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From the link you referenced FJC:

 

Miyamoto used "donkey" to convey "stubborn" in English, the name Donkey Kong was intended to convey "stubborn ape" to the American audience.[7][8][9][10] When he suggested this name to Nintendo of America, he was laughed at, but the name stuck.

 

No wonder they laughed him. Americans generally use "mule" or "ass" for stubborn, especially going back when this game came out. Thus the common saying "stubborn as a mule." Of course "ass" can also be used as a shorter version of "ass-hole", but that's another story.

 

Modern American slang generally uses "donkey" for a big booty on a woman, or a well endowed man, but there are other uses too. One of those is to describe stubbornness, but it is far less popular.

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