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 suggestions and guesses from people who meet my dogs.
In this blog post, I share 30+ classic chocolate lab names and 55+ unique names. I also split the lists into great names for boy dogs and girl dogs. Some of these are inspired by names I hear people suggesting at the dog park, others are from some of my favorite labradors (including my own!) and a few are borrowed from suggestions in dog mom Facebook groups.
The Best Chocolate Labrador Names
Are you getting a chocolate lab puppy or adopting a new dog and need name ideas? I hope that the 50+ 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 chocolate labrador names that you love and I might have missed!
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!
Classic Girl Dog Names:
Classic Boy Dog Names:
Unique Chocolate Lab 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 Girl Dog Names:
Unique Boy Dog Names:
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 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. 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 favorites 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.
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