Dog Names that Start with L

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Introduction

You've got a lovely home, you found a comfortable couch, and you finally got the puppy of your dreams. The cuddles are all that you ever wanted and wished for. There's only one thing missing: the dog's name. It's not like you hadn't thought about it, you had so many ideas! But none of them feel... right. Don't be surprised, this is a common story. A dog's name is hard to pick, because everyone wants a really good one. A name that really makes sense and reflects who the dog is. Here are some dog names that start with the letter "L" to get you started. 

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Dog Names that Start with L Considerations

When you're selecting a dog's name, you have to keep a few things in mind. In doing so, you're maximizing your chances of selecting the best name you possibly can. For one thing, it's a good idea to remember that not all dogs are the same. Every dog carries himself differently, whether he's spunky, excitable, calm and serious, or even aggressive. A fluffy name for a very territorial dog may come off ironic, which is great, but may not be what you're going for. Another thing to keep in mind is your dog's favorite things. Maybe he really enjoys toys that make quirky sounds. Sure, the tug-o-war rope is just fine, but it doesn't ever beat the squeaky bone, the jingling teddy bear, or the burping snowman. Even his favorite food can be an influence. Maybe be can't get enough of food in general, much like a vacuum. But when you pull out those specific dog treats from the local organic shop, they get him going like nothing else you've ever seen! In other words, consider the dog's favorite things. They directly give you a sense for who your dog is, and what he enjoys the most. If that's not inspiration, then nothing is! 

Male Dog Names that Start With L

Votes Name Vote
8
Loki
The Norse god of mischief
7
Leonard
For the serious dog
7
Liko
A name that means "Bud"
6
Lamont
Of Scottish and Northern Irish origin
6
Lex
Like Lex Luther
6
Lucas
A religious name
6
Lazaro
Of Spanish origin, this name means "help of God"
6
Leen
Arabic for "tender"
5
Lucky
If he has only brought you luck
4
Luke
A religious name
4
Lancelot
A French name, and one found in the tales of King Arthur
4
Ledger
After Heath Ledger
4
Ladd
An old 13th century name that has a modern meaning of "young man"
4
Lloyd
Meaning "gray", is perfect if your dog is that color
4
Lencho
Of African origin, it means "lion"
3
Landin
Of Swedish and Latin origin
3
Larry
This is great for a dog, so unexpected
3
Lennon
After John Lennon
3
Lazar
Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian in origin
2
Leizer
Or Greek and Hebrew origin
1
Lagoon
Funny if your dog looks like the creature of the black lagoon
1
Lewis
A name that works no matter the size, appearance, or personality of the dog
1
Lennart
A Swedish name for "Lion"
0
Legend
Good if your dog helps with special needs, or does something else particularly heroic
0
Lemuel
Hebrew for "devoted to God"
0
Leto
Of Greek origin, the meaning is disputed
0
Lael
Of Hebrew origin
0
Lamberto
Hails all the way from Scandinavia, and means "land brilliant"
-1
Lenny
Of German origin
-2
Lanford
Perfect for an old soul

Female Dog Names that Start With L

Votes Name Vote
7
Lauren
Such a common California name, this is a Latin moniker
7
Lakenn
It also means lake, which seems to be a common theme with "L" names
6
Layla
It means "night" in Arabic
6
Lexi
A nickname for Alexandra or Alexandria
6
Laiken
Of English origin, meaning "lake," or "pool"
6
Lakota
Perfect if you don't want something common, like Dakota
5
Lenna
The female version of Leonard
5
Lenora
Of English origin, it means "shining light"
5
Lara
Of Greek origin, it means "cheerful"
4
Lashae
A rare first name for females
4
Lauri
Of Latin origin, it means "Laurel tree or sweet bay tree"
4
Lassie
After the famous dog
3
Lacie
For the girly girl
3
Lizzette
Of English origin
3
Lisa
Short form of Elizabeth
2
Lia
A variation of Leah
2
Lana
Derived from the Irish Gaelic word for "child"
2
Lala
Hawaiian for "famous," or "cheerful"
2
Landy
Of French origin
1
Luann
Hawaiian for "enjoyment"
0
Laren
If Lauren is too common
0
Lake
Especially good if it's her favorite place
0
Love
Good if you feel like your dog is love, or showing you the value of such a thing
0
Lemon
Especially good if the dog is grouchy and sour all the time
0
Laia
An alternative spelling to Leia
-1
Lisa-Marie
For a more common human name
-1
Lily
Like the flower
-1
Liddy
Of Greek origin
-1
Li Li
Of Hebrew origin, meaning "God is satisfaction"
-3
Libby
It means "God's promise"

Community Dogs with Names that Start with L

Lulu's name story for Dog Names that Start with L
Lulu
Female
Mutt
Easley, SC
Personality
Curious
Energetic
Smart
Lovie

My first dogs name was Lady and she made a huge impact on my young life. Now I only get black dogs and name them with L's to honor her!