125 Dog Names That Start with L

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Written by: Celestine Gomez
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Dog names that start with L are awesome and practical at the same time. Because dogs tend to hear vowels better than consonants, vowel names are easier for dogs to learn.  It’s a good idea to name your dog accordingly.

Fortunately, there are many cool dog names that start with an L and end in a vowel!

Additionally, you want to choose a name that doesn’t sound similar to a command. For instance, your dog may confuse the name Leno with the command, “no”.

Here’s a list of dog names that start with an L to help you find the right one.


Badass Dog Names That Start With L

To give your dog a cool name that begins with an L, consider your dog’s breed. Dog breeds vary by appearance, temperament, and general tendencies. Of course, every dog will be different from the next, but some personality traits are commonly associated with specific breeds.

You can use your dog’s breed as a general guide for choosing the most suitable name.

Golden Retriever

Golden’s are usually cool, mild-tempered, and intelligent. They are gentle with kids and typically get along well with kids, pets, and strangers. Golden retrievers are sweet, affectionate, and playful dogs, so their names should reflect as much.

  • Lucy
  • Lillian
  • Leo
  • Loki
  • Louis
  • Louise
  • Luna
  • Lou
  • Lili
  • Louie
  • Luke
  • Lucky
  • Lady
  • Leia
  • Lulu
  • Levi

French Bulldog

Bulldogs are sometimes stubborn but otherwise even-tempered and friendly. A bulldog is known to be very loyal to its owner. Additionally, French bulldogs are playful, sociable, and affectionate. Fun names include:

  • Linette
  • Lamont
  • Larue
  • Lancelot
  • Levron
  • Liam
  • Lincoln
  • Landon
  • Leonard
  • Leroy
  • Lydia


Beagles are gentle and somewhat lazy. They like to eat and are prone to weight gain. Additionally, beagles are curious, friendly, and intelligent and come with an impeccable sense of smell. Beagles were originally bred for hunting. Check out the following names for your beagle.

  • Logan
  • Lennett
  • Liam
  • Lincoln
  • Lord
  • Lacy
  • Lester
  • Lad
  • Laddy
  • Linton
  • Lonnie
  • Lionel
  • Loraine
  • Lindon
  • Leon


The poodle is a water dog originally bred to retrieve game from the water. The poodle may have come from Germany, but others argue it originated in France. In the past, poodles performed in the circus, but today they are lovable doggie companions. Poodles are known to be very smart, sociable, and full of energy. Naming your poodle is easy.

  • Lanzo
  • Lindi
  • Loman
  • Langford
  • Lamar
  • Lu
  • Lenny
  • Lena
  • Lake
  • Laiken
  • Laguna
  • Lana

 German Shepherd

The German shepherd was bred as a working dog, often used to herd animals as far back as 1899. German shepherds are medium to large in size and are often used today as assistance animals and rescue dogs in addition to family pets. They are active, self-assured, and curious. 

Because they are protective, German shepherds make great guard dogs. German shepherds make great companions when they’re well-socialized. They’re also highly intelligent and obedient. German shepherds deserve strong names.

  • Leonardo
  • Ludwig
  • Lexi
  • Lieutenant
  • Luna
  • Ladi
  • Lady
  • Lazarus
  • Lan
  • Lance
  • Lane
  • Lars
  • Larry


One of the smallest dog breeds, Chihuahuas were registered by the American Kennel Club in 1904. They are a Mexican breed and retain about 4% of their hairless ancestors. Known to be devoted, lively, alert, and quick, Chihuahuas have become loving companions to many families. Give your Chihuahua a fun name.

  • Lemon
  • Libby
  • Ladybug
  • Lollipop
  • Lolita
  • Livvy
  • Levi
  • Lilac
  • Lyla
  • Labron
  • Little
  • Lolly
  • Lulu
  • Lamar
  • Lazaro
  • Labonita


Originally from Germany, rottweilers were bred for herding livestock. Rottweilers are strong, devoted, obedient, steady, fearless, confident, and alert. Rottweilers are powerful as they are headstrong.

They are a healthy and well-developed breed, capable of being great companion dogs when placed in a loving home. Dog names that represent confidence and start with the letter L include:

  • Lex
  • Liebe
  • Louisa
  • Lord
  • Latz
  • Laurel
  • Luigi
  • Luban
  • Lasso
  • Laurent
  • Lewis

Can a Dog Have Two Names?

Yes! Dogs can have two names as long as you primarily use one or a shortened version of the two names. Here are some creative options if you want to give your dog two names.

  • Luke Skywalker
  • Leroy Brown
  • Lee Harper
  • Luc-Jean
  • Lucy Lu
  • Lady Bird
  • Lilly Belle

Dog Names That Start With Little

Dog names combined with the word little are perfect for those tiny breeds like chihuahua, terriers, cocker spaniels, pomeranians, and toy poodles. The following names are great for small dogs with big attitudes.

  • Little Devil
  • Little Big
  • Little Brother
  • Little Luna
  • Little One
  • Little Shadow
  • Little Nikita
  • Little Nipper
  • Little Nicky

Naming your dog is honoring your dog and the bond you share. While the name you choose doesn’t have to be serious, it should be something you’re comfortable saying in public and using repeatedly at home.

Most importantly, choose a name with your best friend in mind and make it one you know they’ll wear with pride.

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Celestine Gomez

I'm Celestine Gomez, worked for 5 years in an animal shelter in Los Angeles, California. Having noticed the inherent passion and zeal in me to care for pets, I took a step further to create a team of I and like-minded individuals to provide an informative resource in order to broaden the knowledge base of a regular pet owners.