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150+ Labrador Retriever Names: Popular & Unique Lab Names 2022

labrador retriever standing on green meadow

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 pooches and revered as such, but they are also used for work, like hunting companions and service animals. With all these remarkable traits, naming your Labrador puppy can be an overwhelming task indeed!

If you are looking for inspiration for naming your Labrador puppy, we’ve got you covered! Whether you’re looking for Labrador puppy names, female Lab names, or male Lab names, you’re sure to find something in our list of popular and unique Lab names for 2021!

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How to Name Your Labrador Retriever

Hungry labrador with empty bowl
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Naming a new puppy can be difficult, and with a dog like a Labrador that is so full of personality, looks, and energy, there are a ton of potentially perfect names. Gender may be a large factor in naming your pooch, 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 pooch 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

labrador retriever with bird
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If you are lucky enough to be the proud new parent of a female Lab, you want a name that not only honors her femininity but also her unique character and sweet, gentle temperament.

  • Abby
  • Addie
  • Alaska
  • Amarillo
  • Amber
  • Angel
  • Ariel
  • Ava
  • Babe
  • Bailey
  • Beau
  • Bella
  • Betsy
  • Bonnie
  • Chloe
  • Clara
  • Clover
  • Cougar
  • Daisy
  • Daphne
  • Dixie
  • Dolly
  • Domino
  • Dottie
  • Ellie
  • Emo
  • Enya
  • Fiona
  • Firefly
  • Gigi
  • Gizmo
  • Gracie
  • Harper
  • Hazel
  • Heidi
  • Hera
  • Honey
  • Jade
  • Jubilee
  • Jupiter
  • Lassie
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Madison
  • Maggie
  • Mimi
  • Nala
  • Nora
  • Oak
  • Olive
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Piper
  • Polly
  • Poppy
  • Pumpkin
  • Riley
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sadie
  • 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, sweet dogs, but they also have a strong, powerful side that can be encompassed into their name. Male names can be inspired by superheroes, movie stars, or your favorite book — there are a ton of options to choose from.

  • Ace
  • Admiral
  • Aiden
  • Alpha
  • Archer
  • Arrow
  • Artemis
  • Ash
  • Avenger
  • Bean
  • Benjie
  • Bill
  • Blackie
  • Blackjack
  • Bono
  • Bossman
  • Bruce
  • Buck
  • Buddy
  • Bullet
  • Bullseye
  • Caliber
  • Camo
  • Cap
  • Captain
  • Carter
  • Charlie
  • 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
  • Max
  • Maximus
  • Midnight
  • Mike
  • Miles
  • Milo
  • Ninja
  • Noah
  • Oliver
  • Ollie
  • Onyx
  • Oreo
  • Oscar
  • Owen
  • Papa
  • Pepper
  • Phoenix
  • Rambo
  • Ranger
  • Raven
  • Ripley
  • Robin
  • Rocky
  • Rogue
  • Roman
  • Romeo
  • Saber
  • Salem
  • Sarge
  • Scout
  • Shadow
  • 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 Credit: lelonka, Pixabay

Some of the most popular Labrador names come from pop culture, movies, artists, bands, comics, and famous Labradors throughout the years. Sometimes, choosing a name that’s already popular can take the stress and guesswork out of choosing a name for your Lab — 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
  • Duke
  • Harvey
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Lady
  • Lucy
  • Maggie
  • Marley
  • Max
  • Molly
  • Rex
  • Rocky
  • Sadie
  • Sam
  • Shadow
  • Shadow
  • Zuma

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Black Labrador Names

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

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

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

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Chocolate Labrador Names

Labrador Retriever at a Dog show
Image Credit: HarryStueber, Pixabay

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 usually match their gorgeous coats! If you’ve been blessed with a chocolate Lab, check out these adorable chocolate Lab names for more inspiration:

  • Acorn
  • Bailey
  • 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

Yellow Labrador Retriever
Image: Public Domain Pictures

Yellow Labradors are 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 yellow Lab’s coat:

  • Amber
  • Buttercup
  • Buttermilk
  • Dandelion
  • Garnet
  • 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 pooch and taking these ideas into account, you should have a perfect name for your pooch in no time!

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