Best Names for the Labrador Retrievers: Browse Popular and Unusual Names


The Labrador is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. It is really impossible not to fall in love with this incredibly friendly, sociable and very obedient dog. In fact, this breed has a lot of positive qualities, furthermore, it is pretty much universal and it can be taken by almost everyone, so it is usually easier to name the Labrador than dogs of some other breeds.

But if you have some problems in this situation you can read this article about the best names for the Labrador retrievers. You will learn how to choose a name for your dog and will get to know some tips.

How to Choose the Best Name for Your Dog?

The process of finding a suitable name for the Labrador retriever is easy. The nickname should be short, have simple pronunciation, it should not cause any negative associations, and, first of all, you should really like the name.

Recommendation: try to choose the name consisting of two syllables. According to experts, it is very convenient. Most of the commands are composed of two syllables so it will be easier for the dog to accept a name which will also be short but harmonious.


It is not difficult to choose the name for a dog with the black coat. You can choose the following names for your dog:

  • Blackwell
  • Blackjack
  • Blackie
  • Zorro
  • Emperor
  • Negro
  • Onyx
  • Panther
  • Pirate
  • Dark
  • Dusky
  • Dunkel
  • Dokki
  • Night.


There are some names for you Labrador retriever that we can recommend:

  • Bob
  • Brownie
  • Bruno
  • Mocco
  • Cola
  • Mars
  • Molly
  • Nestle
  • Sneakers
  • Choco and others.

You can notice that these names are invented due to the popular names of chocolate and candies brands.

The Most Popular Names

There are a plenty of names for dogs. The choice of names depends on some characteristics of a dog, for example, the gender of a puppy, its coat color, treats of character and so on.

Advice: it is better to choose the name that starts with a consonant. According to specialists, consonants and syllables are better accepted by dogs. Therefore, when you are referring to your pet, it will respond to his name.

The name of your dog determines its characteristics, so you should not choose popular but not suitable name for the dog.

The following names are the most popular:

  • Tyson
  • Jack
  • Rex
  • Lord
  • Gry
  • Baron
  • Rich
  • Kasper
  • Ray
  • Walt
  • Charlie
  • Butch
  • Max
  • Alex
  • Spike
  • Zeus.

Boy Dog

When we get a puppy the most difficult thing is choosing a name for it. You should choose only one name for your puppy, and it will grow up and live its whole life with this name.

Be careful! If you have purchased the Labrador retriever with documents, the choice of name is restricted. It must begin with a certain letter of the alphabet.

Often beautiful and long names have been already given in catteries. But such names will be hard to use in everyday life because of their length.

The theme for the choice of names can be found in all that surrounds you. The name can be based on the month of birth of your puppy and you will get a lot of interesting names.

There are good names for boy dogs of Labrador retrievers:

  • Henry
  • Ben
  • Harry
  • Jasper
  • Jerry
  • Chris
  • Mike
  • Nike
  • Mason
  • Ralph
  • Tom
  • Hank
  • Fred.


Finally, we have learned about the names for the Labrador retrievers. We can say that different names can be found or even invented by you in various situations. Also it is important for the name of your puppy to be suitable for its gender, treats of character, physiological characteristics and other features.

If you cannot choose any name, think a bit, imagine your puppy and we can make sure that you will get some idea about the name.

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Author of Silvia Brown
Written by Silvia Brown
Glad to see you, my friends! I started this blog several years ago as a hobby and continue to write articles about dogs.
I'm a dog lover and the proud owner of two wonderful dogs: French Bulldog Maya and Beagle Tom. It's been more than 10 years since I had a dogs and worked closely with them. I've raised four dogs throughout my life and have experience assisting in the births of two dogs. At least once a week, I volunteer with friends at a dog shelter AMA Animal Rescue and Animal Care Centers of NYC in NY.

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