163 Good and Cute Monkey Names

Monkey Names

Monkeys are closest in brain and body structure to human beings. They are very clever and they exhibit behavior that is too sophisticated for an animal. Here are cool, funny and creative monkey names which will suit your monkey.


Good Monkey Names

Jack: Jack is a good name to give to your monkey. It is inspired by the monkey character from ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean,’ who is a good companion.

Sneakie: You can name your monkey Sneakie, a name derived from the word sneak, which explains the monkey ‘s habit of snooping around.

Anton: Anton is a perfect name for your male monkey. This name means ‘one who is loved by all,’ and it suits an adorable monkey.

Cupcake: The term cupcake is used to endear a sweet creature; therefore, it makes a good monkey name for your cute pet.

Maurice: This is a good monkey name and it will suit your female monkey. The name draws inspiration from the monkey character in ‘Planet of the Apes.’

Apollo: The name Apollo is apt for a big monkey who is also stronger than the rest. This name means ‘strength;’ you can also give it to that male monkey who is a leader.

Xin: You can consider naming your monkey Xin, a name that translates to ‘joyful.’ This name is perfect for a jolly monkey.

Here are other good names which will suit your monkey.

  • Morris
  • Jerry
  • Berty
  • Mira
  • Pumpkin
  • Marco
  • Leon
  • Rooney
  • Mozart
  • Briana
  • Mason
  • Zara
  • Fiona
  • Aaron
  • Morgan
  • Smokey
  • Monty
  • Kari
  • Matilta
  • Fiona
  • Martha
  • Zoey
  • Mimi
  • Rover
  • Grace

Cute Names for monkeys

Cute pets deserve cute names. We have compiled a number of cute names which you might like.

Twiggy: A monkey has long arms and legs which are stick like, thus, the name Twiggy which is derived from the word twig will suit your monkey.

Mini: Mini is a cute name for a small baby monkey.

Chimp: The name Chimp is short for Chimpanzee, and it makes a cute name for your monkey. A chimpanzee is technically not a monkey but they are both primates, so the name is perfect.

Sunshine: Sunshine is associated with beauty and so, it is a cute name to give to your cute monkey.

Lolo: The name Lolo is cute and it will suit a sassy monkey. It’s a good pet monkey name.

Baby: Usually the term Baby is used to endear a loved one; therefore, you can name the monkey who is precious to you Baby.

Here are other cute names which are perfect for your monkey.

  • Yono
  • Chip
  • Virgil
  • Muffin
  • Ari
  • Amy
  • Rio
  • Bonzo
  • Boo
  • Ed
  • Clemence
  • Bits
  • Apina
  • Andross
  • Abi
  • Smokey
  • Monty
  • Charlie
  • Cort
  • Bing
  • Chuck
  • Cedric
  • Hunky

Small Monkey Names

If your monkey is small and you want to name it after its appearance, we have put together names suitable for a small monkey.

Puncununu: The name Puncununu is perfect for a small monkey. It is a term used to refer to a tiny creature.

Incy Wincey: Incy Wincey is a cute name which you can give to your adorable little monkey. The name is derived from the term wince, which means to shrink away.

Other names for small monkeys are listed below.

  • Mr Smally
  • Itsy Bitsy
  • Batman
  • Miniature
  • Tiny
  • Petty

Big Monkey Names

If your monkey is big, here are perfect name suggestions which we have compiled for you.

  • Goliath
  • Thor
  • Samson
  • Apollo
  • Arlo
  • Earl
  • Ethan
  • Finley
  • Gavin
  • Harvey
  • Leo
  • Marcin
  • Gunner
  • Spike
  • Pharell
  • Dylan
  • Harmon
  • Martin
  • Milo
  • Walter

Funny Names for Monkeys

If you want a hilarious name for your monkey, check out the names we have put together for you.

Longnose: Some monkey species have a long nose; the males have a nose 7 times bigger than the females. The name Longnose is apt for such a monkey.

Thingamabob: Thingamabob is not a meaningful word but a word used as a place holder. This makes a perfect funny name for your monkey who looks like a bat with his tiny body, big eyes and a long dark tail.

Treelover: If you put together the words tree and lover you get a funny monkey name, Treelover. Monkeys love swinging in trees, so the name is a perfect fit.

Longface: You can name your monkey Longface. This name will match up to the monkey’s face which is literally long.

Snozzas: Snozzas is a funny name to give to your monkey, especially if she is a proboscis and has the world’s most unfortunate looking nose, that is big, red and long.

Middle Finger: There is a monkey species that is very tiny but has a very long middle finger which it uses to cut out the inside of a coconut. The name Middle Finger will definitely suit it.

Below are other funny names to give to your monkey.

