416 Best Labrador Retriever Names (Male & Female)

Best Labrador Retriever Dog Names

You have just welcomed a new Labrador Retriever into your family and want to pick just the right name for this lovable, playful, and perfect friend. Choosing the right name for your new lab and family member can be quite challenging.  

In this article we have categorized the names to make it easier for you to choose the name that suits your Labrador Retriever. We have a large selection of the best names for labrador retrievers that fit the appearance, gender, or traits of any Lab.

Enjoy the lists below and happy choosing!

Best Labrador Retriever Dog Names

If you are searching for a popular name, then this is your list. It is the 112 most popular Labrador Retriever names in the United States according to rover.com. These names are in order of popularity, and provided by actual Labrador Retriever owners.

While all the names listed here are perfect names for Labrador Retrievers, feel free to check out the rest of our lists in this article for more rare and unique names.

Most Popular Labrador Retriever Names

Bella Blue
LunaAbby
CharlieRemi
BaileyPepper
MaxGus
LucyRoxy
CooperSam
SadieCash
DaisyOllie
BearOliver
BuddyDixie
DukeAce
MollyJackson
TuckerLayla
MaggieApollo
LolaLoki
MooseDakota
StellLuke
NalaHunter
ShadowNova
EllieHazel
JackMia
HarleyLucky
CocoBruno
RileyThor
RockyWinnie
ZoeyLouie
MarleyDexter
MiloRiver
FinnDiesel
ScoutSammy
LilyRaven
JaxLilly
JakeLexi
KonaBrody
ChloeWinston
MurphyHenry
KodaRanger
PennyMaya
HankBuster
GunnerEmma
LeoRemy
SophieHershey
PiperAnnie
RosieRuger
BeauCody
GracieJasper
OakleyOlive
BoCali
MillieCallie
MaverickLady
WillowHarper
TobyOtis
RubyIzzy
ZeusBelle
BentleyBoomer

Best Labrador Retriever Names

Best Labrador Retriever Names

Below we give our picks for the best Labrador Retriever names for both Male and Female dogs. This list is of course subjective, but we sat around and picked some of our favorites. If these names don’t do the trick, scroll on down a bit and check out some of our other options for your dog.

Best Male Labrador Retriever Names

Choosing a name for a male Labrador Retriever can be challenging because it should suit them well. Consider a masculine name that is easy to say and fits their physical or character traits.

Best Male Labrador Retriever Names

TuckerCooperOscar
BuddyWinstonTeddy
CharlieGusScout
ScoutHankOliver
BradyLukeNico
MaxJakeHudson
DukeLeoGus
ChampMurphyCalvin
FinnJackBeau
HankMackDakota

Best Female Labrador Retriever Names

Just like choosing a male name, finding a female name can be just as difficult. This list can help you find that right name or get you thinking of other names. 

Best Female Labrador Retriever Names

GoldieBellaMolly
StellaLucySadie
IzzyTillyHope
SashaMiaLuna
PennySophieNala
AnnaAutumnGemma
LenaMandiWillow
Ally LexiLuna
BuffyEllaGinny
SuzieLolaSummer

Hunting Labrador Retriever Names

Best Hunting Labrador Retriever Names

Field Labrador Retrievers were born to hunt. They are athletic and need plenty of exercise. Feel free to use any of the names below for your Labrador, even if they are a Show Labrador, they may still fit these names perfectly.

Hunting Male Labrador Retriever Names

There are several hunting male Labrador Retriever names listed below for you to explore. Because they were born to hunt, one of these names is sure to be a natural fit.

Hunting Male Labrador Retriever Names

HunterAceTrapper
GunnerBoomerScout
ChaseRanger Buck
AmmoBearTank
BlitzHawk/HawkeyeSarge
WilderRexDuke
MaverickBrutusRyder
DieselThunderHercules
BoltWyattConan
Bear AtlasApollo

Hunting Female Labrador Retriever Names

Female Labrador Retrievers are hunters too. You may want to give them a name that is feminine but sounds like a hunter. This list should help with that.

Hunting Female Labrador Retriever Names

LadyEchoWillow
XenaMaggieDixie
AuroraDakotaLayla
ArtemisBrielleTrudy
BaileyRoxieIvy
MoxieDuchessMarlie
DottieRoguePayton
NikitaDaisyDiana
AutumnNilaArya
ZiggySadieDawn

Labrador Retriever Names Based on Color

Black, chocolate and yellow Labrador retrievers.
Three Labrador Retriever dogs on the grass, black, chocolate and yellow color coats.

Below we give our picks for names based on the color of your Labrador. Sure, some may sound cheesy…but cheesy can sometimes be fun! Find your Labradors color listed below and grab some inspiration for your dogs name.

Black Labrador Retriever Names

Black Labrador Retrievers have one of the most common colored coats. Below are names perfect for dogs with that glossy black coat.

Midnight BearBoomer
SmokeAsherCola
DieselEbonyEspresso
BlackberryLicoriceNisha 
ColeNoirNyx
Keira(n)ShadowStorm 
OnyxVegaFlint

Chocolate Labrador Retriever Names

Chocolate Labrador Retrievers range from deep brown to those that have a lot of red in their coats. Below are names that should fit your dog perfectly if you are looking for a name that that emphasis all things brown.

