The great thing about rat names is they can be a bit of a statement. They can reflect your interests and passions, and even your sense of humor. You don’t want your rat to have a boring, everyday name. Or a name that will seem dated or that you might regret in six months time. Today I am going to share the best rat names with you! I’ll give you lists of names from popular themes, along with some clever tips for choosing the right names for your clever, social pet rats.
Top Rat Names
Our fifteen favorite cool rat names are:
- Ratt Damon
The Best Rat Names
Rats in the wild might have a bit of a bad reputation. But pet rats are a different thing entirely! Rat owners celebrate their pets as being smart, clean, affectionate, and generally fantastic pets. They’re also the perfect size for a pet owner who doesn’t have a lot of room to dedicate to their pet. Apartment living or small houses won’t bother a pet rat!
Since there is so much to love about rats as pets, we naturally look for a name that reflects some of those qualities. Of course, there’s a wide range, just as there are with any other type of pet. We have put together some inspiring ideas to help you choose a brilliant, original and fun name for your new pet. You’ll find names inspired by movie characters and books, funny, unique, and original ideas, names for pairs of rats and much more. So let’s jump in by looking at cute rat names!
Cute Rat Names
Cute names are often diminutives of more serious names, names that recognize a rat’s small size or sweet habits, or names that relate to treats! Here are some of our favorites.
Famous Rat Names
- Remy – Ratatouille
- Samuel Whiskers – from Beatrix Potter’s stories
- Templeton – the rat’s name in Charlotte’s Web
- Rattie – from The Wind In The Willows
- Scabbers – from Harry Potter
- Roscuro – The Tale of Despereaux
- Roddy – Flushed Away
- Rita – Flushed Away
- Nick – Chicken Run
- Fletcher – Chicken Run
- Rizzo – The Muppets
- Splinter – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rat name
Female Rat Names
Female rat names are often drawn from plants and flowers. Here are a few more girl rat names for you to consider, including names based on herbs and spices, nature, and even rock stars.
Male Rat Names
These boy rat names are drawn from famous historical characters, human names, and also rock stars. Because there just aren’t enough rats named for rock stars!
- Billie Joe
Funny Rat Names
Names that take a lighthearted look at rat behavior or are taken from the world of comedy or comics can often raise a smile.
- Cheese Wiz
- Ratt Lauer
- Ratt Damon
- Ratthew McConaughey
Unique Names For Rats
Rats are full of unique personality. So you’ll want a unique name to match!
- Cholmondley (pronounced Chumley)
Cool Rat Names
“Cool” is in the eye of the beholder, these days. So take a look at these monikers that reflect some cool interests and enthusiasms!
- Pythagorus (Thaggy for short)
Rat Names for Girl Pairs
Rats love company and many of you are likely to have bought two at the same time. You may have found some paired names already in the lists above. But here are a few more girl names for rat pairs.
- Lexie and Laurie
- Buttercup and Blossom
- Pitter and Patter
- Mabel and Martha
- Sally and Suzie
- Salt and Pepper
Rat Names For Boy Pairs
The same goes for boy pairs of rats. They’re sociable animals and do well with friends. And these names work well with a partner!
- Ben and Jerry
- Jeckyl and Hyde
- Itchy and Scratchy
- Trucker and Tracker
- Digger and Dozer
- Rambo and Rocky
We all have a favorite character from TV, books, comics, or elsewhere. Here are a few suggestions on some pop culture characters that may work well for your rat’s personality.
Names Inspired By Food
Pet names of all sorts are often found by looking into things we like to eat. We’re certain it isn’t because we want to eat our pets. It’s probably because we associate our pets with other things we like! I’m sure you’ll figure out lots more appealing names just by taking a look in your kitchen cupboards or refrigerator!
Rat Names That Start With R
Names beginning with R always roll nicely off the tongue when it comes to pet rats. Here are a few more suggestions that also start with R, for the always alliterative among us.
Well, those tidy little lists above give you well over 200 names to think about! That’s quite a lot! And the odds are that these names have inspired you to think of others, as well.