171+ Donkey Names – Funny Cute and Baby Ideas

Got your first pet donkey? First, we would like to congratulate you on becoming a proud pet parent. Now that you have adopted a donkey as a pet, it’s time to start searching for a good name for this poor little fella.

Frankly, there aren’t any special pet donkey names as there are for cats and dogs. The donkeys are usually not kept as a pet, if they are brought home for a watch duty or to carry things, the said animal is hardly named. So, we have to choose from the common pet names or have to make one. The common pet names are;

PantherBuckyBrowny
ProfessorProgueZamora
StormMousePresident
JasperBenjaminJacob
BlacksmithStormPeter
StaveBruceSasha
DieselJasmineNightmare
SassyFalconCaptain
NuggetMochiWillow
HarleyBuffyGinger
  • Jasper
  • Cash
  • Rex
  • Blaze
  • Dragon
  • Rowan
  • Flash
  • Robbie
  • Archie
  • Angel
  • Teddy
  • Max
  • Charlie
  • Buddy
  • Rocky
  • Duke
  • Tucker
  • Jack
  • Oliver
  • Zeus
  • Winston
  • Jax
  • Toby
  • Finn
  • Murphy
  • Bella
  • Chloe
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Lilly
  • Zoey
  • Winnie
  • Violet
  • Dexter
  • Jackson
  • Benji
  • Scout
  • Simba
  • Shadow
  • Tank
  • Sam
  • Benny
  • Brody
  • Luke
  • Boomer
  • King
  • Oreo
  • Walter
  • Mac
  • Romeo
  • Dominick
  • Bruce
  • Gallop
  • Sequin
  • Scott

Baby Donkey Names

It is the donkey that gives birth to fawns. There is a special name for baby donkeys, which means they’re a foal and cannot do much yet, but it’s still fascinating to watch how quickly they learn.

  • Pounce
  • Crazy
  • Chaos
  • Mischief
  • Goffy
  • Guss
  • Picanto
  • Maple
  • Pancake
  • Bugs
  • Patches
  • Peanut
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Bosco
  • Spancer
  • Meadow
  • Rose
  • Betsby
  • Buttercup

And the list goes on. It’s not possible to list down all common options so we tried to name only a few of the most common ones. Now, if you do not want to choose a boring name for your pet donkey here are some common funny names;

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Funny Donkey Names

You can give your pet any name that is both creative and appropriate for the animal. Naming a funny or clever word to describe its personality will make it much easier when you’re together, as well.

  • Barney
  • Bingo
  • Bobby
  • Churchill
  • Doodle
  • Muffin
  • Nacho
  • Noodle
  • Stompy
  • Sugarpie
  • Waffle
  • Woofer
  • Cookie
  • Snookie
  • Spank
  • Fred
  • Frank
  • Silver
  • Dandelion
  • Skipper
  • Wolly
  • Eddie
  • Hops
  • Donk
  • Dominick
  • Indie
  • Dude
  • Director
  • Duck
  • Nobby Shrek
  • Buckaroo

Female Donkey Names

Female names should be creative for donkeys. We usually avoid choosing a name that is common or sounds funny. The pet owners rather look for some unique or creative names that they have heard of before. The few creative names we know are;

  • Banksy
  • Canvas
  • Blue
  • Graffiti
  • Matisse
  • Valentino
  • Tiffany Versace
  • Vera Wa(n)g
  • Yves
  • Marshmallow
  • Oregano
  • Raisin
  • Bebop
  • Diego
  • Frida
  • Harmony
  • Taco
  • Ray
  • Wiggles
  • Queen
  • Jenny
  • Blinker
  • Neo
  • Poppy
  • Harper
  • Maya
  • Ivy
  • Susie
  • Wyatt

Male Donkey Names

Jack is another word for male donkey. However, you can choose a list of tough names for them. Here are few suggestions.

  • Gordo
  • Bubba
  • Sir Lion
  • Pup Tart
  • Will Lion
  • Dobby
  • Elmo
  • Hulk
  • Pikachu
  • Sheldon
  • Peanut
  • Chaser
  • Carbon
  • Copper
  • Duke
  • Bundit
  • Dakota
  • Rusty
  • Appolo
  • George
  • Brody
  • Gizmo
  • Nank
  • Chao
  • Crazy
  • Willow
  • Beans
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Famous Names for Donkey

If all of the above-mentioned options have failed to impress the new proud donkey parent, here are some suggestions from movies;

  • Donkey
  • Eeyore
  • Small one
  • Gus

Donkey

The donkey character in the Shrek movies, which is super talkative, cheerful, and entertaining, has no name, it kept being called a donkey.

