV show The Simpsons.
  4. Satan’s Helpers – The biker gang from the film Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.
  5. Rock Machine – An international biker gang founded in 1986 in Montreal, Canada.
  6. Vagos Motorcycle Club – A motorcycle club from San Bernardino, California.
  7. Mongols Motorcycle Club – Widely considered one of the most dangerous biker gangs in the USA.
  8. Outlaws Motorcycle Club – A motorcycle club from Illinois, active since 1935.
  9. Pagan’s Motorcycle Club – A motorcycle club from Maryland, active since 1959.
  10. Wheels of Soul – Considered to be one of the only mixed-race biker gangs in the world.
  11. Bandidos Motorcycle Club – Another international biker club based in Texas.
  12. Comancheros Motorcycle Club – An Australian motorcycle club founded in Sydney, also with an international presence.
  13. Rebels Motorcycle Club – An Australian motorcycle club, often considered the largest in the country.
  14. Coffin Cheaters – Another Australian biker gang.
  15. Gypsy Jokers – Another an international biker club founded in San Francisco, California.
  16. Crooked Steps – A fictional band made up by band Soundgarden for the music video for ‘By Crooked Steps.’
  17. DooKs of DooM – A fictional biker gang from the cartoon The Powerpuff Girls.
  18. Biker Mice From Mars – After the animated TV show of the same name.
  19. Dreadnoks – A fictional biker gang from G.I Joe: A Real American Hero.
  20. Sons of Anarchy – After the well-known TV show of the same name about a biker gang.
  21. Mayans M.C. – After the spin-off and continuation of the TV show, ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ whose members are primarily Hispanic.
  22. Grim Bastards – Another biker gang from Sons of Anarchy, whose members are primarily African Americans.
  23. Devil’s Tribe – A biker gang from Sons of Anarchy associated with the protagonists.
  24. Calaveras – A Hispanic biker gang from Sons of Anarchy associated with the Mayans M.C.
  25. Lost M.C. – The primary biker gang in GTA IV.
  26. The Angels of Death – The rival biker gang of Lost M.C. in GTA IV.
  27. Uptown Riders – Another fictional biker gang from GTA IV whose members are primarily African American.
  28. Aces and Eights – After the TNA wrestling group that acted as a biker gang.
  29. The Disciples of Apocalypse – A biker-themed wrestling team in WWF.
  30. Brigands M.C. – Fictional biker gang from a novel of the same name.
  31. Turks – Fictional biker gang from the film Mask.
  32. The Devils Ride – After the TV show of the same name about two rival biker gangs.
  33. Laffing Devils – One of the fictional biker gangs from The Devils Ride.
  34. Sinister Mob Motorcycle Club – The other rival biker gang from The Devils Ride.
  35. Knightriders – In reference to the film of the same name about bikers.
  36. The Acolytes – The fictional biker gang from the original Mad Max film.
  37. Toecutter’s Gang – Another name for The Acolytes from Mad Max.
  38. Rock Riders – The biker gang from the film Mad Max: Fury Road.
  39. The Buzzards – Another biker gang from the film Mad Max: Fury Road.
  40. Thunderiders – A superhero biker gang in the Marvel universe.
  41. Team America – The former name of the Thunderiders.
  42. Wild Hogs – The fictional biker gang from the film of the same name.
  43. Del Fuegos – Another fictional biker gang from the film Wild Hogs.
  44. Mods – Youths who used to ride mopeds in the UK in the 1960s.
  45. Rockers – Another biker group from the UK in the 1960s, rivals to the mods.
  46. Vegas Blasters – A biker gang from CSI- Crime Scene Investigation.
  47. Skulls – A biker gang from the DC Universe.
  48. Satan’s Saints – A biker gang from the Marvel Universe.
  49. Dogs of Hell – Another biker gang from the Marvel Universe.
  50. Vipers – A biker gang from The Sopranos.

Funny Gang Names

Funny Gang Names

There is nothing wrong with a gang using a funny name. So, if you prefer a funny name for your gang, the following are funny gang names you could use:

