What Is Another Way to Say “Rabbit”?

Looking for synonyms for rabbit? We’ve got you covered!

Here’s a list of other ways to say rabbit.

  • Bunny
  • Hare
  • Coney
  • Lapin
  • Jackrabbit
  • Leveret
  • Cottontail
  • Bunnies (plural)
  • Buck (male rabbit)
  • Doe (female rabbit)
  • Kit or Kitten (young rabbit)
  • Lagomorph (scientific term)
  • Rodent (common misclassification)
  • Furry
  • Flopsy (playful term)

Want to learn how to say rabbit professionally? Keep reading for examples and use cases.

1. Bunny

Appropriate use: Often used affectionately or informally for a rabbit, especially a young or small one.
Example: “The pet store offers a variety of bunny breeds for adoption.”

2. Hare

Appropriate use: Refers to a type of large-eared, fast-moving wild rabbit.
Example: “The wildlife sanctuary is conducting a study on the local hare population.”

3. Coney

Appropriate use: An archaic term for a rabbit, sometimes still used in culinary contexts.
Example: “The restaurant’s special dish tonight is roasted coney with garden herbs.”

4. Lapin

Appropriate use: A French term for rabbit, often used in culinary contexts.
Example: “The chef prepared a traditional lapin à la moutarde for the food festival.”

5. Jackrabbit

Appropriate use: Refers to a large, long-legged wild rabbit, especially of North America.
Example: “Jackrabbits are known for their incredible speed and agility.”

6. Leveret

Appropriate use: A term used for a young hare in its first year.
Example: “The field researchers observed a leveret hiding in the underbrush.”

7. Cottontail

Appropriate use: A common name for several North American rabbit species with white-tufted tails.
Example: “Cottontails are often seen in meadows and woodlands near the research center.”

8. Bunnies (plural)

Appropriate use: Informal term used for multiple rabbits, especially young or small ones.
Example: “The children enjoyed watching the bunnies hop around the farmyard.”

9. Buck (male rabbit)

Appropriate use: Used to specify a male rabbit.
Example: “The buck was separated from the does to manage the breeding program.”

10. Doe (female rabbit)

Appropriate use: Used to specify a female rabbit.
Example: “The farmer introduced a new doe into the rabbitry to diversify the gene pool.”

11. Kit or Kitten (young rabbit)

Appropriate use: Refers to a baby rabbit.
Example: “The kits have just opened their eyes, a week after being born.”

12. Lagomorph (scientific term)

Appropriate use: The scientific classification for rabbits, hares, and pikas.
Example: “In her lecture, the biologist clarified the differences between lagomorphs and rodents.”

13. Rodent (common misclassification)

Appropriate use: Incorrectly used to refer to rabbits, as they are not rodents.
Example: “Common misconception categorizes rabbits as rodents, but they are actually lagomorphs.”

14. Furry

Appropriate use: Descriptive term emphasizing the rabbit’s fur.
Example: “The petting zoo featured several furry rabbit breeds for visitors to interact with.”

15. Flopsy (playful term)

Appropriate use: A playful, affectionate term for a rabbit, often used in children’s literature.
Example: “The children’s book featured a charming rabbit named Flopsy who went on many adventures.”

Linda Brown