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60+ Planet Of Apes Inspired Monkey Names That Are Famous

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If you’re lucky enough to own a monkey, you’ll need to give him or her a name.

While there are many classic monikers to choose from, why not consider naming your pet after a character from the planet of apes series?

Here are some suggestions that will help get you started.

Male Planet Of Apes Inspired Monkey Names

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Names Notes
Aldo The general of the Gorilla Militia and main antagonist of Battle
Lawgiver
An orangutan with a nearly mythical identity, who acts as the colony’s great mind
Davidson
After Captain Leo Davidson, the Air Force astronaut in the ‘1 remake
Werner
An ally of Dreyfus in Dawn
Rodman
After Charles Rodman, the father of Will Rodman whose Alzheimer’s spawned much of the franchise storyline
MacDonald
After Mr. MacDonald, a government hand to several members
Mendez
The human mutant from a long line of leaders
Otto
After Dr. Otto Hasslein, the main antagonist of Escape
Maximus
After Dr. Maximus, the Commissioner for Animal Affairs
Luca
The virtuous lowland gorilla who operates under Caesar
Caesar
The leader and eventual ruler of the apes
Bonobo
A type of simian that embodies several characters in the franchise
Dodge
After Dodge Landon, the malicious secondary antagonist in Rise
Simian
Relating to apes or monkeys
Malcolm
The leader of the group that backed Caesar
Schaffner
After Franklin Schaffner, the original film’s director
Pierre
After Pierre Boulle, the original writer/creator of the Planet of the Apes
Armando
The circus-owning human friend of Cornelius and Zira
Cornelius
After Dr. Cornelius, the chimp anthropologist and fiancé to Zira
Boyle
The ape-racist human solider
McCullough
After Colonel McCullough, who aims to wipe Caesar out
Mandemus
The elderly pacifistic orangutan
Virgil
The orangutan genius who acts as a theoretical thinker and scientist in Battle
Charlton
After Charlton Heston, who has some of the most iconic lines in the original film
Ape
The title species of the franchise
Breck
After Governor Breck, the main antagonist of Conquest
Maurice
Caesar’s benevolent orangutan advisor
Heston
After Charlton Heston, who plays Taylor
Zaius
After Dr. Zauis, the Minister of Science and Defender of the Faith
Milo
The name Caesar was born with

Female Planet Of Apes Inspired Monkey Names

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Names Notes
Blue
Eyes Caesar’s oldest son
Nova
The primitive girl captured by the apes
Veska
A one-eyed, pragmatic chimp from the television series
Landon
After John Landon, one of the three astronauts to land on the ape planet
Attar
After Colonel Attar, the leader of the Ape Armies in the remake
Chimp
One of the most commonly intelligent species of the franchise (and real life)
Preacher A human solider
Lake Blue Eyes’ mate
Dreyfus
The leader of the human resistance and an antagonist in Dawn
Taylor
After George Taylor, the central astronaut to the original film
Zira
The chimp psychologist and vet, fiancé to Dr. Cornelius
Cornelia Caesar’s wife
Genesys
After the experimental Gene Sys pharmaceutical company
Gorilla
The largest and strongest of the simians
Red
The gorilla traitor to Caesar
Hasslein
After Dr. Otto Hasslein, the physicist associated with the space flight that sends astronauts to the ape planet
Skipper
The American astronaut who leads the rescue mission in Beneath
Spear
A common chimp enslaved by the Colonel
Wilson
After Michael Wilson, who helped to adapt the screenplay
Bright
Eyes What Zira originally names Taylor
Galen
The chimp surgeon from the original film
Ursus
After the Gorilla General Ursus, one of the main antagonists of Beneath
Kolp
The government official and main antagonist of Battle
Serling
After Rod Serling, who co-wrote the original film’s screenplay
Thade
After General Thade, the often brutal leader and antagonist of the 21 remake
Koba
The resentful scarred bonobo who was experimented on in Rise and Dawn
Ari
The idealistic ape daughter of Senator Sandar
Winter
The albino gorilla who mistakenly betrays Caesar
Rocket
Caesar’s brother who holds second in command
Boulle
After French author Pierre Boulle, who came up with The Planet of the Apes

With so many different options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect moniker for your little simian.

And if you need more inspiration, be sure to check out some of the other great monkey names lists on our pet monkey names.

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