  1. Neighborhood Bullies – You only ever see this gang picking on kids.
  2. Petty Criminals – They get in trouble for the most stupid crimes.
  3. Pitty Criminals – You really feel sorry for this gang.
  4. The Freaks – There’s nothing normal about this gang in any way.
  5. The Rejects – No one wants to be associated with this gang.
  6. Highschool Rejects – It wouldn’t be surprising to find out if these guys can’t even read.
  7. Dungeons And Dragons – For the nerdiest gang you know.
  8. The Hobos – Most passersby just assume they’re homeless.
  9. The Yokels – For a gang of villagers.
  10. Hillbillies – These guys are real country folk.
  11. Rednecks – Similar to the above.
  12. Boyz In Da Cornfield – Wordplay on the film ‘Boyz N Da Hood.’
  13. Arthritic Gang Signs – These guys look more like they have arthritis than doing gang signs.
  14. Crooked Fingers – Too much gang signs are bad for your joints.
  15. The Vermin – Nobody respects this gang.
  16. Street Rats – The lowest of the low.
  17. City Rats – Like normal rats only grimier.
  18. Jets – Gang from West Side Story.
  19. Sharks – Gang from West Side Story.
  20. Slapped Wrists – They always seem to find a stupid way to get out of trouble.
  21. The Drunk Petes – For a bunch of drunk Irishmen.
  22. Scare Faces – Wordplay on Scarface, the nickname of Al Capone and film featuring Al Pacino.
  23. The People’s Front of Judea – In reference to one of the rebel organizations the film Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
  24. Judean People’s Front – Bitter enemies of the organization above, despite fighting for the same cause.
  25. Hopscotch Mafia – If you’re looking for a gang name that no one can take seriously.
  26. Drug Experts – They’ve tried everything!
  27. Drug Sniffers – If it’s in powder form, they’ve sniffed it.
  28. The League of Extraordinary Bastards – Can’t get more OG than that.
  29. What’s Up, Gang? – Shoot anyone who talks like this.
  30. Pavement Cracks – The streets look worse when they’re on them.
  31. Packing Meat – Wordplay on ‘packing heat,’ slang for carrying a gun.
  32. Butt Cracks – They wear their pants way too low.
  33. Crack Heads – These guys are clearly junkies.
  34. High On Our Supply – The one rule you’re never supposed to break!
  35. High On Your Supply – That’s better!
  36. Hi-Hats – One of the gangs from the film The Warriors.
  37. Top Hats – Too posh to be gangsters?
  38. The Baby Faces – These guys are too cute to be threatened by.
  39. The Police – Arguably the biggest gang that’s ever existed!
  40. The Snitches – You can’t trust this gang with anything.
  41. The Wet Fingers – What did they put their fingers into to get them so wet?
  42. The Stinky Fingers – Best not shake their hands.
  43. The Sticky Fingers – Similar to the above.
  44. Arrested Daily – It’s as if they’re trying to get arrested.
  45. Unarrestable – The police have bigger things to deal with.
  46. Waste of Police Time – The police love to tell these guys how worthless they are.
  47. The Fat Tony’s – After the character Fat Tony from The Simpsons.
  48. The Castellaneta Crime Family – Fat Tony’s rivals in The Simpsons, also named after Dan Castellaneta, who voices Homer and numerous other characters.
  49. Shriners – A prison gang from The Simpsons.
  50. Sunday Funnies – Another prison gang from The Simpsons.
  51. Organized Morons – Organized to undertake moronic activities.
  52. A Family of Morons – For a crime family of idiots.
  53. The Inbreds – For a crime family with ‘close ties.’
  54. All Bark, No Bite – They never do what they say.
  55. Trash Talkers – This gang is all talk.
  56. Monkey Mouths – From the prison slang term ‘Monkey Mouth’ which means someone who talks on and on about nothing in particular.
  57. Danger Dons – Alliteration is definitely not gangster.
  58. Gang Bang – It’s tough being a woman in this gang.
  59. Bangers – They’ll bang you up!
  60. The Velvet Mafia – A term that originates from the myth that Hollywood is run by homosexuals.
  61. The Gay Mafia – Another name for the Velvet Mafia.
  62. Faces Only Loved By Mothers – These guys are super ugly.
  63. Bottom Feeders – You can’t get any lower than these guys.
  64. Slimeballs – For a real gang of dirtbags.
  65. The Drunk Tank – They’re always in trouble for drinking too much.
  66. Pimps and Gimps – These guys like to think they’re as cool as pimps, but they’re far from it.
  67. Dirtbags – These guys need to shower, desperately.
  68. Don’t Drop The Soap! – A hilarious name for a prison gang.
  69. Nerds In Hoodies – Wearing a hoodie is the only thing that makes them look remotely, gangster.
  70. The Gangster Gaggle – People are more likely to laugh at these guys than feel intimidated.
  71. Street Slugs – These guys are just too slimy.
  72. Keisters – ‘Keister’ is a prison slang term for hiding something in your rectum, you can guess what this gang does.
  73. The Fab Four – ‘Fab’ is definitely not a phrase gangsters should use.
  74. Captain Crime – Sounds more like a brand of cereal.
  75. Hagas Hombres – These brothers have a unique taste in food.
  76. Broken Faces – They’ve been beaten up way too much.
  77. Butter Fingers – Is it possible to be too clumsy to be a gangster?
  78. The Underbellies – These guys desperately need to lose some weight.
