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Labrador Names – The Ultimate List! (225+ Great Names)

Published: Last updated: by Jessi Larson

Are you hunting for the ultimate list of Labrador names? Look no further. We’ve got 225+ ideas perfect for the most popular dog breed in the world.

This breed is near and dear to our hearts here at My Dog’s Name. We started this site four years ago after getting our Labrador Retriever Toby. My husband Kyle and I weren’t impressed with the existing sites and thought we could improve upon what was out there.

Labrador Names

Since then, we’ve helped millions of new dog owners pick the perfect name for their new puppy. And at the heart of everything is Toby. He continues to inspire us to be better dog parents every day.

So as you look for Labrador names, know you’re in the right place. We’ve taken extraordinary measures to find the ultimate list of names for your Labrador.

Cute Male Labrador Names

Male labs are so doggone cute with their sweet faces, exuberant energy, and abundance of affection. So why not recognize their adorableness with a cute, charming name?

Ideas for cute male dog names include:

  • Amigo
  • Alfie
  • Archie
  • Asher
  • Augie
  • Barkley
  • Barnie
  • Baxter
  • Beckham
  • Bernie
  • Blue
  • Boots
  • Bowie
  • Buddy
  • Buster
  • Champ
  • Chance
  • Charlie
  • Clancy
  • Cooper
  • Corky
  • Elvis
  • Ernie
  • Fido
  • Finn
  • Harvey
  • Kirby
  • Leo
  • Lucky
  • Milo
  • Murray
  • Murphy
  • Oliver
  • Percy
  • Rascal
  • Scout
  • Scrappy
  • Skip
  • Spud
  • Sully
  • Teddy
  • Toby

We also have a huge list of cute puppy names for males and females you can check out here.

Cute Female Labrador Names

If you have a female Labrador puppy, you should consider these cute and classic girl dog names:

  • Abby
  • Addie
  • Angel
  • Ariel
  • Babe
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Betsy
  • Chica
  • Clover
  • Daisy
  • Daphne
  • Dixie
  • Dottie
  • Ellie
  • Gidget
  • Gigi
  • Gizmo
  • Gracie
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Maisy
  • Maggie
  • Mamie
  • Mimi
  • Molly
  • Nala
  • Olive
  • Pearl
  • Petunia
  • Piper
  • Poppy
  • Pumpkin
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Sadie
  • Scout
  • Shiloh
  • Sydney
  • Stewie
  • Trudy
  • Violet
  • Willow
  • Zoey
Chocolate Lab

Strong Male Labrador Names

Athletic and strong, the Labrador loves to stay active, whether it’s playing fetch, swimming in the lake, or just being silly and spirited.

If you have a Labrador who’s always on the go, you could go in the direction of a strong dog name. Ideas include:

  • Diesel
  • Thor
  • Axel
  • Blitz
  • Trooper
  • Admiral
  • Bolt
  • Boss
  • Bruiser
  • Brutus
  • Butch
  • Caesar
  • Captain
  • Chief
  • Thor
  • Tito
  • Crash
  • Duke
  • Maximus
  • Blaze
  • Goliath
  • Hawkeye
  • Hercules
  • Hulk
  • Buck
  • Sarge
  • Spike
  • Vinnie
  • Justice
  • Mack
  • Maverick
  • Moose
  • Rambo
  • Rex
  • Rocky
  • T-Bone
  • Avalanche
  • Bane

If you want more names in this category, take a look at our tough dog names list.

Strong Female Labrador Names

Muscular and powerful, the Labrador is undoubtedly a strong dog breed. (Believe me, I know!) So here are fantastic ideas for strong female dog names:

  • Mercy
  • Liberty
  • Nyx
  • Raven
  • Rebel
  • Rogue
  • Sable
  • Xena
  • Vixen
  • Huntress
  • Indiana
  • Alaska
  • Andromeda
  • Blizzard
  • Brooklyn
  • Cleopatra
  • Diva
  • Echo
  • Elektra
  • Harley
  • Olympia
  • Vixen
  • Jinx
  • Joan of Arc
  • Katniss
  • Leia
  • Mystique
  • Olga
  • Queenie
  • Joplin
  • Justice
  • Shadow
  • Sheba
  • Starbuck
  • Tiger
Athletic dogs fighting over a toy

Hunting Dog Names

The Labrador is a popular breed for hunting. Why? Because they have high energy and excellent instincts and are easy to train. Oh, and they love to retrieve both on land and in the water.

If you’re using your Labrador to hunt, consider these names:

  • Ace
  • Ammo
  • Arrow
  • Bear
  • Boone
  • Buck
  • Bullet
  • Chase
  • Colt
  • Crockett
  • Dakota
  • Dash
  • Gunner
  • Hunter
  • Huntress
  • King
  • Radar
  • Ranger
  • Remington (Remmy)
  • Rigger
  • Ruger
  • Sarge
  • Scout
  • Tank
  • Trapper
  • Trigger
  • Winchester
  • Wyatt

Get more hunting dog names.

profile of a yellow lab

Yellow Lab Names

Another idea is to pick a name inspired by your dog’s coat color. For example, if you have a Yellow Labrador Retriever, you could go with options like:

  • Amber
  • Bee
  • Biscuit
  • Blondie
  • Butter
  • Buttercup
  • Butterscotch
  • Cabby
  • Chiquita
  • Cookie
  • Corona
  • Daisy
  • Dolly
  • Goldie
  • Honey
  • Lion
  • Maizey
  • Marigold
  • Nacho
  • Nilla
  • Noodle
  • Nugget
  • Penny
  • Summer
  • Sunny / Sonny
  • Sunshine
  • Tanner
  • Tapioca
  • Tawny
  • Tequila
  • Treasure
  • Waffles
  • Yeller
  • Yellow
  • Yukon
chocolate lab on a bed

Chocolate Lab Names

Chocolate Labrador Retrievers are such beautiful creatures with their rich fur, hazel eyes, and adorable face.

