If you are scouring on the internet and naming books looking for the perfect Labrador names for your new Labrador pup, we are glad you are here.
In these inspired lists of Labrador names, you will find ideas for
- girl Labrador names
- boy Labrador names
- coat color Labrador retriever names
- unique Labrador names
- cute Labrador names
- and more!
Picking Labrador names for your new puppy
A word to the wise – the best Labrador names will often come in a flash of inspiration, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself to pick a name right away.
Rather, just notice which Labrador retriever names male, or Labrador retriever female names stand out to you and jot those down on a shorter list of good Labrador names.
Later, try calling your pup with each name and see which one of the Labrador names on your list seems like the best fit.
Female Labrador names
These sweet yet strong Labrador dog names female take their inspiration from the Lab’s wonderful character and would be great as Labrador puppy names female, or adult lady Lab dog names.
- Cass (short for Cassidy)
Craving more female dog name ideas? Head on over to this list.
Labrador names male
These Labrador dog names male and Labrador puppy names male are great reminders of why the Lab has been the most popular pet dog for 26 years and counting now.
Find even more naming inspiration with this list of great Labrador puppy names boy pups can really make their own.
Cool Labrador names
Reaching into different cultures and languages can yield neat ideas such as these cool English and Indian dog names for female Labradors and male Labradors.
- Amee (beloved)
- Bella (beautiful)
- Candace (queen mother)
- Diane (heavenly)
- Evangenline (good news)
- Maximus (greatest)
- Kwan (strong)
- Benedict (blessed)
- Constant (steadfast)
- Hugo (smart)
- Sai (divine)
- Baba (teacher)
- Arjun (honor)
- Kabir (great)
- Raj (king)
- Anika (grace)
- Chanda (moon)
- Jaya (victory)
- Keya (flower)
- Mirai (miracle)
Still hunting for the perfect cool dog names? This list has even more awesomely cool name ideas.
Cute Labrador names
These cute Labrador names aim to capture that all-too-brief puppy cuteness while still making room for the big adult dog that has yet to appear.
- Lil Lady
- Saffy (short for Saffron)
Unique Labrador names
Learning more about Labrador breed development is a great way to brainstorm unique Labrador dog names with meanings.
These names are all inspired by the Labrador’s early breed development and history and the people and pups who contributed to that history.
- Night Light
Also, be sure to take a look at this list of even more unique dog names.
Famous Labrador names
When you share your life with a Labrador dog, there is no doubt who the celebrity is in your household.
And this is true even for “real” celebrities whose Labs are front and center in their lives as well.
Here is naming inspiration from some famous Labrador owners and their pups.
- Flossie (Drew Barrymore)
- Jackson (Dick Cheney)
- Dave (Dick Cheney)
- Buddy (Bill Clinton)
- Seamus (Bill Clinton)
- Bubba (Minnie Driver)
- Marley (Edie Falco)
- Rex (Sarah Maclachlan)
- Luca (MaryKate Olsen)
- Holden (Gwyneth Paltrow)
- Roger (Steve Martin)
- Esmerelda (Anne Hathaway)
- Rosello (Hulk Hogan)
- Harvey (Prince Charles)
- Martha (Jennifer Garner)
- Spinee (Sandra Bullock)
- Oliver (Tommy Hilfiger)
- Waylan (Miranda Lambert)
- Koni (Vladimir Putin)
- Storm (Ben Fogle)
- Inca (Ben Fogle)
- Gustav (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
- Endal (Royal Navy Officer Allen Parton)
- Spike (canine star of “Old Yeller”)
- Saddie (Lance Corporal Karen Yardley)
Chocolate Labrador names
Chocolate is one of the three primary Labrador coat colors (the other two are yellow and black) according to the official breed standard.
These chocolate Labrador names strive to capture how lovely a chocolate brown Labrador can be in all shade varieties.
- Jasper (a gemstone)
Golden Labrador names
But the golden coat color some Labradors show off is a color on the spectrum of the yellow Lab, as is the fox red Labrador (learn more about Labrador coat color genetics here).
More recently we’ve also begun to see more Goldadors: a hybrid dog breed. Puppies have one Labrador parent and one Golden Retriever parent.
These golden Labrador names can help you express your love for the beauty of your golden Lab’s unique coat.
Fox red Labrador names
The fox red Labrador is truly one of the most unique and beautiful of all the Labrador coat colors.
What is most interesting is that the fox red coat color isn’t actually considered “red,” per se, but rather is actually one variation out of the many shades contained within the yellow coat color spectrum.
Choose one of these fox red Labrador names, or let this list inspire you to find your own perfect name for your fox red Lab.
- Zinny (short for Zinnia)
- Chrissy (short for Chrysanthemum)
- Bryce (after Bryce Canyon National park red rock formations)
White Labrador names
These white Labrador female names and Labrador names male white can help you capture your white Lab’s rarer and stunningly beautiful coat color.
- White Star
- Ametrine (a lavender-white stone)
- (White) Knight
Black Labrador names
Did you know that black was initially the most favored coat color for Labrador dogs?
Today, of course, everyone has their opinion on this lively topic and there are more coat colors than ever before to choose from.
If you are seeking the perfect black Labrador names female and Labrador names male black dogs, one of these might be the lucky winner.
- Taz (short for Tasmanite, a black mineral)
- Spinel (a black stone)
- Drusy (a black crystal stone)
- Hema (short for Hematite)
What Labrador name did you choose?
We hope you have found inspiration to choose your Lab’s new name from reading through these themed lists of Labrador names.
Tell us which name you bestow on your new pup in the comments box!
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