  79. The Softies – They cry easily.
  80. Naughty Boys – They’re often berated by their mothers.
  81. Posse Full of Dicks – Absolutely nothing likable about these guys.
  82. Nine-Tenths – In reference to the saying ‘Possession is nine-tenths of the law.’
  83. Nice Guys – They couldn’t even hurt a fly.
  84. Bad Guys – Branding yourself as ‘bad’ doesn’t necessarily make you bad.
  85. Big House Wannabes – These guys dream of being sent to prison.
  86. The Lumps – Obesity is rife among this gang.
  87. The Pricks – Their sole objective in life is just to annoy the hell out of everyone.
  88. Meat Beaters – These guys enjoy their private space.
  89. Little Bastards – These kids are just horrible.
  90. Pollos Hermanos – In reference to the fried chicken restaurant from Breaking Bad.
  91. Red Triangle Circus Gang – A gang from the film Batman Returns that dress like circus performers.
  92. Diff’rent Strokes – In reference to the sitcom of the same name.
  93. The Pre-Schoolers – Is it ever too young to join a gang?
  94. Stinky Feet – Because they’re out on their feet all day.
  95. The Forgettables – There’s absolutely nothing cool about this gang.
  96. Wise Idiots – These gangsters may have been around, but they haven’t got any smarter.
  97. The Dandies – The only gangsters you’ll see with smiles on their faces.
  98. The Flower Bunch – Just too sweet to be seen doing gangster stuff.
  99. The Bad Haircuts – Too poor to go to the barbers.
  100. Wolf Tickets – Another prison term that means someone who talks tough but can’t back up their words with any aggression.

Girl Gang names

Girl Gang Names

For a female group, these are amazing girl gang name ideas you could use:

  1. The Lizzies – An all-girl gang from the film The Warriors.
  2. Savage Huns – These Huns will eat you alive.
  3. Runaway Daughters – After the TV film of the same name.
  4. Money Over Bitches – Bitches aren’t worth a dime.
  5. Charlie’s Angels – After the TV show and film of the same name.
  6. The Alleycats – A schoolgirl gang from the Japanese film Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter.
  7. Girls of Olde Town – After the dangerous group of prostitutes from the film and comic Sin City.
  8. Lady Break Bread – For a girl gang that loves to talk.
  9. Mi Vida Loca – Latina girl gang from the film of the same name.
  10. The Diamond Snakes – They’ve got the best jewelry.
  11. Teenage Doll – After the film from the 1950s of the same name.
  12. Black Widows – The name of the girl gang featured in the film Teenage Doll.
  13. Lady Trap Stars – These ladies are at the top of their game.
  14. The Suffragettes – After the militant British feminist movement that fought for women’s right to vote.
  15. Clit Mob – Women and proud of what makes them so.
  16. The Gladiatrixes of Ludus Achillea – From the book The Valiant.
  17. Kitchen Knives – The only thing in the kitchen that belongs to them is a huge knife to cut you up.
  18. Switchblade Sisters – After the film of the same name about a girl gang.
  19. Jezebels – The name of the gang featured in the film Switchblade Sisters.
  20. The Dagger Debs – The former name of the Jezebels in the film Switchblade Sisters.
  21. The Golden Girls – A funny one in reference to the TV show of the same name.
  22. The Female Bunch – After the 1971 film of the same name about a group of man-hating women.
  23. Women Scorned – You definitely do not want to anger them!
  24. Pussy Posse – This posse is not to be messed with.
  25. Twurk Squad – These ladies have got all the right dance moves!
  26. The Pink Ladies – In reference to the girl gang from the musical Grease.
  27. Baise-Moi – After the controversial French film of the same name about two very violent women.
  28. The Fabulous Foursome – In reference to the TV show Sex and the City.
  29. Skate Witches – For a kickass girl skater gang.
  30. Get Money Clique – Money is always the number one priority for these ladies.
  31. The Plastics – In reference to the film Mean Girls.
  32. Bene Gesserit – After the social, religious and political group from the book and film Dune.
  33. The Black Cats – They can bring you bad luck.
  34. The Craft – In reference to the film of the same name.
  35. Pink Lemonade – Girly and proud of it.
  36. Satan’s Mothers – You can barely imagine how evil these women are.
  37. Satan’s Bitches – Satan’s wishes run through them.
  38. Spring Breakers – After the film of the same name.
  39. Head Bitches In Charge – As they should be.
  40. Fanatic Bitches – They’re completely insane.
  41. Mors Navis – All-female crew of the ship the Mors Navis in the book Seafire.
  42. The Doll Squad – Another film from the 1970s.
  43. Pussy Riot – After the Russian feminist protest punk rock group.
  44. Thelma And Louise – After the film of the same name.
  45. Marge On The Lam – After the Simpsons episode based on the film Thelma And Louise.
  46. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! – After the 1960s film of the same name.
  47. Foxfire – A fictional girl gang from the novel ‘Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang.’
  48. Most Dangerous Clique – They deserve the utmost respect.
  49. The Belladonnas – After the deadly nightshade plant.
  50. Husband Killers – Great name for a female prison gang.

