144 Popular and Cute Rat Names

Rat Names

Rats are medium sized, long tailed and fury rodents. Their size is what differentiates them from mice since rats are bigger.


Cute Rat Names

Twilly: Twilly is a good name for your rat and it suits its small stature. This name is derived from the name Twilight.

Shadow: You can name your rat Shadow; a name that alludes the rat’s act of hiding behind the shadows.

Mr Smokey: The name Mr Smokey is perfect for your gray rat; it is a cute rat name suitable for your pet rat.

Disastrous: Naming your rat after its personality is also idea. The name Disastrous is apt for a male rat that is problematic.

Kitty: Kitty sounds like a cat’s name but it is still cute to name your pet rat Kitty.

Choco: Choco is a good name to give to your rat. The name is appropriate for your dark coloured rat. Choco is short for chocolate.

Chutney: Chutney is a cute name to give to your pet rat, especially if it is sweet. The name is even cuter if you love the chutney flavour.

Below are other names which you can consider giving to your rat.

  • Colorado
  • Midnight
  • Rascal
  • Olaf
  • Lilian
  • Little Dove
  • Uni
  • Ann
  • Cavin
  • Ronnie
  • Fredrick
  • Chutki
  • Tinker Tinker
  • Bamboo
  • Ace
  • Janet
  • Bieber
  • Leona
  • Quicky

Female Rat Names

A female rat is called a doe and if it is a parent or pregnant, it is called a dam. If you want to give your pet rat a name that alludes its femininity, here are some names to select from.

Rosey: Rosey is a cute feminine name for your female rat. This name is a variant of the term rose.

Beauty: If your pet rat is adorable, the name Beauty will suit it.

Sparkly: The name Sparkly is derived from the term sparkle which means to glitter. It is an appropriate name for your rat with a shiny coat.

Gemstone: A gemstone is a pearl and you can name your cute rat that.

Peace: If your rat is by any means calm and shy, the name Peace will suit it.

June: June is a common feminine name, best for a moody rat, since June is a winter month characterized by the cold.

Moony: The name Moony is perfect for your rat, especially if it makes you happy, lighting up your night in the dark like the moon does.

Below are other female rat names for you to consider.

  • Nutty
  • Charity
  • Monalisa
  • Betsy
  • Cheryl
  • Altice
  • Cristelda
  • Mashy
  • Blessing
  • Alice
  • Bella
  • Liz
  • Yvone
  • Breana
  • Juliet
  • Charmy
  • Melisa
  • Deliah
  • Minie

Male Rat Names

Male rats are called bucks and they are not too different from the female ones. If you want a name which emphasizes your rat’s gender; we have listed a number of names which might inspire you.

Ronald 111: Ronald is a male given name, perfect for your rat. To spice the name up and make it more appealing, add a number to it, and name it Ronald the third.

Roi: If you want an exotic name for your rat, name it Roi, a Spanish word that means king.

Chilli-bite: The name Chilli-bite is a perfect name for your male rat that is unfriendly and violent.

Batty Rat: Batty Rat is a good name for your rat. This name is apt for your rat since rats and bats do look alike except the fact that rats have no wings.

Nightmarish: Nightmarish is another variant of the term nightmare and it makes a good name for your troublesome pet rat.

Pharaoh: Pharaoh is a muscular name inspired by the biblical ruthless character. If you want a strong name for your rat, this name will do.

Missile: A missile is very fast, therefore if your rat is fast enough, you can name it Missile.

We have also listed other cute names for your male rat.

  • Ratwell
  • Billy
  • Cephas
  • Ben
  • Muse
  • Leon
  • Luke
  • Angus
  • Maxima
  • Mitch
  • Chris
  • Ratty
  • Rodney
  • Peter
  • Sidney
  • Welwish
  • Rick
  • Ratson
  • Newman
  • Patrick

Baby Rat Names

A baby rat is called a pup or kittens when they are many, and if you want the best name for your baby rat, here are some of the names which we have suggested for you.

Mickey Mouse: Mickey Mouse is a famous Disney character; although it is a mouse’s name, it will suit your baby rat perfectly.

Nutz: You can name your rat Nutz, a name derived from the term peanuts. This name is apt for your rat since rats also eat peanuts.

Little Miss Biggy: An ironic name might just suit your cute little rat and Little Miss Biggy is a cute name choice for your baby rat.

Pinky: Naming a rat Pinky might seem funny; however, it is a great name for baby rat since they are pinkish when they are born.

Cupcake: You can also consider a term that is usually used to endear and use it as your rat’s name; Cupcake is a cute name for your rat.

