What’s In A Name? Exploring Rabbit Names

Last Updated : July 18, 2022
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So, you’ve decided to welcome a little fluffy bunny into your household. First of all, congratulations on your new addition! Hopefully, you’ve prepared everything and got your hutch, food, bedding, and toys ready for your new furry friend. All that’s left now is… Well, maybe the hardest part of all: Finding the perfect rabbit name. Here are our top rabbit names to help you choose.

Seeing as your rabbit (and you) will be stuck with it forever, you’d better make sure you pick a good one!

Naming a pet can be super tough. There’s simply so much choice out there, it’s hard to know where to even start! Do you go with a human name? Maybe your rabbit’s star sign? Or something uber-cute like chocolate chip? Yep, we understand that all of these name possibilities (plus many more) will be racing around your brain. So, to make the decision a little easier, we’ve compiled a guide to naming your new rabbit (or rabbits!).

From boy bunny names with an astrological twist to female rabbit names inspired by Disney princesses, we’ve got you covered.

Read on for inspiration, cute bunny names, weird bunny names, boy bunny names and girl bunny names, and plenty more:

What should I name my rabbit?

Well, friends, you are 100% free to name your pet rabbit whatever you like. You can opt to name your bunny prior to meeting him (that’s totally fine!). Or, you can get to know your rabbit a little bit, and wait for a striking part of his or her personality to shine through. After all, the seven dwarves were all named after their characteristics… Maybe, in time, your bunny will make him/herself known as a Sleepy, a Happy, a Grumpy, or even a Bashful?

Obviously, we understand if you’d rather get the name sorted ASAP, so you can get busy playing with your new household addition. So, let’s get to it:

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Cute pet bunny names

Well, it goes without saying that rabbits are incredibly cute by nature. So, sometimes it’s nice to go for simple, cute names, no matter whether your bunny’s male or female. Read on for inspiration:

Girl rabbit names:

If you’ve got yourself a little girl rabbit, you’ve got plenty of ultra-cute choices for names:

  • Twinkle
  • Flopsy/Mopsy
  • Daisy-Mae
  • Angel
  • Tinkerbell
  • Lily
  • Cocoa
  • Bunny
  • Lolly
  • Bella
  • Miffy
  • Buttercup

Boy bunny names:

If your new family member is a little boy bunny, you can choose a name that is boisterous, yet cute. These boy bunny names should give you a little inspiration:

  • Thumper
  • Peter
  • Buster
  • Snoopy
  • Baxter
  • Benjamin
  • Charlie
  • Lettuce
  • Binky (for a boy or a girl rabbit!)

Food lover? Name your bunny after your passion:

Naming a pet after your favorite food is an awesome idea. You already associate your favorite snack with good feelings, so why not bestow your rabbit with a foodie-inspired bunny name? These can be great bunny names for boys and girls. So, if you’re still stuck for ideas, dig into these!

  • Cocoa
  • Twinky
  • Sugar
  • Butterscotch
  • Oreo
  • Nibbles
  • Brownie
  • Carrot top
  • Honey (or Honey Bunny)
  • Pudding
  • Pretzel
  • Snickers
  • Blackberry
  • Cookie
  • Poptart
  • Cadbury
  • Mustard
  • Peanut
  • Pumpkin
  • Peaches
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Pepper

Name your bunny after a famous rabbit

Of course, there’s a cornucopia of famous rabbits that have made it onto the world stage! These bunnies names have been immortalized in film, TV, and adverts. So, if you’re looking for rabbit names which are also a nod in the direction of your favorite pop-culture reference, your search ends here!

Whether you’re a Bugs Bunny fan, you grew up thumbing the pages of Beatrix Potter books, or you have a weird obsession with the Duracell bunny, we’ve got a whole bunch of cute names for you to consider:

  • Bugs/Bugzy
  • Peter Rabbit/Peter
  • Mopsy
  • Flopsy
  • Cottontail
  • Bugsy Malone
  • Snowball
  • Velveteen (or Velvet)
  • Thumper
  • Roger
  • Duracell
  • Easter
  • Bambi

Name your bunny after its color

We can be inspired by the appearance of our pets, in order to find the perfect name for them. So, if you’re struggling, take a look at your pet rabbit’s fur and find a name that suits his or her color. That way, you can’t go wrong!

Names for a white bunny

  • Snowdrop/Snowy/Snowflake
  • Winter
  • Christmas
  • Ivory
  • Pearl
  • Lily
  • Daisy
  • Casper (like the ghost!)
  • Moon

Names for grey rabbits

  • Misty
  • Velvet
  • Shade
  • River
  • Rocky
  • Stormy
  • Silky
  • Thunder
  • Dusky

Names for black rabbits

  • Onyx
  • Inky
  • Charcoal
  • Raven
  • Blackie
  • Granite
  • Knight
  • Poppy
  • Noir
  • Wednesday
  • Ninja

Names for brown rabbits

  • Chocolate
  • Hazel
  • Praline
  • Spice
  • Saucey
  • Twix
  • Cocoa/Coco
  • Cappuccino

Human name ideas for your rabbit

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Sometimes, pet owners like to dignify their rabbits (and other pets!) by giving them classic, human-sounding names. To some, this is a horrible idea, and there’s no way on Earth they’d name their rabbit Paul, David, or Helen.