Real Gang Names

The following names are names of gangs from all around the world; American Gang names, British Gang names, Latin America Gang names (Spanish gangs, Mexican gangs, Colombian gangs, etc.). Asian gang names (Japanese gangs, Chinese gangs, etc.), African gangs, and other popular gangs from across the world.

US Gang Names

US Gang Names
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According to the FBI, there are over 33,000 gangs in the United States, and these gangs are split across ethnicities, nationalities, and states. The following are the most popular gangs in the United States:

  1. Crips – One of the largest and most well-known street gangs in the USA with a presence in most cities, archrivals to the Bloods.
  2. Bloods – One of the largest and most well-known street gangs in the USA with a presence in most cities, archrivals to the Crips.
  3. Barrio Azteca – A Mexican-American gang from El Paso, Texas.
  4. Los Aztecas – Another name for Barrio Azteca.
  5. Gangster Disciples – A street gang from the south side of Chicago, formed in the 1960s.
  6. Black Disciples – African-American street gang from Chicago.
  7. Maniac Latin Disciples – Considered the second largest Latin American street gang in Chicago.
  8. Black Guerrilla Family – A politically active African-American prison gang.
  9. Zoe Pound – Haitian-American street gang from Miami.
  10. La Nuestra Familia – Mexican-American prison gang originating from California.
  11. Norteños – Technically is not one gang but a group of gangs that are affiliated with the La Nuestra Familia while not in prison.
  12. Mexican Mafia – Another Mexican-American prison gang originating from California.
  13. La Eme – Another name for the Mexican Mafia.
  14. Sureños – Technically is not one gang but a group of gangs that are affiliated with the Mexican Mafia while not in prison.
  15. Southern United Raza – Another name for the Sureños.
  16. Sur 13 – Another name for the Sureños.
  17. Sureños X3 – Another name for the Sureños.
  18. Hermanos De Pistoleros Latinos – A prison gang many say practically runs prisons in Texas.
  19. Playboys 13 – Hispanic gang based in Los Angeles.
  20. PBS13 – A shortened version of the above.
  21. Almighty Black P. Stone Nation – A large street gang from Chicago estimated to have up to 100,000 members.
  22. Blackstone Rangers – Former name of the Almighty Black P. Stone Nation.
  23. Ñetas – A gang that started in the Puerto Rican prison system and then spread to the rest of the United States.
  24. Varrio Nuevo Estrada – A Mexican-American gang from Los Angeles, California.
  25. Santa Monica 13 – A Mexican-American gang from Santa Monica, California.
  26. Culver City Boys 13 – A Mexican-American gang from Los Angeles, California.
  27. The Avenues – A Mexican-American gang from Los Angeles, California.
  28. Venice 13 – A Mexican-American gang from Venice, California.
  29. Latin Syndicate – A street gang from Miami.
  30. South Beach Posse – Another street gang from Miami.
  31. Toonerville Rifa 13 – A Mexican-American street gang from Los Angeles.
  32. Simon City Royals – A Chicago gang that started out in the 1950s as a greaser gang.
  33. Texas Syndicate – A prison gang from Texas made up of members of Hispanic origin.
  34. Aryan Brotherhood – A notorious neo-Nazi prison gang based in California.
  35. Aryan Brotherhood Of Texas – Another neo-Nazi prison gang, not associated with the above, despite the similar name.
  36. The Almighty Gaylords – A white supremacist gang from Chicago, sometimes considered one of the oldest.
  37. Chicago Gaylords – Another name for The Almighty Gaylords.
  38. Latin Kings – Latin-American gang originating from Chicago, widely considered to be the best organized in the world.
  39. Latin Queens – Female chapter of the above.
  40. KUMI 415 – African-American prison gang from San Francisco.
  41. Kumi African Nation Organization – Another name for KUMI 415.
  42. 38th Street Gang – One of the oldest Hispanic gangs from Los Angeles, believed to have been founded in 1920.
  43. United Blood Nation – A drug gang active on the east coast, primarily in New York City.
  44. East Coast Bloods – Another name for United Blood Nation.
  45. Wah Ching – A Chinese-American gang based in San Francisco, which also has a presence throughout South East Asia.
  46. Trinitarios – A prison and street gang made up mostly of Dominicans from New York City.
  47. Almighty Black P. Stone Nation – One of the biggest gangs from the Chicago area.
  48. Florence Street Gang – Street gang from Los Angeles, made up largely of Hispanic Americans.
  49. Florencia 13 – Another name for the Florence Street Gang.
  50. La Cosa Nostra – The closest thing the Italian/Sicilian Mafia have for a name for themselves.
  51. Mara Salvatrucha – Founded in Los Angeles, California, this gang also has a presence in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
  52. MS-13 – Another shorter name for Mara Salvatrucha.
  53. 18th Street Gang – A street gang from Los Angeles that has spread throughout Central America.
  54. Barrio 18 – Another name for the 18th Street Gang.
  55. Folk Nation – An alliance of street gangs from Chicago of mixed ethnicity.
  56. People Nation – Also an alliance of street gangs from Chicago of mixed ethnicity and Folk Nation’s biggest rivals.
  57. Almighty Vice Lord Nation – Considered the second largest and one of the oldest gangs from Chicago.
  58. C. Blacks – An African-American prison gang from Washington D.C.
  59. Sex Money Murda – A street gang based on the East Coast.
  60. Dixie Mafia – A criminal organization that operates in the Southern US states, founded in Biloxi, Mississippi.
  61. State Line Mob – A criminal organization that operated in the Southern US states in the 1950s and 1960s.
  62. Dead Man Incorporated – A mostly white prison gang, also a popular Baltimore street gang.
  63. Hidden Valley Kings – A street gang from Charlotte, North Carolina.
  64. Mickey Cobras – Another street gang from Chicago.
  65. Four Corner Hustlers – A street gang from the west side of Chicago, active since the 1960s.
  66. Popes – A street gang from the north side of Chicago, active since the 1950s.
  67. TAP Boyz – A Palestinian-American street gang from Chicago.
  68. Imperial Gangsters – A Latin-American street gang, primarily of Puerto Rican background, from Chicago.
  69. Chicago Outfit – The legendary bootlegging operation run by Al Capone.
  70. Supreme Team – Was an African-American organized crime syndicate from New York City.
  71. Lorenzo Nichols Gang – Street gang, run by drug dealer Lorenzo Nichols in New York City.
  72. Mau Maus – A street gang from New York City from the 1950s.
  73. Eastman Gang – A street gang that dominated New York City from roughly 1890 to 1910.
  74. Five Points Gang – Was a mixed Irish, Italian and Jewish gang that started the criminal careers of Lucky Luciano, Al Capone, and Meyer Lansky.
  75. Lenox Avenue Gang – An early 20th century New York City gang.
  76. The Tanglewood Boys – An Italian-American street gang allied to the Italian mafia.
  77. South Brooklyn Boys – A union of various Italian-American gangs in Brooklyn.
  78. Ozone Park Boys – A branch of the Gambino crime family.
  79. Liberty Posse – Another name for the Ozone Park Boys.
  80. The Young Guns – Another name for the Ozone Park Boys.
  81. Kielbasa Posse – A name for the Polish-American organized crime group, mostly based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  82. Westies – Former Irish-American crime organization from New York.
  83. Winter Hill Gang – An Irish and Italian-American criminal organization from Boston, Massachusetts, infamously led by gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.
  84. Mullan Gang – Another Irish-American organized crime gang from Boston, Massachusetts.
  85. Patriarca Crime Family – Italian-American crime family from Boston, Massachusetts.
  86. Friends Stand United – An anti-racist gang from Boston, Massachusetts.
  87. Dead Rabbits – An Irish-American street gang from the 1850s.
  88. Daybreak Boys – Street gang from New York City, active in the 1840s and 1850s.
  89. Whyos – A street gang that controlled most of New York City from the 1860s to 1890s.
  90. K&A Gang – Irish-American street gang from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  91. Ghetto Brothers – A gang and music group from the 1960s, prominent in New York City and the northeastern states.
  92. Murder, Inc. – Organized crime organization that worked for the Italian and Jewish mafia founded by Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky.
  93. Kosher Mafia – One of the names of the Jewish-American mafia, founded by gangster Arnold Rothstein.
  94. Kosher Nostra – Another name for the Jewish-American Mafia.
  95. Undzer Shtik – Another name for the Jewish-American Mafia.
  96. Buffalo Crime Family – The name of the Italian-American mafia from Buffalo, New York.
  97. The Arm – Another name for the Buffalo Crime Family.
  98. Rudaj Organization – The name of the Albanian-American mafia from New York City.
  99. Velentzas Crime Family – A Greek-American crime family allied with the Lucchese crime family.
  100. National Crime Syndicate – The name the media gave to the alliance of major gangs across the USA, founded by Lucky Luciano.

