An Introduction to Minions; Minions’ Names and Descriptions

Different kinds of Minions

Who are MINIONS? What are their names? Who is who?

Before jumping into their names and descriptions, let us first talk about minions in general.

Minions are the cutest creatures in this world.

By now most of the people know who the minions are. Minions are little, yellow fellows featured in the movies; Despicable Me (2010), Despicable Me 2 (2013) and Minions (2015). They are also featured in many videos, short films, documentary and video games, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (2010), Banana (2010), Home Makeover (2010), Orientation Day (2010) and more.

Minions are almost similar to each other in shape and size except for few characteristics (physical and behavioral). They are adorably small, yellow and cylindrical in shape. They have few ranges of hairstyles; all of them wear blue overalls with Gru’s emblem on the front, black gloves on both 3 fingered hands and metallic goggles. They are either one-eyed or two.

They are impetuous, naïve, hard working and loveable. They can be really irritating at times but their wide-eyed wonder and innocence have left the viewers with no other choice but love them. Their weird gestures, conversation and frolics are relatable to the viewers and they bring out plethora of LOL occasions.

Minions can be evil but they are cheerful and fun-loving creatures. They are technically advanced as you can see them build and operate various weapons, use computers and even drive. They love bananas, apples, potatoes and bottoms. These little guys go crazy when they hear ‘butt’ or ‘bottoms’.

They are henchmen of Gru. They are extremely loyal to Gru and Dr. Nefario and ready to do anything to please them; likewise Gru also treats them in a friendly way and appreciates their hard work and support. He even knows them all by their names and you will too, after reading this article.

Information about Minions

Allies Gru, Edith, Margo, Agnes, Lucy, Dr. Nefario
Enemies Vector, Eduardo (El Macho), Evil Minions, Scarlet Overkill, Herb Overkill
Appearances Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Despicable Me: Minion Madness, Banana, Home Makeover, Training Wheels, Puppy, Minions, Cow in a Can, Minion Rush, Cro Minions
Voiced by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Minions’ Profile

Now let us get down to the real business. Below you will find the names and descriptions with individual pictures of minions.

DAVE

Dave is a slim-built minion with flat, combed centre- parted hair and two eyes. He is one of the minions having major role in the movies. He is a smart minion who is kind, caring and without a doubt, funny. He loves his rocket launcher and playing video games on a Playstation with his friend Stuart. He also loves ice cream; you can see him still eating an ice cream when Gru calls him and Stuart while having an ice cream party.

Dave after firing his bazooka
Dave after firing his bazooka

Dave gets more excited than other minions. You can see him shooting his bazooka before Gru shares his big plan of stealing the moon, resulting the exploding fountain of minions for which he gets a punch in his arm and is shamed by Gru. He is the first minion in line to get goodnight kiss from Gru.

Dave & Stuart disguised as evil minions.
Dave & Stuart disguised as evil minions.

He loves Gru and is very faithful to him. As soon as he gets a call from Gru to rescue him and Lucy, Dave rushes to do so with Stuart. Gru paints Dave and Stuart purple as a disguise of evil minions when they go for the rescue of Lucy who is kidnapped by Eduardo.

You can see his appearances in other short movies besides Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. He appears in Home Makeover, Orientation Day, Puppy and a mobile game, Minion Rush.

STUART

Stuart is a shortest (now Bob is shortest) minion, having centre-parted hair and one eye. He is very sincere, innocent, playful and funny. He is skillful at playing video games and loves playing video games with his friend Dave.

He has somewhat rebellious attitude and is considered to be slacker. Instead of listening to the rules and following, he rather prefers to chill out and play the ukulele. He is always hungry and sees banana almost everywhere and everyone.

Stuart with his Ukulele
Stuart with his Ukulele

He loves playing with Margo, Edith and Agnes. He ends up playing with the girls, throwing toilet paper all over the place while he and Jerry were asked to watch the girls by Gru. He is glow-in-the-dark minion as he was shaken and turned into glow stick by Jerry when they, along with Gru were in ventilation shaft while escaping from Vector’s house.

