Donkey Names for Baby, Female, Male + Funny Good Ideas

For the longest time, donkeys have been a trusted friend to humans, they are hardworking and strong-willed. In the developed countries donkeys are kept as pets while in the developing countries, a huge number of donkeys are domesticated as working animals. Hence, the naming can be based on the working or pet traits

There is an array of names you can name your donkey; from famous names such as Eeyore, Enduro, Ace, and Gus, to character names such as Wiley/ willy to show their willingness to work. The name choice will depend on your animal’s gender, behaviors, origin, and appearance.

Before getting to the names you can call you donkey, let’s learn a bit about donkey what a baby, adult female and male donkeys are called in English and science.

The scientific name of a donkey is Equus africanus asinus. This worker animal is member of the horse family, Equidae.

Pet vs working donkey Photo
Pet Donkeys and a working Donkey

Other common names for donkeys include ass, jackass, burro, neddy, maud, beast-of-burden, Jerusalem pony, and back burro

The name of a baby donkey is a foal.

Jenny or Jennet is the name of an adult female donkey

An adult male donkey is called a jack. A castrated male donkey is called a gelding.

 A mule is an offspring of a jack and a female horse (mare).

The offspring of a female donkey and a male horse(stallion) is called a hinny.

Following are ideas from which you can draw inspiration during you donkey naming sessions.

Donkey Baby Names

There are several names you can name your foal. Our best pick is ace. A name to mean skilled, very good at their work, and diligent. All these are attributes of a donkey. Better yet, the name is unisex – you can name your foal regardless of whether its male or female.

Cute Baby donkey names
Baby donkey
  1. Ace
  2. Amber
  3. Andrea
  4. Angela
  5. Apollo
  6. Aspen
  7. Astronaut
  8. Astyn Martyn
  9. Atlas
  10. Bandit
  11. Barnabas
  12. Bedassled
  13. Blue
  14. Bo
  15. Bonner
  16. Brody
  17. Brutass
  18. Casanova
  19. Casper
  20. Casterly
  21. Chaster
  22. Christmass
  23. Classy
  24. Costass
  25. Cutlass
  26. Dalass
  27. Daria
  28. Doloras
  29. Doras
  30. Douglass
  31. Duchass
  32. Eliass
  33. Fergus
  34. Flinn
  35. Gasston
  36. George
  37. Gizmo
  38. Gracy
  39. Hank
  40. Harley
  41. Hassle
  42. Heirass
  43. Imprass
  44. Irene
  45. Jack
  46. Jacqueline
  47. Janass
  48. Jasper
  49. Jasmine
  50. Jasper
  51. Jax
  52. Jo
  53. Jonas
  54. Josiah
  55. Julias
  56. Kassy
  57. Kobe
  58. Lady Asster
  59. Lassie
  60. Layla
  61. Lewas
  62. Lucas
  63. Lulu
  64. Marcus
  65. Matthias
  66. Mediavine
  67. Mimi
  68. Minnie
  69. Mr. Small
  70. Nala
  71. Nellis
  72. Nicholas
  73. Nova
  74. Peachass
  75. Peanut
  76. Pearl
  77. Phineass
  78. Princass
  79. Rassberry
  80. Romeo
  81. Roxy
  82. Rusty
  83. San Dimass
  84. Sasha
  85. Scooter
  86. Silas
  87. Sophie
  88. Stella
  89. Tassel
  90. Tesa
  91. Tessy
  92. Texas
  93. Thomas
  94. Tobias
  95. Willow
  96. Zoey

Top Funny Donkey Names (Unisex)

It’s amazing how you can find humor in just about anything including a name.

Funny pet donkey names
Cute Pet Donkey

Our top funniest donkey name is Hee-Haw to emulate the sound a donkey makes.

