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100 Most Popular Pet Rat Names

July 14, 2018


100 Most Popular Pet Rat Names

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Pet lovers have a diverse choice for pet animals. These days you can hear stories of your friends bringing home a rabbit for a pet, or even a pig. Whether its ferrets, hedgehogs, iguanas and even rats, there are an infinite amount of choices. A lot of it has to do with the uniqueness or adorability of each pet.

These days, people even take in rats as pets. When it comes to naming these furry creatures, it should take much consideration. Remember that naming something or someone is not a light matter. This is because a name, in a way, defines your identity. It is what people call you and know you as. Therefore, when you name your pet rat, keep in mind the things that set your pet apart from others.

  1. Stuart – A famous name from the famous Stuart Little movie.
  2. Whiskers – An incredibly suitable and relevant name for your rat due to the word itself.
  3. Ferry – For the ones who are merry and cheerful.
  4. Skipper – This is a great name because they are always running and skipping around the place.
  5. Sandy – Fits best for your rat with sandy brown skin.
  6. Pebbles – A very popular name for a pet rat.
  7. Percy – A popular name for any mouse character.
  8. Jerry – One of the most popular cartoon characters in the world from Tom and Jerry.
  9. Scabbers – This name derives from the ever-famous Harry Potter series.
  10. Wormtail – This is a name is from one of the Harry Potter film’s characters that were a rat.
  11. Remy – A name by a popular children’s movie.
  12. Splinter – A very badass and mysterious name. This is because this was the master of the Ninja Turtles.
  13. Ace – This is a great name because it means ‘best of them all.’
  14. Bruno – A very groovy and a cool name for a pet.
  15. Beans – This works with a small and adorable pet.
  16. Bobby – A simple and a common name.
  17. Cheese – It is really smart to name your rat after a thing it may love.
  18. Fudge – Great for your brown looking fudgy rat.
  19. Dodo – Simple, decent and chic. It also sounds funny.
  20. Frank – A smart choice for a smart looking rat.
  21. Honey – Because our pets are sweet little creatures to us.
  22. Looper – This is a cute little name for a pet that loves to run around in circles.
  23. Mickey – A simple and a sleek name that everyone is familiar with.
  24. Marshmallow – A popular name for all kinds of pet, especially puffy ones.
  25. Ozzy – A famous children character`s name.
  26. Peanut – This is a great name for a small dog.
  27. Peggy – For mushy and stuffed rats.
  28. Xavier – A very mysterious and a shady name.
  29. Nibbles – Perfect name for the nibbling habit of pets.
  30. Bubbles – A perfect name for snow-white skinned rats
  31. Poppet – A very adorable and attractive name for your pet rat
  32. Crumbs – Perfectly fit for a rat who leaves crumbs behind after eating
  33. Ralph – An energetic and vibrant name
  34. Rebel – For your rebellious natured rat pet
  35. Roger – For your obedient pet who listens to your every command
  36. Crookshanks – A very rare and a creative name for your pet
  37. Kenny – A simple name for your quiet and shy pet
  38. Maggie – An extremely cheery name for a cheerful pet
  39. Finn – If your pet rat likes to swim and play in the water a lot
  40. Hoover – A very rare kind of a name for a pet rat
  41. Freddie – Name of a famous children`s cartoon character
  42. Monty – A handsome name for your hunky pet
  43. Buck – A popular and very relevant name for a pet rat
  44. Poppy – For your sweet-natured pet
  45. Juniper – A made up name with a nice ring to it
  46. Mario – A very catchy name with a groovy touch to it
  47. Buttercup – A perfect name which incorporates the cuteness of your pet rat
  48. Abby – A cute name with a pretty sound to it
  49. Chica – A name with a groovy Spanish touch to it
  50. Abel – A new and a rare kind of a name
  51. Andy – A common and a simple name for your pet
  52. Billy – Sounds like a name for a cat, but is fit for a rat
  53. Boots – You had Puss in boots and now you have rats in boots
  54. Jazz – For your pet rat who has an ear for jazz
  55. Jesse – A perfect name from your female pet rat
  56. Brownie – Because they are all scrumptious and adorable
  57. Eddy – A common name used for every kind of pet
  58. Pip – Perfectly fits the physique of the animal
  59. Peter – Another name derived from a cartoon character
  60. Ruby – Your pet is a total gem so why not name it after one?
  61. Maddie – A feminine name for your female pet rat
  62. Dusty – Incorporates the sandy brownish color of your rat`s skin perfectly
  63. Dappy – One of the most used names for every kind of pet, especially a rat
  64. Betty – A simple name with a nice ring to it
  65. Benny – A monosyllabic name for your simple pet
  66. Chip – A one-word name that is firm and suitable
  67. Ruffle – A name perfectly fit for a tough cookie
  68. Scarlet – A lavish name for your princess or princesses
  69. Cheddar – A perfect name for the lover of cheese
  70. Booboo – Doesn’t make sense but sounds extremely cool
  71. Howie – For a rodeo like a character of your rat
  72. Brenden – This is a handsome choice of name
  73. Robb – A cool name for a rat with cool tricks
  74. Ellie – A well suitable name for a cuddly female rat
  75. Troubles – A good name for a rat who makes trouble
  76. Raphael – A name with a holy spirit
  77. Furball – They may not have a lot of furs but it’s a nice name
  78. Templeton – Name from the famous movie Charlotte`s Web
  79. Chatter – For your pet who never shuts up
  80. Skitty – A perfect name for your energetic and athletic pet rat
  81. Crackles – No relation to anything but sounds like a cool name
  82. Crawford – A very sophisticated and an intellectual name
  83. Busters – For the naughty ones
  84. Robby – Because your pet is smoking hot
  85. Philips – Smart and intellectual
  86. Junie – For the little ones
  87. Jasper – A popular and catchy name for your rat
  88. Buddy – For your friendly pet rat
  89. Skittles – Sounds rare and original
  90. Wendy – For your pet who is a fast runner
  91. Duke – Has a nice ring to it
  92. Tiffany – Pretty, chic and dramatic
  93. Pooch – Perfect for their mushy physique
  94. Hamlet – For your rat who loves theater
  95. Pascale – For your artistic pet
  96. Trixie – For trickster types
  97. Jimmy – Simple, fun and elegant
  98. Donald – A good name for a political rat
  99. Gale – A simpleton choice for a name
  100. Husky – Complements the appearance of your rat perfectly

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, there are a million names you can find to name your pet, but the best thing that your pet will ever need is your love and care. Therefore, to find the right name look through the list above. Choose a name for your pet which best fits its personality and taste.


Ever since he was young, James has loved hamsters. In all of his life, he has owned over 10 different types of animals, from hamsters to snakes. So, it comes to no surprise that he needed to hop on board the We're All About Pets team to share his knowledge and love for pets.
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    Hi James, thanks for this list. Funny enough, I had a rat called Hamlet :) He used to be so much fun.

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