Yellow Lab Names – 250 Awesome Ideas For Naming Your Pup

yellow Lab names

Your perfect puppy needs a name that you feel comfortable shouting across the dog park! Your dog’s name makes a statement, and it’s nice if it reflects their energy, intelligence, loyalty, and sense of fun. Whether you dare to be different or are searching for a classic or traditional name for your yellow lab, you’ll find inspiration here in our awesome, yellow themed, dog name collections

It’s a good idea to choose a name that doesn’t sound like anyone elses. It should be short, one or two syllables at most. Longer vowels and harsher consonant sounds, help with communication and training.

Naming Your Puppy

You’ll be calling your dog’s name a lot over the years, so it’s best to pick a name that’s easy to say out loud— at home or in public. Picture yourself running up and down your street yelling “Mr. Sassy Herring Lacy Pants” a few times to understand why this is so important!

yellow lab names

Male Yellow Lab Names

Here are some male yellow lab names popular at the moment, based on the AKC list and current pop culture trends.

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Cooper
  4. Buddy
  5. Jack
  6. Rocky
  7. Oliver
  8. Bear
  9. Duke
  10. Tucker
  11. Leo
  12. Milo
  13. Finn
  14. Luke
  15. Atwood
  16. Prince Harry
  17. Prince William
  18. Jon
  19. Ghost
  20. The Hound
  21. Khaleesi
  22. Toby
  23. Winston
  24. Rusty
  25. Zach
four month old labrador puppy with kind expression and big ears
she’ll grow into her coat and ears

Female Yellow Lab Names

These names are popular right now. It’s best to avoid names that sound too much like a fellow family member or friend. They might not appreciate being your pup’s namesake.

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Daisy
  4. Luna
  5. Lola
  6. Sadie
  7. Molly
  8. Maggie
  9. Bailey
  10. Sophie
  11. Penny
  12. Stella
  13. Lacey
  14. Rey
  15. Leia
  16. Meghan (Markle)
  17. Kate (Middleton)
  18. The Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsberg)
  19. Arya
  20. Jamie
  21. Sansa
  22. Brienne
  23. Jess
  24. Annie
  25. Ginger

yellow Lab namesUnique Yellow Lab Names

The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular companion dogs in the US, and you are likely to run into plenty of other Labs and their owners at the dog park, beach, hiking trails, and even your local fire hydrant.

So you’ll want to pick a sufficiently unique moniker that won’t send every yellow Lab in the area running towards you!

Here are some names work perfectly for friendly, tail wagging yellow Labs.

  1. Bumblebee
  2. Coral
  3. Sugar Pie Honey Bun
  4. Dijon Diva
  5. Shanna Banana
  6. Tuscan Treasure
  7. Blondie
  8. Pineapple Pete
  9. Dido
  10. Rufus
  11. Pinjarra
  12. Princess Buttercup
  13. Corn Cob Pipe
  14. Miss Fire
  15. Liami
  16. Canary Catcher
  17. Goldie Locks
  18. Pebble
  19. Lemonade (or just call her Queen Bey)
  20. Mustard on Rye
  21. Pirate Medallion
  22. Daffodil Doll
  23. Old Yellow
  24. Rowan
  25. Gershwin
  26. Ruby
  27. Dandelion
  28. Flaxen Maid
  29. Foxy Lady
  30. Franklin
  31. Mrs. Doubtfire
  32. Sunny
  33. Sorrel
  34. Verrana
  35. Cream Crumpet
  36. Foxfire

Cool Yellow Lab Names

Labs are famously easy going. These calm, cool names are perfect for a pup with a laid-back personality!

  1. What’s Up Doc
  2. Don’t Worry Be Happy
  3. Margaritaville
  4. Lazy Bones
  5. Marshmallow
  6. Pudding
  7. Hot Tottie
  8. Chamomile (“Camo” for short)
  9. Mellow Yellow
  10. Vacay
  11. Slugabed
  12. Sure Thing
  13. The Big Napper
  14. Sophora
  15. Snooze Button
  16. Back in 5
  17. Camp
  18. Beach
  19. Hammock Hog
  20. Sleepy
  21. Three-Toed Sloth
  22. The Weekend
  23. Tranquility
  24. Cordita
  25. Harmony
  26. Jacuzzi
  27. Cloud Nine

Funny Names

Some funny names to make you paws and smile!

  1. Miss Independent
  2. Wyatt Earp
  3. Humphrey (Bogart)
  4. Tuff Buff
  5. Poptop
  6. Jaws
  7. Cookie Monster
  8. Good Cop (or Bad Cop)
  9. Come!
  10. Bad Dog (or Good Dog)
  11. Murph (“Murphys Law”)
  12. No!
  13. Polar (Bear)
  14. Sam I Am
  15. Drop It!
  16. Whoopsydoodle
  17. Happyland
  18. No Name
  19. Good Grief
  20. Up to No Good
  21. Waterproof
  22. Whachadoin
  23. Cheesecake
  24. Sweet Lips
  25. Eggnog

Tough Names For Yellow Labs

Is your yellow pooch a rough-and-tumble pup? One of these rugged names may just be the ticket!

  1. Calamity Jane (or Joe)
  2. Butch
  3. Bruce
  4. Master
  5. Commander
  6. G.I. Jane (or Joe)
  7. Sarge
  8. Chief
  9. Tank
  10. Major
  11. Tango
  12. Musket
  13. Bullet
  14. Dodger
  15. Pirate
  16. Cruiser
  17. Stryker
  18. Bosun
  19. Magnum
  20. Trucker
  21. Raider
  22. Tank
  23. Skipper
  24. Colt
  25. Kevlar
  26. Sherman
  27. Honor
  28. Duke
  29. Boomer
  30. Watchman
  31. Warrior
  32. Indy
  33. Hero
  34. Merlin
  35. Glory
  36. Patriot

Smart Yellow Lab Names

Is your pal a big brain in a little puppy body? These are smart yellow lab names from science and literature!