British Gang Names

British Gang Names
Peaky Blinders – British crime drama about the famous Peaky Blinders Gang

Gangs in the United Kingdom spread over locations, with major prominence in areas such as Belfast, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, and Manchester. Also, many gangs from around the world have a presence in the United Kingdom, and some gangs in the UK are inspired by gangs from countries like the US. The following are the most popular Gangs in the UK.

  1. The Firm – East London criminal gang, famously led by the Kray Twins (Ronnie and Reggie).
  2. The Kray Twins – Another name for The Firm, led by the Kray Twins.
  3. Teddy Boys – A name given to teenage gangs in the 1950s.
  4. Rudeboys – A name given to gangs of Jamaican origin in the 1950s.
  5. Buttmarsh Boys – A gang of robbers from Kent.
  6. Tottenham Mandem – A street gang from the Tottenham area of London.
  7. Peckham Boys – A street gang from the Peckham area of London.
  8. Ghetto Boys – A street gang from south London.
  9. Wembley Boys – A street gang from the Wembley area of London of Tamil origin.
  10. Aldgate Mob – A street gang from Aldgate area of London of Jewish origin.
  11. Whitechapel Mob – A former criminal organization from the Whitechapel area of London.
  12. Islington Mob – A former criminal organization from the Islington area of London.
  13. Broad Mob – A former criminal organization from the Camden area of London.
  14. Kings Cross Gang – A former criminal organization from the Kings Cross area of London.
  15. Odessians – A former Russian street gang from the Whitechapel area of London.
  16. West End Boys – A gang from the west end of London.
  17. Bethnal Green Mob – A former criminal organization from the Bethnal Green area of London.
  18. Elephant and Castle Mob – A former criminal organization from the Elephant and Castle area of London.
  19. Comer Gang – Gang run by infamous mobster Jack “Spot” Comer.
  20. Brindles – A notorious crime family from south London.
  21. Rathkeale Rovers – Irish traveler gang with links throughout Europe.
  22. Essex Boys – A gang of drug dealers from Essex.
  23. Brighton Razor Gangs – The name given to gangs from Brighton who wielded knives in the 1930s and 1940s.
  24. Walkers – A notorious crime family from south London.
  25. Hoxton Mob – A street gang active in London between WWI and WWII.
  26. Watney Streeters – Was a gang mostly made up of dockers from east London.
  27. Woolwich Boys – Street gang from southeast London.
  28. Tamil Snake Gang – A street gang made up of people from Tamil background.
  29. Muslim Patrol – A gang of Muslim vigilantes who used to patrol the streets of east London.
  30. Aggi Crew – A criminal gang from Bristol.
  31. Scuttlers – Youth gangs from areas around Manchester in the late 19th century.
  32. The Deansgate Mob – One of the biggest scuttler gangs from Manchester in the late 19th century.
  33. The Gooch Close Gang – A street gang from Manchester.
  34. Young Gooch – An offshoot of The Gooch Close Gang.
  35. Old Trafford Cripz – A street gang from Manchester.
  36. Longsight Street Soldiers – A street gang from Manchester.
  37. Fallowfield Mad Dogs – A street gang from Manchester.
  38. Rusholme Cripz – A street gang from Manchester.
  39. Quality Street Gang – Active in Manchester from the 1960s and 1970s.
  40. Pepperhill Mob – A street gang from Manchester.
  41. Doddington – A street gang from Manchester.
  42. Moss Side Bloods – A street gang from Manchester.
  43. Longsight Crew – A street gang from Manchester.
  44. Noonan Firm – A criminal organization that committed a number of murders in Manchester.
  45. Haydock Close Crew – A street gang from Manchester.
  46. Cheetham Hill Gang – A street gang from Manchester.
  47. Cheetham Hillbillies – Another name for the Cheetham Hill Gang.
  48. Niggaz, Honks, Chinks – A splinter group of the Cheetham Hill Gang, the name of which references their ethnic diversity.
  49. Hillbilly Bitches – Female splinter group of the Cheetham Hill Gang.
  50. Young Cheetham Hill Gang – Younger members of the Cheetham Hill Gang.
  51. Little Hill Gang – Younger members of the Cheetham Hill Gang.
  52. Curtis Warren Gang – Was a powerful drug trafficking gang from Liverpool.
  53. Whitney Gang – A crime family from Liverpool mostly involved in drugs.
  54. The Richardson Gang – A well-known gang from London that was active in the 1950s and 1960s.
  55. Adams – A well-known crime family based in London of Irish descent.
  56. Clerkenwell Crime Syndicate – Another name for the Adams crime family.
  57. Arifs – A well-known Turkish Cypriot crime family from London.
  58. The Yiddishers – The name of the Jewish mob in London.
  59. Bessarabian Tigers – Another Jewish criminal organization from London.
  60. Cortesi Brothers – A crime family of Italian background.
  61. The Sabini Crime Family – The crime family run by gangster Charles Sabini.
  62. Sabini Syndicate – Another name for The Sabini Crime Family.
  63. Messina Brothers – Mixed Maltese-Italian crime family that was based in London from the 1930s to 1950s.
  64. The Syndicate – The criminal organization that absorbed the Messina Brothers’ empire in the 1950s.
  65. Peaky Blinders – A notorious gang from Birmingham that was known for its unique attire, and is now the focus of a TV series of the same name.
  66. The Sloggers – Another gang from early 20th century Birmingham.
  67. Birmingham Boys – A well-known gang from Birmingham.
  68. Brummagem Boys – Another name for the Birmingham Boys.
  69. Lynx Gang – A South Asian gang from Birmingham, initially set up to fight against white supremacists.
  70. Penny Mobs – A term the media used to refer to gangs in Glasgow in the 1870s.
  71. Norman Conks – An Irish Catholic gang from Glasgow.
  72. Bridgeton Boys – A protestant gang from Glasgow, rivals of the Norman Conks.
  73. Caravats – Irish fighting gang from Glasgow.
  74. Shanavests – Irish fighting gang from Glasgow.
  75. Govan Team – A gang from Govan, Glasgow, active in the 1930s.
  76. Young Crosse Posse – An active street gang from Govan, Glasgow.
  77. Bingo Boys – Another gang active in 1930s Glasgow.
  78. San Toys Gang – A street gang that ruled the Calton area of Glasgow in the 1800s.
  79. Tongs – A violent teenage gang from the Calton area of Glasgow in the 1960s.
  80. McGraw Firm – Organized crime group from Glasgow.
  81. Glasgow Razor Gangs – A name given to the gangs of Glasgow of the 1920s and 1930s who used knives.
  82. Billy Boys – A razor gang active in early 20th century Glasgow.
  83. Beehive Boys – A gang active in Glasgow in the 1930s.
  84. Thompson Firm – Organized crime group from Glasgow in the 1950s.
  85. The Fleet – Another gang from 1930s Glasgow.
  86. Delta Crime Syndicate – Organized crime group from Glasgow.
  87. Tollcross Wee Men – A street gang from the Tollcross area of Glasgow.
  88. Young Mental Oxgangs – A street gang from Edinburgh.
  89. Young Niddrie Team – A street gang from Edinburgh.
  90. Capital City Service – A Scottish football hooligan gang from Edinburgh.
  91. Honicknowle Defence Regiment – A gang from Plymouth.
  92. The Whitleigh Mental Mafia – Another gang from Plymouth.
  93. Bestwood Cartel – A gang from Nottingham.
  94. Damned Crew – A gang from the late 1500s and early 1600s known for getting drunk and assaulting passersby.
  95. Cursed Crew – Another name for the Damned Crew.
  96. Hawkubites – A London gang in the 1700s.
  97. Hawkhurst Gang – A gang of smugglers from southeast England in the mid-1700s.
  98. The Aldington Gang – A gang of smugglers from Kent in the 1800s.
  99. The Blues – Another name The Aldington Gang was also known by.
  100. The High Rip Gang – A violent gang from 1880s Liverpool.

Gang Names from Latin America

Latin American Gang Names
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Latin America is regarded as the most violent region in the world, and as expected the Gangs from Latin America are pretty badass. These are some of the popular gangs in Latin America:

