The Golden Retriever names we have gathered together for you, are arranged in easy to use collections, based on different themes. So we have cute names, funny names, names just for golden retriever girls and names just for boys, as well as some tips for thinking up totally unique ideas all of your own.
We also have creative names, unusual names, names based on nature, art, and much more. And of course we have plenty of cute Golden Retriever pictures and a video, to remind you of the fun ahead! Here are the collections:
Contents: The 367 Best Golden Retriever Names
These are the 20 top golden retriever puppy names for this year:
20 Top Golden Retriever Names
It’s great to have a name ready for when you bring your beautiful golden puppy home, but don’t panic if you are not quite there yet. The best Golden Retriever names can take a bit of finding. And puppies are very happy to be called ‘pup-pup’ until you have found the perfect name.
As you browse through our Golden Retriever dog names collections, try using them for inspiration. You could keep a notebook handy and jot down your own ideas. Let’s look at some female golden retriever names first.
Golden Retriever Girl Names
A good way of naming your female Golden Retriever puppy, and honoring their status as fully-fledged family members, is with a human name. These classically feminine names would suit any Golden Retriever girl puppy beautifully. From modern to historical, any woman’s name can make a good match for the right dog.
You’ll also find plenty of inspiration for naming your female golden retriever puppy, in our names from nature collection below.
Dog Names From Nature
A lovely way to get inspired names for your puppies is to look to the natural world. Some of these names are great for either male or female Goldens. Think of Willow, and River. They are among some of the most popular Golden Retriever names at the moment.
Our collection below however, has a feminine bias, and one of these might be perfect for your girl Golden Retriever. These mostly floral names are delicate yet bold, just like the flowers they are named for!
Floral Female Golden Retriever Names
And how about these beautiful tree names?
Most are suitable for boy and girl puppies. These trees are all golden in the fall, Rowan berries are a rich orange gold, and Maple, especially, has a lovely golden feel.
Nature themes can work well for male golden retrievers too, but popular male golden retriever names can also be based around more masculine themes such as military or nautical terms. So we’ll have a look at those below. First we have some traditional names for male golden retrievers
Classic Golden Retriever Boy Names
Some of the best male Golden Retriever names are traditional male human names too. These names range from the staid and sensible, to the modern and fun.
These are some of our favorite Golden Retriever male dog names!
Nautical Dog Names
Are you a fan of spending time on the open ocean? These sea faring names will really float your boat. And you’ll probably find some inspiration for naming your boy Golden Retriever right here!
- Mary Rose
If boating is not your thing, why not try getting creative and brainstorming names around a topic or area of interest that appeals to you personally? Think about your hobbies and your likes, and see if anything in that area stands out as a name.
Dog Names Inspired By Color
Goldens range in color from the palest cream to the deepest dark red gold. But whether you are bringing home a baby white golden retriever or a mahogany brown golden retriever pup, there is a world of inspiration in your dog’s beautiful coat color. Why not celebrate your dog with gold names that reflect their uniquely beautiful tone? Let’s have some Golden Names for Golden Retrievers.
and remember, there is always the ever popular ‘Goldie’ !
White Golden Retriever Names
From purest white to custard cream, we love our pale pups just as much! For the snowflakes among us, here are some wonderful English Cream Golden Retriever names:
Funny names for Golden Retrievers
There is nothing like a good laugh to lift the spirits. And giving your pet a humorous name can certainly bring a shine to the day. It can also be fun to pick an ironic name. One which doesn’t match your dog’s real personality or looks at all. Just make sure the novelty won’t wear off!
- Mr Barkington
The one thing we’d caution with funny names is not to take the joke too far. Or to make it personal. Choose a name you won’t flinch to hear called out across the dog park! Like something seriously strong sounding. Our next category: food and drink, also has a light-hearted twist.
Food and Drink Names
Who doesn’t love a nice bit of food and drink! Funnily enough, they also make some really lovely and amusing names for Golden Retrievers
A lot of names we’ve come up with so far are quite unusual. To find more uncommon Golden Retriever names you may need to focus on an unusual hobby or sport. Here are some ideas, to help you find a unique names for Golden Retrievers, and we’ll also look at some sport and hobby based names below.
Unique Golden Retriever Names
Not everyone wants to use a more traditional name for their Goldie. And a lot of us want something that is more individual. Do you want to pick a name as unique as your dog? One that makes people do a double take? Do you want to show off your knowledge by naming your dog after a character from literature or mythology? Or do you just want to highlight your dog’s individualism? Here are some ideas for you to springboard off!
Some of these are quite masculine and would suit a Golden Retriever male puppy perfectly.
Cool Golden Retriever Names
Cool is really subjective, so think of what makes you happy and feel proud. Or impressed! And go from there. I don’t know about you, but when I’m out with my dog it’s nice to feel confident. And what could draw more admiring glances than an awesome name! Something that oozes personality and individuality. Could one of them be the perfect fit for your Golden?
Cute Golden Retriever Names
Is your Goldie the cutest thing ever? I bet he is! And given that will be the first thing anyone notices about him anyway, he might as well have a name to match! Here are some cute dog names for Golden Retrievers!
Tough Golden Retriever Names
The Golden Retriever is famously soft and gentle. These placid dogs are a popular choice for families with young children, and few people would ever call them tough. But if badass dog names for Golden Retrievers work for you, then your charismatic Golden will have no trouble pulling off one of these bold names.
Sporting Golden Retriever Names
If you are really into a particular sport, that can be a great place to look for your dog’s name. Why not brainstorm words related to your main hobby, like these ideas:
Good Golden Retriever names can be found in all kinds of surprising places. Here are a few ideas from the more cerebral world of books, films and paintings
Names From Art And Literature
And we’ve saved the best for the last. Before you bring home the world’s cutest Golden Retriever, don’t forget to check out our comments for the latest names and stories from our readers. Here is our growing collection of readers’ dog names. They are awesome.
Names From Our Readers
Aren’t those wonderful! And thank you to our kind readers for sharing their good times and sad times with their wonderful goldens, past and present with us in the comments below.
We read them all and appreciate them. So many lost too young from cancer. In the words of a reader “we wish you all love and sweet, sweet golden memories”
Best Golden Retriever names
If you are about to bring home the Golden Retriever puppy of your dreams, have fun choosing their name! The name you pick is as much about you as it is about your dog, so remember to go with your instincts. Stick with something you are confident you won’t change your mind about in a few years time. And remember, once your dog’s name is settled, whatever you pick will be the right choice for you both.
For more names guaranteed to set your dog apart from the rest of the pack, visit our complete collection of unique dog names. Or try to think of a topic you like, and just pull random words from it to see if any fit! Because what could be cooler than a name that matches your personality as well as your dog?
Why not let us know your favorite Golden Retriever names in the comments section below?