Donkey in the Sherk movies had no name but he was Sherk’s best friend and a sidekick.

Sherk teaches us that you do not have a name to show affection, your pet can still be dear to you even if you simply call it a donkey.

Eeyore

Eeyore does not need any introduction as we all have grown up watching him living in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Yes, we are talking about Winnie-the-Pooh. In Winnie-the-Pooh, Eeyore is Pooh’s best mate.

Pooh loves Eeyore and he is often noticed cheering his mate up.

So, if you love your donkey as much as Pooh does, there wouldn’t be any better option than this name.

Small one

The small one is another beloved donkey character that appeared in the Disney animated featurette that was released in 1978.

The small one is the unique name that was given to the youngest one of the four donkey siblings. The small one is not only the youngest donkey, it was the weakest one as well.

This Disney animated featurette talks about the human and animal bond, a small one would be a good option as well.

To call a donkey a small one, the pet donkey has to be young otherwise the name would not make any sense.

Gus

Gus, an American family comedy film by Walt Disney Production, portrayed a donkey character who played football from Yugoslavia and bray all the time.

Gus was owned by a football trainer he kept accompanying the owner and ended up developing impressive athletic skills.

Tips to Choose Name for your Donkey

Naming your first pet can be hard, as it has to be short, unique, and fun to call. Naming would never be so hard if the new pet parents get to know what they need to consider while naming their overly loved pets. If it’s getting super hard to pick a perfect name try considering these below-mentioned points;

Gender

We insist you not forget your donkey pet’s gender when it comes to naming. In simple words, if it’s jack the name has to be powerful but if it’s jenny it should represent the gender and the qualities this gender happens to be known for.

You can neglect all other points, gender can not be ignored at all. The pet jack should have a male pet name whereas jenny should be called by a female pet name.

Personality trait

Remember! You can take time to name your pet. Observe your donkey pet for a few days and try finding out it’s the best personality trait.

To be able to choose a name that highlights your pet’s best personality trait, you have to spend more time and observe the pet well.

For example, if the pet donkey is way too affectionate, the name can be sweetie or if it runs well you can name your pet donkey storm or speedy.

Appearance

We suggest you take appearance as important as gender, personality trait, color, etc while naming your pet.

Appearance can also influence the pet donkey’s names. People usually do not bother the pet’s appearance when it comes to naming but there is no harm in considering it.

Color

The color of your pet donkey can also help you in selecting the perfect name. If the pet donkey has a brown coat, there would be no better name than Brownie.

How to Pick the Right Name for Your Pet Donkey?

While naming your pet donkey, you should just be as careful as you were at the time of naming your firstborn.

After all, the pets that we own deserve the same attention as our kids get from us. It’s super easy to search and have hundreds of name suggestions, picking up one from the options is the real struggle. Here are some tips that might help you in choosing the right name for your pet donkey.

  • If all your family members have joined hands in naming your pet donkey, set guidelines and read them out loud to the family.
  • The name should not be common, it should rather be unique, short, and easy to recognize. Try not to name Charlie, Max, Rosie, Daisy, and Leo, etc as these names would not sound unique.
  • The name can not be racially, religiously, ethnically, and culturally offensive.
  • It has been noticed that animals respond to two-syllable names well, make sure the name you choose can be recognized by your pet donkey.
  • The name should not sound like a command at all otherwise the pet donkey would never be able to recognize it as a name.
  • It’s fine to get inspired and name after your TV character.
  • Inspiration can be obtained from movies, books, history, and routine activities.
  • Research and do a little brainstorming as well
  • Perform a name test before making it official. If the donkey responds well, go for it.
  • The name should not be identical to other pet’s names.
  • Avoid names with negative connotations

Lastly, we hope you find all these options worth considering. Relax, take your time, keep researching and brainstorming you will surely end up finding a perfect name for your overly loved pet donkey.

  • R Robinson has done his degree in Agronomy and Animal breeding from the CAU (China Agriculture University). He is serving as a livestock expert in local farms.

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