125+ Cute and Clever Names for Your Pet Rat

Updated on September 5, 2018
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Over 125 clever names for your pet rat.
Over 125 clever names for your pet rat. | Source

Let's face it, rats don't have a great reputation. Throughout time they've been hunted, they've carried deadly diseases and, in fiction, they almost always play the bad guys.

What many people don't know about them is that they make terrific pets. They're quite smart, affectionate, clean, and quiet. They don't take up much room and, amazingly, they are fairly easy to train.

Ask anyone who's ever had a pet rat and they'll probably tell you that they were one of the best pets they ever had.

If you are thinking about getting one or just got one, and need to find a good name, here are some ideas for you.

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Famous Rats

While not nearly as popular as mice are in books and movies, rats often make an appearance. Unfortunately, when they do, they almost always play the bad guy.

Luckily, in recent years, with movies like "Flushed Away" and "Ratatouille," they are starting to get a good name.

If you want to name your new buddy after a famous rat, here are the most well-known ones you can find.

Name
From
Name
From
Ben
Ben
Remy
Ratatouille
Chuck
Chuck E. Cheese
Rita Malone
Flushed Away
Django
Ratatouille
Rizzo
The Muppets
Emile
Ratatouille
Roddy St. James
Flushed Away
Fetcher
Chicken Run
Samuel Whiskers
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
Jenner
The Secrets of NIMH
Scabbers
Harry Potter
Justin
The Secrets of NIMH
Sid
Flushed Away
Monty
A Rat's Tale
Spike
Flushed Away
Nick
Chicken Run
Sullivan
The Secrets of NIMH
Nicodemus
The Secrets of NIMH
Templeton
The Secrets of NIMH
Nigel Ratburn
Arthur
Walter
Walter - The Story of a Rat
Professor Ratigan
The Great Mouse Detective
Warren T. Rat
An American Tail
Rat
The Wind in the Willows
Whitey
Flushed Away
Ratbert
Dilbert
Yolanda
The Muppets

Did You Know?

Rats will eat just about anything.

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Funny Rat Names

With the reputation that rats tend to have, there are plenty of funny names to give them. Let's face it, everybody loves to laugh, and what better way to get a smile than by a silly name.

Here are some ideas to start with, but I bet you can come up with some good ones on your own too.

 
 
 
Aristorat
Rat Damon
Rugrat
Basil Ratbone
Rat Lauer
Scatrat
Catnip
Ratatattat
Slick
Cheeseball
Ratman
Sneaky
Cheesewiz
Ratniss Everdeen
Snitches
Fink
Ratsafarian
Squealer
Julius Cheesar
Ratso
Tattler
Kid Rat
Ratticus Finch
Tattletale
McCheesy
Ratunzel
Weasel

Did You Know?

Rats can produce up to 2,000 babies a year.

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Cute Rat Names

Lots of rats deserve cute names. Just look at those big eyes and soft fur. These kinds of characteristics are just begging for a cute name.

 
 
 
Blinker
Giggles
Snuggles
Boo
King
Speedy
Brownie
Peanut
Squidge
Buttercup
Queen
Stretch
Chaser
Rascal
Sunshine
Crackers
Rattles
Sweet Pea
Digger
Sneakers
Tiny
Frisky
Snickerdoodle
Wiggles

Did You Know?

Pet rats can live between 3 and 4 years.

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Rat Names Based on Their Characteristics

Does your rat have long whiskers or a shiny tale? Does he have really long nails? Is her favorite thing to eat a carrot?

Every pet has specific characteristics, so why not choose a name that draws on that.

 
 
Beads
Jaws
Bucky
Longtail
Chewy
Scratch
Chompers
Shivers
Claws
Squeak
Ears
Twinkle Toes
Furball
Twitch
Fuzzy
Whiskers

Did You Know?

Rats will take care of other sick and hurt rats.

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Names for Pairs of Rats

Two is always better than one, right? Well, in the case of rats, it is right. Rats are social animals and get lonely without a companion.

Of course that means you have to come up with two names, which isn't always easy.

Check out these ideas if you have two new furry friends.

 
 
 
Beans and Toast
Fuzzy and Wuzzy
Scritch and Scratch
Benedict and Arnold
Itchy and Scratchy
Snap and Crackle
Bonnie and Clyde
Mac and Cheese
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Calvin and Hobbes
Mickie and Minnie
Sugar and Spice
Crackers and Cheese
Salt and Pepper
Tom and Jerry
Fire and Ice
Scooby and Shaggy
Wine and Cheese

Rats Make Incredible Pets

It's a shame that rats get such a bad wrap. They make incredible pets, and you'd be surprised what they can be trained to do.

Hopefully you have a new rat, or are thinking about getting one, because you'll have lots of fun with it.

And I really hope that you found a name, but if you didn't, I'm sure you'll find the perfect one soon.

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    © 2018 Claudia Mitchell

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      • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

        Claudia Mitchell 

        2 weeks ago

        Your comment made me laugh Peggy. I totally get where you are coming from, but people love their rats. Thanks for stopping by.

      • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

        Claudia Mitchell 

        2 weeks ago

        Thanks for this one. I'll have to go back and add it. I'm guessing there are rats in cartoons in many countries around the world.

      • Peggy W profile image

        Peggy Woods 

        2 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        There were many cute names here not that I will ever be tempted to get a pet rat. We would rather have cats and dogs.

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        Liz Westwood 

        2 weeks ago from UK

        We used to have a popular kids' TV character in the UK called Roland Rat.

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