The Best Rabbit Names: 300+ Unique, Cute & Catchy Bunny Names

By: Howard HardeeUpdated:

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The Best Rabbit Names: 300+ Unique, Cute & Catchy Bunny Names

So you’re the parent to a new pet rabbit. Congrats! You have all the essentials for taking care of a bunny and you’re excited to welcome this newcomer with floppy ears and a twitchy back leg. There’s just one thing left to do: Pick out the best rabbit name. Whether you’re looking for a punny bunny name, a pop culture reference or just something that perfectly suits their vibe, we’ve got you covered with this list of over 200 rabbit names.

Let your new rabbit companion hang with you on the couch while perusing this list of the best bunny names.

(Getting a hamster, ferret, chinchilla, or another small fella? Check out our ultimate small animal names list.)

Top 10 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.

Rank
Name
What's it mean?
Rank

1

Name

Thumper

What's it mean?

Bambi’s oldest and best friend in Disney’s 1942 feature film, Bambi,” Thumper is a small, funny bunny known for excitedly thumping his back foot.

Rank

2

Name

Oreo

What's it mean?

Among the best rabbit names for a black and white bunny, this is the cookie made up of two chocolate wafers separated by cream filling.

Rank

3

Name

Bun/Bun Bun/Bunn Bunn

What's it mean?

A breakfast roll, or short for bunny.

Rank

4 (tie)

Name

Coco/Cocoa/Co-Co

What's it mean?

The cocoa bean is a basic building block of chocolate and is therefore precious. (Alternatively, you could call your bunny Hot Chocolate.)

Rank

4 (tie)

Name

Daisy/Daisy Mae/Daisy May

What's it mean?

A pretty white flower name for a pretty white bunny!

Rank

5

Name

Bunny/Bunnie

What's it mean?

When in doubt, keep it simple.

Rank

6

Name

Cinnabun/ Cinna-bun/ Cinnabunn/ Cinnamon

What's it mean?

This tasty treat also makes for a fun, punny rabbit name — but please, refrain from spicing your rabbit with cinnamon or coating them with frosting.

Rank

7

Name

Snowball

What's it mean?

As white rabbit names go, this one’s a classic. It also belongs to the white bunny in the movie “The Secret Life of Pets.”

Rank

8 (tie)

Name

Bugs/Bugz/ Buggs/Buggz/ Bugsy/Bugzy

What's it mean?

Got a badass bunny? Why not name them after the Chicago mobster Bugsy Siegel, a contemporary of Al Capone?

Rank

8 (tie)

Name

Marshmallow/ Marshmellow 

What's it mean?

A type of confectionery typically made from sugar, it's soft and fluffy - just like your bunny.

Rank

9

Name

Midnight

What's it mean?

An appropriate name for a bunny with black fur.

Rank

10

Name

Angel

What's it mean?

For the rabbit you believe to be a supernatural being of divine grace and beauty, this is the best rabbit name.

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 Rabbit Names

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This includes anything from movies to books to television shows to cartoons and more. Below are some of our favorites.

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Bugs Bunny (Cartoon)

What's it mean?

A legend among cartoon bunnies, Bugs is worry-free and capable of coolly outsmarting a host of animated antagonists from Daffy Duck to Marvin the Martian.

Name

Jon Snow (“Game of Thrones”)

What's it mean?

For fans of HBO’s massively popular “Game of Thrones” fantasy series, in which the thoughtful Snow is one of the show’s most popular characters.

Name

Babbitty Rabbitty (“The Tales of Beedle the Bard”)

What's it mean?

For those who’ve taken a deep dive into the universe of Harry Potter, Babbity Rabbity is the main character in one of the five fairy tales found in “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling.

Name

White Rabbit (“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

What's it mean?

Perhaps the most famous white bunny of all, this is a figure in Lewis Carroll’s classic novel. The White Rabbit leads Alice down the rabbit hole in the book’s first chapter.

Name

Jive Bunny (Musician, sort of)

What's it mean?

A cartoon rabbit was the face of Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers, a novelty pop music act from the UK in the late 1980s and early ’90s.

Name

Roger Rabbit (“Who Framed Roger Rabbit”)

What's it mean?

One of the biggest names in Toontown, Roger is the main character of a 1988 Disney film that merges live-action and animation.

Name

Ursula (“The Little Mermaid”)

What's it mean?