Mr Bitey: Mr Bitey is a cute name for your little rat that chews at everything.

Ratatouille: This is a cute name for your rat and the name is inspired by a movie named Ratatouille.

Below are more names which will suit your baby rat.

  • Rita
  • Muffin
  • Nicky
  • Bonita
  • Chewer s
  • Ricky
  • Lillah
  • Montana
  • Riley
  • Yosh
  • Cutey
  • Mr Smalls
  • Mercy
  • Bitsy
  • Gilbert
  • Sir Rat 111
  • Snowy
  • Ruddy
  • Tailsy
  • Goliath
  • Lovey

Good Rat Names

If you still haven’t found the right name for your rat, here more names for your rat.

Hurricane: A Hurricane is a tempest and if your rat is fast and leaves everything upside down, then the name Hurricane will suit it.

Cassie: Cassie is a perfect name to give to your female rat. Cassie is short for Cassandra.

Private: The name Private is a good name for your very reserved pet rat.

Monkey Tail: Monkey Tail is a good name for your rat since rats have long tails just like monkeys.

Cheeky: You can name your rat Cheeky; the name will suit it. To be cheeky is to be rude and so this name suits a sassy doe.

Snowdrop: The name Snowdrop is a great name for your rat with a white sot on its body.

Happy: Happy is a sweet name for a rat that is always happy.

Here are more good rat names for your pet rat.

  • Japhet
  • Mark
  • Joey
  • Clara
  • Alice
  • George
  • Micah
  • Lina
  • Obey
  • Juliet
  • Bridget
  • Cain
  • Collet
  • Prosper
  • Stella
  • Moony
  • Ricky
  • Micky
  • Ringo
  • Tinga

Funny Rat Names

An amusing name is the best name for your pet rat.

Cowboy: Imagine your rat in a cowboy’s hat; that will be crazy, so Cowboy is a funny name for your rat.

Skyscraper: You can name your rat after anything and so the name Skyscraper is a fitting funny name for your rat.

Cheese Norris: Cheese Norris is a pun for Chuck Norris and it is a funny name for your rat.

Goatees: Rats do have goatees, only they are not called that, a rat’s goatees are called whiskers; therefore, the name Goatees makes the best funny rat name for your pet.

Flippers: Flippers is a great name for your little pet. Flippers are fins and since your rat has none; it is a good funny rat name.

Tank: Tank is a perfect name for your rat if you want a funny name for it. No matter how big your rat is, it can never be the size of a tank.

Winter Breeze: Name your rat Winter Breeze if it makes you happy. A breeze is fresh wind.

Below are other funny names for your rat.

  • Coffee
  • Mini-Skirt
  • Icey
  • Longitude
  • Snugs
  • Bear
  • Wineglass
  • Fuzzy Hair
  • Soup
  • Glossy
  • Pellets
  • Nutcracker

Popular Rat Names

If you decide on giving your rat a popular name, here are some of the names which you can get inspiration from.

Rita Malone: This name is a popular rat name inspired by the cartoon character from the cartoon movie, ‘Flushed Away,’

Tiny: Tiny is also a commonly used rat name. This name is based on the rat’s small stature.

Gift: You can name your rat Gift even if it was not given to you as a gift. The name will suit because the term rat has been said to mean a gift from the gods.

Squealer: The term rat can mean two things; a rodent or a person who is a snitch or squealer. You can give this commonly used rat name to your pet.

Rattie: Rattie is a cute name usually given to rats; this name is derived from the term rat and it is apt for your pet.

Dam-ita: You can consider giving the name Dam-ita to your rat. You will have named it after a popular celebrity and the name will suit a rat that is a parent since a female rat parent is called a dam.

Twiggy: Twiggy is another name commonly used on small rats.

Below is a list of other commonly used rat names

  • Cutey
  • Abrina
  • Pingie
  • Marlon
  • Welly
  • Billy
  • Maxy
  • Maradona
  • Oscar
  • Hartwell
  • Doe Doe
  • Adrien
  • Coreen
  • Obriel
  • Michie
  • Nigel

Which Is the Biggest Rat Species Known?

Scientists are believed to have discovered a unusual rat species that is coconut breaking. This rat is almost as big as a small cat as it is four times the size of the commonly known rodents. This rat is a new species officially termed the Uromys vika.

What Do Rats Feed On?

Rats are omnivores; they feed on both meat and grain. They kill insects and sometimes they feed on reptiles. House rats however, rely on human food; scavenging through trash for food.