  1. Asspen
  2. Atlas
  3. Barnabas
  4. Brutas
  5. Burrito
  6. Cassanova
  7. Chewy
  8. Churro
  9. Classy
  10. Dalas
  11. Dilly
  12. Dingbat the Donkey
  13. Dolorass
  14. Dongo
  15. Donkey
  16. Doras
  17. Dougie Donkey
  18. Douglass
  19. Duchas
  20. Dumbo
  21. Dynamo the Donkey
  22. Eeyore
  23. Eliass
  24. Endurro
  25. Fergass
  26. Ferris Mueller
  27. Gasston
  28. Gus
  29. Hassle
  30. Hee-Haw
  31. Heirass
  32. Honkey
  33. Jack
  34. Jenny
  35. Jonass
  36. Joseph
  37. Julias
  38. Kassy
  39. Kong
  40. Lady Ashter
  41. Lassie
  42. Lucass
  43. Mr. Donkey
  44. Murphy
  45. Nestor
  46. Nicholas
  47. Pedro
  48. Poncho
  49. Pony
  50. Priddy Polly
  51. San Dimass
  52. Tete
  53. Texas
  54. Texas
  55. Thomas
  56. Tobias
  57. Weirdo
  58. Wonky
  59. Wookey Dookey

Female Donkey Names

The best name has to be Alcie. It has a greek origin to mean hardworking and strong-willed as a donkey. Ready to do the work and tireless reach for its goal.

Best Female Donkey Names
Female Donkey

Shorter names for this name could be Elsa, Ally, or Elsie.

  1. April
  2. Adriana
  3. Alejandra
  4. Alessandra
  5. Alma
  6. Amber
  7. Ana
  8. Angela
  9. Anna
  10. Antonia
  11. Aster
  12. Avery
  13. Bailey
  14. Bella
  15. Berty
  16. Bianca
  17. Bonita
  18. Brandy
  19. Brownie
  20. Claire
  21. Camila
  22. Candela
  23. Carla
  24. Carolina
  25. Catalina
  26. Chalupa
  27. Chloe
  28. Choco
  29. Clara
  30. Clover
  31. Coco
  32. Cora
  33. Daisey
  34. Daisy
  35. Daniella
  36. Derry
  37. Diana
  38. Dora
  39. Dorothy
  40. Emily
  41. Enchilada
  42. Eva
  43. Fernanda
  44. Fiesta
  45. Fiona
  46. Gabriella
  47. Girly
  48. Gordita
  49. Gracy
  50. Guadalupe
  51. Gypsy
  52. Hazel
  53. Hilda
  54. Irene
  55. Isabel
  56. Isabella
  57. Isabelle
  58. Izi
  59. Jo
  60. Josefina
  61. Juana
  62. Juliana
  63. Julieta
  64. July
  65. Kassy
  66. Kayla
  67. Kennedy
  68. Kona
  69. Lacey
  70. Layla
  71. Lily
  72. Liz
  73. Lucia
  74. Luciana
  75. Lucy
  76. Lulu
  77. Luna
  78. Maggie
  79. Mangolia
  80. Margarita
  81. Maria
  82. Maribel
  83. Matilda
  84. Mavis
  85. Mavis
  86. Maya
  87. Meadow
  88. Mia
  89. Mimi
  90. Minnie
  91. Miranda
  92. Mochi
  93. Molly
  94. Morena
  95. Nala
  96. Natalia
  97. Nicole
  98. Nova
  99. Nutmeg
  100. Paloma
  101. Paola
  102. Peanut
  103. Pearl
  104. Pixie
  105. Polly
  106. Puebla
  107. Querida
  108. Rocio
  109. Roxie
  110. Roxy
  111. Sasha
  112. Sassy
  113. Sheena
  114. Sierra
  115. Skydancer
  116. Sofia
  117. Sol
  118. Sophie
  119. Stella
  120. Tesa
  121. Tessy
  122. Twiggy
  123. Valentina
  124. Victoria
  125. Violeta
  126. Wanda
  127. Willow
  128. Woonkie
  129. Zamora

Male Donkey Names

For the males, Hercules is a good fit to mean strong, capable and one with exceptional strength doesn’t tired easily and endearing. The name Hercules comes from a demigod with the quality or extreme strength and perseverance. All character traits of a donkey.

