Rabbit Names
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Caitlin UltimoPet Lovers / Pet Parenting

Rabbit Names

Once you bring a rabbit (or two) home, along with all of the necessary bunny supplies to house your new indoor rabbit, the next step is to name your new pet. If you got your rabbit from a shelter or rescue, it’s likely he has a name, but it’s your choice whether or not to rename your pet.

The naming possibilities are nearly endless as inspiration can come from almost anything. Do you want a rabbit name that suits your pet’s personality? Do you want a rabbit name that highlights how your pet looks? Do you want a rabbit name that fits in with a theme? Do you want a rabbit name that honors a family member or friend, or is just a people name that you particularly like?

You could also opt for a rabbit name plucked from pop culture or choose one based on meaning. Or what about a rabbit name that is just made up? These are just some of the many things to think about when choosing the name of your new four-legged friend.

Top 10 Male or Female Rabbit Names

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We polled more than 9,000 small animal pet owners, more than 2,000 of which were rabbit owners. The following are the top names for all rabbits. A few extra are in there, as some names were a tie.

  1. Thumper
  2. Oreo
  3. Bun/Bun Bun/Bunn Bunn
  4. Coco/Cocoa/Co-Co and Daisy/Daisy Mae/Daisy May (tie)
  5. Bunny/Bunnie
  6. Cinnabun/Cinna-bun/Cinnabunn/Cinnamon
  7. Snowball
  8. Baby, Bella, Bugs/Bugz/Buggs/Buggz/Bugsy/Bugzy, Marshmallow/Marshmellow and Lillie/Lilly/Lily (tie)
  9. Midnight
  10. Angel

Inspiration For Rabbit Names

But what if those top 10 rabbit names aren’t names that suit your new rabbit? Or what if you want something completely different?

A name can be literally anything, but if you’re stumped on where to start, try out some of the following categories to jumpstart your creative thinking.

Pop Culture

Pop Culture

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This includes anything from movies to books, like the “The Velveteen Rabbit,”  to television shows to cartoons to songs and more. Below are some of our favorites:

  1. Bugs Bunny (Cartoon)
  2. Jon Snow (“Game of Thrones”)
  3. Arya (“Game of Thrones)
  4. Blue Ivy (Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby’s name)
  5. Java (Josh Halloway’s baby’s name)
  6. Elsa (Frozen)
  7. Dexter (TV show)
  8. Bella (Twilight)
  9. Edward (Twilight)


Go Classical

Another name option is to go with ancient Greek or Roman gods. For example:

  1. Aphrodite
  2. Apollo
  3. Ares
  4. Artemis
  5. Hermes
  6. Jupiter
  7. Mars
  8. Vest
  9. Zeus


Natural World

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Mother Nature is one of the biggest inspirations around. There’s so much you can pull from in nature that subcategories are needed for this category. Consider the following with a few examples for each:

  1. Weather: Cloud, Snow, Storm, Misty, Raindrop, Snowflake, Windy
  2. Flowers: Daisy, Rose, Daffodil
  3. Plants: Clover, Fern, Ivy, Chive
  4. Gems: Diamond, Topaz, Opal, Pearl, Ruby
  5. Metals: Copper, Silver, Gold
  6. Trees: Aspen, Willow, Juniper
  7. Planets: Venus, Mars, Jupiter
  8. Stars: Betelgeuse, Rigel, Antares
  9. Other Animals:  Moose, Bear, Chipmunk
  10. Seasons: Summer, Spring, Winter, Fall/Autumn
  11. Times of Day: Midnight, Twilight, Dawn

Descriptive Names

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Here are some words for noise or movement that could also make a great name for your new rabbit.

  1. Hopper
  2. Wiggles
  3. Whiskers
  4. Binky
  5. Thumper

People Names

If you don’t want to name your rabbit after someone you know or someone famous, but you do want to use a name traditionally used by people, here (in alphabetical order) are some of the more common people names used for rabbits.

  1. Abby
  2. Alex/Alexander/Alexandra
  3. Alice
  4. Angel
  5. Annabell/Annabel
  6. Annie
  7. Bella
  8. Daisy
  9. Dusty
  10. Flower
  11. Fred/Freddy/Frederick
  12. George/Georgie
  13. Ginger
  14. Isabelle/Isabella/Izzi/Izzy
  15. Jack
  16. Jasper
  17. Kate/Katie
  18. Lilli/Lilly/Lily/Lola
  19. Lucy
  20. Luna
  21. Max/Maxx/Maximillian
  22. Milo
  23. Molly/Mollie
  24. Noah
  25. Olive/Oliver
  26. Oscar
  27. Penelope
  28. Peter
  29. Roger
  30. Rose/Rosie
  31. Sam/Sammy/Samson
  32. Sandi/Sandy
  33. Sissy
  34. Stella
  35. Theo/Theodore
  36. Timothy
  37. Toby
  38. Trixie
  39. Zoe/Zoey


Names of Colors

When in doubt, name your new pet rabbit after the color of his fur or one that just sounds cool and unique. Here are some choices below:

  1. Ash
  2. Alba
  3. Blue
  4. Cocoa
  5. Coal
  6. Cyan
  7. Ebony
  8. Hazel
  9. Ivory
  10. Lilac
  11. Roux
  12. Ruby
  13. Sage
  14. Sienna
  15. Slate
  16. Zinc


Food Names

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You could name your rabbit after his favorite food (make sure you only feed your rabbit food that is safe to eat). Or, you can just name him after yourfavorite food.

  1. Fruit: Strawberry, Lemon, Kumquat, Kiwi, Peaches
  2. Candy: Skittles, Marshmallow, Snickers, Twix, Caramel
  3. Spice: Salt, Pepper, Sage, Chive, Thyme
  4. Cookies: Chocolate Chip,  Snickerdoodle, Macaroon
  5. Desserts: Sherbet, Strudel, Pudding, Brownie
  6. Snacks: Popcorn, Chips, Pretzel, Twinkie
  7. Condiments: Pickles, Mustard, Chutney, Brown Sugar
  8. Soups: Minestrone, Chowder, Bisque
  9. Vegetable: Carrot, Pumpkin, Radish, Arugula, Lettuce, Zucchini
  10. Wines: Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir
  11. Nuts: Cashew, Pistachio, Almond
  12. Drinks: Mocha, Latte, Milkshake
  13. Bread: Muffin, Pumpernickel, Baguette


Adding A Dash Of Distinction

Some people enjoy creating especially long names for their pet. Something along the lines of Sir Humphrey Who-Eats-Bananas of Hoppington Hollow. If that seems a bit much, perhaps you just want to add an honorific like Mr., Mrs., Miss, Sir, Lady or Lord. You can also opt to add an actual title like Prince, Princess, Queen or King. After all, your pet is whatever you choose him or her to be in your realm.

I hope this got your mind brimming with ideas and you soon find the perfect name for your rabbit pal! Once you have the name nailed down, don’t forget to pick up all of the necessary rabbit supplies. Product essentials include rabbit pellets; hay; treats and toys. And of course you’ll need a cage or habitat. MidWest’s Wabbitat Deluxe Rabbit Home, for example, comes with a hay feeder, water bottle and feeding bowl. Add Kaytee’s Clean & Cozy animal bedding to the cage to create a comfy home for your new four-legged friend.

After the name, comes the essentials. If you’re looking for care tips for your new rabbit, check out:
How to Litter Train a Rabbit
New Pet Rabbit: Here’s How to Care for a Bunny
Rabbit Food List: What Fruits and Vegetables Are Safe for Rabbits?

By: Marylou Zarbock

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