  1. Medellín Cartel – The Colombian drug cartel made famous by its former leader, Pablo Escobar.
  2. La Oficina De Envigado – A branch of Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Cartel that handled enforcement and collections.
  3. Cali Cartel – A Colombian breakaway cartel from Medellín Cartel, often considered the most powerful cartel that ever existed.
  4. Clan Del Golfo – A Colombian drug cartel that was formerly a right-wing neo-paramilitary group.
  5. Los Urabeños – Another name for Clan Del Golfo.
  6. Clan Úsuga – Another name for Clan Del Golfo.
  7. Autodefensas Gaitanistas De Colombia – Another name for Clan Del Golfo.
  8. Águilas Negras – Spanish for ‘Black Eagles,’ a right-wing drug-trafficking paramilitary organization.
  9. Libertadores Del Vichada – A Colombian drug trafficking paramilitary group.
  10. Bloque Meta – A former Colombian drug trafficking paramilitary group.
  11. Los Rastrojos – A former Colombian drug cartel.
  12. Mano Negra – A drug trafficking organization from Colombia.
  13. FARC Dissidents – A left-wing paramilitary group fighting the Colombian government.
  14. Los Zetas – A Mexican drug cartel, considered one of the most powerful in the world.
  15. La Resistencia – A gang, made up of members from different Mexican gangs attempting to expel the Los Zetas.
  16. Cárteles Unidos – Another name for the La Resistencia.
  17. Sinaloa Cartel – Another Mexican drug and money laundering cartel, also considered one of the most powerful in the world. Until recently it was headed by El Chapo.
  18. Guzmán-Loera Organization – Another name for the Sinaloa Cartel.
  19. Pacific Cartel – Another name for the Sinaloa Cartel.
  20. Federation – Another name for the Sinaloa Cartel.
  21. Blood Alliance – Another name for the Sinaloa Cartel.
  22. Artistas Asesinos – Was a Mexican street gang that worked for the Sinaloa Cartel.
  23. Los Pelones – Another enforcer gang working for the Sinaloa Cartel.
  24. Tijuana Cartel – A cartel that once controlled most of Baja California, Mexico, and was considered one of the most powerful.
  25. Oaxaca Cartel – A smaller cartel operating under the Tijuana Cartel.
  26. Arellano-Félix Organization – Another name for the Tijuana Cartel.
  27. Los Santos – A street gang from Tijuana.
  28. Juárez Cartel – Cartel based in the border city of Juárez with a presence in the southwestern United States.
  29. La Línea – A gang of enforcers from the Juárez Cartel, made up of former police officers.
  30. Los Mexicles – A street gang from Juárez, Mexico.
  31. Gente Nueva – The name of the Mexican cartel run by Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as ‘El Chapo.’
  32. Los Chapos – Another name for the Gente Nueva.
  33. La Familia Michoacana Cartel – Another large Mexican cartel.
  34. Los Caballeros Templarios – Also a large Mexican cartel, founded by former members of La Familia Michoacana Cartel.
  35. The Knights Templar Cartel – The English name of the Los Caballeros Templarios, above.
  36. Cártel Del Golfo – The name of the Gulf cartel, another Mexican cartel based on the United States border.
  37. Jalisco New Generation Cartel – A Mexican cartel based in the state of Jalisco.
  38. Colima Cartel – A Mexican cartel from the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco.
  39. Milenio Cartel – Another cartel based in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
  40. Cártel De Los Valencia – Another name for the Milenio Cartel.
  41. Beltrán-Leyva Cartel – Another Mexican cartel from the state of Sinaloa.
  42. Los Negros – A criminal organization from Mexican that has switched allegiances numerous times.
  43. Cártel Independiente De Acapulco – Mexican cartel from the city of Acapulco.
  44. La Barredora – Another Mexican gang from the city of Acapulco.
  45. Zwi Migdal – Was a Polish-Jewish sex slave gang mainly based in Argentina, but also had links to other parts of South America.
  46. Ashkenazum – A splinter group of Zwi Migdal, also from Argentina, with an international presence.
  47. Puccio Family – A crime family from Argentina.
  48. Pincheira Brothers – A gang of loyalist outlaws from Chile in the 1800s.
  49. Mara – A type of gang that originated in the USA, but then spread to Central America, specifically El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.
  50. Marabunta – Another word for Mara, the above.

African Gang Names

African Gang Names
The Niger Delta Vigilante, Source: Veronique de Viguerie / Getty Images

Gangs in Africa do not receive as much coverage as those outside the continent. Could it be because, there are more pressing issues or could it be because of the lack of data on local African gangs, or maybe, there aren’t many significant gang activities in Africa? Nonetheless, there are gangs and terror groups in Africa. These are some of the most notorious gangs in Africa:

  1. Mai-Mai – A gang that operates in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  2. The Numbers Gangs – Violent South African prison gangs.
  3. The 26s – One of the most prominent of the numbers’ gangs.
  4. The 28s – One of the most prominent of the numbers’ gangs.
  5. The 27s – Another numbers gang.
  6. The 25s – Another numbers gang.
  7. The Big Five – Another name for the 25s number gang.
  8. The 29s – Another numbers gang.
  9. The Desperadoes – Another name for the 29s number gang.
  10. Mongrels – A South African gang based in Cape Town.
  11. The Americans – Another South African gang based in Cape Town, considered one of the largest in the country.
  12. Foster Gang – A South African gang from Johannesburg in the 1910s.
  13. The Hard Livings – Considered the second largest street gang in Cape Town, South Africa.
  14. The Junky Funky Kids – Also based in Cape Town, South Africa.
  15. The Sexy Boys – Another violent street gang in South Africa.
  16. Khumalo Gang – An armed group from South Africa.
  17. Umkhonto We Sizwe – The militant wing of the ANC active in South Africa in the 1960s.
  18. Spear Of The Nation – Another name for the Umkhonto We Sizwe.
  19. Mungiki – A gang from Kenya.
  20. Sabaot Land Defence Force – A militia group from Kenya.
  21. Boko Haram – The name given to the Islamic State in West Africa, active in Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon.
  22. Commando Yosso Gangs – Gangs from the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam.
  23. Badoo – A violent street gang from Lagos, Nigeria.
  24. Black Axe Confraternity – A secret society of students that have performed cult-related murders.
  25. Anini Gang – Was a gang run by bandit Lawrence Anini.
  26. Bakassi – A vigilante group present in the Igbo area of Nigeria.
  27. Area Boys – Another Lagos-based gang of youths.
  28. Agberos – Another name for Area Boys.
  29. Niger Delta Vigilante – A militia group from the Niger Delta, Nigeria, that seeks to control the oil supply.
  30. Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force – The largest of all the armed groups of the Niger Delta, also seeking to control the oil supply.
  31. Niger Delta Liberation Front – Another militant group from the Niger Delta, Nigeria.
  32. One Million Boys – A gang known for robberies from Lagos, Nigeria.
  33. 419 Scammers – An organization of Internet scammers from Nigeria.
  34. Sakawa Boys – An organization of Internet scammers from Ghana.
  35. Galamsey – A criminal organization of illegal miners from Ghana.
  36. Le Roux Organization – The organization run by programmer Paul Le Roux, from Zimbabwe.
  37. Kitwe Gangs – Youth gangs from the city of Kitwe, Zambia.
  38. Tokota Boys – A street gang from the city of Kitwe, Zambia.
  39. 100s – A street gang from the city of Kitwe, Zambia.
  40. 90 Niggas – A street gang from the city of Kitwe, Zambia.
  41. Sons Of The Devil – A street gang from the city of Kitwe, Zambia.
  42. Ba Mbwambwambwa – A street gang from the city of Kitwe, Zambia.
  43. Thamaga Gang – A notorious gang from Botswana.
  44. Matsetsenkane – Another name for the Thamaga Gang.
  45. Merubisi – Another gang from Botswana.
  46. Super Zimbabwe African People’s Union – A militant organization from 1980s Zimbabwe.
  47. Chimwenje – A militant organization from Zimbabwe active in Mozambique.
  48. Baltagiya – Egyptian word for gangs.
  49. Kesh Angels – A girl biker gang from Morocco.
  50. Polisario Front – A rebel group attempting to end Moroccan presence in Western Sahara.

