Donkeys are good companions in their own way and we have compiled a number of names which are perfect for your donkey.
Cute Donkey Names
Ed: Ed is a short and cute name for a male donkey. This name is short for Edwin.
Lively: If you have a hyperactive donkey, name him Lively, it is a cute name.
Skeeter: A Skeeter is a poorly educated person, and the name is perfect for your donkey since donkeys are believed to be dumb.
Ebony: Ebony is a cute name to give to a black donkey. The term ebony refers to ‘a deep black wood.’
Liz: If you want a short and sweet name for your donkey, name her Liz. The name Liz is short for Elizabeth.
Choco: Choco makes a cute name for a donkey whose coat is brown. The name Choco is taken from the word chocolate.
Girly: Naming your donkey Girly is ideal; it is a cute name for your female donkey.
We have listed other cute donkey names below.
Good Donkey Names
Here are good names which you can give to your donkey.
Dawdler: This name is built on the word dawdle which means to be ‘idle.’ The name suits your lazy donkey.
Damsel: A damsel is a young girl or maiden, hence this name is perfect for a girl donkey.
Havoc: The name Havoc is a good name for the donkey who is problematic to you.
Mischief: You can name your donkey Mischief if she is always creating a chaos for you.
Gunner: Gunner refers to a ‘private ranked soldier,’ so this name is good for a bossy donkey.
Dancer: Dancer is a good name to give to your playful donkey.
Pearl: You can name your cute baby donkey Pearl; the name will suit her.
Below are other good donkey names for you to consider.
Funny Donkey Names
Donkeys tend to act weird sometimes and stubborn too. If you are looking for a humorous name to give to your donkey, read on; we have compiled a number of funny donkey names you might like.
Tigger: Naming your donkey tiger is funny indeed, however, it is the perfect name for an enthusiastic and energetic donkey.
Bouncy: Bouncy makes a funny donkey name. This name suits a donkey who is always bouncing around.
Smart Ass: You can name your donkey, Smart Ass; it is a funny donkey name, considering that donkeys are associated with being dumb.
Sassy: If you have a donkey who is laddish and a diva, name her sassy. Ever had of a sassy donkey? That’s funny indeed.
Nibbles: This name is derived from the term nibble, which refers to ‘small, quick bites.’ If you have ever watched your donkey eat, you will definitely want to give your donkey this name.
Ass-Assin: Ass-Assin is a funny name which will suit your donkey.
Other funny donkey names you can use are listed below.
- Donkey Wonkey
- Hee Haw
- Mr Donkey
Male Donkey Names
We have suggested good male donkey names for you.
Ash: Ash is a perfect name for your gray coloured donkey.
Mousey: If your donkey is a small, the name Mousey, will suit him.
Dumbo: Donkeys are known to be dumb, and so, naming your donkey Dumbo is ideal.
Bullet: You can name your donkey Bullet; the name will suit a donkey who is as fast as a bullet.
King: King is a good name for an authoritative male donkey.
Kicker: Donkeys are not aggressive, but when provoked, they will kick you. This makes Kicker a good name for your male donkey.
You can also select a name for your donkey from the names listed below.
Female Donkey Names
Below are feminine names for your female donkey.
Daisy: You can name your donkey after the daisy flower. This name is perfect for your female donkey with a beautiful coat.
Jenny: Jenny is a cute name for your female donkey. It is short for Jennet.
Glossy: Glossy is a good male donkey name and it suits a donkey with a shiny coat.
Chocolate: If your donkey is brown coloured, the name chocolate will be best for her.
July: The name July is perfect for a donkey born in July. You can also give this name to that donkey who is gloomy and unfriendly, the name will suit her.
Precious: Precious is a good female donkey name for the donkey who means a lot to you, one who is always helpful.
Norah: The name Norah is a female given name, perfect for your donkey.
Below are more female names for your donkey.
Famous Donkey Names
Here are famous donkey names you might like for your donkey.
Chewy: You can name your donkey Chewy, a great name which describes the way donkeys chew the cud.
Tiny: Tiny is a famous burro name which you can also give to your small donkey.
Molly: Molly is a famous donkey name; it is also a term used for a female mule, hence the name is apt for your donkey
Cartoon Donkey Names
You might want to name your donkey after famous characters or cartoon donkey characters; we have listed some cartoon donkey names which will suit your donkey.
Donkey: Donkey is a cheerful and talkative character from the animated film, ‘Shrek.’ Donkey is also portrayed as an ever present companion, hence, you can name that one donkey who is a great companion to you, Donkey.
Conchita: This is a character designed by the Columbian Coffee growers. The character is portrayed as the donkey who always accompanies his master with two bags of coffee beans on its back. Conchita is a perfect name for a hard working donkey.
Gus: You can name your donkey after Gus, the soccer playing donkey who is a protagonist in the animated film ‘Gus.’
Benjamin: Benjamin is the character from the novel ‘Animal Farm.’ He hardly speaks but spends time alone introspecting. The name is apt for a calm donkey who is always alone.
Small One: Small One is a Disney character who is weak and of no use to his owner. The name is perfect for your small and weak donkey who cannot be of any help to you.
We have listed other famous donkey names below.
- El Kabong
If you have just adopted a donkey, there are terms you will come across more often; we have defined those terms for you below.
Colt: This refers to a young male donkey that is less than four years of age.
Filly: The term filly refers to a young female donkey, less than four years of age.
Foal: A foal is a baby, male or female, donkey up to one-year-old.
Yearling: This term is also used to refer to a young male or female donkey between one and two years of age.
Gelding: This word refers to a castrated donkey.
Mare: A mare is a female donkey.
Rig: This is an entire male donkey with no external testicles.
Stallion: A stallion is a male donkey that has not been castrated.
Ass: Can be a male or female donkey.
Mule: A mule is the result of breeding between a male donkey and a female horse.
Burro: The term Burro is Spanish and it translates to donkey.
Hinny: A hinny is the result of breeding between a female donkey and a male horse.
Which Are the Common Donkey Breeds?
There are over 50 million donkeys and mules which exist in the world but the number of pure-bred animals within each breed is low, with several at the verge of extinction. Some of the known breeds of donkeys are the Grand Noir du Berry, Hinny, Miniature donkey, Mule and the Poitou. Nowadays donkeys come in all sizes, coat texture and colours. The most common donkeys are grey in colour, followed by brown, black and roan coloured. There are other donkeys which are a combination of brown and white or black. Nowadays, people have a tendency of treating donkeys as if they are small horses, which they are not.