234 Dog Names That Start With L for Your Four-Legged Love

234 Dog Names That Start With L for Your Four-Legged Love

Getting a new puppy or rescuing a dog from a shelter is beyond exciting. Part of that excitement is getting to choose a name for the puppy. While humans can tend to be a little judgmental of others’ choices when it comes to naming children, the same isn’t often true of naming pets.

We’re a lot more open-minded with our name choices for animals, which means you can get really creative if you want to. You can choose a silly or super unique name, and most people won’t even bat an eye. Of course, no shade to those who prefer more traditional, down-to-earth names either.

We have all of these types of names on our list today, and every single one of them starts with the letter L. There are over 200 for you to choose from, so we’re sure you’ll find an absolutely lovely name for your new furbaby.

Cute Names for Captivating Puppies

Dogs are adorable. We would even argue that they’re the cutest animals on the planet. There are hundreds of dog breeds in existence, and every single one of them is cute! So, why not give your dog a cute name to match its cute appearance?

We’ve sorted all of our cute names into male, female, and unisex categories since there were so many. Of course, it’s 2024, so you can use a feminine name for a male dog (and vice versa) if you want to!


  • Laddie
  • Larry
  • Leeland
  • Lenny
  • Leo
  • Lester
  • Linguine
  • Louie
  • Luigi
  • Lynden


  • Ladybug
  • Libby
  • Lilac
  • Lilah
  • Lilo
  • Lily
  • Lilybeth
  • Lindy
  • Livvy
  • Lizzie
  • Lola
  • Lottie
  • Luella
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Lydia


  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lemonade
  • Licorice
  • Limoncello
  • Lolli
  • Lollipop
  • Loop/Looper
  • Love/Lovely
  • Loyal
  • Lucky

Cool Names for the Slickest Canines

Have you ever thought your dog is cool? The fact of the matter is that dogs are incredible creatures that can be trained to do many different things.

Dogs can work on farms as herders or guard livestock, and they’re well known for their role as service animals for those with disabilities. They also have an amazing sense of smell which they can use to detect health issues like cancer! As such, we have many cool names that start with L for dogs.


  • Labron
  • Lancaster
  • Lancer
  • Laser
  • Lavar
  • Lawson
  • Lazar
  • Lazaro
  • Lazarus
  • Lazlo
  • Leander
  • Lennox
  • Levy
  • Lex
  • Leyton
  • Lisandro
  • Locke
  • Lockwood
  • Loki
  • Lothario
  • Lucifer
  • Lucius
  • Luther
  • Lux
  • Luxor
  • Lyon
  • Lysander


  • Lacey
  • Ladonna
  • Lakendra
  • Lanita
  • Latasha
  • Latoya
  • Leia
  • Leilani
  • Lena
  • Lexi
  • Liliana
  • Lilith
  • Lizzo
  • Lolita
  • Lorelei
  • Luciana
  • Lucienne
  • Luzita
  • Lylas
  • Lyra
  • Lyric/Lyrica

Unique Names for Your One-Of-A-Kind Pup

Just like people, dogs are individuals. They all have their own unique personalities and traits. If you want to celebrate your dog’s individuality, or if you just like unique names, then this is the list for you.


  • Lachlan
  • Ladislav
  • Lamarcus
  • Landry
  • Lars
  • Lavell
  • Lavonte
  • Leandros
  • Leif
  • Lemuel
  • Leonid
  • Leonidas
  • Lev
  • Levan
  • Leviticus
  • Lewellyn
  • Lindberg
  • Lino
  • Loic
  • Lorentz
  • Luciano
  • Ludlow
  • Ludvik
  • Lutz


  • Laika
  • Lakita
  • Lakshmi
  • Latavia
  • Laurel
  • Laurentina
  • Lauressa
  • Lavinia
  • Leisha
  • Lerna
  • Lernik
  • Letitia
  • Levana
  • Lewana
  • Liyanka
  • Lollobrigida
  • Loriana
  • Luana
  • Lucretia
  • Ludmila
  • Luminosa
  • Lygia
  • Lynlee

L Names That Will Make You Laugh

chihuahua wearing sunglasses on a beach

If you’re a goofy person who loves a good joke, then you’ll probably enjoy these punny names that start with L. Our personal favorite is Lickerish. Check them out!

  • Lemony Sniffit
  • Leonardo Dog-caprio
  • Lickerish
  • Lickity Split
  • Licksalot
  • Lickums
  • Little Foot
  • Lord Barkston
  • Lord Waggington
  • Lucy-fur

Male Dog Names That Start With L

If none of the themes so far have interested you, we’ve still got more names. This is a list of some common, popular male dog names that start with the letter L. These names are traditionally masculine, but feel free to use them for girl dogs, too!

  • Lafayette
  • Lamar
  • Lambert
  • Lambo
  • Lamont
  • Lance
  • Lancelot
  • Lando
  • Landon
  • Langford
  • Langston
  • Larkin
  • Laurent
  • Lawrence
  • Leandro
  • Leon
  • Leonard
  • Leonardo
  • Leopold
  • Leroy
  • Lewis/Louis
  • Leyland
  • Liam
  • Lincoln
  • Lindon
  • Link
  • Linus
  • Lionel
  • Livingston
  • Lloyd
  • Logan
  • Lord
  • Lorenzo
  • Lowell
  • Lowman
  • Lowry
  • Luca
  • Lucas
  • Luke
  • Lyle

Female Dog Names That Start With L

If none of the other female names on our list sparked your interest, then here are even more! These names are a little more down-to-earth. These names are traditionally feminine, but it’s totally okay if you want to use one of them for a male dog.

  • Lady
  • Lainey
  • Lana
  • Larissa
  • Laura
  • Lauralee
  • Lauren
  • Laurette
  • Laverne
  • Layla
  • Leah
  • Leandra
  • Lenora
  • Leona
  • Leonora
  • Letty
  • Lexy
  • Lianna
  • Lianne
  • Lillian
  • Linda
  • Lindsay
  • Lisa
  • Lizbeth
  • Lorena
  • Loretta
  • Lorraine
  • Louisa/Louise
  • Louisette
  • Lucia
  • Lucille
  • Lucinda
  • Lucy
  • Lynn

Unisex Dog Names That Start With L

golden retriever puppy sitting with white background

Finally, we have some lovely unisex names for you to browse through. Any of these names would be a great choice regardless of your puppy’s gender.

  • Labyrinth
  • Lake
  • Lakota
  • Lassie
  • Laurie
  • Lee
  • Legend
  • Leighton
  • Leslie
  • Liberty
  • Libra
  • Lightning
  • Limbo
  • London
  • Lotus
  • Lumi
  • Lumos
  • Lunar

Lovely L Names for Loveable Pups

There were a lot of names on our list, so we hope you aren’t too overwhelmed. Getting a new puppy or rescue dog is an exciting experience, and choosing a name should be fun. Because you’re naming a dog and not a human, you can get really creative, and people will hardly bat an eye.

If you are struggling to choose between a few names, think about which one is easier to call. Does one of them feel more personal or loving? If you think you’ll love a name for the next decade and a half, then it’s a good choice.

Whichever name you decide on, we know it’s going to be awesome. Your dog is lucky to have someone who loves it so much and will spend time carefully deciding on the perfect name.

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