85+ Classic and Unique Names for Chocolate Labradors

Since Labradors are the most popular dogs in America for 29 years running, there are tons of pet parents naming their new labradors every year.

As a chocolate labrador mom for almost 20 years, I’ve heard so many great name suggestions and guesses from people who met my 5 dogs over the years.

In this blog post, I share 30+ classic names for chocolate labradors and 55+ unique names. I also split the lists into great names for male dogs and female dogs.

Some of the dog names I included are inspired by what I hear people suggesting at the dog park. Others are from some of my favorite labradors (including my own!). A few are borrowed from suggestions in dog mom Facebook groups. I also added a few badass chocolate lab names in there if your pup has a big personality. I hope you enjoy the list!

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The Best Chocolate Labrador Names

Are you getting a chocolate lab puppy or adopting a new dog and need name ideas? I hope the 60+ dog name suggestions in this post help inspire you!

I’d love to know what name you settle on. Please comment at the end of this post with the best names for chocolate labradors that you love and I might have missed!

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Classic Chocolate Lab Names

Classic names for chocolate labs are often inspired by chocolatey foods and candy or coffee. These names fit perfectly since labs are super sweet and full of energy! First is a list of the classic female chocolate lab names, then the male dog ones.

Classic Girl Dog Names:

  • Coco
  • Hershey
  • Mocha
  • Java
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Lucy
  • Lola
  • Harper
  • Nellie
  • Kona
  • Latte
  • Lady
  • Candy
  • Reese
  • Godiva
  • Nutella
  • Rocher
  • Tiramisu


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Classic Boy Dog Names:

  • Guinness
  • Gunner
  • Hunter
  • Toblerone (Toby)
  • Rolo
  • Bear
  • Snickers
  • Ace
  • Shadow
  • Trapper
  • Camo
  • Jake
  • Bailey
  • Duke
  • Major
  • Charlie
  • Fudge

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Unique Chocolate Labrador Names

How many times has someone asked me if my dog is named Coco or Guinness? Too many times to count! If you want to have a more unique name for your lab, try some of these ideas.

Unique Female Chocolate Lab Names:

  • Georgia
  • Luna
  • Mia
  • Demi
  • Kalya
  • Zoey
  • Beauty
  • Duchess
  • Lulu

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  • Gigi
  • Prada
  • Skye
  • Layla
  • Roxy
  • Hazel
  • Sadie
  • Betty
  • Mabel
  • Tilly
  • Cleo
  • Marjie
  • Gemma
  • Olivia


Unique Male Chocolate Lab Names:

  • Burt
  • Mojo
  • Finn
  • Zeke
  • Otis
  • Gnocchi
  • Dawson
  • Murphy
  • Handsome
  • Romeo
  • Bo
  • Atlas

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  • Beau
  • Brody
  • Kansas
  • Boomer
  • Winston
  • Bruno
  • Ravioli
  • Walter
  • Cuba
  • Coach
  • Wally
  • Enzo
  • Stanley

Badass Chocolate Lab Names:

  • Sarge
  • Grenade
  • Tank
  • Sir
  • Brutus
  • Diesel
  • Ozzy
  • Rocky
  • Leroy Brown
  • Major
  • Butch
  • Capo
  • Buffy
  • Katniss
  • Rebel
  • Thunder

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How do you pick the best name for your lab?

Chocolate labs make amazing companions, pets and best friends! They deserve a name that lives up to all that.

You might want to consider a dog name with a meaning tied to some of the activities you plan to do together.

If you love hunting and the outdoors, there are names for that. I even included plenty of badass names for your chocolate lab!

If you think chocolate labs are the SWEETEST dogs (which they are!), maybe you should go for a candy-inspired name.

I also love to get dog name inspiration from some of my favorite books and musicians. With my old dog Lola there were so many songs we could sing to her! With my current lab Lucy I love to sing “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

Sometimes you need to meet your new lab pup or adult rescue in person to know what their name should be. I hope my suggestions here help you narrow down the options.

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Love this post? Check out these links:
Podcast Episode 117: Labrador Breeder Stephanie Wolfinger
Questions to Ask Your Labrador Breeder
Healthy Kong Stuffing Recipes My Labradors Love
21 Adorable Chocolate Lab Puppy Photos
Book Review: Who Rescued Who
How to Safely Switch Your Labrador’s Food


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  1. Mel Russell

    We are a chocolate family. Our first one was named Fisher for the work they were bred to do help the fisherman. After our Fisher passed which was the saddest day ever. Our next pup was named Asher struggled with this one but went Asher since it was Hebrew for happy or good and he was healing our hearts, we still have Asher and just got a new pup in December, Finn had always been a name in my back pocket since we had Fisher(I wanted a yellow lab named Finn) we had several in play for newest addition and for his first he was just little brother. But we settled on Boone (we got Boone in PA – where Daniel Boone was from, Boone means good or blessing which is what we need. I struggle with dog names they just have to fit or connection for us. Thanks for your list!

    • Tori Mistick

      Thank you for sharing about all your great dogs, Mel! I love all the names. Finn and Fisher are two great ones for labs!


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