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120+ Best Dog Names for Black Labradors


Layne previously worked for 6 years at an animal shelter and grew up in a household of rescue animals—dogs, cats, birds, and turtles.

Black Lab Dog Names for Boys and Girls

Congratulations on welcoming a black lab into your family. Black labs are a bundle of fun. Now you are ready to pick the perfect name to match their lovable personality. Labrador retrievers are well-known for their athleticism, loyalty, and adaptable, yet sometimes goofy personality. Whether you have a male or a female lab, a black lab puppy, or recently adopted a senior dog, pick the perfect name. Happy searching!

Popular Names for Boy Black Labs

Ace

Axel

Barney

Bane

Bear

Blake

Blaze

Buddy

Carter

Captain

Charlie

Chance

Clancy

Chevy

Cody

Cooper

Conner

Cosmo

Cole

Cassidy

Cory

Dusty

Dude

Finley

Frankie

Goose

Guiness

Gunner

Harvey

Harley

Hunter

Kin

Koda

Video: Labrador Retrievers 101

More Great Names for Male Black Labs

Leo

Lenny

Lucky

Magic

Marley

Milo

Maverick

Max

Murphy

Oreo

Oliver

Otis

Ono

Prince

Panther

Ranger

Ripley

Riley

Rollo

Rudy

Sam

Skip

Stanley

Tanner

Tank

Teddy

Thor

Titus

Walter

Ziggy

Fun Labrador Facts

  • Labradors actually originated in Newfoundland.
  • Their tail acts like a rudder in the water.
  • Labrador retrievers have been the most popular dog breed for the last 24 years according to the AKC.
  • Black labs have the most success in working dog competitions.

Popular Names for Female Black Labs

Ash

Abby

Anna

Athena

Allie

Bella

Bailey

Bonnie

Boone

Blue

Cassie

Clara

Cassie

Clara

Cookie

Dakota

Daisy

Denali

Elektra

Ellie

Fern

Hazel

Hannah

Iris

Jasmine

Jazz

Jet

Kell

Kilani

Kitty

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More Great Names for Girl Black Labs

Lady

Leia

Lucy

Lola

Lila

Maude

Mazzy

Mia

Minnie

Mollie

Noir

Nina

Olive

Onyx

Penny

Pepper

Pippie

Queenie

Raven

Rose

Roxy

Sadie

Scarlett

Sierra

Stella

Sky

Tessa

Venus

Willow

Xena

Zora

Zoa

Zetta

Are Labs Good Dogs?

Absolutely! As with any dog breed, it is important to offer your companion all the necessaities—this includes proper nutrition, care, love, affection, exercise, and stimulation. Any dog can be well behaved with the necessities.

Black labs are known for being highly adaptable and absolutely lovely family dogs. Wishing you the best to you and your canine companion!

© 2018 Laynie H

Triple h on August 03, 2020:

Hunter i love it

JP on July 14, 2020:

Shadow!

Weeeeee on June 20, 2020:

Aceee

ty on May 29, 2020:

i love the name lucky

Anna on May 18, 2020:

I like the name george

Anya (Russian form of Anne) on May 07, 2020:

My twin brother and I were adopted from far East Russia when we were four. Since my brother has a cat named Sasha, I wanted a Russian name too. Anya is a ten weeks old chocolate lab and very, very active. My mom's Lhasa-poo is aftaid of her attemps to play and growls even though she is, for now, many times larger. Of course Anya will soon be huge. I've only had her for eleven days. I can't wait until she is big enough to wrestle with me, play catch and go swimming while I fish.

She's our first lab and she's go ou ng to be a great companion.

Laynie H (author) from Bend, Oregon on February 13, 2020:

Hi Cadence, those are both beautiful names! I love Cole and I love Raven. Cadence is a nice name too (:

Cadence on February 11, 2020:

cole is my brothers name and raven is my dogs name

Laynie H (author) from Bend, Oregon on November 05, 2019:

I added Cole!

cole on November 05, 2019:

add his name

Laynie H (author) from Bend, Oregon on August 08, 2019:

Cute suggestion Steve!

Steve on August 07, 2019:

Lilo!

Samson on June 15, 2019:

A yellow lab bred for show but trained for service to assist a paraplegic (me). He is wonderful, sweet and strong, as his name suggests.