Tom & Stuart laughing at Silas Rams'bottom'
Tom & Stuart laughing at Silas Rams’bottom’

The scene is hilarious like Silas Ramsbottom says when Stuart meets Ramsbottom for the first time and starts laughing saying ‘bottom’. Stuart is seen dressed as a girl when Gru works as undercover as the owner of cupcake shop in the Paradise Mall. He is at the ice cream party when Gru calls him and Dave. When Dave is driving the car, Stuart is pushing the accelerator when they were going to rescue of Gru and Lucy.

Stuart at the accelerator.
Stuart at the accelerator.

He is the only minion to be identified in all three movies, Despicable me, Despicable me 2 and Minions retaining the same appearance under his name, Stuart.

BOB

Bob is cute, short, one-eyed minion with spiky hairs in Despicable Me. Besides having the common physical characteristics of minions, he also possess additional physiological characteristic of surviving without air. Currently he is in the outer space, orbiting the earth without oxygen.

Bob floating in space after drinking anti-gravity serum.
Bob floating in space after drinking anti-gravity serum.

He drinks the Anti-Gravity Serum made by Dr. Nefario when Dr. Nefario was presenting the effect of the serum to Gru. Unlike other minions who drank the serum, floated upward and stuck at the ceiling, Bob starts to float upwards and into the sky through the window which Dr. Nefario accidentally left open. After that he appears three times in the movie.

In Despicable Me 2, he is seen auditioning with Stuart and Kevin for the film, Minions.

Bob with his teddy bear 'Tim' in Minions.
Bob with his teddy bear ‘Tim’ in Minions.

Bob is shortest and bald minion with two eyes of different colors (green and brown). He carries around his stuffed teddy bear called Tim and loves playing with it. He is kind of childish and immature; he finds love in everything. Bob is also known as King Bob. In Minions, he is one of the minions in trio of the Kevin’s journey. He accidentally wins Scarlet’s challenge by swallowing the ruby in Villain Con.

JERRY

Jerry is slim-built minion with short spiky hairs and two eyes. He is cheerful and playful. He enjoys playing with the girls. We can see him playing with Stuart and the girls with toilet paper when he and Stuart were asked to watch the girls by Gru. When Edith blames minions, Jerry goes like ‘Whaaaaaatt???’ in disbelief.

Jerry saying 'whaaaatt??'
Jerry saying ‘whaaaatt??’

In Despicable Me 2, Jerry is two-eyed, short and plump minion with buzz-cut hair. He is sensitive as Kevin teases him for being coward and also he gets scared easily with the strange noises. He loves playing guitar as he is seen at the beach after his abduction.

Jerry singing lullaby to Agnes.
Jerry singing lullaby to Agnes.

When the minions are having ice cream party, he and Kevin are asked to look after the girls by Gru. Jerry sings a caring lullaby to the girls at the bedtime. After that they decide to play golf, the ball is planted on Jerry’s mouth. When Jerry and Kevin are fighting, a light shining from above interrupts and Jerry gets abducted by Eduardo. He is the second minion to get abducted.

He also appears in Training Wheels and Minion Rush.

CARL

Carl is plump minion having two eyes and sprout cut hair in Despicable Me. He is fun loving guy and enjoys having his friends around. You can see him in the credit.

Carl reaching the farthest
Carl reaching the farthest

Carl, Tim and John are competing for who can reach the farthest. When John announces Carl as winner, Tim jumps and makes Carl fall while John blows the whistle. Carl reaches the farthest the second time as well and laughs, for which he gets hit by Tim with a ping-pong racket.

Carl with sirens on his head and saying 'BEE DO BEE DO'
Carl with sirens on his head and saying ‘BEE DO BEE DO’

In Despicable Me 2, Carl is a small, one-eyed minion with buzz-cut hair. You see him in the fire scenes, when Gru sets his phone on fire, shouting ‘Bee do Bee do…’ with red flash lights on his head acting as a fire siren. Gru gets annoyed with the sound and takes his megaphone but he continues until he gets sprayed with a fire extinguisher by Stuart.