Good male donkey names
Male Donkey

Here are more name ideas for your jack

  • Acapulco
  • Ace
  • Alberto
  • Alejandro
  • Alvin
  • Amigo
  • Angel
  • Antonio
  • Apollo
  • Arthur
  • Arturo
  • Aston
  • Bagel
  • Bagger
  • Bandit
  • Barley
  • Barney
  • Birdie
  • Birdie
  • Blacksmith
  • Blanco
  • Blazer
  • Blue
  • Bo
  • Bob
  • Bogart
  • Bonner
  • Bono
  • Brody
  • Bronco
  • Browny
  • Bruce
  • Bruno
  • Buck
  • Buckeye
  • Bucky
  • Burrito
  • Carlos
  • Carter
  • Chewy
  • Clooney
  • Coco
  • Colima
  • Cosmo
  • Dallas
  • Darwin
  • Dave
  • Delaney
  • Diablo
  • Diego
  • Diesel
  • Diva
  • Diva
  • Domingo
  • Dominick
  • Don
  • Don Diego
  • Donald
  • Duncan
  • Durango
  • Ebony
  • Ed
  • Edward
  • Edwyn
  • Elton
  • Elvis
  • Erik
  • Esteban
  • Falcon
  • Felipe
  • Felix
  • Fido
  • Flinn
  • Francisco
  • Franklin
  • George
  • Gibson
  • Gills
  • Gizmo
  • Goober
  • Grayson
  • Hamish
  • Hank
  • Harley
  • Harry
  • Hazel
  • Hector
  • Hendrix
  • Herbert
  • Hercules
  • Honker
  • Hulk
  • Humphrey
  • Ignacio
  • Jack
  • Jacob
  • Jasper
  • Jax
  • Jazz
  • Jenkins
  • Jockey
  • Jonas
  • Jorge
  • Jose
  • Joseph
  • Joy
  • Juan
  • Julian
  • Kentucky
  • Kingston
  • Kobe
  • Lassie
  • Leonardo
  • Logan
  • Lucky
  • Luis
  • Marcos
  • Mario
  • Marvin
  • Mauricio
  • Mazatlan
  • Miguel
  • Mike
  • Mister Ed
  • Monty
  • Mr. Murphy
  • Mr. Small
  • Nacho
  • Ned
  • Nestor
  • Nicolas
  • Nicole
  • Nobby
  • Officer
  • Olive
  • Oliver
  • Orson
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Otto
  • Pablo
  • Pancho
  • Peanut
  • Pecos
  • Pedro
  • Pete
  • Peter
  • Poncho
  • Pony
  • Pookey
  • President
  • Rafael
  • Ricardo
  • Riley
  • Rodrigo
  • Romeo
  • Ronald
  • Roscoe
  • Rusty
  • Ryker
  • Santiago
  • Santino
  • Santo
  • Scooter
  • Scott
  • Shaun
  • Sheriff
  • Shoelace
  • Shrek
  • Sir Percy
  • Steve
  • Tabasco
  • Taco
  • Thaddeus
  • Tigre
  • Tony
  • Tootsie
  • Toro
  • Trevor
  • Trigger
  • Tucker
  • Vicente
  • Wayne
  • Wilber
  • Wilfred
  • Willford

Winnie the Pooh Donkey Name

From the animated show/ cartoon, the donkey on Winnie the Pooh was called Eeyore. The donkey character lived in the Hundred Acre Wood. Working tirelessly caused him to be ever gloomy. The donkey was a blue-grey donkey stuffed with sawdust measuring approximately 18-by-27-inch.

What is the Meaning and origin of Winnie the Pooh?

The donkey’s name Eeyore means pessimistic, gloomy, sad, depressed, and anhedonic. As you could see from the show. The donkey was characterized by his gloominess. You could see pooh always trying to cheer the donkey up but to no avail. The donkey was ever sad looking and often seemed to have many problems.

What is the Donkey’s Name in Shrek?

From the movie Shrek, the donkey’s name was Donkey. This is yet another ass playing a fictional character portrayed as a very jolly and cheerful fellow who seeks refuge at the Shrek’s backyard. After a while, they seem to become the closest of friends. The two accompany each other throughout the entire movie.

Even as the book reads, the donkey was a sweet, caring, loyal, and loving character that only seemed to hate spiders and enjoy endeavors with the Shrek. Always talkative and the most cheerful and well-spirited character in the entire children’s book.

What was Simpson’s Donkey Name?

The name of the donkey was Duffy. Duffy the donkey helped Simpson to carry injured soldiers to safety at Gallipoli.

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