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250+ Labradoodle Names: Curly & Cute Dog Name Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Labradoodle Names

The pup-like eyes, floppy ears, and playful, affectionate personality turn the Labradoodle into a big crowd-pleaser. The child-like traits, gentle character, and eager-to-please nature have earned this doggo a special place in our hearts. So, if you’re considering adopting a curly pup, the first thing on your to-do list is probably finding a name for it.

But where do you start? Should you pick a popular name or go for something a bit more exotic? There are thousands of options on the table! To make the job easier, our experts put together a list of the best names for a Labradoodle based on personality, color, gender, and more. Read on to find the perfect name!

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Naming a Labradoodle Pet: Keep It Short and Catchy

Finding the right name for a pet is never easy, especially if this is your first “rodeo”. But thankfully, there are some tried-and-true tips and tricks that will help you land with the right name.1 These are simple yet effective rules that work well for a cute doggo like the Labradoodle. For example, short, catchy names that end with vowels are easier for the furry bud to remember. Here’s a more detailed breakdown:

  • Pick one- or two-syllable names. Long names aren’t really that great. They might sound cool in your head, but they’re not the best pick. This becomes evident in training and when playing with the dog. That’s why names like Blue, Spot, and Buck are decent picks for a Labradoodle. Or, better yet, go with something like Blazer or Rosie (two-syllable names).
  • Avoid names that end on syllables. This isn’t a very strict rule. Names like Rocket, Cuddles, or Jasper are all wonderful choices, and the dog won’t have a hard time memorizing them. But if it’s a pup, you might want to go with something along the lines of Becky or Ollie. Names that end with vowels tend to be catchy, too, which is what most pet owners are looking for.
  • Don’t choose any confusing names. And by that, we mean names that sound like commands. So, anything that rhymes with or sounds similar to “sit”, “stay”, “down”, or “come” is a bad idea. It will be hard for the fur baby to differentiate between various commands and its own name. Even when the pet gets used to it, there will still be some confusion.
  • Consider using a human name. Right now, the most popular monikers for Labradoodles are all human names. For the ladies, it’s Luna, Lucy, Bella, and Daisy. As for the furry gents, they mostly have names like Charlie, Murphy, Teddy, and Milo. So, if you want to keep up with the current trends, choosing one of these names will get you there.
  • Watch the dog’s reaction. In some ways, this is the most important part. Before making it official, give the Labradoodle the opportunity to “warm up” to the name. Also, wait for its reaction. A head tilt is a great sign that the doggo is genuinely interested in that name. The same can’t be said about a bark or a growl, though!

Go-To Labradoodle Names Based on Personality

Now, if this is your first time owning a Labradoodle, it will take some time before the two of you warm up to each other. But once that happens, the dog will be comfortable enough around you to be its own self. And that’s when you’ll be able to “nail” the name based on its personality. Here are some of the cute names that you can give the pup based on its temperament:

  • Blazer
  • Bouncy
  • Buddy
  • Cloudy
  • Couch potato
  • Cuddles
  • Curious
  • Drooly
  • Flash
  • Furry
  • Grizzly
  • Happy
  • Journey
  • Laser
  • Mr. Grumpy
  • Mr. Moody
  • Rocket
  • Ruffles
  • Sleepy
  • Sniffy
  • Snoopy
  • Snugs
  • Sparky
  • Sport
  • Top Dog
  • Troublemaker
  • Wooly
  • Wonder Dog
  • Ziggy

woman with his Golden Labradoodle dog isolated on white background
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Best Names for a Labradoodle Inspired by Its Color

In contrast to popular belief, these curly-fur dogs are not only available in brown or apricot colors. There are 11 Labradoodle color variations out there, including cream, white, and chocolate. So, if you just brought home a golden boy or a blue girl, you can pick a name for it that fits the coat. Or use one of these names instead:

  • Apricot
  • Blackie
  • Blue
  • Brownie
  • Bruno
  • Camouflage
  • Caramel
  • Choco
  • Coco
  • Creamy
  • Freckles
  • Ghost
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Golden boy/girl
  • Graham
  • Greyson
  • Hazel
  • Hershey
  • Jumbo
  • Maple
  • Onyx
  • Patch
  • Pinot
  • Penny
  • Phantom
  • Reddie
  • Rolo
  • Rusty
  • Sahara
  • Scarlett
  • Shady
  • Spot
  • Sunshine
  • Sweetie
  • Tank
  • Teddy
  • Truffle
  • Umber
  • Whitey

labradoodle with harness
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Finding Inspiration in Historical Figures and Book Heroes

If you feel like your four-legged bud looks (or acts) like a famous person or has the traits of a book hero, that can serve as an excellent foundation for its name. It doesn’t have to be something overly complicated. Instead, try to find a name that will fit the doggo and resonate with your family members, friends, or even strangers:

  • Ace
  • Akamaru
  • Albert
  • Alphonse
  • Axel
  • Barldy
  • Beagle Boy
  • Bella Donna
  • Big Shirley
  • Bolivar
  • Brainy Barker
  • Bumper
  • Buster
  • Chewy
  • Cobbs
  • Darwin
  • Dogbert
  • Duchess
  • Edison
  • Einstein
  • Electra
  • Eugene
  • Gandalf
  • Goofy
  • Harley
  • Harrison
  • Hawkeye
  • Hercules
  • Hot Dog
  • Kennie
  • Koko the Pup
  • Leo Dog Vinci
  • Miles
  • Pearl
  • Pong Ping
  • Scully
  • Sigma
  • Sinbad
  • Thor
  • Winston

Australian Labradoodle standing in a dog park
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Cute Names for Mini Labradoodles

The Labradoodle is the love child between Labrador Retrievers and Poodles. However, it doesn’t always have to be a standard-size poodle: it can also be a miniature doggo. To celebrate the lovely mini Labradoodles, we put together the following list of the cutest and most adorable names for them. We’ve got Cookie, Pippy, Boop, and other picks for the tiny boy or girl:

  • Biscuit
  • Boop
  • Boots
  • Button
  • Cheese
  • Chip
  • Cookie
  • Cotton
  • Cupcake
  • Doody
  • Dopey
  • Dumpling
  • Hobbit
  • Hooch
  • Muffin
  • Noodle
  • Peanut
  • Pippy
  • Pudding
  • Pumpkin
  • Scoot
  • Snickers
  • Sprinkles
  • Sugar
  • Taco
  • Tiny
  • Tipsy
  • Waffles

labradoodle puppy sitting
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Best Names for a Labradoodle Girl

If you’re having a hard time finding the perfect moniker for your Labradoodle girl, we feel your pain. It’s not that easy to come up with the right name that embodies everything you love and cherish about the pet. Make the dog feel special and accentuate her girly features—that’s what we were going for when putting together this list. Take a closer look to find the perfect name for your favorite girl:

  • Abby
  • Annie
  • Bella
  • Bonnie
  • Carla
  • Chloe
  • Coco
  • Curly
  • Daisy
  • Dixie
  • Dolly
  • Ella
  • Ellie
  • Emma
  • Grace
  • Gracie
  • Hannah
  • Honey
  • Hope
  • June
  • Lacy
  • Lexi
  • Lizzie
  • Lola
  • Lucie
  • Lucy
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Kiki
  • Kiko
  • Maggie
  • Mila
  • Millie
  • Missie
  • Molly
  • Nala
  • Olive
  • Olivia
  • Pepper
  • Phoebe
  • Piper
  • Poppy
  • Princess
  • Riley
  • Rosie
  • Ruby
  • Sakura
  • Sophie
  • Willow
  • Zoey

labradoodle with the owner outdoor
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Best Names for a Labradoodle Boy

Are you the proud owner of a Labradoodle baby boy? Then you probably want to find a name for him that sticks. Yes, it can be challenging to come up with the right name for a male, but don’t worry—we’ve got just the right picks! Our experts selected the best monikers that are equally catchy and easy to remember. It can be something as simple as Oliver or Max or a bit cooler like Jax, Boomer, or Duke:

  • Alex
  • Archer
  • Baker
  • Banjo
  • Baxter
  • Bear
  • Benjamin
  • Bernard
  • Blaze
  • Boomer
  • Briggs
  • Buck
  • Buddy
  • Cash
  • Charlie
  • Chester
  • Chance
  • Comet
  • Cooper
  • Daniel
  • Drew
  • Duke
  • Felix
  • Finn
  • Frankie
  • Gabe
  • Hank
  • Henry
  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Jax
  • Joe
  • Jose
  • Leo
  • Lucas
  • Marley
  • Marshal
  • Max
  • Mike
  • Miles
  • Milo
  • Murphy
  • Oliver
  • Oscar
  • Paws
  • Philip
  • Rocky
  • Rowan
  • Scamp
  • Scout
  • Tucker

labradoodle dog lying on the back of the couch
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Badass Names for a Serious Doggo

Now, Labradoodles might look cute and cuddly, but these buds can be badass! So, if you feel like your pet needs a cool name to stand out from the crowd, don’t be afraid to experiment a bit! Here are our top picks for a rough, tough, and ready-steady Labradoodle. And the best thing about these names: most of them fit both boys and girls:

  • Brick
  • Bruiser
  • Bullet
  • Chase
  • Corky
  • Dash
  • Frosty
  • Gus-Gus
  • Hercules
  • Howler
  • Hunter
  • Joan
  • Lightning
  • Mars
  • Pilot
  • Radar
  • Ranger
  • Rex
  • Rodney
  • Ryder
  • Serena
  • Shadow
  • Shaggy
  • Spike
  • Swifty
  • Thunder
  • Velvet
  • Woof

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And there you have it—over 250 hand-picked names for your cute and curly Labradoodle! Picking a name for a pet doggo is a serious matter, as it represents more than just a “title” for the bud. Today, we went over a wide range of names, including the best picks for boys, girls, and also dogs of different colors, temperaments, and traits.

We also checked out the most fitting names for miniature pups. So, if you’ve just welcomed a Labradoodle into your furry family but can’t seem to find the right name for it, now you have more than enough to choose from! Put your heart into it, use our name-picking guide for inspiration, and go from there!

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