Rodent Names

Abukcheech

Native American Algonquin name meaning mouse

Ace

English nickname transferred to forename use, meaning number one

Achbor

Hebrew and Aramaic biblical name of an officer of King Josiah, meaning mouse

Artoo

From the name of a small robot in the Star Wars movie. Variant, R2, exists.

Beetle

From the vocabulary word meaning beetle (insect), from Old English bitel, meaning biting

Beverley

Beaver stream English surname transferred to forename use, itself from the name of a place in Humberside composed of the elements beofor beaver and lēac stream The feminine form of the name is spelled without the second e--Beverly.

Beverly

Beaver stream English surname transferred to forename use, itself from the name of a place in Humberside composed of the elements beofor beaver and lēac stream The masculine form of the name is spelled with an extra e--Beverley.

Bijou

English name derived from the French word bijou, meaning jewel

Bingo

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) a game; 2) slang for on the mark

Biscuit

Vocabulary word meaning 1) a small cake of shortened bread leavened with baking powder or soda; 2) a thin, crisp cracker; 3) a cookie; 4) a pale brown color; 5) clay that has been fired but not glazed.

Bunky

Invented name meaning sleeps a lot

Castor

Latin form of Greek Kastor. In Greek mythology, Castor ("beaver") and Pollux ("very sweet") were the twin sons of Leda. They are also known as the Gemini twins.

Chakide

African Zulu name meaning weasel

Chipahua

Nahuatl unisex name meaning clean

Chomper

Vocabulary the vocabulary word. Suggestive of a pet that is tough, fierce. Bites or eats a lot.

Cubby

Vocabulary word meaning 1) a small room; a cubbyhole.

Denizen

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) an animal or plant naturalized in a region; a resident; an inhabitant; 2) one who frequents a particular place.

Dewdrop

From the vocabulary word meaning a drop of dew

Digger

From the vocabulary word, for a dog that digs a lot

Dinky

Vocabulary word meaning 1) of small size; tiny; miniscule; little.

Earwig

1) an insect of the order Dermaptera; 2) one who attempts to influence by persistent confidential talk. Good name for a talking bird that talks a lot.

Ewok

Small and bear-like Named after the fictional Star Wars creatures of the same name.

Foley

From the Irish surname, itself a form of Gaelic Ó Foghladha descendant of Foghlaidh, a byname meaning pirate, plunderer

Gnash

From the vocabulary word meaning to grind or strike the teeth together; to bite

Grasshopper

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) an insect having long, powerful hind legs adapted for jumping; 2) a light airplane for scouting.

Gusto

From the vocabulary word meaning vigorous enjoyment; zest; high spirit

Harley

Means either hare wood or rocky clearing English surname transferred to unisex forename use, composed of the Old English elements hara hare (or hær rock) and leah clearing; wood

Heskovizenako

Native American Cheyenne name meaning porcupine bear

Hiccup

From the vocabulary word. Variants: Hiccough, Hicket, Hickop, Hikke (Dan.), Hoquet (Fr.), Hyckock.

Hinkley

Named after a California zip code.

Homey

From the vocabulary word meaning like home; comfortable; cozy

Hulda

German and Scandinavian name derived from the old Swedish word huld, meaning "lovable."

Huldah

Hebrew biblical name of a prophetess, derived from an Aramaic word meaning to creep, crawl, hence a mole or weasel

Jiggy

An invented name meaning like a piece of a puzzle Variant: Jiggie.

Jigsaw

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) a kind of puzzle; 2) a kind of power-driven reciprocating saw.

Jingle

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) makes a tingling, ringing, or bell sound; 2) a catchy sound, rhyme or doggerel. Variant: Jingles.

Kasa

Native American Hopi name meaning dressed in furs

Kastor

Greek form of Latin Castor, meaning "beaver."

Kesegook

Micmac word meaning aged porcupine

Kesegoomsk

Micmac word meaning aged beaver

Klepto

An abbreviated form of the vocabulary word kleptomaniac, meaning thief, itself from kleptein, to act secretly; to steal

Kobet

Micmac word meaning beaver

Kowweek

Micmac word meaning porcupine quills

Macaroni

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) a pasta; 2) well-traveled; 3) a fop.

Mtae

Micmac word meaning a beaver-skin

Murmur

From the vocabulary word meaning: 1) an expression of discontent by grumbling; 2) a hum, or muttering; 3) softly spoken words; a whisper. Variant: Mur-mur.

Nettie

English pet form of names ending with -nette.

Nibbles

From the vocabulary word meaning "to bite gently; to chew, especially with the front teeth. Variant: Nibbler.

Niggles

From the vocabulary word meaning is preoccupied with trifles or petty details; quibbles, carps

Pancake

From the vocabulary word meaning a thin cake made of batter and fried in hot grease Variants: Flapjack, Hotcake.

Panya

Egyptian name meaning mouse

Pester

From the vocabulary word meaning to bother; to harass

Pickles

From the vocabulary word meaning simply "pickles," a food that has been preserved in brine or vinegar.

Pivane

Native American Hopi name meaning weasel

Porcupine

From the vocabulary word meaning a quilled rodent, itself from Old French porc-espin, meaning spiny pig

Puck

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) a disk used in hockey; 2) a mischievous sprite, goblin or hobgoblin.

Ranger

From the vocabulary word meaning wanderer; rover

Raspberry

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) a prickly fruit-bearing plant; 2) a derisive sound made by exhaling with the tongue extended.

Rutabaga

From the vocabulary word meaning a thick bulbous root

Sahkyo

Native American Navajo name meaning mink

Salali

Native American Cherokee name meaning squirrel

Sikyatavo

Native American Hopi name meaning yellow rabbit

Sissinnguaq

Greenlandic name meaning squirrel

Skipper

From the vocabulary word meaning 1) master of a ship; 2) coach; director; leader; 3) one that skips.

Snickers

From the vocabulary word meaning a stifled laugh Variant: Sniggers.

Tayanita

Native American Cherokee name meaning young beaver

Tickles

From the vocabulary word meaning causes laughter; fills with mirth, pleasure and delight

Tipper

From the vocabulary word meaning one who tips

Tippy

Invented name meaning likely to tip or tilt

Tochtli

Nahuatl name meaning rabbit

Ukaleq

Greenlandic name meaning hare

Usagi (兎)

Japanese name meaning rabbit

Vamoose

From the slang word meaning leave quickly; leave hurriedly; make a speedy exit

Zanzibar

Named after the region in eastern Africa, itself probably from Persian Zangi-bar, meaning coast of the blacks

Zipper

From the vocabulary word zip, for a dog that moves fast, speedily, quickly
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