Gang Names from Asia

Asian Gang Names
Yakuza, Source: Getty

The Yamaguchi Gumi, popularly known as “Yakuza,” is one of the largest gangs in the world, and it doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of gangs and organized crime activities in Asia. The following are popular Asian gang names:

  1. Yakuza – Organized crime syndicate from Japan made up of many small fractions.
  2. Sixth Yamaguchi-Gumi – The largest fraction of the Yakuza.
  3. Yoshitomi Group – A criminal gang and part of the Sixth Yamaguchi-Gumi Yakuza.
  4. Yon-Daime Yamaken-Gumi – A criminal gang and part of the Sixth Yamaguchi-Gumi Yakuza.
  5. Ni-Daime Kodo-Kai – A criminal gang and part of the Sixth Yamaguchi-Gumi Yakuza.
  6. Ni-Daime Takumi-Gumi – A criminal gang and part of the Sixth Yamaguchi-Gumi Yakuza.
  7. Go-Daime Kokusui-Kai – A criminal gang and part of the Sixth Yamaguchi-Gumi Yakuza.
  8. Kkangpae – A romanticized Korean word for unorganized gangsters.
  9. Jo-Pok – A Korean term for organized crime.
  10. Chijon Family – A criminal organization from South Korea.
  11. Triads – The most well-known Chinese gang with operations around the world.
  12. 14k Triad – A branch of the triads based in Hong Kong, considered to be the second largest.
  13. Sun Yee On – A branch of the triads, also from Hong Kong, considered to be the largest.
  14. Wo Hop To – A triad group from Wanchai, Hong Kong.
  15. Wo Shing Wo – Considered the oldest of the Wo Group triad societies from Hong Kong.
  16. Shui Fong – A triad group from Southern China, active mostly in Hong Kong, Macau and the USA.
  17. Big Circle Gang – A triad group that has been operating since the 1950s, with a presence in Hong Kong, USA, Australia, and Canada.
  18. Ang Soon Thong – A Malaysian gang active since the 1950s with a presence in Singapore as well.
  19. Sio Sam Ong – A Chinese triad based in Malaysia.
  20. Tiga Line – A Malaysia gang that identifies with the Rastafarian movement.
  21. Wah Kee – A heroin dealing triad from Malaysia with connections all around the world.
  22. Double 7 – Another Malaysian organized crime gang.
  23. Gang 04 – A gang from Malaysia.
  24. Hua Kee – The former name of Gang 04.
  25. Gang 08 – A Malaysian gang active since the 1970s.
  26. Gang 18 – Another Malaysian gang of Chinese origin.
  27. Gang 24 – Another Malaysian gang of Chinese origin.
  28. Gang 36 – Another Malaysian gang mostly of Indian origin.
  29. Hung Meng Hooi – A Chinese triad with links to Malaysia.
  30. Salakau – A gang from Singapore sometimes considered a secret organization.
  31. Sah Lak Kau – Another way to refer to the Salakau.
  32. Ah Kong – Was one of the world’s largest drug syndicates, originally from Singapore.
  33. Bamboo Union – A branch of the triads based in Taiwan.
  34. Four Seas Gang – A Triad society from Taiwan, with some presence in Southern California.
  35. Chao Pho – A term used in Thailand that translates as ‘godfather,’ but is used to refer to organized crime in general.
  36. Jao Poh – A variation of the above.
  37. Red Wa – Considered the most powerful criminal organization in Thailand originating from Myanmar.
  38. United Wa State Army – A militarist group from Wa state, Myanmar, involved in drug trafficking.
  39. Laskar Bali – Indonesia gang from Bali.
  40. D-Company – The nickname given to the criminal underworld of Mumbai, India.
  41. Mudaliar Gang – A street gang from India.
  42. Mastan Gang – A street gang from India.
  43. Budesh Gang – A street gang from India.
  44. Kalani Gang – A street gang from India.
  45. Rajan Gang – A street gang from India.
  46. Gawli Gang – A street gang from India.
  47. Rajan Gang – A street gang from India.
  48. Surve Gang – A gang from India.
  49. Bahala Na Gang – A gang from the Philippines with a presence in many other countries.
  50. Kuratong Baleleng – A street gang from the Philippines.

Other Popular Gangs from around the world

Popular Gangs from around the world
Solntsevskaya Bratva, Source: ABP World Group

How about popular gangs in Europe and other parts of the world? Solntsevskaya Bratva, the Russian mafia group, has over 9,000 members, and it rakes in billions of dollars yearly from its activities. So, gang activities are well and present in Europe as well. The following are popular gang names from around the world.