But, some pet owners adore the idea of naming their pet after a human. Whether it’s the name of your favorite celebrity, a close friend, or a beloved elderly relative, sometimes a human name for your bunny is just right.

  • Anna
  • Patrick
  • Jesse
  • Charlotte
  • Maddie
  • Jordan
  • Megan
  • Freddy
  • Monty
  • Billy
  • Savannah
  • Michael
  • Sammy
  • Lilly
  • Maximus
  • Donald
  • Elvis
  • Kimmy
  • Britney

Classical/Mythological rabbit names

Or, how about a classical, mythical name? Maybe you’re certain your new bunny gives off mystic vibes, and you’d like the name to reflect that intriguing quality in his or her name?

Fortunately, there’s a whole world of myth and legend out there, with great names for you to steal for your new bunny! So, whether you’re into your Nordic mythology or Greek heroes, we’ve got the perfect name for you:

Mythical female rabbit names

  • Athena
  • Aphrodite
  • Penelope
  • Phoebe
  • Gaia
  • Hera
  • Helena
  • Selene
  • Iris
  • Cleo
  • Daphne
  • Astrid
  • Hilda
  • Frida
  • Ingrid
  • Randi
  • Helga
  • Tove

Mythical male rabbit names

  • Zeus
  • Hermes
  • Apollo
  • Artemis
  • Poseidon
  • Dionysus
  • Thor
  • Erik
  • Harald
  • Odin
  • Loki
  • Jupiter
  • Mars

Bunny names related to nature

Maybe you love nothing more than spending your free days in a meadow, or by the beach. Or, you love to watch the stars outside at night with a blanket and a thermos of hot chocolate. Well, you can combine your love for the outdoors, with your love for your new bunny, with a pretty name inspired by nature!

Whether you’re seeking boy bunny names or female rabbit names, you’re sure to find one you adore. After all, nature is beautiful, and rabbits’ natural habitat is ambling about in the green meadows and forests. Plus, many of these names are interchangeable, no matter whether you have a girl or a boy bunny.

  • Aspen
  • Woody
  • Forest
  • Leafy
  • Rain
  • Sunny
  • Hazy/Hazel
  • Misty
  • Pebble
  • Coast
  • Wavey
  • Storm/Stormy
  • Autumn
  • Barley
  • Summer
  • Fern
  • Brook
  • Birdie
  • Cypress
  • Clover
  • Copper
  • Elm
  • Honey
  • Ivy
  • Juniper
  • Amber
  • Fennel
  • Magnolia
  • Jasmine
  • Flower
  • Petal
  • Willow
  • Bushy
  • Twiggy
  • Oak

Disney names for your bunny

If you’re a die-hard Disney fan (or a smaller member of your household is!) you could name your new furry rabbit after your favorite Disney character. There are plenty to choose from, with a cornucopia of villains, princesses, and sidekicks, you’ll never be short of options with Disney!

Disney names for a female rabbit

Channel your rabbit’s inner princess with a DIsney-inspired name:

  • Cinderella
  • Belle (or Bella)
  • Lilo
  • Bambi
  • Marie
  • Winnie
  • Dinah
  • Pua
  • Snow White
  • Anastasia
  • Mulan
  • Nala
  • Anna
  • Elsa
  • Ariel
  • Aurora
  • Flora
  • Alice
  • Esmerelda
  • Perdita
  • Jane
  • Wendy
  • Minnie

Disney names for a male rabbit

The boy bunny names in this list are particularly cute:

  • Bruno
  • Hercules
  • Chip
  • Mickey
  • Flynn
  • Hans
  • Kristoff
  • Alladin
  • Bagheera
  • Mowgli
  • Jaffar
  • Little John
  • Robin (as in, Hood!)
  • Mufasa
  • Sebastian
  • Simba

Astrological-inspired rabbits names

Okay, some star signs are a little long-winded and have way too many syllables to work properly as a name. Urm, naming your bunny Sagittarius? That’s just cruel. If nothing else, it’ll get shortened to ‘Saggy’ before you know. Best to avoid.

However, here are some totally do-able rabbit names inspired by the cosmos!

  • Libra
  • Leo
  • Pluto
  • Mars
  • Stellar
  • Venus
  • Luna
  • Aura
  • Celeste
  • Milky
  • Eclipse
  • Elektra
  • Fire
  • Gemini
  • Taurus
  • Halley
  • Europa
  • Fortune

Hopefully, you’ve found your perfect bunny name!

Well, we’ve certainly covered a whole truckload of awesome bunny names in our ultimate guide to naming your pet rabbit. From classical names to human names, from mythological to astrological names, and adorably pretty names, you’re bound to find something that suits your rabbit’s unique personality down to a T.

We hope we’ve inspired you to be creative with your rabbit’s name, and that you’ll take the time to find the perfect name to suit your furry friend.

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