It’s no surprise that spring and rabbits go together. After all, everyone knows of the Easter bunny—the most famous spring rabbit of all!
If you’ve just added a bun to your household and are undecided on what to call your new friend, consider picking from a list of rabbit names with spring-like connotations.
Just know that while rabbits certainly recognize their names, they don’t always respond to them like a dog would, says Angela Maxwell, founder and CEO of The Bunny Hutch, a rabbit and exotic animal rescue in Virginia Beach, Virgina.
“They aren’t as motivated to please humans as a dog is, so like a cat, they can choose to ignore their name,” Maxwell says, adding that one way to get around this is to keep your rabbit’s moniker on the short side.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at some cute bunny names that honor the season and would be great choices for your new pet.
Spring Flower Names
As any backyard gardener will tell you, spring unfolds with an avalanche of flowers and blooming trees and shrubs, from the very first daffodils to late-spring roses. And it just so happens to be that some of these flowers make perfect rabbit names.
- Daffodil (or Daffy)
Spring Produce Names
Flowers aren’t the only things growing this season. A bunch of fruit and veggies that have cute-bunny-name appeal appear in farmers markets. You can even feed the safe fruits and veggies to your rabbit!
- Asparagus (or Gus)
- Artichoke (or Artie)
- Strawberry (or Berry)
Rabbit Names From Spring Months’ Birthstones and Flowers
Gems and flowers are linked to each month of the year, according to lore. Here are the ones from March to June that will make any rabbit parent swoon. They’re not only examples of cute bunny names, but they’re catchy enough to make the most reluctant rabbit respond.
- Emerald (or Esmeralda)
- Sweet Pea
Names of Famous People with Spring Birthdays
A whole host of famous folks were born in the spring. Some of the rabbit names listed below were taken from the person’s first name and some from the last. They all are cool names that might suit your new bunny.
- Bette (after Bette Davis)
- Ella (after Ella Fitzgerald)
- Emma (after Emma Watson)
- Freud (after Sigmund Freud)
- Hickok (after James “Wild Bill” Hickok)
- Jack (after Jack Nicholson)
- Jagger (after Mick Jagger)
- Mariah (after Mariah Carey)
- Maya (after Maya Angelou)
- TJ (after Thomas Jefferson)
Spring Holiday Names
You can pick awesome and unusual monikers by naming your rabbit after a holiday that occurs during spring. It could be a perfect reason to celebrate the holiday with your rabbit every year.
- Cesar (after César Chávez Day)
- Cinco or Mayo (after Cinco de Mayo)
- Lei Lei (after Lei Day)
- Maundy (after Maundy Thursday)
- Seward (after Seward’s Day)
- Pascale (which means “of Easter”)
With all of these cute rabbit names, you’re sure to pick one that’s best for your furry friend. If you still need some inspiration, check out some more rabbit names here.
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By: Linda Rodgers