  • Sticks
  • Fuzzy
  • Connor
  • Mozart
  • Boots
  • Swingy
  • Hoo-ha
  • Skips
  • Pipsqueak
  • Nugget
  • Noodles
  • Smitty
  • Tonka
  • Picasso
  • Sweetpea
  • Sugar
  • Snoop Dog
  • Willy Wonka
  • Mr Banana

Cool Names for Monkeys

You can find something cute to name your monkey. Here are cute monkey names we have put together for you.

Boo: Boo is a term of endearment used to refer to a lover; If you are in love with your pet, name her Boo, the name will suit her.

Bella: You can consider naming your monkey, Bella, a name which means ‘beautiful.’ It is a cool name for your adorable monkey.

Chocolate Milk: The name Chocolate Milk suits your monkey and it is a cool name to give her, especially if she has a white face and a black body.

Leo: The name Leo is cool and you can give it to your male monkey who is authoritative. Leo is short for Leon, which means ‘lion.’

Flo: Flo is a short and attractive name to give to your cute female monkey. Flo is short for Floriana.

Chubby: Chubby is a cute name for a fleshy monkey. To be chubby is to be fat.

Smokey: If your monkey has an off white coat, blended with black, the name Smokey will suit him.

More cool names for your monkey are listed below.

  • Carly
  • Isabell
  • Jerry
  • Amy
  • Lollita
  • Lori
  • Dan
  • Dunston
  • Thom
  • Brian
  • Briana
  • Jimi
  • Sophia
  • Rooney
  • Chip
  • Zara
  • Rover
  • Mindy
  • Angelo
  • Scot
  • Zoey
  • Luis
  • Chris
  • Fred
  • Dodger

Unique Monkey Names

Getting a unique name for your monkey is easy, you just have to be creative. Here are unique monkey names we have put together.

Phallic Conk: Phallic Conk is a unique name to give to your monkey. This name best describes a monkey with a large and long, bracket shaped nose.

Pale: If your monkey is red faced, permanently, why not name her Pale.

Catsize Critter: You can consider naming your monkey Catsize Critter.  This is a unique monkey name that suits your monkey who is cat sized naturally.

Fubby: The name Fubby is best for your monkey, if you want a unique name for him. This name means ‘plump,’ and it is best for a chubby monkey.

Rodenter: Rodenter is a unique monkey name which you can give to the monkey type that feeds on rodents.

Water Balloon: You can name your monkey Water Balloon, if his cheek pads are full making his face look like a ball.

Goldie: Goldie is a unique monkey name, perfect for your golden coloured monkey.

Here are other unique monkey names suitable for your monkey.

  • Beasty
  • Rage
  • Snub-nose
  • Lichen
  • Sassy Madrill
  • Chickpea
  • Leather
  • Bright Tinge
  • Nosy Fella
  • Aye-aye
  • Kintana
  • Prim
  • Red Shanked

Black Monkey Names

If your monkey is black and you want a name that best describes his coat colour, here are suggested names which will suit your monkey.

Midnight: The midnight is characterized by darkness, so this name will suit your monkey.

Devil: The devil is associated with wickedness and wickedness is portrayed by the colour black, so Devil is a good name for a black monkey; especially one who is very troublesome.

Goth: The name Goth is apt for your black monkey. It is inspired by a punk-derived subculture of people who predominantly dress in black and they are referred to as goths.

Below are more names that you might like.

  • Dusk
  • Darky
  • Phantom
  • Black Beauty

Famous Monkey Names

You can name your monkey after famous monkey characters. We have listed famous monkey names below.

Crystal: You can name your monkey after the monkey character in ‘The Hangover.’ The name will suit a monkey who is a good companion.

Abu: Abu is a good name for your monkey who is mischievous. The name is inspired by the character from ‘Aladdin.’

Spike: Spike is a good monkey name inspired by the monkey character from the movie, ‘Pet Detective.’

Ella: You can name your monkey after Ella, the trained monkey, in the movie, ‘Monkey Shines.’

We have suggested more famous monkey names below.

  • Curious Georgy
  • King Louie
  • Mr Teeny
  • Bubbles
  • Boots
  • Son Goku
  • Mojo Jojo
  • Koba
  • Aldo
  • Cornelius
  • Zira
  • Caesar
  • Maurice

Creepiest Monkeys

Not all monkeys are like the normal ones you have seen on television shows or in zoos, some monkeys are creepy and you won’t believe they actually exist. We have listed just a few bizarre types below.

Proboscis monkeys: These are common in coastal areas and they have an unusual long, red, dropping nose.

Bald Uakari: This type is bald, has a brown body and bright red face.

Tarsier: Tarsiers are tiny and adorable, with big eyes and long hands and feet. They commit suicide by hitting their heads on hard surfaces when touched against their will or when exposed to disturbing sounds.

White-faced Saki: It looks like a black bear and it has a puffy white face and a flat nose.

Swamp monkey: Also known as De Brazza’s Monkey. This Type of monkey is shy and has a long white jaw. It stays away from predators by camouflaging well in its environment.