Looking for the best rabbit names for your new bunny? From boys to girls, from cute to unique, there are rabbit names for bunnies of every color and breed. The problem is, there are just so many options!
But don’t fret. You’ll find some of the most popular and the most perfect rabbit names in the world in this list.
Let’s start with our favorite top ten rabbit names:
And that is just the beginning! Scroll on down for more inspiration.
Naming Your Rabbit
Rabbits make wonderful pets.
Did you know that rabbits are intelligent animals with complex social skills? Of course you did!
They are smart, playful and can form really strong bonds with their owners.
Here is a smart rabbit that has learned some awesome tricks!
And it can be fun to name a rabbit after some of the things they can do. For example:
But bunny names can come from anywhere.
There is no baby bunny names rulebook to tell you what is appropriate.
Which is great, because it gives you loads of scope to choose the best rabbit name for your new friend.
But having so many options can also make things tricky. Let’s look at some ways of narrowing it down.
Tips for Naming Your Rabbit
It is helpful to make lists of different categories of names.
If you’re looking for something that reflects your bunny’s appearance, then we’ve got loads to get you started.
Cute Rabbit Names
Your bunny is cute. Possibly the cutest rabbit ever born, right?
So what could be better than some cute bunny names?
When getting inspiration for cute rabbit names, all you have to do is think of sweet features your bunny has, or general adorable things!
Check out these fun ideas for cute bunny names.
- Baby (a winner if you are looking for baby bunny names!)
- Leo (great for a Lion Head bunny)
If you’re a bunny lover, it’s possible you already know of some famous rabbits. Just about every great cartoon has a bunny character at some stage!
Cartoon Bunny Names
It’s common to meet bunnies named after television characters, such as from the kids TV series Bing Bunny (based on the books by author Ted Dewan).
Bing and Coco are great bunny names. They are short, recognizable, and easy to say.
Whether you are looking for TV cartoon rabbit names or Disney rabbit names, there are some great suggestions here:
- Benjamin (Beatrix Potter)
- Bigwig (Watership Down)
- Bing (Bing Bunny)
- Blackberry (Watership Down)
- Bluebell (Watership Down)
- B’rer (B’rer Rabbit)
- Bucky (Bucky O’Hare)
- Bugs (Loony Tunes)
- Clover (Sophia the First)
- Coco (Bing Bunny)
- Cotton Tail (Beatrix Potter)
- Dandelion (Watership Down)
- Fiver (Watership Down)
- Flopsy (Beatrix Potter)
- Hazel (Watership Down)
- Holly (Watership Down)
- Judy (Zootropolis)
- Lily (Beatrix)
- Max (Ruby and Max)
- Miffy (Miffy)
- Mopsy (Beatrix Potter)
- Peter (Beatrix Potter)
- Pipkin (Watership Down)
- Roger (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
- Ruby (Ruby and Max)
- Thumper (Bambi)
Lily and Ruby are particularly cute bunny names for female bunnies. But what other options are there for girl bunny names?
Female Bunny Names
Girl rabbit names can sound great when they are more traditional.
But they don’t have to be boring names, by any stretch. You can choose modern names, old fashioned names or more unusual names.
These girl bunny names give you a range of ideas to choose from, to help you to get inspired about finding some of your own.
Just like the girl bunny names, there are a host of great boy bunny names you could choose.
Male Bunny Names
One tried and true way of naming pets is with traditional names. This goes for boy rabbit names, too.
If you are a fan of traditional style, these might appeal to you.
Boy bunny names can be based on names that could fit as well on a human as they do on a rabbit.
But finding male rabbit names on a baby naming site or in a book can be a bit of a task. This is because lots of names that sound great on humans, don’t fit so very well for baby bunny names.
Shorter names are generally preferable, and so are those that have a bit of an added cute factor.
Here are some of our favorite boy rabbit names:
But chances are, you’ve probably heard these boy bunny names before – or even know a person with the same name!