He also appears in Minion Rush, the mobile game.

KEVIN

Before getting shrunk, Kevin is a one-eyed minion with short buzz-cut hair but has combed hair when he gets back to his normal size. He is the first minion to be addressed by name. When Gru assemble all the minions to share his plan of stealing the moon, Kevin greets Gru.

Gru uses shrink ray gun on Kevin shrinking him.
Gru uses shrink ray gun on Kevin shrinking him.

During his presentation to Mr. Perkins, Gru attempts to use the shrink ray on Jerry but he missed and shrank Kevin instead. But later he reverts back to his original size.

Kevin in his golf attire playing with Jerry.
Kevin in his golf attire playing with Jerry.

He appears in Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem in the same physical characteristics. But in Despicable Me 2, he is tall, have two eyes and sprout cut hair; usually dressed in golf apparels. He loves to make fun of his friends and tease them. He also loves playing golf and cricket. After Jerry sings lullaby to the girls, he and Kevin decide to play golf; the ball is planted on Jerry’s mouth but Kevin plans to hit Jerry instead.

Kevin being injected with serum
Kevin being injected with serum

He gets abducted by Eduardo after Jerry, though he tries to escape. He is then shown at the beach with other minions that were kidnapped. Later he is transformed into an evil minion using PX-41 serum. Eduardo then sends Kevin after Gru to attack. But he is reverted back to original minion by Dr. Nefario using PX-41 Antidote before he could attack. Several other minions pile on top of him thrilled to have Kevin back.

Kevin being knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
Kevin being knighted by Queen Elizabeth.

He is the protagonist in Minions. He leads the Minion Tribe to find the perfect master for them, recruits Stuart and Bob then heads out for the mission. He saves his friends Bob and Stuart from Scarlet Overkill and Herb Overkill. He swallows a missile trying to stop the Overkills from escaping, seems like he dies but he survives the explosion. He is knighted by Queen Elizabeth; other minions start calling him their ‘new boss’ and they chase Gru at the end of the movie.

TIM

Tim is tall, two-eyed minion with sprout-cut hair. He loves playing boss and usually seen dressed as mature guy like dad, wearing beard and tie. Gru asks Tim, Phil and Mark to get Agnes a new unicorn. Tim dresses up like a dad while going to the store. There he gets excited seeing a chair and tries that massaging chair; he actually enjoys it. After that he joins Phil and Mark to sing Copacabana.

Tim in massaging chair
Tim in massaging chair

You can see Tim with Dave and Stuart when Gru announces his new job. He is also seen with Gru at the mall taking cupcake recipes from Gru. Tim gets kidnapped by Dr. Nefario with other minions. He gets turned into an evil minion later and with other evil minons, he chases Gru and normal minions. But later he and other evil minions get turned back to normal minions with Dr. Nefario’s antidote. He is dressed as policeman in Y.M.C.A.

MARK

Mark is a slim-built, two-eyed minion with flat, centre-parted hair. He is seen dressed up as a mother when Gru asks Tim, Mark and Phil to buy Agnes a new unicorn. He is the mother in the trio while going to the store and there he discovers karaoke. He is the first one to sing Copacabana and he sings his heart out.

Mark discovering karaoke
Mark discovering karaoke

He is one of the minions who got kidnapped by Dr. Nefario at the ice cream truck. He is seen at the wedding of Gru and Lucy.

PHIL

In Despicable Me, Phil is short, one-eyed minion with combed, centre-parted hair. He is dressed up as a baby in the trio while going to store to buy Agnes a new unicorn.

Phil dressed as baby of the trio going to super market to buy toy for Agnes.
Phil dressed as baby of the trio going to super market to buy toy for Agnes.

In the store before joining Mark and Phil in singing Copacabana, he is seen popping up the soda bottle. He later gives Agnes a toy unicorn and gets a kiss from Agnes in return.

Phil as French maid before getting kidnapped by Dr. Nefario.
Phil as French maid before getting kidnapped by Dr. Nefario.

