335 Best Golden Retriever Dog Names (Male & Female)

Best Golden Retriever Dog Names

You have just welcomed a new Golden Retriever into your family and want to pick just the right name for this lovable, playful, and perfect friend. Choosing the right name for them and your family can be quite challenging.  

In this article we have categorized the names to make it easier for you to choose the name that suits your Golden Retriever. We have a large selection of names that fit the appearance, gender, or traits of any Golden Retriever.

Enjoy the lists below and happy choosing!

Most Popular Golden Retriever Names 

Most Popular Golden Retriever Names

If you are searching for a popular name, then this is your list. It is the 50 most popular Golden Retriever names in the United States according to rover.com. These names are in order of popularity, and provided by actual Golden Retriever owners.

While all the names listed here are perfect names for Golden Retrievers, feel free to check out the rest of our lists in this article for more rare and unique names.

Most Popular Golden Retriever Names

CharlieScout
CooperRosie
BaileyJack
BellaHoney
DaisyMilo
MaxMoose
LunaLily
BuddyRuby
LucySunny
SadieMarley
TuckerWinston
MurphyTeddy
MaggieWinnie
LeoGracie
MollyEllie
NalaSophie
DukeSimba
RileyHarley
FinnMillie
OliverMaverick
BentleyCoda
OakleyStella
PennyWillow
BearOllie
PiperBeau

Best Golden Retriever Names

Best Golden Retriever Names

Below we give our picks for the best Golden Retriever names for both Male and Female dogs. This list is of course subjective, but we sat around and picked some of our favorites. If these names don’t do the trick, scroll on down a bit and check out some of our other options for your dog.

Best Male Golden Retriever Names

Choosing a name for a male Golden Retriever can be challenging because it should suit them well. Consider a masculine name that is easy to say and fits their physical or character traits.

Best Male Golden Retriever Names

TuckerCooperOscar
BuddyWinstonTeddy
CharlieGusScout
ScoutHankOliver
BradyLukeNico
MaxJakeHudson
DukeLeoGus
ChampMurphyCalvin
FinnJackBeau
HankMackDakota

Best Female Golden Retriever Names

Just like choosing a male name, finding a female name can be just as difficult. This list can help you find that right name or get you thinking of other names. 

Best Female Golden Retriever Names

GoldieBellaMolly
StellaLucySadie
IzzyTillyHope
SashaMiaLuna
PennySophieNala
AnnaAutumnGemma
LenaMandiWillow
Ally LexiLuna
BuffyEllaGinny
SuzieLolaSummer

Hunting Golden Retriever Names

Hunting Golden Retriever Names

Field Golden Retrievers were born to hunt. They are athletic and need plenty of exercise. Feel free to use any of the names below for your Golden, even if they are a Show Golden, they may still fit these names perfectly.

Hunting Male Golden Retriever Names

There are several hunting male Golden Retriever names listed below for you to explore. Because they were born to hunt, one of these names is sure to be a natural fit.

Hunting Male Golden Retriever Names

HunterAceTrapper
GunnerBoomerScout
ChaseRanger Buck
AmmoBearTank
BlitzHawk/HawkeyeSarge
WilderRexDuke
MaverickBrutusRyder
DieselThunderHercules
BoltWyattConan
Bear AtlasApollo

Hunting Female Golden Retriever Names

Female Golden Retrievers are hunters too. You may want to give them a name that is feminine but sounds like a hunter. This list should help with that.

Hunting Female Golden Retriever Names

LadyEchoWillow
XenaMaggieDixie
AuroraDakotaLayla
ArtemisBrielleTrudy
BaileyRoxieIvy
MoxieDuchessMarlie
DottieRoguePayton
NikitaDaisyDiana
AutumnNilaArya
ZiggySadieDawn

Golden Retriever Names Based on Color

Golden Retriever Names Based on Color

Below we give our picks for names based on the color of your Golden. Sure, some may sound cheesy…but cheesy can sometimes be fun! Find your Goldens color listed below and grab some inspiration for your dogs name.

Red Golden Retriever Names

Red Golden Retrievers are becoming much more common. Below are names that should fit your dog perfectly if they share this beautiful color. Don’t worry, we didn’t leave Clifford off the list!

Red Golden Retriever Names

RedAmberRobin
Brick CopperGigi
CliffordFlameRory
RustyPheonixTwizzler
ChesterConanRuby
SiennaArchieFox
BridgetBrandy Cinnamon

Cream Golden Retriever Names

Cream Golden Retrievers have a light-yellow color to them. Below are some ideas that we came up with that may just be perfect for your creamy yellow best friend.

