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Names for a Labrador Puppy

Black Lab Puppy in a wooden vegetable crate outdoors

Labrador retrievers are the most popular companions in the United States for many years. Hence, these friendly and loyal dogs deserve a name that matches their amazing personality. Owners have used all kinds of names for this breed, and it can become quite tricky to figure out the right name for your pooch. Keep reading to know about some of the most popular names (and their meanings) for your Labrador puppy.

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List of Names and Meanings of the Names

  1. Abby (My Father’s Delight)
  2. Ace (One/Unity)
  3. Bailey (Law Enforcer)
  4. Bella (Beautiful)
  5. Bentley (Meadow with Coarse Grass)
  6. Buddy (Companion/Close Friend)
  7. Coco (Cocoa)
  8. Charlie (Free Man)
  9. Daisy (Day’s Eye)
  10. Duke (Leader of the Herd)
  11. Harvey (Strong and Worthy)
  12. Hazel (The Hazelnut Tree)
  13. Jack (God is Gracious)
  14. Jake (Supplanter)
  15. Lady (Female Head of a Household)
  16. Lucy (As of Light)
  17. Luna (Moon)
  18. Maggie (Pearl)
  19. Marley (Marshy Meadow)
  20. Max (Greatest)
  21. Molly (Star of the Sea)
  22. Murphy (Sea Warrior)
  23. Rex (King)
  24. Riley (Valiant)
  25. Rocky (Rock or Rest)
  26. Sadie (Princess)
  27. Sam (God Hears/Told by God)
  28. Shadow (Shade from Sun)
  29. Toby (Good is Yahweh)
  30. Zuma (Peace)

How to Choose the Name of a Labrador Puppy?

2 black lab puppies sitting on hay in a box outdoors

The following are some factors that can help you determine the name of your Labrador puppy.

Personality of Your Labrador – Some Labs tend to have more energy than others and can be given a name based on this trait. Similarly, if your Labrador puppy has a strong build, he/she can be named accordingly.

Color of Your Labrador – The stunning coat colors of Labradors can also help you to choose a name for them. For example, a black Lab can be named ‘Ash’ while a yellow Lab can be called ‘Blondie’.  

Story of Your Labrador – If you have adopted a Labrador from an animal shelter, you can use the history of your pooch to come up with a suitable name. Likewise, rescue dogs can be named based on their job.

NOTE: Irrespective of the strategy you use, make sure to keep the name short and sweet.

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Names for Boy Labrador Puppy

Portrait of a yellow lab puppy with its front paws over a piece of wood with a red curtain background.
  • Avery
  • Bailey
  • Ben
  • Blu (or Blue)
  • Bruno
  • Buddy
  • Buster
  • Chester
  • Dexter
  • Diesel
  • Duke
  • Finn
  • Guinness
  • Henri
  • Jackson
  • Killian
  • Mason
  • Murphy
  • Sam
  • Theo

Names for Girl Labrador Puppy

Yellow lab puppy sitting in green grass
  • Ava
  • Bella
  • Cassie
  • Chloe
  • Coco
  • Juno
  • Lola
  • Luna
  • Mia
  • Molly
  • Penny
  • Riley
  • Sadie
  • Sydney
  • Willow

Chocolate Labrador Puppy Names

Chocolate lab puppy laying in green grass
  • Bean
  • Bear
  • Brownie
  • Cadbury
  • Charlie (Brown)
  • Cleveland
  • Coco
  • Espresso
  • Godiva
  • Guinness
  • Hershey
  • Hickory
  • Java
  • Kahlua
  • Maple
  • Mocha
  • Moose
  • Rolo
  • Russet
  • Snickers
  • Teddy
  • Tootsie
  • Whiskey

Black Labrador Puppy Names

Headshot portrait of a black lab puppy outdoors in nature with pink flowers to one side
  • Ash
  • Asher
  • Bandit
  • Black
  • Chip
  • Cinder
  • Coal
  • Cookie
  • Dusty
  • Ember
  • Hendrix
  • Jack
  • Jet
  • Knight
  • Leopard
  • Ninja
  • Noir
  • Olive
  • Oreo
  • Pepper
  • Puma
  • Raider
  • Raven
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Smoky
  • Stormy
  • Stout
  • Tux

Yellow Labrador Puppy Names

Yellow labrador retriever puppy wearing a red and white collar with paw prints sitting outdoors in grass
  • Amber
  • Biscuit
  • Blondie
  • Butter
  • Butterscotch
  • Cookie
  • Corona
  • Daisy
  • Dolly
  • Goldie
  • Honey
  • Marigold
  • Nacho
  • Noodle
  • Nugget
  • Penny
  • Summer
  • Sunshine
  • Tanner
  • Tequila
  • Treasure
  • Waffles
  • Yellow

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