This Disney-inspired name belonged to a sea witch but it translates to “little bear,” which is also a cute way to describe a rabbit who has a temper.

Name

Snowball (“The Secret Life of Pets”)

What's it mean?

As white rabbit names go, this one’s a classic. It also belongs to the white bunny in the movie “The Secret Life of Pets.”

Name

Thunderbunny (Comic book series)

What's it mean?

A superhero created in 1977 by Martin Greim, Thunderbunny is a pink-furred rabbit with enormous muscles. His powers include flight and super strength.

Name

Bella (“Twilight”)

What's it mean?

Short for beautiful, and worthy of a truly lovely rabbit.

Name

Peppy Hare (Video game star)

What's it mean?

As one of the computerized co-pilots in the 1997 Nintendo game “Star Fox 64,” this rabbit urges players to “do a barrel roll.”

Name

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Cartoon)

What's it mean?

A stylistic precursor to Mickey Mouse, Oswald is a cartoon rabbit created by Walt Disney that featured in a series of shorts from 1927 to 1938.

Name

Energizer (Mascot)

What's it mean?

First created as a parody of Duracell’s original battery-powered rabbit, Energizer's mascot keeps going (and going and going) wearing sunglasses and flip-flops and beating a drum.

Name

Anthony Hopkins (Actor)

What's it mean?

In addition to belonging to a talented actor, Sir Anthony Hopkins’ name contains an easy reference to our high-leaping friends.

Name

Basil Stag Hare (“Redwall”)

What's it mean?

This resident of Mossflower Woods in Brian Jacques’ classic series of children’s fantasy novels is a gluttonous but hard-fighting hare who has mastered the art of camouflage.

Name

Playboy (Periodical)

What's it mean?

Worth it just to introduce your pet rabbit as a “Playboy bunny.”

Name

The Rabbit of Caerbannog (“Monty Python and the Holy Grail”)

What's it mean?

A killer rabbit that makes quick work of King Arthur’s crew in the classic 1975 British comedy.

Classical Rabbit Names

Another name option is to go with Greek or Roman gods, or characters from ancient myths. For example...

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Inaba

What's it mean?

The Hare of Inaba of ancient Japanese myth is a trickster who plays a central role in the foundation of the country prior to the birth of its first emperor.

Name

Ares

What's it mean?

The ancient Greek god of war. If your bunny is feisty, this might be the perfect rabbit name.

Name

Artemis

What's it mean?

Greek Goddess of wild animals, the hunt, and the moon. Artemis is also a goddess in DC and Marvel comics and a small, uninhabited island in the Libyan Sea.

Name

Hermes

What's it mean?

For fans of the luxury fashion label or the ancient Greek deity and messenger of the gods it’s named after.

Name

Jupiter

What's it mean?

Got a big bunny? Name them after this fifth planet from the sun that’s also the largest in the solar system.

Name

Mars

What's it mean?

Your rabbit’s pink or red eyes might remind you on this “Red Planet” named for the Roman god of war.

Name

Neptune

What's it mean?

Named for the Roman god of the sea, this blue planet might make a perfect moniker for your rabbit with blue eyes.

Name

Artemis

What's it mean?

Greek Goddess of wild animals, the hunt, and the moon. Also a goddess in DC and Marvel comics and a small, uninhabited island in the Libyan Sea.

Natural World Rabbit Names

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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:

Natural World Types
Example Names
Natural World Types

Weather

Example Names

Cloud, Snow, Storm, Misty, Raindrop, Snowflake, Windy

Natural World Types

Flowers

Example Names

Daisy, Rose, Daffodil

Natural World Types

Plants

Example Names

Clover, Fern, Ivy, Chive

Natural World Types

Gems

Example Names

Diamond, Topaz, Opal, Pearl, Ruby

Natural World Types

Metals

Example Names

Copper, Silver, Gold

Natural World Types

Trees

Example Names

Aspen, Willow, Juniper

Natural World Types

Planets

Example Names

Venus, Mars, Jupiter

Natural World Types

Stars

Example Names

Betelgeuse, Rigel, Antares

Natural World Types

Other Animals  

Example Names

Moose, Bear, Chipmunk

Natural World Types

Seasons

Example Names

Summer, Spring, Winter, Fall/Autumn

Natural World Types

Times of Day

Example Names

Midnight, Twilight, Dawn

Descriptive Rabbit Names

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

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Frolic

What's it mean?

