Names for Labrador Retrievers

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: December 13, 2016
Names for Labrador Retrievers

Animal file: Labrador Retriever

Did you know that the Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world? At least, that is what data on registered dogs reveal. It is quite likely that you are also thinking of getting one of them, and one of the main doubts new owners face is what to call their dog. If you're looking for a unique name for your Labrador, you've come to the right place.

Adopting a dog is a huge responsibility, and the owner must make sure they have enough time to devote to the dog's needs, especially when they require lots of exercise. Moreover, owners must ensure their pet gets adequate training and socialization. The dog's name is a key part of their training, so you must look for a suitable name.

It is often hard to choose the best name for your dog. In order to help you, in this AnimalWised article we'll give you some of our favoritenames for Labrador Retrievers.

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General characteristics of Labrador Retrievers

Labradors are big dogs: Their average weight ranges between 55 and 79 lbs. Some Labradors are brown in color, while others are reddish, cream or even black. Besides their beautiful looks, the main trait of Labrador Retrievers is their charming and sweet behavior.

Labrador Retrievers are dedicated and extremely intelligent dogs. Providing they get the right amount of physical exercise, they will develop a gentle, sweet and sociable character. Labradors are definitely one of the best dog breeds to live in a family with children.

One thing future Labrador Retriever owners should bear in mind is that these dogs do not reach full mental maturity before three years of age. In other words, for years it will have the same energy as a puppy, that is why it will need constant physical exercise.

Names for Labrador Retrievers - General characteristics of Labrador Retrievers

How to choose a suitable name for a Labrador Retriever

A name for a Labrador Retriever shouldn't be too short - monosyllabic - or too long - more than three syllables. Moreover, the pronunciation of the name should not be easily confused with any training basic orders.

Keeping such considerations in mind, here are a few tips that will allow you to choose a suitable name for your Labrador Retriever:

  • Choose a name that refers to the physical or personality characteristics of your dog.

  • Choose a name that's completely opposite to a physical or personality characteristic of your dog. For example, you could call a black Labrador "Fairy" or "Pearl".
Names for Labrador Retrievers - How to choose a suitable name for a Labrador Retriever

Names for female Labrador Retrievers

  • Akita
  • Arya
  • Angie
  • Bailey
  • Bessie
  • Bianca
  • Blondie
  • Brandy
  • Brewie
  • Camille
  • Chianti
  • Chloe
  • Daisy
  • Dasha
  • Domino
  • Duchess
  • Ella
  • Emma
  • Florence
  • Guinevere
  • Harper
  • Hazel
  • India
  • Joan
  • Kira
  • Leia
  • Louise
  • Lulu
  • Magpie
  • Maya
  • Mocha
  • Miriam
  • Nala
  • Naya
  • Nigella
  • Nina
  • Noha
  • Nimue
  • Peanut
  • Pearl
  • Rajah
  • Rogue
  • Sahara
  • Sally
  • Shiva
  • Thelma
  • Ursula
  • Velvet
  • Wynne

Here you can find more names for female dogs.

Names for Labrador Retrievers - Names for female Labrador Retrievers

Names for male Labrador Retrievers

  • Atticus
  • Aero
  • Athos
  • Alex
  • Benthley
  • Blade
  • Blues
  • Bongo
  • Bravo
  • Bucky
  • Cocoa
  • Caramel
  • Casper
  • Cheddar
  • Coconut
  • Diesel
  • Disco
  • Duke
  • Dwayne
  • Elvis
  • Homer
  • Izzy
  • Lancelot
  • Lemony
  • Napoleon
  • Maximus
  • Magnus
  • Onyx
  • Orion
  • Oscar
  • Plato
  • Quicksilver
  • Ringo
  • Rosco
  • Rufus
  • Sailor
  • Shadow
  • Tequila
  • Theodore
  • Thor
  • Thistle
  • Torpedo
  • Twinkle
  • Windy
  • Yogi
  • Zeus

Here you can learn more names for male dogs. Take a look!

Names for Labrador Retrievers - Names for male Labrador Retrievers

More names for Labrador dogs

If after checking our list, you still haven't found any names for Labrador Retriever that satisfy you, you can find some other helpful resources on AnimalWised:

Names for Labrador Retrievers - More names for Labrador dogs

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Is Dixie a good Labrador name?
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Bill,

Dixie has a lot of connotations in certain cultures which would make it an inappropriate name. If you were to call the name out in public, it might cause issues, so you should bear that in mind if you want to call them that.
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