Monkey Names

The term “monkey” is a common name that refers to the group of mammals under the infraorder Simiiformes.

Simiiformes is a Primate infraorder that consists of 8 living families. Members of this group are called Anthropoids or simians.

Monkeys fall under two scientific names: simiiformes catarrhini and simiiformes platyrrhini. Simiiformes, from which the word “simian” is derived, comes from the latin “simia” for ape or monkey. Catarrhini comes from the latin for “hook-nosed,” likely a reference to the closer, downward-pointed nostrils of these monkeys. This is in contrast to Platyrrhini, which comes from the Latin word for “broad nosed,” a reference to the more flattened nostrils of this class of monkey.

There are more than 260 different types of monkeys. They are separated into two major categories: New World and Old World. The New World monkeys live in the Americas, while Old World monkeys live in Asia and Africa.

In the US there are not many species of monkeys and Feral Rhesus Macaques are the most common species of monkeys in the region.

Feral rhesus macaques are feral troupes of the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) that have been able to thrive and reproduce in numerous locations around the United States after being released by researchers, zoos, or private owners.

Cute Girl Monkey Names

Female Monkey
Mother monkey and baby

Amy – A name of French origin meaning “beloved” or “well-loved”.

Kiki – Kiki is a female name of French origin that means ‘double happiness’

May – an English name of the fifth month derived from the name of the Roman fertility goddess

Nala – Nala is a female name of African origin that means ‘successful’

Minty – a nice female name which is a diminutive Form Of Aminta Or Araminta

Lulu – a female name of Arabic origin that primarily means pearl

Tina – name meaning ‘the goddess of love’ in Spanish

Lara – from Greek laws the name Lara means “The sweet and dainty,”

Fiona – name of Gaelic, Scottish origin that means “white, fair”.

Zuri – a name of Swahili origin that means ‘beautiful’ and ‘good’.

Ella – a Spanish name that means “she or her”

Ira – a female name of Hebrew origin that means “full-grown; watchful”.

Bibi – A name of Persian origin meaning. ‘Lady of the house’

Nana – a name of Hawaiian origin referring to a spring month and the name of a star.

Bubbles – a cute name for a connected to the beauty of water bubbles

Mimi – a girl name of Hebrew origin meaning dove

More female monkey names list

  • Nia
  • Nanny
  • Cutie pie
  • Apple
  • Smiley
  • Sweetie
  • Jelly bean
  • Honey
  • Miss
  • Queenie
  • Winkie
  • Kiara
  • Cuddles
  • Fuzzy
  • Twiggy
  • Lollipop
  • Cinderella
  • Yoko
  • Muffin
  • Wendy
  • Poppy
  • Flopsy
  • Flo
  • Koko
  • Gaga
  • Montana

Good Boy Monkey Names

Male monkey
Male Monkey

Jerry – a name of old English origin and is a diminutive form of Jeremy, Gerald, George and Jeremiah.

Rover – being of British origin, the name means a traveller or one who wanders.

Jack – Jack is an English name that simply means “God is gracious”

Oliver – the name Oliver comes from Old Norse and means “ancestor’s descendants.”

Liam – Liam is an Irish name that means “strong-willed warrior” and “protector.”

Skipper – name from a derivative of Middle English skip(en) that means ‘to jump or spring’

Hopper – name of English and Scottish origin for tumbler or acrobat and also used as a nickname for a restless individual with plenty of energy.

Chunky – based on Indian origin, the name primarily means Strong; healthy; free from any disease.

Miller – a name of British origin meaning one who grinds grain or mills timber.

Monty – a topographic name of French origin for a mountain dweller

Hunky – a name of a male who is attractive and well built.

Albert – Albert is a name of Germanic origin meaning “noble, bright, famous”.

Banana – monkeys are said to love bananas. What a cool idea naming your boy after his kind’s favourite fruit is!

Spiderman – from the lively and flexible acrobatic character from the DC comics.

Marvin – a name of welsh origin meaning sea friend.

Louie – a French name which is a variant of Louis which means warrior or knight

King – from the Old English cyning, that originally means “tribal leader.”

Roger – a name of Old French and German origin meaning a spear or Lance

Cheeks –  Some monkeys have extended cheeks so you can name one after a significant feature on his face.

