Girl Puppy Names Beginning with L

By Janice Jones   |Updated 10-29-2023

Here is your list of Girl Puppy Names Beginning with L

Check our other dog names pages for more ideas and for suggestions on how to name your puppy. 

Got a boy dog, check out these suggestions for boy dog names.

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Cute Girl Puppy Names Beginning With L

What do you think of when you look at cute girl puppy names beginning with L?  Many people's first thoughts include

  • Lucy
  • Lola
  • Luna
  • Lady
  • Lily
  • Lexi
  • Lulu
  • Leia
  • Lacey
  • Lassie (for those nostalgic dog owners)

These names always make the top 100 lists no matter what source you seek. OK, the name Lassie didn't make the cut but for the Shetland Sheepdog lover, this name always comes to mind.

How do you choose a great girl puppy name beginning with L.  Should it be girly and diva sounding?  Should it reflect the real personality of the puppy?  The color of her hair?  Something totally unique?

Rules for Naming Your Dog

There are not many rules but they should be followed:

  • Choose a one or two syllable name, but no more than 3 syllables
  • Pick a name that doesn't sound like anyone else in the household
  • Choose a name you can live with for at least 12 to 15 years.
  • Choose a name that you don't mind sharing with your vet, groomer, dog walker or pet sitter.

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We've combined feminine names with names based on size and appearance and famous dogs to create a complete list of girl puppy names beginning with L.

  • Lace
  • Lacy
  • Ladee
  • Ladona
  • Lady
  • Ladybug
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Lagoon
  • Laila
  • Lala
  • Lali
  • Lallie
  • Lambchop
  • Lanie
  • Lapis
  • Lara
  • Laretta
  • Larissa
  • Lassie
  • Lata
  • Latte
  • Laura
  • Laurel
  • Lauren
  • Layla
  • Lea
  • Leah
  • Leda
  • Leela
  • Leena
  • Leia
  • Leila
  • Leika
  • Lentil
  • Leona
  • Lequoia
  • Leshia
  • Leslie
  • Leto
  • Letti or Letty
  • Lexie
  • Lexus
  • Lian
  • Libby
  • Liberty
  • Libra
  • Licorice
  • Lida
  • Lil
  • Lil Bits
  • Libby
  • Lilo
  • Lily
  • Lima: Roman goddess of the threshold
  • Limbo
  • Li Ming
  • Lin
  • Lindsay
  • Ling
  • Ling Ling
  • Liny
  • Lipstick
  • Lisa
  • Lita
  • Little foot
  • Little one
  • Liz
  • Lizzie or Lizzy
  • Locket
  • Logan
  • Lois
  • Lolita
  • Lola
  • Lollipop
  • Lolly
  • Lona
  • London
  • Lonnie
  • Lora
  • Lorah
  • Loretta
  • Lori
  • Lotta
  • Lottie
  • Lotus
  • Luba
  • Lubie
  • Luby
  • Lucia
  • Lucille
  • Lucky
  • Lucy
  • Lui Lui
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Lunar
  • Lyla
  • Lyndsy
  • Lynn
  • Lynnette
  • Lynx
  • Lyra
  • Lysa

Debbie from New York (USA) named her dog Loni, meaning Lion's Daughter.

A Shih Tzu from New York named Loni

Gia from New York (USA) named her two new Shih Tzu puppies, 

Lyra and Leeloo

Lyra Belacqua from the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman

Leeloo is Leeloominaï Lekatariba Lamina-Tchaï Ekbat De Sebat (A.K.A "Leeloo") as she is one of the Supreme Beings of the Universe. She was sent to Earth in corporeal form to become the Fifth Element, the final piece of a powerful weapon to destroy the Great Evil.

Paula from the U.K. is naming her new Shih Tzu/Lhasa hybrid, Lilliput from Gulliver's Travels.  Lilli will make a great nickname.

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About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with Poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, English Bulldogs, Carin Terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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