Silver Lab names can be a great way to compliment your Labrador’s unusual coat color. But, you don’t need to restrict your imagination to colors! You can choose a funny name, something cute, silly, or even something cool.
Silver isn’t the most common color for Labradors, and there’s still quite a lot of controversy about this shade in Lab enthusiast circles. But, if you’re sharing your home with a silver Lab, you’ll know they’re just as loving and friendly as any other Lab! So, it’s worth the time it takes to choose the perfect name for them. Let’s kick things off with 25 of our favorite ideas.
Best Silver Lab Names
Female Silver Lab Names
There are plenty of silver Lab names girl dogs will suit and love. You can choose something feminine and sweet, or something strong and empowering. Characters and popular figures are a great source of inspiration. As well as names that have special or interesting meanings! Here are some of our favorite human-sounding female name ideas for silver dogs and Labs.
Male Silver Lab Names
And, of course, we can’t forget the boys! There are so many male name ideas that can have perfect meanings for a silver Lab. Or, ones that just sound like they’ll suit this grey fur! Here are some of our favorites.
Unique Silver Lab Names
It’s not often that you’ll see silver Labs in the dog park. In fact, this coloring is quite controversial – many breeders will avoid Labradors that have the necessary genetics. So, if you’ve managed to find a wonderful silver Labrador, you might want to choose a name that’s just as unusual and unique as them. Here are some of our top picks.
Cute Silver Lab Names
Cute silver Lab puppies deserve an adorable name to match! Here are some wonderfully sweet ideas that will bring a smile to your face every time you call for your new friend.
Cool Names for Silver Labs
Cool name ideas are also a great choice for silver Labs! After all, that grey-blue fur looks pretty awesome, doesn’t it? So, here are some cool ideas you might enjoy.
Funny Silver Lab Names
Another great type of name for silver Labs is one that will make you laugh! If your new Lab friend is silly and goofy, this name choice can be a great way to compliment their personality. Here are some funny, silly names for Labs with silver fur.
- Second Place
- Earl Grey
- Tin Man
- Silver Surfer
- Senior Citizen
- Silver Tongue
- Long John
- Every Cloud
- Hi Ho
- Grey’s Anatomy
- Billy Gray Cyrus
- Grey Matter
- 50 Shades
- 25th Anniversary
- Light Black
Badass Silver Lab Names
If the names so far haven’t been right for your dog, maybe one of these badass ideas will! Our Labs may be friendly and loving, but they are also brave, outgoing, and hard-working! It’s hard to think of a more badass dog!
Cloud Names for Silver Labs
A common source of inspiration for silvery names for dogs is clouds! So, here are some cloud-inspired names that might be perfect for your silver Labrador Retriever.
About the Silver Labrador
Silver isn’t an official coat color for the Labrador Retriever breed. So, these Labs can never be show dogs, but they can make wonderful family pets. This shade is caused by the dilute gene, which turns the standard black Labrador coat to a lighter silver! The dilute gene is recessive, so puppies must receive a copy from both parents. This is why it’s much less common to see a silver Lab. In fact, many black Labs can carry this gene without anyone knowing until they have puppies!
The silver Lab will have the same general temperament, appearance and care needs as any other Lab. As long as they are socialized properly as a puppy, they will be friendly, confident, and affectionate adults. But, the dilute gene has been linked to some health issues, such as color dilution alopecia. So, silver Lab owners should learn about this to know the best ways to help their dilute dogs!
Which Name Did You Choose?
Did you find the perfect silver Lab name on our list today? We would love to hear which one was your favorite in the comments! And be sure to let us know if you can think of any other great ideas, so we can add them to this list.
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References and Resources
- Kim, J. (et al), ‘Color-Dilution Alopecia in Dogs’, Journal of Veterinary Science (2005)
- Caramalac, S. (et al), ‘PCR-RFLP Molecular Confirmation of Color Dilution Alopecia in Dogs in Brazil’, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (2021)
- Saif, R. (et al), ‘Dog Coat Color Genetics: A Review’, Advancements in Life Sciences (2020)
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