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The Best Pet Rat Names - Cute, Clever and Famous Names!

 
By Anaƫlle Laurent. October 12, 2020
The Best Pet Rat Names - Cute, Clever and Famous Names!

Are you adopting a pet rat? It's time to choose their names and to do that, we have the perfect article for you. Whether you're looking for funny names, cute names or names for pairs of rats, you're sure to find some good ideas with our long lists of pet rat names.

Continue reading this AnimalWised article to find the best pet rat name for your new furry friend!

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Tips for choosing a good name

When it comes to choosing the best name for your pet rat, it's important to keep certain things in mind. For example, a good pet rat name shouldn't be too long. This is because you'll be calling your pet rat or even teaching them tricks as they are very intelligent animals. In order for them to recognise their name more easily, it's best to choose a short name with one or two syllables.

Another tip we can give you when choosing a name for your pet rat is to opt for names that you think best represents your rat. For example, if you have a white rat you can go for a name that is related to the coloration of their coat. It can also represent their personality or a name that you really like for them.

Keep reading this article to find the best name for your pet rat. We've divided the names into different sections so that you can find the right one for your new furry friend.

Female pet rat names

  • Aba
  • Africa
  • Aphrodite
  • Aika
  • Aisha
  • Akana
  • Soul
  • Amber
  • Amy
  • Annie
  • Aria
  • Sand
  • Ariel
  • Alie
  • Ashley
  • Athens
  • Athena
  • Aura
  • Hazelnut
  • Oats
  • Becky
  • Becca
  • Beauty
  • Acorn
  • Beanie
  • Boa
  • Gilly
  • Ball
  • Pellet
  • Bonnie
  • Brandy
  • Breeze
  • Creek
  • Bell
  • Cinnamon
  • Marble
  • Kiki
  • Spark
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Cleopatra
  • Cuki
  • Dana
  • Dolly
  • Star
  • Fury
  • Fairy
  • Harla
  • Callie
  • Megan
  • Minnie
  • Molly
  • Nana
  • Nancy
  • Nannie
  • New York
  • Queen
  • Chica
  • Nira
  • Princess
  • Bubs
  • Sally
  • Sandy
  • Sindy
  • Sookie

Male pet rat names

  • Alf
  • Apollo
  • Ares
  • Star
  • Bambi
  • Bug
  • Big
  • Bill
  • Billy
  • Black
  • Blade
  • Bob
  • Cookie
  • Bun
  • Chocolate
  • Brand
  • Carbon
  • Crispy
  • Pimp
  • Copper
  • Coconut
  • Cop
  • Flake
  • Damon
  • Duke
  • Fire
  • Flex
  • Flynn
  • Frosty
  • Frodo
  • Fire
  • Gold
  • Fat
  • Flock
  • Gucci
  • Gus
  • Hercules
  • Hermes
  • Hero
  • King
  • Magma
  • Great
  • Max
  • Mickey
  • Mike
  • Nil
  • Nile
  • Ollie
  • Owen
  • Teddy
  • Prince
  • Mouse
  • Ray
  • Thunderbolt
  • Sunny
  • Steve
  • Summer
  • Sun
  • Sunny
  • Terry
  • Will
  • Winter
  • Zen
  • Zeus
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Cute pet rat names

If you're looking for cute names for your adorable rat, here are some ideas:

  • Atom
  • Baby
  • Bean
  • Bitty
  • Button
  • Chico/ Chica
  • Cub
  • Elf
  • Jellybean
  • Little
  • Micro
  • Mini
  • Minnie
  • Munchkin
  • Noodle
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Pebbles
  • Peewee
  • Pint
  • Puny
  • Runt
  • Shorty
  • Shrimp
  • Skittle
  • Smalley
  • Squirt
  • Teensy
  • Tic-tac
  • Tiny
  • Twig

Famous rat names

This list consists of famous rats in films, shows and books. They are:

  • 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
  • Patrat - Pokemon

Funny pet rat names

Here are some ideas of comical rat names:

  • Sewage
  • Cat food
  • Plague
  • Ratness Everdeen
  • Rathrine D'Aragon
  • Rattata
  • Patrat
  • Raticate
  • Ratt Damon
  • Jeff
  • Big Apple
  • Subway
The Best Pet Rat Names - Cute, Clever and Famous Names! - Funny pet rat names

Food names for pet rats

If you're a food lover, you'll love this list of food names for rats:

  • Cookie
  • Crumble
  • Noodles
  • Cornflake
  • Pretzel
  • Bagel
  • Poptart
  • Cheerio
  • Oreo
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Pizza
  • Biscuit
  • Gravy
  • Olive
  • Cherry
  • Cabbage
  • Brownies
  • Coffee
  • Latte
  • Pie
  • Pumpkin
  • Basil
  • Cheddar
  • Pickle

Names for a pair of pet rats

For this next list we're going to name classic duos that go as well together as your two furry friends will:

  • Lexie and Laurie
  • Buttercup and Blossom
  • Pitter and Patter
  • Mabel and Martha
  • Sally and Suzie
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Ben and Jerry
  • Jeckyl and Hyde
  • Itchy and Scratchy
  • Trucker and Tracker
  • Digger and Dozer
  • Rambo and Rocky
  • Thing one and Thing two
  • Hanzel and Gretel
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Batman and Robin
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Luke and Leia
  • R2D2 and C3PO
  • Chewie and Han Solo
  • Woody and Buzz
  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Bert and Ernie
  • Mario and Luigi
  • Spaghetti and Meatball
  • Ash and Pikachu
  • Gin and Tonic
  • Barbie and Ken
  • Shrek and Fiona
  • Scooby and Shaggy
  • Anna and Elsa
  • Tom and jerry

Names for a white pet rat

Is your pet rat white? Perhaps you'd be interested in naming them after their white coat:

  • Rabbit
  • Snowball
  • Latte
  • Egg
  • Cauliflower
  • Milk
  • Cream
  • Hielo
  • Glacier
  • Arctic
  • Beach
  • Blanc
  • Shiro
  • Blanca
  • Obake
  • Lightbulb
The Best Pet Rat Names - Cute, Clever and Famous Names! - Names for a white pet rat

Names for a black pet rat

Lastly, here are some ideas if your pet rat has a black coat:

  • Ember
  • Ash
  • Blackberry
  • Coffee
  • Cafe
  • Oscuro
  • Raven
  • Noir
  • Kuro
  • Charcoal
  • Coal
  • Brownie
  • Shadow
  • Chocolat

We hope you found some ideas in this article! You may also be interested in our article about how to care for pet rats.

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