He has two eyes and short spiky hair in Despicable Me 2. He is seen dressed up as French maid, vacuuming the foyer when Dr. Nefario rings the bell. He answers the door and is then captured by Dr. Nefario.

JOHN

John is one-eyed minion with combed hair, dressed as a referee as seen in the credits of Despicable Me. When Tim and Carl compete to go to the farthest, John is the one measuring and whistling when they fight.

John measuring the distance covered by Tim and Carl.
John measuring the distance covered by Tim and Carl.

He is shot out of cannon by two minions and crashes on the screen. He does the hand puppet of Gru saying ‘Hello, I am Gru. Back to Work! Back to Work! Back to –’, gets caught by Gru and walks away.

In Despicable Me 2, John has two eyes and combed hair. He acts the boss of working minions while making jelly. He wears a white construction hat and instructs other minions to do things. When he is given jelly to taste, he broke the jar of jelly and scrapes jelly off his tongue with his hands.

John scraping jelly off his tongue
John scraping jelly off his tongue

When evil minions are sprayed with jelly with antidote on the roof of Eduardo, all turn to normal minions except John. Later Steve throws some jelly at him when he roars at Steve. He again scratches jelly off his tongue with his hands after getting back to normal.

JOSH

Josh is short, plump and has two eyes. He loves scanning his butt and laughing. Josh is seen sitting on the copy machine, scanning his butt; Stuart and Larry starts laughing at the scanned picture of his butt and Josh joins them laughing.

Josh getting kiss from Gru
Josh getting kiss from Gru

He is fourth minion in the line to get goodnight kiss from Gru. When Dave cuts in line and Gru recognizes him, Josh gives Dave a punch on back of his head.

Josh as fireman
Josh as fireman

In Despicable Me 2, when Gru sets his phone on fire Josh enters the room dressed as fireman with Jorge and Carl. He is one of the few minions who are not turned into evil minions.

STEVE

Steve is cute and small minion with one eye and combed hair. He shows his feelings right away. Dave fires a rocket launcher when Gru was about to tell his plan. It hits a group of minion resulting fountain of minions. When Gru was shaming Dave Steve walks up to him and give a punch in his arm.

Steve licking icicle before getting kidnapped.
Steve licking icicle before getting kidnapped.

When Dr. Nefario’s kidnapping ice cream truck comes to Gru’s neighborhood, Steve is the one who yells ‘Gelato!’. He is the last minion to be seen kidnapped. He is awaken by Kevin at the beach and gives him a banana. Steve then removes his overalls, gets into the water and swim with his banana. He is first minion to be seen naked.

DONNY

Donny is funny. He has one eye and buzz-cut hair. He loves singing and dancing but he is sometimes stupid. When John and Paul ask him to carry the fruits, he jumps into the fruit tub and gets fruits on top of his. He then sings Chiquita Banana and dances but then he falls. He gets his head stuck in a jelly jar and he is seen like this throughout the movie.

Donny singing Chiquita Banana
Donny singing Chiquita Banana

He is also seen at the beach and gets turned into an evil minion with his head stuck in a jar. He gets reverted to normal minion and seen dancing to the song Y.M.C.A.

KEN

Ken is tall minion with two eyes and sprout-cut hair. Ken works in the mail room along with Mike. He is a slacker and loves to spend his time playing video games rather than working.

Ken playing video game in the mail room.
Ken playing video game in the mail room.
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When Mike turns to an evil minion accidentally and eats all the packages, Ken continues playing video games. Ken saves kittens from being eaten by Mike.

MIKE

Mike is small and sweet, has two eyes and combed hair. He is an obedient and hardworking fellow. He works in the mail room along with Ken. He turns into an evil minion after being splashed with an expired PX-41 serum. He eats all the packages when Ken plays video games.

Mike receiving package in the mail room.
Mike receiving package in the mail room.
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When he is changing back to normal, he almost eats a box of kittens but Ken saves them. When Mike coughs out the remaining serum in his body, the serum gets on the kitten mutating them and they attack Mike and Ken.

