Labrador Retriever Dog Names

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Whether you just brought home a brand-new Labrador Retriever puppy or you adopted an older dog, choosing the right name is important. Known for being loving, loyal, friendly and happy dogs, they need names that match their larger-than-life personalities. Since the Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the United States, it can be difficult to choose a name that fits but isn’t the same as the one that your neighbors or friends have chosen for their Labs. When trying to come up with the perfect Labrador Retriever dog names, think fun and friendly. Keep reading to discover a few ideas to help you get started. 

Labrador Retriever Dog Names in Pop Culture

Labrador Retriever Dog Name Considerations

One of the most exciting things about getting a new dog is coming up with a name. It’s also one of the most daunting tasks. Not only does the name need to match your new companion’s personality, it needs to be one that you will like for 10 to 14 years. In many ways, naming a dog is like naming a child, so it’s important to get it right.

When trying to think of Labrador Retriever names, consider your dog’s appearance. Is your Lab the standard yellow, chocolate or black? Or is he or she a more unique color like red or silver? Does your pup have any unusual features such as exceptionally large ears or paws? All of these characteristics could help you choose the perfect name.

For training purposes, it’s easier to give a dog a name that is short and does not sound similar to any commands (like sit, stay, down). Think about your Lab’s personality. Labs have big, friendly personalities, and names that focus on these traits work well. When choosing a name, remember that your dog’s ability to understand human language is limited. As a result, it is always best to choose one that is easy to recognize. 

Male Labrador Retriever Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Scooby
For Scooby Doo, one of the most popular dogs in pop culture
5
Bear
A great name for a large black Lab
5
Zuma
The chocolate Lab in the children's series "Paw Patrol"
5
Truman
Means "loyal one"
4
Noah
A name meaning "peaceful"
4
Dylan
For musician Bob Dylan
3
Endal
The most decorated service dog in the world
3
Hunter
Since they were originally bred for hunting, Hunter is a great Lab name
3
Scout
The perfect name for a faithful companion who loves to explore with you
3
Dorado
Heroic guide dog who led his handler down 70 stories prior to the collapse of Tower 1 on 9/11
3
Loki
The mischievous trickster god in Norse mythology
2
Buddy
Labrador owned by U.S. President Bill Clinton
2
Elvis
For legendary performer Elvis Presley
2
Max
One of the quintessential dog names
2
Dillion
A boy's name that means "faithful"
2
Rio
For the Rio Grande, a river in the southwestern United States
1
Jake
A black Lab who became a national canine hero searching for survivors of the 9/11 attacks
1
Brian
The martini-loving Lab in "Family Guy"
1
Odin
A Norse god associated with wisdom, healing and royalty
1
Cupid
The god of love in classic mythology
0
Buck
For King Buck, a Lab who was the first dog to appear on a postage stamp
0
Liam
A popular name that means "determined protector"
-1
Hudson
River in New York; perfect for a water loving Lab
-2
Timber
A heroic guide dog who saved his owner's life after a car accident
-2
Seamus
Another Labrador owned by President Bill Clinton
-2
Fisher
Labs have webbed feet and love to swim
-2
Krypto
Superman's white Labrador Retriever
-2
Smoky
A mountain range in the eastern US; perfect for a silver or black Lab
-3
Marley
Yellow Lab in the novel and movie "Marley and Me"
-3
Cash
For American musician Johnny Cash

Female Labrador Retriever Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Mia
Latin name meaning "wished-for child"
6
Raven
A great name for a black Lab
6
Gracie
Just right for the graceful Labrador Retriever
5
Dakota
Means "friendly" in certain dialects of the Lakota Sioux language
5
Sadie
A black Lab who saved dozens of soldiers by detecting a bomb
5
Sunny
Does anything shine brighter than a Lab's personality?
4
Koni
A black Labrador Retriever who belonged to Russian President Vladimir Putin
4
Boo
For Little Boo, the therapy dog assigned to Big Boo in "Orange is the New Black"
4
Amber
For a yellow Lab
3
Sally
Hebrew name meaning "princess"
3
Joy
For the joy your dog brings to your life or to honor a Christmas pet
3
Shadow
Perfect for black Labs
3
Sweetie
A name that perfectly suits a Lab's sweet disposition
3
Blondie
Comic book character; for a yellow Lab
3
Lily
A flower that symbolizes innocence and beauty
2
Bella
Italian name meaning "beautiful"
1
Honey
Describes your Lab's sweet disposition and her yellow coat
1
Sunflower
A yellow flower; perfect for a yellow Lab
1
Cookie
For a chocolate Lab
0
Arya
For the character in "Game of Thrones"
0
Columbia
A popular brand of outdoor gear
0
Stella
A popular name meaning "Star"
0
Abby
A Hebrew name that means "brings joy"
-1
Mila
German name meaning "dear" or "gracious"
-1
Midnight
For a black Lab
-2
Serena
For tennis pro Serena Williams; perfect for the Lab who loves chasing tennis balls
-2
Trigger
A great name for a female hunting dog
-2
Cocoa
For the female chocolate Lab in your life
-2
Sansa
For the fierce character in "Game of Thrones"
-3
Sabi
An explosives detection dog who spent 14 months MIA before being recovered safe

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