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
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
- Cutie pie
- Jelly bean
Good Boy Monkey Names
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.
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.
Popular Monkey Names
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