Labradoodles seem to be everywhere these days with their teddy bear faces, low-shedding curls, and playful personalities, all of which make them popular family pets. A mix between a Labrador retriever and a poodle, these dogs are beloved for good reason: they’re loving, smart, don’t shed much, and are deeply bonded to their people. (In fact, Labradoodles are such social creatures, they require plenty of company from you or a trusted pet sitter.)
For the first time ever, we’ve rounded up the most popular Labradoodle names of the year from our enormous Rover.com database of dog names nationwide. Yes, these are real names given by Labradoodle owners. Did your dog’s name make the list?
Looking for a dog name for your new puppy or adopted family member? Have fun, use your imagination, and be sure to check out other ideas from our wide selection of dog name lists.
Top Labradoodle Names by Popularity
Top 10 Female Labradoodle Names
Top 10 Male Labradoodle Names
Labradoodle Name Trends
Perhaps not surprisingly, Labradoodle owners overwhelming choose friendly human names for their pets. These include many names ending in a cheerful “ee” sound, from Lucy and Daisy to Charlie and Buddy. Those teddy bear faces inspire sweet, down-to-earth monikers. The top ten names for both sexes include only popular human names, in fact.
Labradoodle coats come in a variety of striking colors, from chocolatey brown to black to tawny gold. Many popular Labradoodle names give a nod to their particular color. These include Hazel, Ginger, Cinnamon, Hershey, Cocoa, Butters, Rusty, and Penny.
Mythological names and names connoting strength or power are much less common for Labradoodles than for other breeds. However, there are a disproportionate number of Labradoodles named Chewy, Chewie, or Chewbacca after the famous Star Wars character. There IS a strong resemblance.
We also found that Labradoodle parents opted for names related to “Bear” more commonly for this breed than others, including the name Bear itself and related terms or names like Teddy and Bruno.
After all…they do look a lot like a cuddly stuffed bear, don’t they?
Labradoodle Name Advice
If you’re having trouble deciding, keep in mind that great Labradoodle names can come from many different sources of inspiration, such as your favorite foods, books, celebrities, your heritage, or even dog breed history. For example, your puppy might sport a dessert name like Waffles or a color-themed choice like Autumn.
Another consideration when choosing your Labradoodle’s name? Dog training. This is of particular importance for puppies. When you’re teaching your new dog to respond to commands like sit, stay, or come, you’ll want to be sure their name isn’t a source of confusion. In other words, avoid puppy names that sound like a common dog training cue, such as “Bit,” which could easily be misheard as “sit.”
Of course, what matters most is that the dog name you choose rolls off your tongue. The best Labradoodle names will make you happy. We’re fans of the “backdoor test” for dog name selection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: stand at the back door and call out your new dog‘s potential name.
Saying “Molly, it’s time for dinner!” or “Winston, leave it!” helps take the name out of your imagination and into reality.
More Dog Name Ideas
As dog lovers through and through here at Rover, we find dog names absolutely fascinating, and we love searching our data on the topic to discover hot trends, quirky choices, and unique twists on classics. Over the years, we’ve compiled plenty of names for you to peruse—and we keep our lists updated with new data each year. Check out some of them below.