225+ Smart Monkey Names for a Distinctive Pet

Cute Brown Monkey Sitting On The Edge Of A Wall

A pet monkey is an unusual and exciting animal to care for. If you have decided to devote your time to a darling primate, consider some of these fun monkey names to give your animal!

Funny Monkey Names for Females

These cute and funny female monkey names will make any proud pet owner smile.

  • Minty
  • Bubbles
  • Nanny - play on bananas
  • Smiley
  • Sweetie
  • Honey
  • Miss M.
  • Queenie
  • Winkie
  • Cuddles
  • Fuzzy
  • Twiggy
  • Cinderella
  • Jane - Tarzan character
  • Yoko
  • Muffin
  • Wendy
  • Poppy
  • Flopsy
  • Flo
  • Koko
  • Gaga
  • Montana
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Funny Monkey Names for Males

Play around with any of these male monkey names.

  • Dunston
  • Chip
  • Walt
  • Big Guy
  • Boss
  • Beans
  • King
  • Chuckles
  • Charlie
  • Rocket
  • Clownie
  • Whistles
  • Jingles
  • Bingo
  • Dopey
  • Squeaky
  • Rocky
  • Coconut
  • Snappy
  • Giggles
  • Cracker
  • Spanky
  • Dippy

Monkey Names That Suit a Brown Monkey

Brown is a common color for a monkey. Think of some of your favorite brown things. Will any of those words work for a pet money name?

  • Brownie
  • Milkshake
  • Cocoa
  • Java
  • Peanut Butter
  • Oakley
  • Soot
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Fudge
  • Hazel
  • Pumpernickel
  • Carmel
  • Chessie - short for Chesnut
  • Pudding
  • French Fry
  • Tater
  • Hershey
  • Kit Kat
  • Pancake
  • Bourbon
  • Cocoa Puff
  • Anise

Monkey Names That Suit a Black Monkey

Many monkeys sport a black coat of fur. Use black-colored items for some name inspiration.

  • Noir
  • Midnight
  • Coal
  • Inky
  • Sable
  • Panther
  • Smokey
  • Licorice
  • Cola
  • Tux - play on tuxedo
  • Godiva
  • Onyx
  • Ebony
  • Witchy
  • Ore
  • Obsidian
  • Lava
  • Velvet
  • Momba
  • Batman
  • Shadow
  • Darth Vader
  • Du - means black in Welsh

  • Kuro - means black in Japanese

  • Musta - means black in Finnish

Monkey Names for a Spirited Primate

If your monkey has a busy, wild, and spirited personality, use it to give him/her a name that suits her well.

  • Wild Man Jack
  • Bonkers
  • Goofy
  • Stinker
  • Stormy
  • Wilder
  • Nutty
  • Loco
  • Wiley
  • Sneaks
  • Sly Guy
  • Trick
  • Foxy
  • Spicy
  • Saucy
  • Loopy
  • Gonzo
  • Perky
  • Zippy
  • Sparky
Girl Holding Monkey

Monkey Names for a Shy Monkey

Some monkeys have a shy disposition. Try using this characteristic to help name your animal.

  • Coy
  • Bash
  • Whisper
  • Hush
  • Sheepy
  • Stills
  • Mouse
  • Meek
  • Violet
  • Wallflower
  • Frosty
  • Winter
  • Boo
  • Spooks
  • Houdini
  • Bambi

Monkey Names From Africa

Look to the homeland for name inspiration. Think about the unique places and geography of Africa to arrive at a pet money name.

  • Sahara
  • Savannah
  • Niles
  • Congo
  • Zambezi - African river
  • Limpopo - African river
  • Gambie - African river
  • Kenya
  • Kilimanjaro - mountain
  • Loma - a mountain range in Africa
  • Cairo - a city in Egypt
  • Namibia - a country in Africa

  • Victoria - after Victoria falls

  • Malawi - a country in Africa

  • Ghana - a country in Africa

Monkey in Other Languages

The word "monkey" in other languages sounds interesting and exotic.

  • Majmum (Albanian)
  • Mico (Catalan /Spanish)
  • Opice (Czech)
  • Abe (Danish)
  • Apina (Finnish)
  • Singe (French)
  • Mono (Galician)
  • Affe (German)
  • Scimmia (Italian)
  • Liab (Hmong)
  • Maymun (Turkish)
  • Macoco (Portuguese)
  • Malpa (Polish)
  • Biri (Hausa)
  • Tsoko (Shona)
  • Tumbili (Swahili)
  • Obo (Yoruba)
  • Monyet (Indonesian)
  • Manuki (Samoan)
  • Simia (Latin)
  • Ungoy (Filipino)

Monkey Names From Literature and Pop Culture

There are so many money characters in movies, television, and literature. Might any of these famous monkeys make the cut when it comes to names?

  • Ishmael - book by Daniel Quinn
  • Claw - primate in Beast Quest
  • Titano - character in Superman comics
  • George - Curious George character
  • Aldo -character in the film, Planet of the Apes
  • Caesar - Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Joe - Mighty Joe Young
  • King Kong
  • Lucy - Lucy by Laurence Gonzales
  • Jake - My Gym Partner's a Monkey
  • Rafiki - Mandrill in Disney's The Lion King
  • Lazlo - Camp Lazlo
  • Professor Bobo - Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • Bingo - character on The Banana Splits
  • Amy - primate in the movie Congo
  • Fiben - chimp in The Uplift War
  • Kala - character in Tarzan
  • Nkima - character in Tarzan
  • Francine - character in Aurthur's Valentine
  • Shift - The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Zoey -Zoey and Me
  • Abu -Aladdin
  • King Louis -The Jungle Book
  • Boots - Dora the Explorer
  • Mr. Teeny - The Simpsons
  • Darwin - The Wild Thornberrys
  • Nikko - Wizard of Oz
  • Spike - Ace Ventura Pet Detective
  • Jack - Pirates of the Caribbean

Young boy and a monkey dressed alike in classroom

Female Monkey Names Starting With "M"

Consider using names that start with "M" for a pet monkey name.

  • Mellie
  • Monica
  • Matilda
  • Maria
  • Mila
  • Mackenzie
  • Marley
  • Molly
  • Maya
  • Melissa
  • Mackenzie
  • Maci
  • Martha
  • Maggie
  • Mae
  • Monroe
  • Masie
  • Mallory
  • Marissa
  • Mara
  • Mercy
  • Mabel
  • Misty
  • Mavis
  • Margo
  • Maribel
  • Margo
  • Mildred
  • Marge
  • Mona
  • Maple

Male Monkey Names Starting With "M"

These male names starting with M roll right off of the tongue.

  • Mikey
  • Milton
  • Mert
  • Maury
  • Monte
  • Max
  • Miles
  • Mateo
  • Mikah
  • Milo
  • Maverick
  • Mason
  • Marcus
  • Magnus
  • Martin
  • Mario
  • Mack
  • Mitchell
  • Murphy
  • Miller
  • Memphis
  • Moby
  • Malik
  • Manuel
  • Marcel
  • Marlon
  • Merriweather
  • Marshall
  • Matthew
  • Modus

Taking on a Monkey

Deciding to take a monkey on as a pet should not be taken lightly. Unlike other animals, monkeys live for a very long time, anywhere from 20 to 40 years in captivity. You and your primate will be spending a lifetime together, so make sure that whatever name you choose is one that you can live with for many, many years to come.

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