The Minions: Names and Facts Plus Who's Who List

Updated on May 20, 2016

What Are Minions?

I think everyone knows who or what the minions are by now. They are a creation that will live in our hearts for many generations because of their unbelievable cuteness.

Regardless, here is a description:

Minions are small yellow creatures featured in Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 (they are definitely the most memorable characters in both films). They are shaped rather like tablets and can have either one or two eyes.

They are naïve and impulsive creatures with little self-control. However, their wide-eyed wonder and innocence have endeared them to viewers all over the world. People can relate to them in one way or another and can't help but smile or laugh at their antics. They can be pests at times but bring plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.

Gru, unlike most evil masterminds, loves the minions, and they have a great relationship because of this. His genuine appreciation for their hard work helps endear us to his character too.

He also knows each of them by name. But don't worry, if you don't know them all by now, take a look below and learn them for yourself.

The Facts About Minions

Voiced By
Evil minions
Pierre Coffin
Chris Renaud
Dr. Nefario



Dave is a two-eyed minion who is a lead character, especially in Despicable Me 2. He is one of the smart minions who is loving, kind, and, of course, very funny. He and Stuart are very close to Gru, as shown when they come to Gru's rescue when he is captured and stuffed in the boot (trunk) of agent Lucy Wilde's car.

He loves playing video games with Stuart. He also loves ice cream—the ice cream party is a great clip!

Another great clip of Dave is from Despicable Me when he fires his rocket launcher out of excitement. He of course gets a punch in the arm for this, and the way he hangs his head shows his remorse, but it is such a great scene.

He is also the easiest soft toy to find in stores at the moment because, let's face it, who doesn't love Dave?



Stuart, a one-eyed minion, is playful and funny. He loves playing video games with his best friend Dave. Above, you can see him on the left, acting nonchalant until he gets the final laugh.

A great clip is when he is with Dave meeting Silas Ramsbottom for the first time.

"Ha ha, bottom ... ha ha ha ha."

Stuart and Dave are the minions Gru paints purple at the end of Despicable Me 2 to get into Eduardo's compound to attempt a rescue mission.


Jerry, a two-eyed minion, is short and plump with spiky hair. He is a very sensitive guy, as we see when Kevin teases him for being a coward. He also gets scared easily as shown in the scene when he hears strange noises.

He's also musical. He loves to play the guitar, as he does on the minion beach after he is abducted, and he sings a caring lullaby to the girls when Gru asks him to look after them.

He is the first minion we see abducted.



Kevin, another two-eyed minion, loves to tease others, as you can tell when he teases Jerry for being a coward. He is often seen in golf attire, so he must love the game.

He isn't the smartest of minions—when Jerry is abducted, he just waves goodbye. This is hilarious though! Also, when it is his turn to be abducted, he grabs the cat, poor thing!

He is transformed into an evil minion via PX-41 serum after Phil.

Tim is a tall two-eyed minion with a sprout hair cut. He is usually dressed conservatively, perhaps because he is a bit more mature than the other minions. In Despicable Me 2, he is bald and wears a tie.

Tim is one of the minions who was asked to buy Agnes a new unicorn with Mark and Phil. (You can see the scene below. He is the tall minion standing in the middle when Gru summons them). He is the one who tried the massage chair, which he loved, and soon afterward in the same scene, he joins in singing "Copacabana" with Phil and Mark.

You can tell that he loves to sing—he is also the policeman when the minions perform their version of Y.M.C.A.


From left to right: Tim, Mark, and Phil
From left to right: Tim, Mark, and Phil

Mark is a two-eyed minion with combed hair. He is usually seen dressed up as a motherly character in the films—maybe that is the reason he is the 'mother' unlockable character in Minion Rush.

He is one of the minions who is asked to buy Agnes a new unicorn, and this is when he dresses as a mom. He also sings "Copacabana" when they discover karaoke.



Phil, a two-eyed minion, is one of the three guys asked to get Agnes a new unicorn. He joins Mark and Tim in singing "Copacabana" in karaoke.

Later, in Despicable Me 2, he is seen wearing a French maid outfit and cleaning the house. He is sadly captured by Dr. Nafario in a bag and taken to El Macho's secret lair.



Carl is a small one-eyed minion with a short buzz haircut.

He is fun-loving and enjoys his time with other minions. He likes to skateboard and loves making noises.

He is the minion you see in the fire scene: "Bee do bee do ..." He breaks into the room with Josh to help put out the office fire. He also is seen when Gru calls Dave and Stuart at the ice cream party. He is spraying Stuart with a fire extinguisher.


Josh is a short, plump two-eyed minion. In the clip above, he enters a distance contest with Tim—Josh the the minion initially standing on the left. He is very funny, especially when he is shown scanning his butt with Stuart and Larry.

When Carl is doing his "bee-do" alarm, he makes an appearance wearing a fireman costume.

Famous Minion Quotes

Minions Banana Song: Bananaaaah! Potato-naaaaaah!
Stuart: Poppadom?
Steve: Gelato!
Dave: Kan Pai
Tim: Bah? Pappy? What kind of pappy?
Mark: No, no, no, no, no. Pa-POY!
Tim: Ah! Pa-POY!
Jerry: WHAAAT?
Phil: Para tu
Stuart: Bottom

5 Best Minion Scenes

5.Bee-do, Bee-do, Bee-do

Gru torches his telephone because of his frustration with his inability to talk to the woman he loves. This sends the minions into panic mode as they burst in to put out the flames. More damage is done in the process in this hilarious scene as Carl gives us the sound effects for the fire alarm: "Bee-do, Bee-do."