Cream Golden Retriever Names

CreamyCaramelSandy
ButtersCookieBianca
LillyAngelIvory
PearlYukonCorky
ChowderSashaSkippy
WhitneyRufflesNilla
TaffyHazelAstrid

White Golden Retriever Names

White Golden Retrievers are a very pale yellowish color which can look white. These names should portray that color well.

White Golden Retriever Names

SnowballOpalCasper
Calla LillyIvoryCottonball
BlancoFrostJasper
SugarNoodlesMisty
LunaGooseDiamond
MagnoliaPearlMojito
PeppermintLillyAspen

Cute Food Names for Golden Retrievers

Food Names for Golden Retrievers

Naming a dog after a food is not uncommon, as some foods sound quite cute. Goldens are so sweet, naming them after your favorite treat may not be a bad idea. This list should give you some ideas when looking to name your pup after different food products.

Food Names for Golden Retrievers

CupcakeBiscuitNacho
PeanutPeachesBean/Beans
PumpkinTacoWaffles
MuffinCinnamonPancake
NutmegCaramelJellybean
ButterscotchNutellaMarshmallow
PancakeDumplingBagel
TofuCoconutSweet Potato
PepperMochiMeatball
OatmealLemonButter

Unique Golden Retriever Names

Unique Golden Retriever Names

Every dog is unique, but some owners want a really unique name for their best friend. Below are some ideas that we had for out of the ordinary and uncommon names for Golden Retrievers.

Unique Male Golden Retriever Names

A lot of owners want a unique name for their male Golden Retriever considering they are the third most popular breed of dog in the United States. Here is a list that would help you to find that unique name for your male Golden Retriever.  

Unique Male Golden Retriever Names

JaxCometCaptain
RufusSherlockAngus
JudeHoldenBarley
LincolnFisherDash
NuggetBurlPoppy
BingoSquirrelBennett
RiverBowieBlaze
ParkerMagnumOrion
SamBrinkleyShadow
KodaCosmoDimitri

Unique Female Golden Retriever Names

Many people choose to name their Golden a unique name that people are not familiar with hearing. This list provides female names that are unique but sound good when saying them.

Unique Female Golden Retriever Names

NadiaIndiZia
SummerRainAspen
ShylaTimberMoon
GinaLucaPippy
MegJunieOphelia
ZoraNatashaTessie
BlairChulaMaui
ShellyGinaMelody
LucillePheobeCici
VioletMiraMidge

Famous Golden Retriever Names

Famous Golden Retriever Names

Considering that Golden Retrievers are people pleasers, it is no surprise that there are several that have become famous. Here is a list of famous Goldens that have been in T.V., movies, books, or social media. While your dog may, or may not, end up famous…here are a few famous names of Goldens to give you some ideas.

Famous Golden Retriever Names

Bud (Air Bud)Brinkley (You’ve Got Mail)Duke (Busch’s Baked Beans)
Comet (Full House)Shadow (Homeward Bound)Tucker (YouTube, Instagram)
Bailey (A Dog’s Purpose)Pinkie (Show dog)Brandon (Punky Brewster)
Dug (Pixar’s UP)Yeller (Old Yeller)Rosebud (Air Buddies)

How To Choose A Golden Retriever Name

There are three things you might want to consider when naming your Golden Retriever. Afterall, you will be saying it a lot and they will be hearing it often. You will want to pick a name that you enjoy saying and hearing. 

Gender

Many names for Golden Retrievers are chosen based on the gender of the dog. There are many male and female names that are extremely popular among Golden Retrievers. If you choose a name based on gender, be sure to choose a male or female name that you like hearing and saying. 

Appearance

Golden Retrievers are often named after their beautiful appearance. Since Goldens come in different colors of gold from cream colored to red, their color provides inspiration for a unique name. Sometimes these names can be from other animals, objects, or foods that they resemble. 

Personality

Golden Retrievers have the most loving personalities of any dog, and they usually want to please their owners. Choosing a name based on their personality is quite common. Even though they are very loving dogs, they can be funny or mischievous at times as well.

Conclusion

Finding the right name for your new Golden Retriever can seem a bit stressful, but no matter what name you choose, remember it will be perfect for you and your dog. The more you use the name, the more you and your dog will get used to it. 

Often, nicknames come out of the original name, and they become accustomed to hearing that as well. I hope this list helped narrow down some name choices for you and made it a little easier to choose just the right name for your Golden Retriever.

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Corey Rawlins

Corey spends every day with his Golden Retriever named Brady. He enjoys training him, but most of all, playing with him. Corey is the Founder of Golden Retriever Society and loves working with the Veterinarian Advisors and other writers on the staff.

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