520 Rat Names: The A-Z Dictionary for Male, Female and Pairs

Names let people know who you are. Shakespeare said that a rose is still a rose no matter how you call it, but today’s science tells us that’s not true anymore. Our perceptions are influenced by words, which is why your pet rat needs the perfect name.

However, it’s not that easy to choose one, right?

That’s why we came up with a list of hundreds of rat name ideas in this article, they all fit different personalities: from inquisitive and funny to shy or very serious. Read along and you will surely find a worthy name for your pet rat!

Rat Names for Males

You can choose boy rat names from a wide array of options because there are so many famous personalities that can inspire you. Some of the names below come from famous people while others are from Disney movies. You might even notice some ironic names as well.

A

  • Ace
  • Alex
  • Alexander
  • Alf
  • Alfy
  • Almond
  • Apple (because rats love apples)
  • Applejack (from My Little Pony)
  • Aragon (Lord of the Rings)
  • Arc
  • Aristocrat
  • Arnold (Schwarzenegger)
  • Arny (short from Arnold, definitely more playful)

B

  • Bagel
  • Barney (from The Flintstones)
  • Bart (from The Simpsons)
  • Basher
  • Basil (a herb that rats really love)
  • Bean (as in Mr Bean)
  • Beans
  • Bear
  • Beaver
  • Bebop (from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Bieber (whether you love or hate Justin)
  • Bijou
  • Billy
  • Biscuit
  • Blink
  • Blue
  • Bo
  • Bobby (from Supernatural)
  • Bond (as in James Bond)
  • Bruno
  • Bubblegum (from Adventure Time)

C

  • Cakes
  • Calvin
  • Carter (the US President)
  • Cartman (from Southpark; goes well for chubbier fellows)
  • Casper (the friendly ghost – or, in this case, the friendly rat)
  • Castor
  • Catnip (get it? Rats are catnip)
  • Champ
  • Charl
  • Chaser
  • Cheesball
  • Cheese
  • Cheezwiz
  • Chewy
  • Chip
  • Cholmondeley
  • Chompers
  • Chubby
  • Chui
  • Churchill (famous UK prime-minister)
  • Conrad
  • Corky
  • Cornelius
  • Cosmo (from Adventure Time)
  • Crackers
  • Crackle
  • Crick
  • Crookshanks (from Harry Potter)
  • Crusher
  • Custer (General)

D

  • Darwin
  • Dexter (the mousy kid from Dexterțs Laboratory)
  • Digger
  • Dill (a herb that rats like)
  • Dino (from The Flintstones)
  • Dirk
  • Dizzy
  • Django (from Ratatouille)
  • Dobby (from Harry Potter)
  • Dodo
  • Dozzer
  • Drake
  • Drizzle
  • Dumbledore (from Harry Potter)
  • Dumpling

E

  • Eagle
  • Ears (because rats have them funny ears)
  • Elixir
  • Elmer
  • Elrond
  • Emerald
  • Emile (from Ratatouille)
  • Ernie
  • Escobar (as in Pablo)
  • Euphrat

F

  • Faraday
  • Fatlord
  • Fetcher (from Chicken Run)
  • Filch
  • Fink
  • Finn
  • Finn
  • Fire
  • Flick
  • Floyd
  • Forest (as in Forest Gump)
  • Forrest
  • Frank
  • Franklin
  • Fred 
  • Freddie (as in Freddie Mercury)
  • Frisky
  • Frodo
  • Funky
  • Furball (all rats are cute furballs)
  • Fuzzy

G

  • Galadriel 
  • Galileo
  • Gandalf 
  • George
  • George 
  • Geronimo
  • Ghost
  • Gimley 
  • Gizmo
  • Glen
  • Gnasher
  • Gollum 
  • Gravity
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Grizzly

H

  • Hank
  • Hannibal (either Hannibal Lecter or the Carthaginian general)
  • Hans
  • Hansel
  • Harold
  • Harry (as in Potter)
  • Hazel
  • Hemingway (the author)
  • Hendrix (as in Jimmy)
  • Henri
  • Heracles (the Greek hero)
  • Hero
  • Hickory (because rats like this flavour)
  • Hippo
  • Homer (the Greek historian; or Homer Simpson)
  • Homey
  • Hoover
  • Horatio (Roman historian)
  • Houdini (the famous magician)
  • Hurricane

I

  • Ian
  • Ice
  • Iggy
  • Icky

J

  • Jake
  • James
  • Jamie
  • Jasper (means wise, and rats are definitely smart)
  • Javier
  • Jed
  • Jet
  • Jimmi
  • Jimminy
  • Jimmy
  • Jin
  • Joe
  • Jon
  • Joseph
  • Josh
  • Jun Jun
  • Juniper
  • Junkrat (from Heroes of the Storm)
  • Justin (as in Bieber)