Laynie H (author) from Bend, Oregon on March 31, 2019:

Hi Dan—Solo is awesome! Really suitable for an adventuring black lab!

Dan on March 23, 2019:

Our black lab's name is "Solo". It's been decided with the kids. We are Star Wars fans and Han Solo is Da Man! lol

Shaun on February 25, 2019:

Shaun

l jenkins on November 11, 2018:

My black labs name is Relay. He is the best. Second lab that we have had. Love labs!


Black Lab Dog Names Names for your Black Labrador Retriever Dog

Black Lab dog names can be just about anything, but there are a few that seem ideally suited for this most popular of all dog breeds. This smart, loving, easily trainable and always happy breed deserves some special consideration.

One of my three current dogs is a chocolate Labrador Retriever named Bailey. She has been one of the best dogs I have ever owned and Bailey is the perfect name for her.

“The neighbors” who live next door (my sister and her family) have two Black Labs. From among 1,000s of possible dog names, they picked Mollie and Buck.

Mollie is a lively, energetic dog with endless engergy and the unquenchable desire to retrieve – anything! Buck just likes to love his family. Woof!

Perfectly suited for hunting, these gun dogs often have one syllable dog names. My dad’s college room mate has raised Labs for most of his adult life.

Names for your Black Labrador Retriever Dog" data-jpibfi-src="peth-2021/4993/image_507M9JcxShujiszQ.jpg" >My two favorite of his Black Lab dog names were Rat and Tuff. These are perfect hunting dog names as they are easy to say, one syllable in form, and ideal for issuing voice commands.

If you don’t yet own a Labrador Retriever, visit our Labrador Retriever information page to learn more. This may also help you choose an appropriate name for your dog.

Below is a list of more than 100 Black Lab dog names. Take your time and have fun.

If you don’t find a name you like, return to our Labrador dog names list, our Dog Names by Breed page to see more categories, or expand your search to our list of more than 4,000 puppy names.

Abby Abe Alex Bailey
Baxter Bear Bentley Blackie
Blacky Blackyjack Bubba Buddy
Buster Casey Cassidy Champ
Choco Coco Cooper Daisy
Dakota Diesel Duck Ebony
Eightball Ella Espresso Fetch
Fletch Georgia Godiva Goose
Guiness Gunner Haley Harley
Hawk Hershey Hope Hudson
Hunter Jackson Jake Java
Jazz Jet Jethro Joe
Kahlua Kojak Koko Kujo
Lacey Lane Lee Lex
Licorice Lillie Link Lucy
Luna Mack Max Midas
Midnight Milo Missy Misty
Mitsy Mollie Nighthawk Nova
Onyx Oreo Otis Page
Panther Pepper Phantom Quinn
Rat Raven Rebel Rex
Ringo Ripley Rocky Sable
Sadie Satin Shade Shadow
Shelby Shilo Smoke Smokey
Spade Star Storm Tonka
Tucker Tuff Voodoo Zack
Zane Zeke

Is your lab yellow? Find a perfect name on our Yellow Lab names list.

Are you like me and you want or own a Chocolate Lab? Explore our Chocolate Lab names list.

Can’t find the name you like on the Black Lab Dog Names list? Don’t give up. Return to our Labrador Dog Names list or the Dog Names by Breed page to do some more exploring. If you have a great name, tell us about it!


Choosing a Labrador Dog Name

Choosing from so many Labrador dog names can be difficult. First, learn more about the breed on our Labrador Retriever information page. Then, think about how your Lab will fit in with your family and lifestyle.

If you will use your dog in the field as a hunter, one syllable dog names are worth considering. For those who simply want a wonderful family dog, just about any of these Labrador dog names will do – as long as it pleases your Lab!

Below is a general list of Labrador dog names following by links to more specific options on our Black Lab dog names, Chocolate Lab names and Yellow Lab names. Take your time and have fun.

If you don’t find a name you like on the Labrador dog names list, return to our Dog Names by Breed page to see more categories, or expand your search to our list of more than 4,000 puppy names.

Do you have a Black Lab? Explore our list of Black Lab dog names.

Is your lab yellow? Find a perfect name on our Yellow Lab names list.