  1. Darwin
  2. Hawking
  3. Einstein
  4. Neil (deGrasse Tyson)
  5. Noam (Chomsky)
  6. Marilyn (vos Savant)
  7. Judit (Polgar)
  8. Dickens
  9. Madison
  10. Cleopatra
  11. Alexander the Great
  12. Constantin
  13. Gatsby
  14. Tolkien
  15. Solomon
  16. Hobart
  17. Mozart
  18. Gandhi
  19. Edison
  20. Beethoven
  21. Marie (Curie)
  22. Socrates
  23. Plato
  24. Lincoln
  25. Bronte
  26. Seymour
  27. Checkov
  28. Eleanor (Roosevelt)
  29. Sun Tzu
  30. Khan
  31. Jefferson
  32. Augusta
  33. Sherlock
  34. Maya (Angelou)

yellow Lab namesYellow Lab Names for a Puppy

Did you know there are 17 different color variations in the yellow lab coat? The coat color can vary from palest white/cream (called light cream in the breed standard) to deep red with yellow undertones (known as fox red). Some Labs may display deeper color points on their ears, back, and belly!

  1. Dane
  2. Arizona
  3. Bagel
  4. Dorothy
  5. Atlanta
  6. PoBoy
  7. Nosh
  8. Waffles
  9. Axel
  10. Rose
  11. Tweety
  12. Sylvester
  13. Super Pup
  14. Taz
  15. Trucker
  16. Rio Bravo
  17. Jaz
  18. Pepper
  19. Bruno
  20. Dorito
  21. Mango
  22. Apricot
  23. Peach
  24. Acorn
  25. Willow

Yellow Lab Hunting Dog Names

Are you and your yellow lab hunting buds? These names are perfect for the canine athlete or hunting retriever.

  1. Remy
  2. Target
  3. Hawk
  4. Eagle
  5. General
  6. Poacher
  7. Wolverine
  8. Shiloh
  9. Beast
  10. Boomer
  11. Legend
  12. Spartacus
  13. Apollo
  14. Xena
  15. Flush
  16. Olympia
  17. Walker Texas Ranger
  18. Artemis
  19. Merlin
  20. Crockett
  21. Boone
  22. Happy Hunting
  23. Athena
  24. Quest
  25. Mack
  26. Cassidy Jane
  27. Flash
  28. Ace
  29. Radar

Cute As A Button

Here are some cute male yellow lab names and equally cute female names.

  1. Benji
  2. BamBam
  3. Floofy
  4. Fluffnpuff
  5. Sweet Cream
  6. Baby
  7. Dino
  8. Daisy Mae
  9. Dakota
  10. DuckDuckGoose
  11. Cheerio
  12. Nacho
  13. CheesyPuff
  14. Frisbee
  15. Pooh
  16. Tigger
  17. Button
  18. Treat
  19. Kobe
  20. Shipley
  21. CrispyCreme
  22. Starbucks
  23. Cricket
  24. Milkbone
  25. Bae
  26. Pumpkin
  27. Dawg

Find More Name Ideas!

If you need even more inspiration, we have it. Check out some more awesome male yellow lab names here. Take a look at more cute name ideas here! And don’t miss our big dog name guide! Find more yellow lab puppy names here. Or check out more tough dog names here.

Find more funny yellow Labrador names here. Or find some more wonderful female yellow lab names here. Check out more cool yellow dog names here. Find more unique names here.

Have you found the perfect name for your pup? Post a comment to let us know which yellow lab name you choose and why!

Yellow Lab Names – 250 Awesome Ideas For Naming Your Pup

References and Further Reading

The Labrador Retriever Club

The Labrador Handbook by Pippa Mattinson(paid link)

American Kennel Club (AKC)

Coren S. 2011. The Art and Science of Naming a Dog. Psychology Today.

The Labrador Site Founder

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She is also the founder of the Gundog Trust and the Dogsnet Online Training Program 

Pippa's online training courses were launched in 2019 and you can find the latest course dates on the Dogsnet website


  1. We just lost our black lab about months ago. Her name was “Blackie”. She was 17. Just got a yellow lab pup. His name is “Biscuit”

  2. Our newest puppy is only 11 weeks old and her name is Brooklyn ‘Brook’. We had three others who were called Amber, Hey and Cosmo.

  3. We have had 4 yellows over the years. First was Magic Maggie, then Molly, next Rainey, who left us way to early. The current Yellow is 5 months old and her name is Delaney.

  4. I call my girl Brady and we had a Riley and Sampson before her. I am waiting on the birth of my next bundle of fluffy joy. I’m turning names over in my head: Bently, Bristol, Rio. I’d like to call her Magoo but my consort says it’s not dignified. 🤣

  5. Our yellow lab was named Callie Girl she crossed the Rainbow Bridge Oct 5 2021. She was the kindest most precious well behaved sweet little baby 10.5 yrs old I am heartbroken

  6. We had two yellow labs one is Deuces wild in Andover (Deuce) and Valley Views Diamond in the ruff (Diamond). They have since past and we now have another yellow lab named Swissy Missy Cocoa (Missy) she is 7 mo

  7. Thinking of naming my male yellow lab puppy Roscoe. I’ve only seen him in pictures I get him on Saturday, he just turned 6 weeks old. Can’t wait to get him.

  8. We had both a Yellow and a Black Lab, their names were Ozzie and Pepper, and people would actually ask us which was which! DUH

  9. My Yellow Lab is called Elba. We live in Tuscany , Italy and Elba is a beautiful island off the coast , South from here. X