For the bunny who likes to play and happily run around, this might be one of the best rabbit names.

Name

Hopper

What's it mean?

An apt description of just about any rabbit.

Name

Twitch

What's it mean?

You might notice your rabbit twitching their ears, legs, or whiskers.

Name

Stompy

What's it mean?

A rabbit will stomp their back feet when they’re irritated, seeking attention, or sense danger approaching.

Name

Binky

What's it mean?

A rabbit will “binky”—jump and twist in the air—when they’re excited or happy, or sometimes for seemingly no reason. Rabbits are more likely to binky when they feel safe.

Name

Scamper

What's it mean?

For the nimble and playful rabbit who likes to run around.

Name

Muggsy

What's it mean?

If your rabbit is small but can hop super-high, consider naming them after Muggsy Bogues, the shortest player ever in the National Basketball Association.

Name

Grasshopper

What's it mean?

Like rabbits, grasshoppers have powerful hind legs that allow for big leaps away from predators.

Name

Clumsy

What's it mean?

For the uncoordinated rabbit.

Name

Chomper

What's it mean?

Not for the tentative nibbler, this is the best bunny name for the rabbit who attacks their food with gusto.

Name

Bobbin

What's it mean?

For the rabbit who ducks and weaves like a boxer, or one who has an especially adorable bobtail, this is one of the best rabbit names.

Name

Popcorn

What's it mean?

Kernels of popcorn “hop” when they pop into fluffy white snacks, making this an appropriate name for a white rabbit who loves hopping around.

Name

Cloud

What's it mean?

For a light, fluffy bunny, choose this rabbit name

Name

Floppy

What's it mean?

Perhaps it’s the perfect description of your bunny’s ears.

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 are some common -- and some not so common! -- people names used for rabbits.

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Sally

What's it mean?

A feminine name meaning “princess,” this might suit your royal lady rabbit.

Name

Zora

What's it mean?

Meaning “dawn,” this is a great name for a bunny with golden fur, the color of a sunrise.

Name

Aesop

What's it mean?

An ancient Greek storyteller known for his fables, such as “The Tortoise and the Hare.”

Name

Ruby

What's it mean?

Perfect for a bunny born in July (a ruby is July’s birthstone) or if your rabbit’s red or pink eyes remind you of this pink-to-red colored gemstone.

Name

Angel

What's it mean?

For the rabbit you believe to be a supernatural being of divine grace and beauty, this is the best rabbit name.

Name

Ringo

What's it mean?

Does your rabbit love thumping their feet? Name them after one of the most famous drummers in history, Ringo Starr of The Beatles.

Name

Annie

What's it mean?

Short for beautiful, and worthy of a truly lovely rabbit.

Name

Bella

What's it mean?

A pretty white flower name for a pretty white bunny!

Name

Daisy

What's it mean?

A standby for gray-furred, floppy-eared rabbits everywhere.

Name

Xavier

What's it mean?

Of Arabic origin, Xavier means “new house” or “bright”—perfect for your bright-eyed bunny who just got a new home.

Name

Holly

What's it mean?

A perfect name for a bunny who came into your life around the holidays.

Name

Fiona

What's it mean?

Meaning white or fair, it’s a great name for your fair-haired rabbit.

Name

Cindy Hopper

What's it mean?

You know, she sang “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Time After Time.” Oh, wait, that was Cyndi Lauper.

Name

Felton

What's it mean?

For a soft, velvety rabbit who’s nice to pet—or fans of Tom Felton, the actor who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.

Name

Babs

What's it mean?

A dedicated student at Acme Looniversity, Babs Bunny is the main character of the “Tiny Toons Adventures” animated TV series that aired in the early 1990s.

Name

Benny

What's it mean?

As a cranky old rabbit who refuses favors and hauls luggage for the Furry Arms Hotel on “Sesame Street,” Benny Rabbit really has a lot in common with Oscar the Grouch.

Name

Fabio

What's it mean?

For the hunky rabbit who moonlights as a romance novel cover model.

Name

Harvey

What's it mean?

A 6-foot-tall, invisible rabbit was famously depicted in the 1950 comedy-drama, “Harvey.”

Name

Lucy

What's it mean?

Derived from the masculine and distinctly devilish name Lucius, this one best suits a mischievous female rabbit.

Name

Evie

What's it mean?

A feminine name meaning “life” or “to live.”

Name

Felicity

What's it mean?

