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Gender: Male Meaning of Mungo: "my pet" Origin of Mungo: Scottish nickname

The name Mungo is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "my pet". Mungo and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Mungo

Saint Mungo, 6th-century founder and patron saint of Glasgow, Scotland
Mungo Park Sr. and Jr., Scottish golfers
Mungo Park, Scottish African explorer
Mungo William MacCallum, Australian educator and critic
Mungo Wentworth MacCallum, Australian political journalist and commentator
Ross "Mungo" McKay, Australian actor
(Robert Adam) Mungo Simpson Melvin, British Army officer
Mungo David Malcolm Murray, 7th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield
Mungo Martin, Canadian Kwakwaka'wakw artist, singer and songwriter
Mungo Ponton, Scottish inventor
Hugh Mungo Grant, British actor

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)


aaronburrsir Says:


It's... okay, but the meaning makes it rather creepy.

-EagleEyes- Says:


Sounds kind of like Margot with a twist.

Haids1987 Says:


I had no idea this was a real name, I thought JK Rowling made it up. How quirky and fun!

Zelliew Says:


Not my favourite name but I might go shopping for mung beans

esita Says:


Mungo MacCullum is an Australian journalist

auroradawn Says:


I just met a red-haired, blue-eyed puppy named Mungo Jerry (called Mungo), and thought it was a brilliant name for a dog. I didn't know about the band till I read Nameberry's Mungo entry!