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150+ Labrador Retriever Names: Popular & Unique Lab Names 2024

Written by: Nicole Cosgrove

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by Dogster Team

Labrador Retriever Names

150+ Labrador Retriever Names: Popular & Unique Lab Names 2024

The Labrador Retriever is an iconic breed: friendly, playful, loyal, intelligent, great with children, and incredibly popular in the United States. They are ideal family pups and revered as such, but they are also used for working purposes, such as hunting companions and service animals. With all these remarkable traits, naming your Labrador puppy can be an overwhelming task indeed!

If you need inspiration to name your Lab, we got you covered! Whether you’re looking for popular names, female names, or male names, you’re sure to find something in this list!

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How to Name Your Labrador Retriever

Naming a new puppy can already be difficult, and with a dog like a Labrador that is so full of personality, looks, and energy, there are so many potentially perfect names. Sex may be a large factor in naming your pup, along with their appearance, but in any case, a Lab deserves a more unique name than Spot! You’ll need to take your dog’s unique personality and individual traits into consideration, and it can take a while to get to know your pup well enough before you find the perfect name.

In general, you want a name that’s easy to say out loud and that your dog will be able to hear through other noise. A name with one or two syllables is best, especially for training, but more elaborate names can easily be shortened to cute nicknames!divider-dog

Female Labrador Names

Hungry labrador with empty bowl
Image by: Jaromir Chalabala, Shutterstock

If you are lucky enough to be the proud new parent of a female Lab, you want a name that honors her femininity, unique character, and sweet, gentle temperament.

  • Addie
  • Alaska
  • Amarillo
  • Amber
  • Angel
  • Ariel
  • Ava
  • Baby
  • Beau
  • Betsy
  • Bonnie
  • Chloe
  • Clara
  • Clover
  • Cougar
  • Daphne
  • Dixie
  • Dolly
  • Domino
  • Dottie
  • Ellie
  • Emo
  • Enya
  • Fiona
  • Firefly
  • Gigi
  • Gizmo
  • Gracie
  • Harper
  • Hazel
  • Heidi
  • Hera
  • Honey
  • Jade
  • Jubilee
  • Jupiter
  • Lassie
  • Lola
  • Luna
  • Madison
  • Mimi
  • Nala
  • Nora
  • Oak
  • Olive
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Piper
  • Polly
  • Poppy
  • Pumpkin
  • Riley
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sally
  • Sapphire
  • Shiloh
  • Storm
  • Sydney
  • Trixie
  • Trudy
  • Turquoise
  • Violet
  • Willow
  • Zoey

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Male Lab Names

Goldador golden retriever labrador mix
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Male Labs are generally gentle and sweet dogs, but they also have a strong, powerful side that can be encompassed in their name. Male names can be inspired by superheroes, movie stars, or your favorite books—there are a ton of options to choose from!

  • Ace
  • Admiral
  • Aiden
  • Alpha
  • Archer
  • Arrow
  • Artemis
  • Ash
  • Avenger
  • Bean
  • Benjie
  • Bill
  • Blackie
  • Blackjack
  • Bono
  • Boss Man
  • Bruce
  • Buck
  • Bullet
  • Bullseye
  • Caliber
  • Camo
  • Cap
  • Captain
  • Carter
  • Chase
  • Chester
  • Cody
  • Cole
  • Don
  • Draco
  • Echo
  • Elijah
  • Elvis
  • Ember
  • Emmett
  • Ezra
  • Falcon
  • Fang
  • Felix
  • Finn
  • Flint
  • Gambit
  • Ghost
  • Griffin
  • Gunner
  • Hank
  • Hawk
  • Hawkeye
  • Hunter
  • India
  • Jackson
  • Jagger
  • Jet
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Julian
  • Juneau
  • Junior
  • Kai
  • Kenji
  • Keno
  • Kiba
  • Kodiak
  • Leo
  • Lima
  • Loki
  • Lucas
  • Magnus
  • Mason
  • Master
  • Maximus
  • Midnight
  • Mike
  • Miles
  • Milo
  • Ninja
  • Noah
  • Oliver
  • Ollie
  • Onyx
  • Oreo
  • Oscar
  • Owen
  • Papa
  • Pepper
  • Phoenix
  • Rambo
  • Ranger
  • Raven
  • Ripley
  • Robin
  • Rogue
  • Roman
  • Romeo
  • Saber
  • Salem
  • Sarge
  • Scout
  • Slate
  • Smith
  • Tango
  • Teddy
  • Thompson
  • Thor
  • Tiger
  • Titan
  • Toby
  • Trooper
  • Victor
  • Warlock
  • Wolverine
  • Wyatt
  • Yoda
  • Yogi
  • Yukon
  • Zulu

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Most Popular Lab Names

labrador retriever in autumn
Image by: lelonka, Pixabay

The most popular Labrador names come from pop culture, movies, artists, bands, comics, and famous Labradors throughout history. Sometimes, an already-popular name can take the stress and guesswork out of picking a moniker for your pup—you already know that the name is likely to work! Here are a few of the most popular Labrador names in the U.S.

  • Abby
  • Bailey
  • Bear
  • Bella
  • Buddy
  • Charlie
  • Daisy
  • Duke
  • Harvey
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Lady
  • Lucy
  • Maggie
  • Marley
  • Max
  • Molly
  • Rex
  • Rocky
  • Sadie
  • Sam
  • Shadow
  • Zuma

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Black Labrador Names

labrador retriever standing on snow
Image by: Heli Puputti, Pixabay

Black is one of the most common Labrador colors, and it can be fun to incorporate your Lab’s beautiful dark coat into their name.

  • Ash
  • Blackie
  • Blackjack
  • Coal
  • Cosmos
  • Dusk
  • Eclipse
  • Ember
  • Flint
  • Jet
  • Midnight
  • Onyx
  • Oreo
  • Pepper
  • Raven
  • Salem
  • Slate
  • Smudge

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Chocolate Labrador Names

chocolate labrador retriever dog standing outdoor
Image Credit: Anna Darahan, Shutterstock

Chocolate or brown Labs are beautiful, and their coats can vary from dark chocolate brown to almost black in color. Their expressive brown eyes and chocolate noses also usually match their gorgeous coats! If you’ve been blessed with a chocolate Lab, check out these adorable names for more inspiration.

  • Acorn
  • Cedar
  • Chestnut
  • Coco
  • Coffee
  • Chino
  • Espresso
  • Fawn
  • Fudge
  • Ginger
  • Hazel
  • Hershey
  • Maple
  • Mars
  • Mocha
  • Moose
  • Muffin
  • Nutmeg
  • Oak
  • Peanut
  • Rusty
  • Whiskey

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Yellow Labrador Names

labrador retriever lying inside dog cage
Image Credit: Parilov, Shutterstock

The Yellow Labrador is iconic, and their creamy, golden coat is the first thing that comes to mind when most of us think of a Lab. This classic coloring has various potential names, depending on the shade of your dog’s coat.

  • Amber
  • Buttercup
  • Buttermilk
  • Dandelion
  • Glow
  • Honey
  • Lemondrop
  • Marigold
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Pumpkin
  • Ray
  • Sandy
  • Sol
  • Sugar
  • Sunflower
  • Sunny

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Final Thoughts

Naming your Lab can be stressful because their name will be with them (and you) for their entire life, and you’ll be saying it every day! That said, the process can be fun and exciting, and with a bit of time spent with your new dog and taking these ideas into account, you should have a perfect name for your pup in no time!

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