Are you like me and you want or own a Chocolate Lab? Explore our Chocolate Lab names list.

Still can’t find the name you like on one of our Labrador dog names lists? Don’t give up. Return to our Dog Names by Breed page to do some more exploring. If you have a great name, tell us about it!


Black Lab Names – Unique Ideas For Naming Your New Black Lab

Black Lab names can be cute, unique, funny, or cool. No matter what type of name you’re looking for, we have ideas to suit everybody.

Black Labradors have the wonderful friendly, affectionate personality of the Lab, housed in gorgeous dark fur.

In fact, until the early 1900s, almost all Labs were black! So, it makes sense you want to welcome your pup with the perfect name.


Small Black Dog Names

The people’s votes are in… small black dogs are cute!

These sassy fierce lapdogs ooze cuteness and deserve a name which cements their place at the head of the family.

  • Ava
  • Basil
  • Bebe
  • Bella
  • Betty Boop
  • Black Bean (or Bean for short)
  • Boots
  • Chi Chi
  • Ciara
  • Ciggy
  • Coco
  • Cocopuff – made for the fluffy pup
  • Coley
  • Dora
  • Espresso
  • Fefe
  • Gucci
  • Hershey – any chocolate and dog lovers dream
  • Lamya
  • Lena
  • Lily
  • Mi Mi
  • Mila
  • Mily
  • Missy
  • Mittens
  • Monkey
  • Nessie
  • Nila
  • Peewee
  • Pimp-squeek
  • Pipa
  • Pippin
  • Pipsy
  • Pita
  • Raisin
  • Rosaleen (Or Rosa)
  • Sas (Or Sassy)
  • Sileni
  • Tika
  • Tilly
  • Tina
  • Toto (Dororhy’s little wee Terrier in the Wizard of Oz)
  • Truffles
  • Tux (Perfect for your black pup with a touch of white)
  • Violet
  • Yoda
  • Za Za
  • Zara

Male Black Dog Names

Looking for a strong and powerful black dog name?

We’ve got the list for you, with names like Ace, Leo and Uno these strong names will live up to your powerful pooch.

  • Ace
  • Adrian (Black in Latin!)
  • Angus
  • Anthony
  • Asher
  • Axle
  • Bat
  • Beau
  • Binx
  • Black
  • Black
  • Bond (Perfect for your little K9 with some agility skills)
  • Bronson
  • Chase
  • Corbin
  • Corbin (Meaning slightly dark in French)
  • Cosmo
  • Darcy
  • Darth Vader
  • Delano
  • Duff
  • Duke
  • Felix
  • Gabe
  • Haze
  • Jesper
  • Jessie
  • Jethro
  • Judas
  • Kev
  • Kingston
  • Leo
  • Louis
  • Lucifer
  • Max
  • Oden
  • Opie
  • Oscar
  • Oz
  • Ozlo
  • Poe
  • Rex
  • Sullivan (or Sully!)
  • Sylvester
  • Ted
  • Teddy (Great for a teddy-bear dog)
  • Toby
  • Vlad
  • Bandit
  • Beetle
  • Black pearl (Delicate yet beautiful)
  • Blackie
  • Coffee
  • Crow
  • Cub
  • Diesel
  • Django
  • Fudge
  • Grease
  • Grizzly
  • Indigo (Or Indie)
  • Jackal (Jack for short)
  • Jaguar
  • Latte
  • Mickey (Mickey Mouse)
  • Minnie (Minnie Mouse)
  • Nana (Named after the baby-sitter dog in Peter Pan)
  • Ninja
  • Noche – meaning night in Spanish!
  • Odie
  • Olive
  • Opal
  • Oreo
  • Panda Bear
  • Panther
  • Pengu
  • Penguin
  • Pepper
  • Pepsi
  • Phantom
  • Pluto
  • Polo
  • Poppy
  • Rocky
  • Sable
  • Salem
  • Scar
  • Scooby
  • Swan
  • Tar
  • Taz
  • Toots
  • Tootsie
  • Uno

There you have it, our collection of black dog names well suited for your gorgeous dark-furred canine.

Whether they are big or small, female or male, or maybe you just want a cute name to play on their mischevious yet sassy personality, whatever the case, we hope you found the perfect name for your puppy.


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