PAUL

Paul is tall, two-eyed minion with sprout-cut hair. He is quite mean and is not funny like other minions. He is the one using computer and writing Gru’s CV when Gru talks to Ms. Hattie to get the girls. He is the second minion to get goodnight kiss from Gru.

Paul writing Gru's CV
Paul writing Gru’s CV

He is seen with Donny when they were stepping the fruits and he is later seen at the beach with Jerry playing guitar after the abduction. He gets turned into an evil minion but later reverted back to normal with the antidote added jelly. He also appears in Cow in a Can and Banana.

LANCE

Lance is small, one-eyed minion having buzz-cut hair. He loves dancing and singing. Also he is a clean freak. You can see Lance placing some newspaper or magazines on a table when Gru is surfing about El Macho on his laptop.

Lance placing some newspaper or magazines on a table.
Lance placing some newspaper or magazines on a table.

When the internet connection is lost, Gru calls Kevin and gets no response. Gru asks Lance where Kevin is but Lance just shrugs, pretends to fart and walks away.

He is the minion with the cloth tied around his head and carrying a bucket of cleaning supplies that appears after Phil gets kidnapped by Dr. Nefario. He notices the vacuum cleaner left on and door left open he checks outside and closes the door.

Lance cleaning door knob
Lance cleaning door knob

He reopens the door, cleans the knob and closes the door. He is one of the minions who don’t get kidnapped and turned in an evil minion.

LARRY

Larry is small, two-eyed minion having short buzz-cut hair. He loves shooting missiles and dancing. Gru orders him to fire missiles at Vector’s ship when Vector stole the shrink ray gun from his ship which they had stolen from Vector’s place.

Larry firing missiles
Larry firing missiles

He is the one playing music for girls to do recital and he dances in front of the player until one-eyed minion comes and pushes him.

Larry playing music for girls' recital
Larry playing music for girls’ recital

When minions were given jelly to taste, Larry is the first minion to taste. Disgusted with the taste, he then gives jelly to John.

Larry passes jelly to John
Larry passes jelly to John

He also gets turned into an evil minion with many others and comes back to normal after Agnes shoots him and others with her jelly gun. He also appears in Banana. He is the one who takes out banana from his bag.

JORGE

Jorge
Jorge
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Jorge is a small minion having two eyes. He is seen dressed up as a fireman along with Josh and Carl when Gru sets his telephone on fire.

TOM

Tom has two eyes and short buzz-cut hair. He is seen with Stuart cleaning up for Agnes’ birthday party. They see Lucy kidnapping Gru and go after Lucy’s car. He manages to get on the back of the car and grabs Stuart by his tuffs. Later they were knocked out by Lucy with her lipstick taser. He and Stuart laugh when they hear Silas Rams ‘bottom’. When they were getting back home, he is one telling Gru to keep rowing the boat.

Tom as maid getting injected with PX-41 serum.
Tom as maid getting injected with PX-41 serum.

Tom is likely to be the first minion to be injected with PX-41 serum and turned into an evil minion. He was tied next to Kevin before they both were injected with the serum. He is seen dressed as maid. Gru turns him into normal minion with jelly gun when El Macho throws Tom, the evil one at Gru during the final battle.

NORBERT

Norbert is a stupid, one-eyed minion. He appears in the Minions. He is always the last one. He is the one who is naked when coming out of the ocean, soon he realizes he was naked, he immediately goes back into water and comes out with two starfishes stuck on his body.

Norbert
Norbert
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Narrator calls him idiot at that moment. When Yeti chases the minions, he is the last one to run. During the credits, when minions were chasing Gru for a banana, he was the last one.

CHRIS

Chris
Chris
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Chris is short, cute minion with one eye and short spiky hairs. He is also seen in Minions. He is good friend with Bob.

DARWIN

Darwin is cute minion with one eye and centre-parted hair. He appears in the short video ‘Banana’.

Darwin fighting for banana
Darwin fighting for banana.
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When Larry takes out a banana from his bag, Darwin notices and fights with him as Larry doesn’t want to share it with him.

Above mentioned are the few minions whose names are being mentioned in the movies. We assume that now you know more minions with their names and descriptions.

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