A state of happiness or a pleasing manner or quality (which your rabbit has in abundance, of course).

Name

Farah

What's it mean?

For the feather-haired rabbit whose locks could compete with 1970s “Charlie’s Angels” actress Farrah Fawcett’s.

Name

David Hasselhop

What's it mean?

A punny play on the name of “Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff.

Name

Peter

What's it mean?

A prominent character in the "Old Mother West Wind" series by Thorton Burgess, Peter Rabbit briefly changes his name to Peter Cottontail in an effort to sound more important.

Name

Buffy

What's it mean?

Apart from the alliterative ring of the name “Buffy the Bunny,” this is a great choice for fans of the TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Name

Frank

What's it mean?

Frank the Rabbit is the super scary-looking antagonist of the 2001 psychological thriller “Donnie Darko,” appearing throughout the film in a bizarre rabbit costume.

Name

Harry

What's it mean?

A punny name for a “hairy” rabbit with a whole lot of fur.

Name

Sandi/Sandy

What's it mean?

The best rabbit name for a light brown bunny who loves the beach.

Name

Marilyn Bunroe

What's it mean?

A punny homage to classic Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

Name

Houdini

What's it mean?

One of the world’s highest-paid entertainers at the beginning of the 20th century, Houdini was noted for his illusions, stunts, and escape attempts. If your bunny likes to escape its enclosure, this might be the perfect name.

Name

Bubba

What's it mean?

A term of affection for a loved one.

Name

Felicity

What's it mean?

A state of happiness or a pleasing manner or quality (which your rabbit has in abundance, of course).

Name

Humphrey

What's it mean?

Fans of classic cinema can name their bunny after film icon Humphrey Bogart.

Name

Misty

What's it mean?

For the rabbit with fine white fur that might remind you of a morning mist.

Name

Peter

What's it mean?

A prominent character in the "Old Mother West Wind" series by Thorton Burgess, Peter Rabbit briefly changes his name to Peter Cottontail in an effort to sound more important.

Name

Bucky

What's it mean?

As the obscure comic book hero created in the late 1970s, Bucky O’Hare fights an army of toads consuming the galaxy in a parallel universe. The concept was extended to an animated TV show, “Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars,” and an arcade video game in the early 1990s. (Bucky is a hare, not a rabbit, but we don’t think your new bunny will argue.)

Name

Dobbs

What's it mean?

A rare name for baby boys, Dobbs might be perfect for your pet rabbit who could use a human-sounding but not overused name.

Name

Hare E. Potter

What's it mean?

Fans of Harry Potter can pay punny tribute to the Boy Who Lived.

Name

Lola

What's it mean?

Lola Bunny was a tough-talking, no-nonsense bunny first appeared as Bugs Bunny’s girlfriend in the 1996 movie “Space Jam.”

Name

Roosevelt

What's it mean?

The Roosevelt family, which produced two American presidents, kept rabbits as pets. There’s no more distinguished name for your new bunny.

Color Rabbit Names

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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:

Name
What's it mean?
Name

Gainsboro

What's it mean?

This is a word for a light shade of gray that just might match your rabbit’s fur.

Name

Ash

What's it mean?

If your rabbit’s fur is gray, this name is a great pick.

Name

Chess

What's it mean?

Got a black and white bunny? Why not name them after the black and white squares of a chessboard?

Name

Strawberry

What's it mean?

This sweet fruit might be your rabbit’s favorite snack (in moderation, of course), or its red color might match their eyes.

Name

Blue

What's it mean?

Maybe it’s the color of your rabbit’s eyes, or maybe you’re just a huge fan of Beyonce, who named her daughter Blue Ivy.

Name

Raven

What's it mean?

Is your rabbit’s fur as black as raven feathers? Choose this rabbit name.

Name

Cocoa

What's it mean?

The cocoa bean is a basic building block of chocolate and is therefore precious. Alternatively, you could call your bunny Hot Chocolate.

Name

Acorn

What's it mean?

The nut of an oak tree, and a sweet name for a bunny with golden brown fur.

Name

Daffodil

What's it mean?

A sweet-smelling flower that comes in shades of white or yellow makes a great rabbit name for your sweet, white, or blonde bunny.

Name

Turquoise

What's it mean?

This precious stone has a blue-green hue, making it a great rabbit name for bunnies with blue eyes.

Name

Hazel

What's it mean?

If your rabbit has marbled eyes in shades of brown and blue, they might be mistaken for the color hazel.

