There’s not much cuter than a baby bunny — other than your bundle of joy of course — but the potential symbolism in baby names meaning rabbit or bunny goes well beyond looks.
Rabbits are notoriously quick, clever animals. In many European cultures, rabbits are symbolic of springtime, a representation of renewal and fruitfulness; this is similarly true in Japanese culture.
Meanwhile, in America, rabbits are symbolically associated with their smarts, as well as with devotion to efforts at self-improvement. They’re also frequently associated with good luck, likely owing to their fertility and their association with the renewal of spring.
Let’s hop to it and find a name for your little bunny!
Male baby names
- Leveret — This charming French baby name means “young rabbit.”
- Hare — While this name means “one who is a swift runner,” there’s no mistaking it as a synonym for rabbit. It’s a natural moniker for a hoppy little one.
- Shash — This obscure Indian moniker translates to “rabbit” and “man of mild character.” It’s naturally anglicized and has a nickname-like sound.
- Sikyatavo — The Native American translation for this unique name is “yellow rabbit.”
- Coello — Coello is the masculine version of the Galician word for rabbit. In Portugal, Coelho is a common surname that translates to “rabbit.”
- Nanabozho — In Ojibwe folklore, Nanabozho is a wise and manipulatie rabbit.
- Harlan — The two-syllable Irish boy’s name means “land of the hare.”
- Awlagh — Your bouncy babe will fit right in with this Berber name. It means “little rabbit.”
- Arley — The Old English translation for this charming given name is “hare meadow.” This name is sometimes spelled Arleigh.
- Peter — Beatrix Potter’s “Peter Rabbit” is one of the most beloved literary rabbits. What a treat it will be to share the popular children’s series with your little one.
- Tu’er — Tu’er is the surname of the Chinese’s Rabbit God, Tu’er Shen.
- Arledge — This quaint English boy’s name means “the dweller of rabbit lake.”
- Hopper — This English occupational name translates to “one who leaps or hops.” You’d be hard-pressed to find a bouncier animal than the bunny.
Female baby names
- Bunny — The English have taken a liking to this cutesy name. It translates to “little rabbit” in English.
- Lulu — The Native American translation for Lulu is “rabbit.” The name also serves as a perfectly suitable nickname for Luellas and Louises.
- Coella — Coella comes from the Galician word for rabbit. It was traditionally used as a nickname for someone who resembled a docile bunny rabbit.
- Muyal — This delightful name translates to “rabbit.” It comes to us from India.
- Buffy — While Buffy is typically considered a shortened version of Elizabeth, many believe it also be a variation of Bunny. Regardless of your preferred origin story, you’re sure to get plenty of compliments should you give this name to your bouncy baby girl.
- Usagi — The unisex given name means “rabbit” in Japanese. It is also the first name of the main character in the hit series “Sailor Moon.”
- Ukaleq — While this Native American name is uncommon in America, it has quite the reputation in Greenland. It is pronounced oo-kah-lehk. It means “hare from the Arctic.”
- Rini — This sweet yet rare name means “little bunny” in Japanese. Meanwhile, the prefix translates to “reason or logic.”
- Chibiusa — “Sailor Moon” fans can also unite over this manga-inspired moniker. It means “little rabbit.”
- Clover — The English meaning for this name is “key.” However, the clover is also a favorite plant food of, you guessed it, rabbits.
Unisex baby names
- Zajac — This spunky Slavic name translates to “hare.”
- Tochtli — The Aztec people praised this rabbit-like creature for its unique and magical spirit.
- Kanni — The Finnish name for “rabbit” is a perfectly suitable given name for boys and girls. It feels casual and fun.
- Harley — Harley is a charming unisex name. It translates to “hare” and “woodland” in Old English.