In that case, it might be a safer bet to go with something a little more unique.
Unique Bunny Names
Unique bunny names celebrate your rabbit as a unique individual.
For some rabbit names that you won’t find on the high street, check out this list of rabbit names for unique bunnies.
White Bunny Names
Here are some bunny name ideas that your white rabbit will love.
- Tic Tac
Black Bunny Names
Did you know that black, or melanistic, rabbits sometimes occur in the wild? Some rabbits are almost completely black, with just a tiny bit of white on their chest or back.
This gives them an amazing look, although it does make them rather hard to spot in the dark!
We’ve been thinking up some color-based black rabbit names that might suit your new friend.
Grey Bunny Names
Gorgeous grey bunnies come in a amazing range of shades. From off-white to almost true black.
Grey bunny names can be inspired by grey color shades, objects or even inclement weather!
Here are some ideas that we think would sound great as grey rabbit names.
Black and White Bunny Names
Monochrome animals are truly striking. And black and white rabbits are no exception.
Dutch rabbits with the distinctive dark face and hindquarters come in a gorgeous black and white pattern.
And there are plenty more black and white bunny types, too.
With a variety of gorgeous patterns from tuxedo to spotty to striped, there are lots of ways a rabbit can have a black and white coat.
If none of those names are inspiring you, don’t worry. We still have plenty of inspiration on tap!
Breed Bunny Names
You might consider basing cute bunny names on a rabbit’s breed.
For example, if your bunny is a Netherland Dwarf rabbit, the seven dwarves certainly come to mind!
Angora, Rex, Holland, and Giant are all great names based on popular rabbit breeds.
Here’s a few more bunny names that nod to special breeds:
- Silver Fox
Country-Inspired Bunny Names
If you’ve started looking at breeds for inspiration, you’ll have noticed that a lot of rabbit breeds are named after their country of origin.
The naming possibilities are endless! Here’s some of our favorite country-inspired names based on these rabbit’s place of origin or namesake.
Florida White Rabbit:
- Orange Blossom
New Zealand Rabbit:
Good Rabbit Names
If you are thinking of bringing a new bunny into your life, then you will want to find the perfect name for your new pet.
Lists can be powerful, but even if lists are not your favorite thing, making lots of short lists based on different topics is a great way to start your name search.
Getting going is often easier if you start with one of your interests. If you are a weather nerd, make a list of different types of clouds, for example.
Teaching Your Rabbit Their Name
You might want to teach your bunny some tricks, or get her to come when she’s called. So you will want her to have a name that she can recognize.
Rabbits learn fast. If you use their name every time you interact with your rabbit they will soon learn.
This means that short and sweet names can be ideal for bunnies.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun thinking up the perfect style of name to suit your rabbit.
Best Rabbit Names
The best rabbit names are ones that are easy to say, simple for your rabbit to learn and most of all, are enduring.
Rabbits aren’t short-term pets. If we’re lucky, they will share our lives for eight years or more.
So choose a name that you think you will still be happy to call out for years to come.
What’s your rabbit called? We’d love to hear the story of how you chose their name!
Let us know your favorite rabbit names in the comments below!
References and Further Reading
- Von Holst D, et al. 2002. Social rank, fecundity and lifetime reproductive success in wild European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Behavioural ecology and social biology.
- Lockley R. 1974. The Private Life of The Rabbit. Macmillan.
- Patry K. 2019. Rabbit Genetics: The Basics are Simple to Understand. Raising Rabbits.
- What are Rabbits Really Like? 2019. House Rabbit Society.
- Rabbit Color Genotypes Chart. 2019. Nature Trail.
- Dutch Rabbit – breed information and advice. 2019. Petplan.
- Orr J. 2012. What? Train a Rabbit? Karen Pryor Clicker Training.
- Recognized Breeds. 2019. American Rabbit Breeders Association.