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Gender: M Meaning of Mungo: "my pet" Origin of Mungo: Scottish, nickname

A lesson in not choosing a name just for its meaning, even if it is associated with the patron saint of Glasgow.

Famous People Named Mungo

Saint Mungo, 6th-century founder and patron saint of Glasgow, Scotland
Mungo Park, Scottish golfer
Mungo Park, Scottish African explorer
Hugh Mungo Grant, British actor
Ross "Mungo" McKay, Australian actor
Mungo Martin, Canadian Kwakwaka'wakw artist, singer and songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Mungo

Sir Mungo Malagrowther of Girnigo Castle, character in The Fortunes of Nigel (1822) by Walter Scott
St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, from the Harry Potter series
Mungojerrie, cat in T. S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" and musical "Cats," partner of Rumpelteazer
Mungo Jerry, British band with the 1970 hit "In the Summertime"

Mungo's International Variations

Munga (Gaelic)