Fun and Original Names for Rabbits

14 October, 2018
If you want your pet to react to your call in a different way, then take a look at some names from literature, cinema, and Greek mythology.

Rabbits are very popular animals to have as pets because they’re curious and small. They have been protagonists both in art and literature, as well as in popular culture. Therefore, you can take a look at these 5 names for rabbits that you’ll love, from all the stories they star in.

Names from the author and illustrator Beatrix Potter

If anyone has focused her work more around rabbits, it has to be English author Beatrix Potter. She was a writer and illustrator of children’s books, among them the Adventures of Peter, the mischievous rabbit.

Peter was the protagonist of quests and adventures in the company of his friends. The most notable names that little ones will love are:

  • Flopsy
  • Mopsy
  • Cottontail
  • Peter
  • Benjamin
  • Ginger

Rabbits leap to the big screen

With the arrival of cartoons and animated movies, many rabbit characters have appeared, most of them are from an English origin. Today, you can find several names that goof for pets in many homes.

Rabbit with an easter egg

From the famous Bugs Bunny, whose fame as a rogue, cunning rabbit still lives one, to Thumper the endearing rabbit from Bambi, and Roger from the 80’s film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.Movies are a good source to help you come with a good name that wouldn’t go out of style.

Different names for rabbits from Greek mythology, according to gender

Whether you want to choose a more majestic or delicate name, you can inspire yourself through different parts of culture to give your rabbit a memorable name. In Greek mythology, you can find male names like:

  • Astrea, a deity related to the stars
  • Ajax, a warrior who fought in the Trojan War
  • Chaos
  • Coeus, one of the first Titans
  • Hades, the god of the underworld
  • Hermes, the god of travel
  • Zeus
  • Ares, the god of war
  • Helios, the sun god

As for female names:

  • Gaia, goddess of Earth
  • Iris
  • Medea
  • Hera, Zeus’s wife
  • Athena, goddess of war and wisdom
  • Daphne, nymph with whom the god Apollo fell in love with
  • Dione, Aphrodite’s mother
  • Aetna
  • Europa, abducted by Zeus when he turned into a bull

Now that you have a broader list of names to give your pet, you can start teaching your rabbit to recognize his name and react accordingly. This is the best way to start creating a gond with your new pet at home.