  1. Camorra – An Italian criminal organization based in Naples, often considered the ‘true Mafia.’
  2. ‘Ndrangheta – Organized crime syndicate based in Calabria, Italy.
  3. Stidda – An organized criminal group from Sicily, Italy.
  4. Sacra Corona Unita – Organized crime group from southern Italy.
  5. Casalesi Clan – Another Italian organized crime group.
  6. Corleonesi – A Sicilian crime family from the town of Corleone.
  7. Jamaican Posse – A loose alliance of Jamaican gangs.
  8. Shower Posse – A Jamaican drug gang with a presence in Canada and the US.
  9. Klans Massive – A Jamaican gang from Spanish Town.
  10. Klansman – Another name for the Klans Massive.
  11. Chadee Gang – Was a drug gang from Trinidad & Tobago.
  12. Phantom Death Squad – A drug trafficking gang from Guyana.
  13. IRA – The Provisional Irish Republican Army, a paramilitary organization that fought to free Ireland from British rule.
  14. Amigos Dos Amigos – A gang from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  15. Primeiro Comando Da Capital – Also referred to as the PCC, are a Brazilian Sao Paolo-based gang.
  16. Terceiro Comando – A Brazilian criminal organization from Rio de Janeiro.
  17. Comando Vermelho – Another Brazilian criminal organization from Rio de Janeiro.
  18. Família Do Norte – A Brazilian criminal organization that traffics drugs through the Amazon Rainforest.
  19. Primeiro Grupo Catarinense – The largest criminal organization in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.
  20. Bratva – A word sometimes used to refer to the Russian mafia.
  21. Solntsevskaya Bratva – A Russian organized criminal syndicate, often considered one of the richest gangs in the world.
  22. Solntsevskaya Brotherhood – Another name for the above gang.
  23. Vladivostok Gang – A criminal organization from Vladivostok, Russia.
  24. Kurganskaya Group – A criminal organization active in Russia in the 1990s.
  25. Tsapok Gang – A very violent gang from Russia.
  26. Togliatti Mafia – A criminal organization from Togliatti.
  27. Uralmash Gang – A criminal organization from Yekaterinburg.
  28. The Family – A criminal organization from Russia.
  29. Lazovsky Gang – A criminal organization from Russia, formed by former KGB members.
  30. Elephants Group – A criminal organization from Ryazan, Russia.
  31. Kazan Gang – A criminal organization from Kazan, Russia.
  32. U.E. – A criminal organization of youths indirectly rules by adults in Russia.
  33. Tambov Gang – A criminal organization from St Petersburg, Russia.
  34. No Limit Soldiers – An organized crime group from Willemstad, Curaçao.
  35. Musitano Crime Family – Italian-Canadian crime family from Hamilton, Ontario.
  36. Papalia Crime Family – Another Italian-Canadian crime family from Hamilton, Ontario.
  37. Luppino Crime Family – Another Italian-Canadian crime family from Hamilton, Ontario.
  38. Siderno Group – An Italian-Canadian/Australian criminal organization related to the ‘Ndrangheta of Calabria, Italy.
  39. Cotroni Crime Family – A Italian-Canadian mafia organization based in Montreal, Quebec.
  40. Rizzuto Crime Family – Another Italian-Canadian mafia organization based in Montreal, Quebec.
  41. West End Gang – An Irish/French-Canadian criminal organization based in Montreal, Quebec.
  42. Dubois Brothers – A French-Canadian organized crime group from Montreal, Quebec.
  43. Penose – Nickname for the criminal underworld of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  44. Milieu – Nickname for the criminal underworld of France.
  45. Les Caïds Des Cités – Organized crime in France with a presence in most cities.
  46. Unione Corse – A Corsican mafia family, which operates primarily from Corsica and Marseille, France.
  47. Carbone Crime Family – Corsican crime family active from the 1920s to 1940s.
  48. Francisci Crime Family – Corsican crime family that was involved in the French connection.
  49. Mondoloni Crime Family – Corsican crime family, also involved in the French connection.
  50. Brise De Mer Gang – Corsican crime family with an international presence.
  51. Israeli Mafia – A term generally used to refer to organized crime in Israel.
  52. Magaš Clan – A gang run by a former boxer.
  53. Pink Panthers – The name given to a daring gang of jewel thieves from Serbia.
  54. Arkan Clan – A Serbian gang related to a paramilitary group during the Yugoslav wars.
  55. Giška Gang – A gang also linked to paramilitary groups during the Yugoslav wars.
  56. Zemun Clan – A Serbian gang from Belgrade.
  57. Joca Amsterdam Gang – A Serbian gang that operated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  58. Naglite – Translates as ‘The Insolent ones’ a gang from Bulgaria known for high profile kidnappings.
  59. Karamanski Gang – Organized crime group from Bulgaria.
  60. SIC – Stands for Security Insurance Company another company that fronted organized crime in Bulgaria.
  61. VIS – Stands for Vasil Iliev Security, a security and insurance company that fronted organized crime in Bulgaria.
  62. TIM – Organized crime syndicated from Bulgaria, founded by former military veterans.
  63. Bajrush Klan – A gang from Macedonia.
  64. Nezim Klan – A gang from Macedonia.
  65. Clanu Rosianu – A gang from Romania.
  66. Craiova Underground Killers Gang – A gang from Romania.
  67. Băhăian Organisation – A gang from Romania.
  68. Clanu Camataru – A gang from Romania.
  69. Clanu Coordunenilor – A gang from Romania.
  70. Gang Of Pusi I Mezinit – An Albanian gang that was primarily active in the south of the country.
  71. Lazarat Marijuana Growers – Marijuana growers from the town of Lazarat, Albania.
  72. Dobroshi Gang – An international criminal organization run by Kosovo Albanian, Princ Dobroshi.
  73. Gang Of Çole – Was an Albanian gang from the city of Vlora.
  74. Gang Of Gaxhai – Another Albanian gang from the city of Vlora.
  75. K-Falangen – An Albanian gang from Malmö, Sweden.
  76. Naserligan – An Albanian gang from Gothenburg, Sweden.
  77. Original Gangsters – Another gang from Gothenburg, Sweden, of mixed origins.
  78. Brödraskapet – A Swedish prison gang.
  79. Bredäng Warriors – A Swedish gang that specializes in armed robberies.
  80. Asirs – A Swedish gang of mostly middle eastern background.
  81. Södertäljenätverket – Another Swedish gang of mostly Middle Eastern background.
  82. Black Cobra – Another Swedish gang of mostly Middle Eastern background, originally from Denmark.
  83. Werewolf Legion – A gang of African and South American background, active in 1980s Sweden.
  84. Chosen Ones – A multicultural gang from Sweden.
  85. Pettingill Family – A crime family from Melbourne, Australia.
  86. Richmond Gang – A crime family from Melbourne, Australia.
  87. Williams Family – A crime family from Melbourne, Australia.
  88. Carlton Crew – A crime family from Melbourne, Australia.
  89. Moran Family – A crime family from Melbourne, Australia.
  90. Apex – A street gang from Melbourne, Australia.
  91. The Overcoat Gang – A prison gang from Australia.
  92. Sword Boys – A street gang from Perth, Australia.
  93. Razor Gangs – A crime family from Sydney, Australia.
  94. 5T Gang – A crime family from Sydney, Australia.
  95. Freeman Gang – A crime family from Sydney, Australia.
  96. The Team – A crime family from Sydney, Australia.
  97. Sin Gang – A crime family from Sydney, Australia.
  98. Rocks Push – A street gang from Sydney, Australia.
  99. Dlasthr – A street gang from Sydney, Australia.
  100. Evil Warriors – A street gang from Northern Territory, Australia.

There you go! A huge list of gang names from around the world. By the way, this post does not in any way glorify gang activities, it is merely for educational purposes and of course, to help our readers find the best group names.

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