  • Fred
  • Scott
  • Tokyo
  • Angelo
  • Smokie

Funny Monkey Names

Mowgli – a name that is said to mean from from the character in “Jungle Book”

Wuba – from the small, cute and funny main character of “Monster hunt”

Fifi Belle – a funny name that sounds exotic and means beautiful

Jelly bean – a small bean-shaped sweet with a gelatinous centre and a firm sugar coating. Best for a small monkey.

Buba – a funny and cute name for a friend who is close to you

Beetle – a name derived from the name of the insect

Boots – a cute name for a small person with small feet or shoes

Papaya – a funny name for the fruit pawpaw

Jingles – funny light ringing sound such for example one that is made by metal objects being shaken together

Fuzzy – the name fuzzy means a freedom-loving and free-spirited individual.

Bootsie – a funny name for a an individual with small feet

Boss – a nickname for hunchback derived From French bossu meaning hunchback

Great sage – from the nickname of the monkey king in ‘Journey to the West’

Beans – name derived from the legume. Best for a small brownish pet

Foxy – for a monkey with fox like characteristics

Chuckles – the name means a quiet or suppressed laugh.

  • Mouse
  • Shortie
  • Smiley
  • Giddles
  • Cuddles
  • Flipsy
  • Clownie
  • Whistles
  • Skywalker
  • Mohawk
  • Elf
  • Pygmy

Abu – Abu is a nickname meaning ‘father of’ inspired by the monkey from the movie ‘Aladdin’

Rafiki – from the wise, old mandrill named Rafiki, which means “friend” in Swahili who was a priest in the Disney animation The Lion King.

Marcel – During season 1 of The one with the monkey, Marcel was Ross’s pet, a white-headed capuchin monkey. He also appeared in subsequent episodes and was mentioned later.

Cheeta – (also known as Cheetah, Cheta, and Chita) is a chimpanzee character who starred as the ape sidekick of Tarzan in multiple Hollywood Tarzan films from the 1930s to the 1960s, as well as the 1966–1968 television series.

Aldo – he is the main antagonist of ‘Planet of the Apes’ movies. He is a treasonous warlord.

Terk – a name meaning famous from the famous gorilla in the movie ‘Tarzan’

Ella – a Spanish name meaning ‘he’ or ‘she’. Ella is a character in Monkey Shines

Kiki – a name of Spanish origin meaning a caster plant. From the character in Magical Sentosa

Blip – a character in the film Space Ghost

Jack – a derivative of John and means ‘God is gracious’. Jack is a remarkably funny monkey from.‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

Bingo – a popular name for male pets. Inspired by the monkey from The Banana Splits

Boots – Boots is Dora’s companion in the cartoon Dora the Explorer

Cornelius – a name of Latin origin meaning horn. from a character in the movie Planet of the Apes

Chim Chim – from a character in the hit Speed Racer

Albert – this is a name of Germanic origin meaning ‘noble, bright, famous’. From the film The First Monkey In Space

Marcel – name meaning ‘belonging to mars’ inspired by the monkey character from the movie Friends

Matata – from the vape juice ‘ ‘Matata’ by The Twelve Monkeys

Caesar – a name of Latin origin literally meaning ‘long haired’. From a characters in the movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Pipsqueak – pipsqueak is a popular sock monkey and the name simply means a small and or insignificant person

Bubbles – name of literal sense. Inspired by the character from Dragon Ball Z

Virgil – literally means alert ir watchful in English. From the primate in Project X

Kong – Kong is a gigantic fictional gorilla. From the movie King Kong

Darwin – This is a name of old English origin meaning ‘ dear friend’. From the movie The Wild Thornberrys

Booby – name referring to an awkward or dumb person. Booby is a primate in Perman

Maurice – a name of french origin meaning dark skinned. From the movie Marsupilami

George – name of Greek origin meaning ‘farmer’. George is a monkey in the cartoon Curious George.

Crystal – crystal is a transparent gemstone. from The Hangover Part II

Yoyo – Yoyo is a Chinese name translating to ‘friendly’. Inspired by a the monkey in Blinky Bill’s Extraordinary Balloon Adventure

Nikko –   a gender neutral name of Slavic origin meaning ‘victory of the people’. From a primate character in The Wizard of Oz

cute Baby Monkeys
Baby Monkeys