K

  • Kenny
  • Khaki
  • Kiwi 
  • Koki
  • Kontiki (refers to the famous cross-Pacific expedition, and rats are avid explorers)
  • Kyle

L

  • Lamp
  • Lars
  • Legend
  • Legolas (from The Hobbit)
  • Lemmie
  • Levi 
  • Lex
  • Liam
  • Lincoln (as in the US president)
  • Link
  • Linus
  • Looper
  • Lord
  • Louis (as in Pasteur)
  • Lucky
  • Luigi (a Nintendo character)
  • Lunny

M

  • Malfoy (from Harry Potter)
  • Malik
  • Mangus
  • Maple
  • Marble
  • Marcus
  • Mario (a Nintendo games character)
  • Marmalade
  • Mars
  • Marshmallow
  • Martin
  • Meow (an ironic rat name for sure)
  • Mickey (for smaller rats)
  • Milo
  • Monty
  • Morris
  • Moses
  • Moz
  • Mr. X (the famous vigilante)
  • Muffin

N

  • Nacho
  • Napoleon (as in Bonaparte)
  • Nelson (as in Mandella)
  • Neo
  • Neville
  • Nex
  • Nickey
  • Ninja
  • Nintendo
  • Noir
  • Nunu (from League of Legends)
  • Nutter

O

  • Oats
  • Odin (God of thunder)
  • Olaf (the funny snowman from Frozen)
  • Olie
  • Oreo (rats love these biscuits)
  • Ozone
  • Ozzy

P

  • Pack
  • Pansy
  • Parsley
  • Patch
  • Peanut
  • Pie
  • Pinky (from Pinky and the Brain)
  • Pippin
  • Pistol
  • Potter (as in Harry)
  • Pretzel
  • Prince
  • Purr Purr (another punny rat name)
  • Pythagoras (Thaggy for short)

Q

  • Quake
  • Quark
  • Quidditch (a fictional sport played in Harry Potter)
  • Quincy
  • Quinn

R

  • Ralph
  • Ratatouille (another play upon words; can refer to the animation movie)
  • Rattus
  • Ratty
  • Remy (from Ratatouille)
  • Rizzo (of Mupet fame)
  • Roar
  • Robby 
  • Rocksteady
  • Rocky
  • Roland
  • Ron (from Harry Potter)
  • Roy

S

  • Sage
  • Sam
  • Shredder
  • Sixter
  • Snake (get it? Snakes eat rats)
  • Snape (from Harry Potter)
  • Sneakers
  • Sneezie
  • Snickerdoodles
  • Sniffy
  • Sonic
  • Spank
  • Spark
  • Speedy (as in Speedy Gonzales, the famous cartoon mouse)
  • Spice
  • Splinter
  • Spongebob (as in Squarepants)
  • Spruce
  • Squarepants
  • Stan
  • Storm
  • Styles
  • Sylvester (cute name for cats, funnier for rats)

T

  • Tarragon
  • Templeton (a fictional rat from Charlotte’s Web)
  • Temptation
  • Theo
  • Thor 
  • Tinky
  • TJ
  • Tom (yes, Tom the Cat)
  • Trojan
  • Twister
  • Twitch
  • Tyrion (from Game of Thrones)

V

  • Voldemort (from Harry Potter)

W

  • Warrior 
  • Weasley (from Harry Potter)
  • Wellington (as in the Duke of Wellington)
  • Whiskers
  • Whiskey
  • Wilson
  • Winston (as in Churchill)
  • Wix
  • Wonder
  • Woodrow (famous US president)

X

  • Xanax
  • Xander
  • Xavier

Y

  • Yeti
  • Ying
  • Yoky
  • York
  • Yuri

Z

  • Zac
  • Zing
  • Zipper
  • Zoltan
  • Zoro

Rat Names for Females

Girl rat names should be just like female rats: cute, but intelligent, sweet but fiery, funny and with a keen sense of exploration. The names below showcase precisely these characteristics:

A

  • Adele (the famous singer)
  • Alice (from Alice in Wonderland)
  • Amy (from Little Women)
  • April (the quirky, fidgety character from Greys Anatomy)
  • Artemida 
  • Arya (from Game of Thrones)
  • Athena (the Greek goddess of wisdom)

B

  • Beauty
  • Bebe
  • Bella
  • Bitsy
  • Blossom (from The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Buttercup (from The Powerpuff Girls)

C

  • Caitlin
  • Ceecee
  • Celestia (from My Little Pony)
  • Cersei (from Game of Thrones)
  • Chick
  • Chloe
  • Cookie
  • Cora
  • Crystal

D

  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Dana (from The X-files)
  • Debbie
  • Deedee (Dexterțs sister from Dexterțs Laboratory)
  • Delilah
  • Dincy
  • Donna 
  • Dora (from Dora the Explorer)