If this is the type of dog you’re getting, here are Chocolate Labrador names you might like:

  • Bean
  • Bear
  • Bock
  • Brownie
  • Cadbury
  • Charlie (Brown)
  • Chewbacca
  • Cleveland
  • Coco
  • Espresso
  • Godiva
  • Guinness
  • Heath
  • Hershey
  • Hickory
  • Java
  • Kahlua
  • Kona
  • Maple
  • Mocha
  • Moose
  • Rolo
  • Russet
  • Snickers
  • Teddy
  • Tootsie
  • Whiskey

Get more brown dog names.

black labs in a field

Black Lab Names

The Black Labrador is quite a striking dog. The jet black, silky fur is beautiful and lends itself to some pretty Labrador names.

The following names, for example, are inspired by their raven-colored coats:

  • Ash
  • Asher
  • Bandit
  • Bear
  • Black
  • Bond
  • Cash
  • Chip
  • Cinder
  • Coal
  • Cookie
  • Dre
  • Dusty
  • Ember
  • Guinness
  • Hendrix
  • Jack
  • Jet
  • Knight
  • Leopard
  • Ninja
  • Noir
  • Olive
  • Oreo
  • Pepper
  • Porter
  • Puma
  • Raider
  • Raven
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Slater
  • Smoky
  • Stormy
  • Stout
  • Tux
  • Zorro

We have even more back lab names listed here, or you can also look at our general black dog names list.

Red labrador with a child

Red Labrador Names

Red-colored Labradors are picking up in popularity these days, and it’s not hard to tell why. An adorable Labrador coupled with a stunning red coat is a gorgeous combination.

Called Fox Red Labradors, these dogs are trendy. If you’re able to find this breed, some cool names include:

  • Red
  • Redford
  • Rose
  • Fox / Foxy
  • Ruby
  • Phoenix
  • Blaze
  • Valentine
  • Rojo (Spanish for red)
  • Burgundy
  • Cinnamon
  • Merlot
  • Sangria
  • Shiraz
  • Ariel (from The Little Mermaid)
  • Annie (as in Little Orphan Annie)
  • Scarlet
  • Sienna
  • Copper
  • Cheyenne
  • Autumn

Get more red dog names.

More Dog Name Ideas

If you’d like even more ideas, try our online generator. You can search by your favorite styles and themes.

Other categories that lab owners love include:

Teach Your Dog Their Name Quickly

Teaching your dog their name can seem like an intimidating task, but with practice and persistence, your dog will pick up their name in no time.

Here are some tips to speed things up and make it a painless and pleasant experience:

  • Make sure you’re in a quiet place without distractions. This will help your dog focus.
  • From there, repeat your dog’s name. When he or she looks at you, say “Yes!” and hand out a treat. Try to do this 3-5 times in a row.
  • Continue to say your dog’s name in day-to-day interactions. Even if it seems obnoxious. Soon they’ll understand their name in no time.

Other Ideas For Labrador Names?

If you have other ideas for Labrador Retriever names, let us know in the comments below! We’re always looking for new name ideas and use them to keep our site fresh.

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18 Comments

  1. Sara

    We just named our yellow male puppy Sol. The Spanish word for sun and a delicious golden colored Mexican beer. It fits him perfectly!

  2. Janet

    My black male Lab is named Canyon
    We all know Labs can get big.
    I also have a yellow Lab and her name is Blossom. I see Hunter was mentioned in the article. I obviously gravitate towards nature names. ❤🐾

  3. Matt

    Chocolate Lab idea – Reese’s (peanut butter cups)

  4. Rose

    For female chocolate labs I suggest Bean, salty(depending on were you live) and Conan~ Cone-a~ (means lady)

  5. Raymond De Castro

    My GF has a yellow lab that is almost 8 years old. She named him Bosley after Charlie’s Angels, not the hair loss company…

  6. Sandra J Suarez

    I named one of my black labs mazikeen from the netflix show Lucifer

  7. Danielle

    My last chocolat lab was named Ramsey, he was a rescue. He passed away this July

  8. Sarah Hunt

    Our black lab was called Kiwi, because she was an all black!!

  9. Sophie

    I like chorizo as our dog is always eating

  10. RandM

    So sorry for your loss. We lost our chocolate, Bella, on Aug 16, 2019. Miss her everyday!

  11. Denise 🌹 Rose

    We are naming our new puppy, a yellow lab, Riley!

  12. Jennifer

    We are getting a black lab puppy and we still can’t find a name that fits. Any suggestions?

  13. Candice Davis

    I just got a red lab puppy and we named him Pluto after Mickey Mouse!

  14. Umair Muhammad

    My Yellow lab. puppy named “Peri” and she is so adorable

  15. Jan Summers

    Some more Black lab name ideas: Nyx (Greek Goddess of the Night), Styx (The Border River of the Greek Underworld), Loki (Norse god of mischief), Hecate (Greek Goddess of Magic and Crossroads).

    Yellow lab name ideas: Frey (Norse god of summer, wealth, good health and fertility), Freya (Frey’s twin sister and goddess of one of the Norse afterlives along with Valhalla and Helheim, as well as beauty, fertility, and love. Her tears turned into gold), Njord (Norse god of fisherman, so good for a water dog), Elysium (Ancient Greek Heaven.)

  16. none

    A new name is Kylo it can be for any color dog!

  17. ella

    Are dog was a chocolate lab, we called him Timber. he did just pass away though, september 13th, 2019

  18. Angelina

    We have a black lab mix she’s 12 weeks old and her name is Sophia 🐾

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