4. Butt

Josh is sitting on top of the scanner with his trousers (pants) down, printing off pictures of his butt. Every time one is printed, Stuart and Lary laugh and say 'butt'. Hilarious, childish fun.

3. Josh Gets Excited

Dave gets out a rocket launcher and mistakenly fires it. It hits another minion before Dave gets told off and the other minion comes over to punch Dave in the arm.

2. Assemble the Minions

This is a great clip in which the minions show their wonderful characters and how funny they are going to be in the rest of the movies.

I particularly liked when one of them got hit on the head by the hammer.

1. Bottom

Stuart and Dave find the name Silas Ramsbottom really funny. I laughed out loud in the cinema when I first saw this scene, and I wasn't the only one.

You Will Surely Have Your Best Clips Too

I actually found it hard to come up with my top five clips. There are so many great ones involving minions that I am sure you will have your own favourites. But no matter what, I'm sure we can agree that the minions are lovable characters. Tell me which one is your favourite below.

Who is your favourite minion?

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Questions & Answers


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        Bill Lange 9 days ago

        MINIONS make me happy!

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        Mahi 2 months ago

        I love minions.....bobb......

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        claire 2 months ago

        omg I LOVE MINIONS

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        Brayden 2 months ago


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        HappyStreet 2 months ago

        I love the minions! They are my favorite things ever!!!!!!!! They rock!

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        FlacoBob 4 months ago

        Where's Bob? No mention of Minion Bob!

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        Max Burkett 5 months ago

        Stuart the minion is by far the most superior minion in fact I have recently had multiple dreams in which Stuart appears and we fall in love

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        S.S 8 months ago

        Kevin is the best minion. I like Bob and Stuart too. BANANAS!! Bello?

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        Brayden 9 months ago

        I like kevin.

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        name 9 months ago

        I like stuart

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        Leo DiGenio 10 months ago

        I like Josh cuz I saw his butt on the photo that he was distracting Stuart and Jerry.

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        robbie 12 months ago

        minions are cool

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        Anonymous user 12 months ago

        What about the one with hair going around his head and none in the middle (he's in the despicable me trailer with them in jail)

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        Brooke Woodrow 13 months ago

        I have a minion that I won from the arcade it has one eye and it is dressed like a pirate what should I name it

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        I why is it 14 months ago

        why is it minions don't speak English but I like them especially Kevin, he makes fun out Bob when he tries to stop a truck on their way to Orlando

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        Maryaaan 16 months ago

        Where's Bob?

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        foad1 19 months ago

        love minnions hope they love me/us

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        lol 19 months ago

        rubber duckies are cool because they are cool they do not stink because they are not pink and they are yellow because they eat marshmallows

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        Cyndie Miskelly 19 months ago

        My grandson loves all the Minions and he said there was a Minion figure that cries, so I am trying to find it for his birthday, but haven't been able to find anyone who knows of any Minion that cries. Do any of you fans know if there is one and if so, what is his name and where can I find one ? Thank you for your help and enjoy your all the Minions !!! Love you all, Ninny

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        lilly 20 months ago

        why where is bob I love him he is just soooooooooo cute

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        Shaelin 20 months ago

        Why is bob not in the voting list

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        lowie 20 months ago

        blahh blahh blag=hh

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        minni 21 months ago

        Why is Bob not in the voting list??? :'-(

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        Nick 22 months ago

        Kevin, Stuart, and Bob should get special treatment from Gru.

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        ABC 23 months ago

        I like stuart because he is the one who plays guitar at the end of the minion movie... He appears so funny that everytime i watch thta seen i burst out laughing

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        I loooooovvvvveeee stuart 23 months ago

        He is funny when seeing kevin and bob

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        Bill 2 years ago

        they left out Minion Bob! that's who I would Vote for

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        thomas 2 years ago

        They are so cute!

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        B.O. 2 years ago

        Minions are sooooo cute my favorite is Stuart my sister loves them to she picked them for her theme she is turning 14 nobody is to old to love minions!

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        JS 2 years ago

        I LLLOOOVVVEE MINIONS SO MUCH THAT I CHOSE THEM FOR MY BIRTHDAY THEME!!!! I went to see the movie and memorize everything they say in Despicable Me Despicable Me 2 and the Minions movie

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        Kassidy 2 years ago

        I am the number one minion lover I love minions I want one so so bad they are so cute and funny minions are number one

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        Azia 3 years ago

        You're on top of the game. Thanks for shiagnr.

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        Emaleigha 3 years ago

        I want a minion to .I want Tom

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        Mandi 4 years ago

        I love minions they are soooo cute and adorable.i I love minion as much as I love hot Chelle Rae .

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        Lynn 4 years ago

        Minions are sooooo adorable.

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        Jesse 4 years ago

        I know right i want to get it

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        Emma 4 years ago

        Why can I not get my minion now

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        Emma 4 years ago

        Are minions really real because they are so cute I want one so bad wound one come to my house

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        Emma 4 years ago

        Are minions really real because I want one my sister savannah said she had one but she lied to me I love them so much I dream about them every night

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        Emma 4 years ago

        Are minions really real because I want one so bad I love them

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        Bob Park 4 years ago from Seattle, Washington

        What an awesome guide to Minions! Josh is my favorite. Here's a video that names ALL the minions. I had no idea there were so many. How many can you name?