Chocolate Labrador Retriever Names

HoneyPeanutCookie
WhiskeyGuinnessMocha
HersheyMooseBeans
ReeseBrownieKahlua
BourbonFudgeTeak
TrufflesJavaSierra
BridgetBrandy Penny

Yellow Labrador Retriever Names

Yellow Labrador Retrievers range from dark to light-yellow color in color. Below are some ideas that we came up with that may just be perfect for your yellow best friend.

Yellow Labrador Retriever Names

CreamyCaramelSandy
ButtersCookieBianca
LillyAngelIvory
PearlYukonCorky
ChowderSashaSkippy
WhitneyRufflesNilla
TaffyHazelAstrid

White Labrador Retriever Names

Some Yellow Labrador Retrievers are a very pale yellowish color which can look almost white. These names should portray that color well.

White Labrador Retriever Names

SnowballOpalCasper
Calla LillyIvoryCottonball
BlancoFrostJasper
SugarNoodlesMisty
LunaGooseDiamond
MagnoliaPearlMojito
PeppermintLillyAspen

Cute Food Names for Labrador Retrievers

Cute Food Labrador Retriever names

Naming a dog after a food is not uncommon, as some foods sound quite cute. Labradors are so sweet, naming them after your favorite treat may not be a bad idea. This list should give you some ideas when looking to name your pup after different food products.

Food Names for Labrador Retrievers

CupcakeBiscuitNacho
PeanutPeachesBean/Beans
PumpkinTacoWaffles
MuffinCinnamonPancake
NutmegCaramelJellybean
ButterscotchNutellaMarshmallow
PancakeDumplingBagel
TofuCoconutSweet Potato
PepperMochiMeatball
OatmealLemonButter

Unique Labrador Retriever Names

Unique Labrador Retriever Names

Every dog is unique, but some owners want a really unique name for their best friend. Below are some ideas that we had for out of the ordinary and uncommon names for special Labrador Retrievers.

Unique Male Labrador Retriever Names

A lot of owners want a unique name for their male Labrador Retriever considering they are the third most popular breed of dog in the United States. Here is a list that would help you to find that unique name for your male Labrador Retriever.  

Unique Male Labrador Retriever Names

JaxCometCaptain
RufusSherlockAngus
JudeHoldenBarley
LincolnFisherDash
NuggetBurlPoppy
BingoSquirrelBennett
RiverBowieBlaze
ParkerMagnumOrion
SamBrinkleyShadow
KodaCosmoDimitri

Unique Female Labrador Retriever Names

Many people choose to name their Labrador a unique name that people are not familiar with hearing. This list provides female names that are unique but sound good when saying them.

Unique Female Labrador Retriever Names

NadiaIndiZia
SummerRainAspen
ShylaTimberMoon
GinaLucaPippy
MegJunieOphelia
ZoraNatashaTessie
BlairChulaMaui
ShellyGinaMelody
LucillePheobeCici
VioletMiraMidge

Famous Labrador Retriever Names

Famous Labrador Retriever Names Jake and Mary Flood
World Trade Center Hero Dog, “Jake” and his handler Mary Flood

Considering that Labrador Retrievers are people pleasers, it is no surprise that there are several that have become famous. Here is a list of famous Labradors that have been in T.V., movies, books, news or social media. While your dog may, or may not, end up famous…here are a few names of famous Labrador Retrievers to give you some ideas.

Famous Labrador Retriever Names

Buddy (Hero of the Air)Luath (The Incredible Journey)Cora (Won the Freedom of the City of London Award)
Raven (Minnesota Bound)Marley (Marley & Me)Jake (World Trade Center Search Dog)
Trison (Rainbow for a Friend)Timber (Heroic Guide Dog of the Year 2005)Seamus (President Clinton’s Lab)
Endal (Most decorated dog in the world)Yeller (Old Yeller)Krypto (Superman’s Dog)
Vincent (Lost)Wowser (Rascal)Rufus (Red Dead Redemption)

How To Choose A Labrador Retriever Name

There are three things you might want to consider when naming your Labrador Retriever. After all, you will be saying it a lot and they will be hearing it often. You will want to pick a name that you enjoy saying and hearing. 

Gender

Many names for Labrador Retrievers are chosen based on the gender of the dog. There are many male and female names that are extremely popular among Labrador Retrievers. If you choose a name based on gender, be sure to choose a male or female name that you like hearing and saying. 

Appearance

Labrador Retrievers are often named after their beautiful appearance. Since Labradors come in different colors of gold from cream colored to red, their color provides inspiration for a unique name. Sometimes these names can be from other animals, objects, or foods that they resemble. 

Personality

Labrador Retrievers have the most loving personalities of any dog, and they usually want to please their owners. Choosing a name based on their personality is quite common. Even though they are very loving dogs, they can be funny or mischievous at times as well.

Conclusion

Finding the right name for your new Labrador Retriever can seem a bit stressful, but no matter what name you choose, remember it will be perfect for you and your dog. The more you use the name, the more you and your dog will get used to it. 

Often, nicknames come out of the original name, and they become accustomed to hearing that as well. I hope this list helped narrow down some name choices for you and made it a little easier to choose just the right name for your Labrador Retriever.

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Dr. Anne Traas

Anne Traas, DVM, MS, DACT is a veterinarian and the President of Labrador Retriever Society. She is a specialist in canine reproduction. In her day job, she is a leader in a small biotech where she and a team of vets and scientists are working to develop new medications for pets.

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