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195+ Awesome Donkey & Burro Names


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When you own a donkey or burro, part of the fun is coming up with a name for your new companion. Whether you donkey is going to be a riding companion, a hiking pal or just a pasture pet, I’ve compiled a list of awesome donkey names to choose from.

When I first started training BLM burros, in order to help them find adoptive homes, I really wanted to play on words with their names. For a while, all of my donkey names sounded kind of the same. Here they are!

  • Andreass
  • Asspen
  • Asstronaut
  • Atlass
  • Asstyn (Martyn)
  • Barnabass
  • Bedassled
  • Brutass
  • Cassanova
  • Cassper
  • Cassterly (like the rock)
  • Chasster
  • Christmass
  • Classy
  • Costass
  • Cutlass
  • Dalass
  • Dariass
  • Dorass
  • Dolorass
  • Douglass
  • Duchass
  • Duchass
  • Eliass
  • Fergass
  • Gasston
  • Hassle
  • Heirass
  • Imprass
  • Jacqueline OnAssAss
  • Janass
  • Jassmine
  • Jassper
  • Jonass
  • Josiass
  • Juliass
  • Kassy
  • Lady Asster
  • Lassie
  • Lewass
  • Lucass
  • Marcass
  • Matthiass
  • Nellass (instead of Nellis)
  • Nicholass
  • Peachass
  • Phineass
  • Princass
  • Rassberry
  • San Dimass
  • Silass
  • Tassel
  • Texass
  • Thomass
  • Tobiass
  • Masster of Whispers

Donkey & Burro Pair Names

Sometimes you have two donkeys and you need a good name for a pair of donkeys. You could do famous pairs, rhymes, names, etc. The point is to have fun with it. Here are over 30 ideas to help you name your pair of donkeys or burros!

  • Asstyn Martyn
  • Brassy & Sassy
  • Brooks & Dun
  • Caramel & Mocha
  • Cassh & Carry
  • Charlene & Darlene
  • Cinder & Bella
  • Dorass & Explorer
  • Duke & Duchass
  • Earl & Grey
  • Eddie & Murphy
  • Fred & Asstaire
  • Gasston & Lefou
  • Hassle and Tassel
  • Janass & Joplin
  • Juliass & Cesear
  • Kassy & Klassy
  • Laverne and Shirley
  • Lewass & Clark
  • Mila & Kunass
  • Marcass & Aureliass
  • Neptune & Pluto
  • Oliver & Twist
  • Peachass & Cream
  • Phineass & Ferb
  • Princass & Jassmine
  • Ricky & Bobby
  • Thomas & Jefferson
  • Trudy & Rudy
  • Uno & Dos (& Tres)
  • Xerox & Copy
  • Yankee & Doodle
  • Zero & Hero

Fun or Funny Donkey and Burro Names

Some other donkey name ideas included:

  • Burrito
  • Churro (the burro)
  • Donkey (the name of the Donkey in Shrek)
  • Eeyore
  • Endurro (the Burro)
  • Honkey (the donkey)
  • Jenny
  • Wonky (the Donkey)
A BLM burro I had in for training, named Eeyore (Photo by the Author, April Lee)

Mexican/Spanish Donkey and Burro Names

Burros are commonly thought of as a symbol of Mexico. Truth is, they are very useful around the world. The word “burro” means donkey in Spanish. It is only fitting that I give you some traditional Mexican names for your donkey as well.

Male Donkey & Burro Names

  • Acapulco (place)
  • Alberto
  • Alejandro
  • Amigo
  • Angel
  • Antonio
  • Arturo
  • Blanco (white)
  • Bruno
  • Burrito
  • Carlos
  • Colima (place)
  • Diablo (devil)
  • Diego
  • Domingo (Sunday)
  • Don Diego
  • Durango (place)
  • Esteban
  • Felipe
  • Francisco
  • Hector
  • Ignacio (Ignassio)
  • Jorge
  • Jose
  • Juan
  • Leonardo
  • Luis
  • Marcos
  • Mario
  • Mauricio
  • Mazatlan (place)
  • Miguel
  • Nacho
  • Nestor
  • Pablo
  • Pancho
  • Pedro
  • Rafael
  • Ricardo
  • Rodrigo
  • Santiago
  • Santino
  • Santo (saint)
  • Tabasco (place & sauce)
  • Taco
  • Tigre (tiger)
  • Toro (bull)
  • Vicente

Female Donkey & Burro Names

  • Abril (April)
  • Adriana
  • Alejandra
  • Alessandra (Alassandra)
  • Alma (means soul)
  • Ana
  • Antonia
  • Bianca
  • Blanca (white)
  • Bonita
  • Camila
  • Candela
  • Carla
  • Catalina
  • Chalupa
  • Daniella
  • Diana
  • Empanada
  • Enchilada
  • Fernanda
  • Fiesta (party)
  • Gabriella
  • Gordita
  • Guadalupe
  • Hola (hello)
  • Isabel
  • Isabella
  • Josefina
  • Juana
  • Juliana
  • Julieta
  • Lucia
  • Luciana
  • Luna
  • Margarita
  • Maria
  • Mia
  • Miranda
  • Morena (means dark)
  • Natalia
  • Nicole
  • Paloma (means Dove)
  • Paola
  • Puebla (city)
  • Querida (dear)
  • Rocio
  • Sierra (mountains)
  • Sofia
  • Sol (sun)
  • Valentina
  • Victoria
  • Violeta
  • Zamora (place)

How to Pick the Perfect Burro Name

If you are naming a BLM burro or other wild caught burro, you could name it for the city or state it roamed wild in.

With the BLM, burros come from certain herd management areas (HMA’s). So, if your burro was gathered in the Cibola-Trigo HMA you could name her Nola (Nola from Cibola).

Maybe you have one of the burros that roam San Bernardino. You could name your male burro, Nino (from San Barnardino).

The key is to find something interesting about your burro, his or her personality or the circumstances of how you acquired the burro and then use that to help you decide on a name.

I really hope this list helps get your creativity flowing!

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I've owned horses for 25 years and have a particular love for gentling wild horses (I've trained over 100). I write these articles to help others learn more about horses. If you enjoyed the article please take a moment to pin it to Pinterest or share on social media. It really does help!

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