Scottish nickname
"my pet"

Mungo Origin and Meaning

The name Mungo is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "my pet".

Mungo is one of the most classic Scottish names but perhaps also among the most difficult names to carry. There is a St. Mungo whose proper name was Kentigern; he is the patron saint of Glasgow.

# 1728 on Nameberry

Mungo Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Mungo Popularity

Famous People Named Mungo

  • Saint Mungo6th,century founder and patron saint of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mungo Park Sr. and Jr.Scottish golfers
  • Mungo ParkScottish African explorer
  • Mungo William MacCallumAustralian educator and critic
  • Mungo Wentworth MacCallumAustralian political journalist and commentator
  • Ross "Mungo" McKayAustralian actor
  • (Robert Adam) Mungo Simpson MelvinBritish Army officer
  • Mungo David Malcolm Murray7th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield
  • Mungo MartinCanadian Kwakwaka'wakw artist, singer and songwriter
  • Mungo PontonScottish inventor
  • Hugh Mungo GrantBritish actor

Mungo in Pop Culture

  • Sir Mungo Malagrowther of Girnigo Castlecharacter in The Fortunes of Nigel (1822) by Walter Scott
  • St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuriesfrom the Harry Potter series
  • Mungojerriecat in T. S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" and musical "Cats," partner of Rumpelteazer
  • Mungo JerryBritish band with the 1970 hit "In the Summertime"