E

  • Elestia
  • Ellie
  • Emmie
  • Esther
  • Eve

F

  • Fify
  • Fiona (from Shrek)
  • Fiora
  • Flora
  • Flower

G

  • Gertrude
  • Gi Gi
  • Ginny (from Harry Potter)
  • Gretel (Hansel’s sister in Hansel and Gretel)
  • Gwen

H

  • Hannah
  • Hera (the Greek goddess)
  • Hermione (from Harry Potter)
  • Honey 
  • Hope

I

  • Inga
  • Irma
  • Ivy

J

  • Jetta
  • Jo
  • Jolene
  • Josie

K

  • Kali
  • Katy
  • Kelly
  • Kim
  • Kira

L

  • Lady (a majestic name)
  • Lara (as in Lara Croft)
  • Lily
  • Lisa (from The Simpsons)
  • Luna (because rats are creatures of the night)

M

  • Madonna
  • Maggie
  • Marceline (Marceline the Vampire Queen from Adventure Time)
  • Marge (from The Simpsons)
  • Mercy
  • Mia
  • Miley
  • Minerva (Roman goddess of wisdom)
  • Minka
  • Minnie (as in Minnie Mouse)

N

  • Nelly
  • Nessie 

O

  • Ola
  • Olga

P

  • Pandora (the one with the Box)
  • Pea
  • Pearl
  • Peggy (from Married with Children)
  • Petra (famous ancient city of Jordan)
  • Phoebe (from Friends)
  • Pippy
  • Poppy
  • Prairie (even female rats love to roam)

R

  • Raquita
  • River
  • Rosemary

S

  • Sage
  • Savannah
  • Sissy
  • Sky
  • Strawberry

T

  • Tara
  • Tina (as in Turner)
  • Tracy

V

  • Venus (Roman goddess of love and beauty)

W

  • Wanda
  • Willow (from Buffy, the vampire slayer)

X

  • Xena (famous television character)

Y

  • Yoko

Z

  • Zelda
  • Zippy 

Unisex Names

With that in mind, there are some perfectly cute rat name ideas that work well for both boys and girls, like the ones below. If you can’t decide whether your rat acts more like a boy or girl, or if you simply don’t want to add a gender label on your pet, consider names like:

  • Alex
  • Apple 
  • Beans
  • Biscuit
  • Catnip
  • Cheese
  • Cookie
  • Dizzy
  • Dodo
  • Ears
  • Fire
  • Frisky
  • Furball
  • Fuzzy
  • Gravity
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Ice
  • Juniper
  • Kiwi
  • Legend
  • Marmalade
  • Meow
  • Oreo
  • Pea
  • Pie
  • Poppy
  • Purr Purr
  • Sage
  • Sneezie
  • Sniffy
  • Spark
  • Spice
  • Whiskers
  • Wonder

Names for Rat Pairs

Choosing a cute or interesting name for your rat might be a little more complicated if you have a pair. Sure, both your rats have their own personalities, but you still want the names to match at least a little, right? Below you’ll find names for different pairs, whether you have two males, two females or a male and a female rat:

Rat Names for a Male Pair

  • Abbott and Costello
  • Batman and Robin
  • Beans and Toast
  • Ben and Jerry
  • Benedict and Arnold
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Digger and Dozer
  • Doctor and Who
  • Fire and Ice
  • Fred and Barney
  • Fuzzy and Wuzzy
  • Itchy and Scratchy
  • Itchy and Scratchy
  • Jekyll and Hyde
  • Jon and Snow
  • Key and Peele
  • Pinky and the Brain
  • Rambo and Rocky
  • Sam and Dean
  • Stitch and Scratch
  • Scooby and Shaggy
  • Sherlock and Watson
  • Snap and Crackle
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Spongebob and Patrick (from Spongebob Squarepants)
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Trucker and Tracker

Rat Names for a Female Pair

  • Arya and Sansa (from Game of Thrones)
  • Buttercup and Blossom 
  • Fire and Ice
  • Fuzzy and Wuzzy
  • Lexie and Laurie 
  • Lorelei and Rorry (from The Gilmore Girls)
  • Mabel and Martha 
  • Pitter and Patter 
  • Sally and Suzie 
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Sugar and Spice

Rat Names for a Male and Female Pair

  • Arya and The Hound
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Cercei and Jamie (people who watch Game of Thrones will love this)
  • Dexter and Deedee
  • Donny and Marie (from The Donnie and Marie Show)
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • John and Yoko
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Shrek and Fiona
  • The Doctor and Rose (Whovians will get this true love story)
  • Wine and Cheese

In Conclusion

There are plenty of rat names you can choose now that you’ve read this article: from cute and funny to fictional rat names and famous people, there are hundreds of them in here. Besides, the pair names show real chemistry between the characters. If you finally decide on one, here’s a great article on how to teach your pet rat its name.

What names are on your shortlist and what other names have you used before?

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