Lad

Male

Meaning

a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)

Origin

Norse

Pronunciation

/læd/

Traits associated with the name Lad:

Dogs named Lad tend to be loving, good-natured, resilient, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Lad?

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique name. It could also suggest that you are a fan of traditional English names.

Is Lad a good dog name?

Lad is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Lad isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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2,998
New York City Dog Name Database
1,804
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Lad is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Lad was, in the past month, the 4157th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Lad is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Lad was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Lad's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Lad is most adored in Alabama, District of Columbia and Oregon.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Ohio, Washington and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Lad.

Most popular breeds named Lad:

  1. Shetland Sheepdog
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Collie
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Australian Shepherd

Famous dogs named Lad:

  • literature icon A rough collie named Lad was a character in the book Lad, A Dog by Albert Payson Terhune.

Lad is found in these categories:

cute dog names
cute

Evokes images of charming, youthful boys in classic British literature.

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