Pet Rat Names – Male, Female, & Pairs


There’s tons of excitement around getting a new pet. You get to buy tons of cool supplies, a new cage, and toys for your new furry friend. You also get to live that magical moment of meeting your pet for this first time. This is when many pet owners pick the perfect name for their little buddy. But for some, it can be tricky to come up with the right one. If you’re looking for ideas for pet rat names, you’re in luck. We have over 200 hundred name ideas, divided between boy and girl names, unisex names, and even clever names for rat pairs.

Check out our lists and if none of these names inspire you, we have some ideas on how to brainstorm the perfect name for your pet rat. Check them out:

Pet Rat Names - Male, Female, & Pairs

Name Ideas for Pet Rats

Male Pet Rat Names

Give your little boy one of these playful or creatives rat names.

  • Ace
  • Alex/Alexander
  • Alf
  • Bagel
  • Bart
  • Beans
  • Bear
  • Beaver
  • Ben
  • Blink
  • Blue
  • Buck
  • Casper
  • Champ
  • Cheese
  • Chip
  • Chubby
  • Corky
  • Cornelius
  • Crumbs
  • Dino
  • Emerald
  • Ernie
  • Finn
  • Flick
  • Floyd
  • Frank
  • Fred
  • Freddie
  • Geronimo
  • Ghost
  • Glen
  • Hank
  • Hannibal
  • Harold
  • Hercules
  • Homer
  • Houdini
  • Jasper
  • Jet
  • Joe
  • Lex
  • Linus
  • Looper
  • Martin
  • Monty
  • Nacho
  • Nicodemus
  • Nigel Ratburn
  • Ninja
  • Nutter
  • Olie
  • Oreo
  • Ozzy
  • Pinky
  • Pippin
  • Pistol
  • Prince
  • Ralph
  • Ratticus Finch
  • Ratty
  • Remy
  • Rizzo
  • Robby
  • Rocky
  • Roland
  • Ronnie
  • Scabbers
  • Scamper
  • Snake
  • Spark
  • Speedy
  • Splinter
  • Templeton
  • Theo
  • Thor
  • Tom
  • Twitch
  • Zing
  • Zoro



Rat Names for Females

Here’s a list of fun, cute, and original names for girl rats.

  • Annie
  • April
  • Astrid
  • Aurora
  • Autumn
  • Basil
  • Becky
  • Bella
  • Betty
  • Bianca
  • Bitsy
  • Bubble
  • Caramel
  • Clover
  • Cookie
  • Crystal
  • Cupcake
  • Cutie
  • Daisy
  • Debbie
  • Donna
  • Dottie
  • Emily
  • Emmy/Emmie
  • Fancy
  • Fiona
  • Ginny
  • Gwen
  • Harriet
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Hope
  • Ivy
  • Josie
  • Joy
  • Juniper
  • Kali
  • Katy
  • Kelly
  • Kiwi
  • Lady
  • Lilac
  • Lisa
  • Love
  • Maggie
  • Margarita
  • Marigold
  • Marmalade
  • Mia
  • Miley
  • Millie/Milly
  • Minnie
  • Molly
  • Nelly
  • Nessie
  • Pandora
  • Pansy
  • Pea
  • Pearl
  • Peggy
  • Penny
  • Phobe
  • Pixie
  • Poppy
  • Princess
  • Queen/Queenie
  • Rebecca
  • Rebel
  • River
  • Rosemary
  • Rosie
  • Rosie
  • Ruby
  • Sky
  • Storm
  • Strawberry
  • Sweetie
  • Tabby
  • Tinkerbell
  • Trixie
  • Willow
  • Xena


Unisex Names for Rats

These rat names work great for male or female rats.

  • Almond
  • Biscuit
  • Cheerio
  • Corky
  • Echo
  • Link
  • Lucky
  • Maple
  • Marble
  • Marshmallow
  • Muffin
  • Nibbles
  • Noodles
  • Oats
  • Parsley
  • Patch
  • Peanut
  • Pickle
  • Pie
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzel
  • Pumpkin
  • Ravioli
  • Scout
  • Squeak
  • Squeakers
  • Zipper

Names for Rat Pairs

If you have a pair of rats, you can give them one of these clever pairs of names.

  • Adam & Eve
  • Batman & Robin
  • Ben & Jerry
  • Bert & Ernie
  • Betty & Veronica
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • Buttercup & Blossom
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • Cherry & Blossom
  • Chip & Dale
  • Cinnamon & Sugar
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Fred & Ginger
  • Itchy & Scratchy
  • Jekyll & Hyde
  • Pitter & Patter
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Tom & Jerry

How to Pick the Perfect Pet Rat Name

So you’ve gone through the list of names, maybe even made a list of your own, but you’re still stumped. Which name is perfect for your pet rat? We have some tips and ideas of how to brainstorm names and pick the perfect one for your new pet.

Brainstorming Name Ideas

Gather together everyone who gets a say in naming your pet rat(s). Everyone should have a piece of paper and make a list of their favorite names. Use our list as a reference or try these prompts:

  • Think of your favorite names from books, movies, and TV shows you love.
  • List any famous people you admire. Don’t forget people from history.
  • Brainstorm nature names that inspire you (like Sunflower, Summer, etc.).
  • Consider your rat’s looks. If they’re white you may want to name them Sugar. Black and white spotted rats could be called Oreo.
  • If you’ve spent time with your pet, think of names that reflect their personality. A playful rat could be named Happy. If your rat likes to run around a lot, call them Speedy.

Selecting the Perfect Name

Once you’ve brainstormed a list of possible names, it’s time to pick the perfect one for your pet. You can do this by process of elimination or circle some of your favorites and them pick from the smaller list.

If you share naming responsibility with other family members, have each person nominate one name. The group can vote and the name with the most votes wins.