Name

Charcoal

What's it mean?

This dark gray color might describe your rabbit’s fur.

Name

Brownie

What's it mean?

These baked chocolate confections are now found in kitchens and coffeehouses everywhere and would make a great name for a brown-colored rabbit.

Name

Azul

What's it mean?

For a rabbit with blue eyes, choose this Spanish word for the color blue.

Name

Ruby

What's it mean?

Perfect for a bunny born in July (a ruby is July’s birthstone) or if your rabbit’s red or pink eyes remind you of this pink-to-red colored gemstone.

Name

Sage

What's it mean?

An aromatic evergreen shrub, or an adjective meaning wise. Perfect if your rabbit is especially smart (or smells especially great).

Name

Blackberry

What's it mean?

This purple fruit is both delicious and healthy in small portions for your bunny. Why not name your rabbit after their favorite treat?

Name

Amber

What's it mean?

A golden-orange hue, this might be the color of your rabbit’s eyes.

Name

Caramel

What's it mean?

Sweet and light brown in color—does that sound like your rabbit?

Name

Licorice

What's it mean?

If you’re a fan of the black variety of this candy, it might make a fun name for your black bunny.

Name

Oreo

What's it mean?

Among the best rabbit names for a black and white bunny, this is the cookie made up of two chocolate wafers separated by cream filling.

Food Rabbit 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 your favorite food.

Food Type
Example Names
Food Type

Fruit

Example Names

Strawberry, Lemon, Kumquat, Kiwi, Peaches

Food Type

Candy

Example Names

Skittles, Marshmallow, Snickers, Twix, Caramel

Food Type

Spice

Example Names

Salt, Pepper, Sage, Chive, Thyme

Food Type

Cookies

Example Names

Chocolate Chip,  Snickerdoodle, Macaroon

Food Type

Desserts

Example Names

Sherbet, Strudel, Pudding, Brownie

Food Type

Snacks

Example Names

Popcorn, Chips, Pretzel, Twinkie

Food Type

Condiments

Example Names

Pickles, Mustard, Chutney, Brown Sugar

Food Type

Soups

Example Names

Minestrone, Chowder, Bisque

Food Type

Vegetable

Example Names

Carrot, Pumpkin, Radish, Arugula, Lettuce, Zucchini

Food Type

Wines

Example Names

Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir

Food Type

Nuts

Example Names

Cashew, Pistachio, Almond

Food Type

Drinks

Example Names

Mocha, Latte, Milkshake

Food Type

Bread

Example Names

Muffin, Pumpernickel, Baguette

More Rabbit Names

Still looking for more? We got you covered with additional name ideas for your fluff-monster.

  • Alec Azam
  • Captain Carrot
  • Moon Rabbit
  • Haystack
  • Jive Bunny
  • Pantoufle
  • Socks
  • Easter
  • Max Hare
  • Flopsy
  • Alfalfa
  • Paprika
  • Dapper
  • Hedgepaw
  • Snuggle Bunny
  • Jax
  • E. Aster Bunnymund
  • Midnight
  • Aspen
  • Silly Rabbit
  • Gypsy
  • Judy Hopps
  • Baby
  • Yale
  • Morpho
  • Cinnamon
  • Elfie
  • Tarquin Longleap Woodsorrel
  • Bigwig
  • Hip Hop
  • Bionic Bunny
  • Queenie
  • Spot
  • Mother Rabbit
  • Dewey
  • Killer
  • Blackjack
  • Chomper
  • Sky
  • Honey
  • Presto
  • Bonbon
  • Kona
  • Cleo
  • Eyebright
  • Bonkers
  • Pookie
  • Dice
  • Scamper
  • Lepu
  • Boxwood
  • Honeydew
  • Bozo
  • Saphire
  • Maid Harian
  • B-Rabbit
  • Nesquick
  • Dolly
  • Buffy
  • Pepsi
  • Cinderella
  • Sage
  • Bumper
  • Hops
  • Bun
  • Domino
  • Wonder Wabbit
  • Buster Baxter
  • Cadbury
  • Hutch
  • Raven
  • Carrot
  • Velveteen Rabbit
  • March Hare
  • Zelda
  • Guy
  • Duchess
  • Peppy Hare
  • Chocolate
  • Jessica Rabbit
  • Clover
  • Peanut
  • Cotton Candy
  • Runny Babbit

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:

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