Yellow Lab Names – 250 Awesome Ideas For Naming Your Pup

yellow Lab names

Choosing a name for your yellow Lab sure can be a challenge! Especially since there are so many great yellow lab names. Even more difficult when you realize how many different shades of yellow a Labrador dog can display in their coat! But don’t worry, you’ve have come to the right place. In this article, you’ll hopefully find all the inspiration you need one of these yellow lab names is sure to fit your sweet yellow Lab to a T!


When you’re picking from themed names lists, don’t just go with your favorite. Make sure that the name works for your dog, lifestyle and family too. Choose a name that doesn’t sound like anyone elses. It should be short, one or two syllables at most. And it should have longer vowels and harsher consonant sounds, to help with communication and training your new baby yellow Lab.

What would you name these cute yellow Lab puppies?

Choosing Good Yellow Lab Names

Choosing names for yellow pets can be challenging enough on its own. But consider this: the Labrador retriever is the number one most popular dogs in the US and has been for the past 26 years and counting—wow! What this means is that 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 name that won’t send every yellow Lab in the area running towards you!

Plus, you’ll be calling this name a lot over the next several years, so it’s best to pick a name that’s easy and comfortable to say out loud— at home and in public. Just picture yourself running up and down your street yelling “Mr. Sassy Herring Lacy Pants” five or 100 times to understand why this is so important!

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Yellow Lab Naming Tips

Here are a few helpful hints to guide you towards picking the right name for your yellow lab. First, you may want to try to stay away from any name that sounds too much like the name of a fellow family member or friend. Especially if you suspect this person might not appreciate being your pup’s namesake.

Also, in some cases, choosing a shorter name (three syllables or less) can be easier to say and also easier for your lab to hear. Finally, you may want to think twice before picking a racy or confrontational name that could be taken the wrong way by others.

Male Yellow Lab Names

As you browse through these yellow lab names for males dogs, always bear in mind whether you’d like to opt for a trendy (currently popular) yellow lab name or go for a more classic name. Both are great options, but of course, the choice is all yours! Here are some trendy male yellow lab names popular at the moment, based on American Kennel Club’s 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

Female Yellow Lab Names

Here are some of the top trendy female yellow lab names popular right now..

  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

Did you know there are as many as 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) all the way to deep red with yellow undertones (known as fox red).

In addition, your yellow Lab may grow up to display deeper color points on their ears, back, and underside! Here are some unique yellow lab names based on coat color that may just work perfectly for your new yellow furry love.

  1. Busy Bumblebee
  2. Sugar Pie Honey Bun
  3. Dijon Diva
  4. Shanna Banana
  5. Tuscan Treasure
  6. Blondie
  7. Pineapple Pete
  8. Princess Buttercup
  9. Corn Cob Pipe
  10. Miss Fire
  11. Canary Catcher
  12. Goldie Locks
  13. Lemonade (or just call her Queen Bey)
  14. Mustard on Rye
  15. Pirate Medallion
  16. Daffodil Doll
  17. Old Yellow
  18. Dandelion
  19. Flaxen Maid
  20. Foxy Lady
  21. Mrs. Doubtfire
  22. Sunny
  23. Blondes Have More Fun
  24. Cream Crumpet
  25. Foxfire

Cool Yellow Lab Names

These calm, cool yellow lab dog 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. Snooze Button
  15. Back in 5
  16. Camp
  17. Beach
  18. Hammock Hog
  19. Sleepy
  20. Three-Toed Sloth
  21. The Weekend
  22. Tranquility
  23. Harmony
  24. Jacuzzi
  25. Cloud Nine

Funny Yellow Lab Names

These funny names are fun to say and always good for a laugh!

  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 Yellow Lab Names

Is your yellow pooch a real rough-and-tumble pup? One of these tough yellow lab 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. Major
  10. Tango
  11. Musket
  12. Bullet
  13. Stryker
  14. Magnum
  15. Tank
  16. Colt
  17. Kevlar
  18. Sherman
  19. Honor
  20. Duke
  21. Boomer
  22. Indy
  23. Hero
  24. Glory
  25. Patriot

Smart Yellow Lab Names

Is your yellow love already a big brain in a little puppy body? You may want to choose one of these smart yellow lab names!

  1. Darwin
  2. Hawking
  3. Einstein
  4. Neil (deGrasse Tyson)
  5. Noam (Chomsky)
  6. Marilyn (vos Savant)
  7. Judit (Polgar)
  8. Cleopatra
  9. Alexander the Great
  10. Constantin
  11. Tolkien
  12. Solomon
  13. Mozart
  14. Gandhi
  15. Edison
  16. Beethoven
  17. Marie (Curie)
  18. Socrates
  19. Plato
  20. Lincoln
  21. Eleanor (Roosevelt)
  22. Sun Tzu
  23. Khan
  24. Jefferson
  25. Maya (Angelou)

yellow Lab namesYellow Lab Names for a Puppy

The number one consideration when choosing yellow lab names for puppies is to make sure you pick a name that your pup can grow into!

After all, someday that plump little bundle of fluff is going to be a whole lot taller and much bigger!

Here are some great yellow lab names for a puppy that just sound better with age!

  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 yellow lab hunting dog names are perfect for when you’re on the hunt together.

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

Cute Yellow Lab Names

These cute male yellow lab names and equally cute female yellow lab names are sure to bring out the cuteness in your yellow furball!

  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. Treat
  18. Kobe
  19. Shipley
  20. CrispyCreme
  21. Starbucks
  22. Milkbone
  23. Bae
  24. Pumpkin
  25. Dawg

Which Yellow Lab Names Will You Choose?

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading through this carefully curated list of some of the best yellow lab names!

Find More Yellow Lab Names!

If you need even more inspiration, we’ve got plenty more! Check out some more awesome male yellow lab names here Take a look at more cute name ideas here! You might find some more hunting dog inspiration in our big dog name guide! Find more yellow lab puppy names here. Or check out more tough yellow lab 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 female yellow lab names here.

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

The Labrador Handbook by Pippa Mattinson
Yellow Lab Names – 250 Awesome Ideas For Naming Your Pup

References and Further Reading

The Labrador Retriever Club

American Kennel Club (AKC)

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

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

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  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