15 Great Golden Retriever Names

A Golden Retriever lounging on a couch

Bringing a dog home is a major step, and in addition to ensuring that your new canine receives all of the necessary care and attention, picking the ideal name is crucial. But where should you begin? Golden retrievers are recognized for being loyal, amiable, and clever canines, which might help you limit down your puppy's prospective names. Other aspects to consider while naming your dog include its physical qualities and personality.

Below, we've put together some of our favorite—and some of the best—options for golden retriever names, which are a great start.

Top Names for Golden Retrievers

  • Amina
  • Allegra
  • Bear
  • Brick
  • Buttercup
  • Chaplin
  • Clem (Clemence)
  • Dorado
  • Doris
  • Dug
  • Gil
  • Liberty
  • Mustard
  • Sam
  • Truman

Fun Fact

Golden retrievers are recognized for their loving nature, which extends to their bite. These canines were designed to recover fallen game rather than to attack it. They were developed to employ a soft mouth when recovering the bird, meaning their teeth would not penetrate the prey item. Golden retrievers have one of the softest bites of any dog breed due to inclination. They're unlikely to bite you, but if they do, the pain should be minimal.

Tips for Naming Your Golden Retriever

If you want to emphasize your dog's good attributes in a name, consider terms that imply loyal or cheerful in different languages. For example, the Arabic name "Amina" means "honest," "Truman" means "genuine one," and "Allegra" means "happy" in Italian. Other sources of inspiration include the dog's gleaming coat and whether you intend to use your dog as a hunting buddy. Golden retrievers live for an average of 10 to 12 years, so choose a name you'll be proud to share with others while walking your dog, in dog parks, or at the veterinarian's office.

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Golden Retriever Girl Names

If you are looking for a catchy name for a female golden retriever, take a look at these popular selections.

  • Amber
  • Bella
  • Blondie
  • Brandy
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Gracie
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Lady
  • Nala
  • Pearl
  • Penny
  • Sadie
  • Zuzu

Golden Retriever Boy Names

Good dog names are short and easy to say. Take a look at these popular favorites for male goldens.

  • Blaze
  • Buddy
  • Cody
  • Cooper
  • Copper
  • Duke
  • Harley
  • Leo
  • Marley
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Nugget
  • Rusty
  • Tucker
  • Whiskey

Golden Retriever Hunting Dog Names

Golden retrievers are a type of gun dog or bird dog that originated in Scotland in the mid-nineteenth century. Golden retrievers were developed to catch ducks during hunts and are excellent swimmers. These dogs are excellent hunting partners.

  • Ace
  • Apollo
  • Archer
  • Artemis
  • Bolt
  • Chase
  • Dash
  • Echo
  • Gunner
  • Hunter
  • Magnum
  • Orion
  • Ranger
  • Ryder
  • Scout

Golden Retriever Cute Names

Golden retrievers are one of the cutest canines as pups, but as they grow older, their features keep a soft, loving expression with soulful, penetrating eyes. It's no surprise that they have names like Buttercup and Precious.

  • Angel
  • Biscuit
  • Buttercup
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Fluffy
  • Happy
  • Marigold
  • Marshmallow
  • Peaches
  • Precious
  • Sugar
  • Sunshine
  • Sweetie
  • Waffles

A to Z Golden Retriever Names

A

  • Ace
  • Allegra
  • Amber
  • Amina
  • Angel
  • Apollo
  • Archer
  • Artemis

B

  • Bear
  • Bella
  • Biscuit
  • Blaze
  • Blondie
  • Bolt
  • Brandy
  • Brick
  • Buddy
  • Buttercup

C–D

  • Chaplin
  • Chase
  • Clem (Clemence)
  • Cody
  • Cookie
  • Cooper
  • Copper
  • Cupcake
  • Dash
  • Dorado
  • Doris
  • Dug
  • Duke

E–H

  • Echo
  • Fluffy
  • Gil
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Gracie
  • Gunner
  • Happy
  • Harley
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Hunter

L–O

  • Lady
  • Leo
  • Liberty
  • Magnum
  • Marigold
  • Marley
  • Marshmallow
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Mustard
  • Nala
  • Nugget
  • Orion

P–S

  • Peaches
  • Pearl
  • Penny
  • Precious
  • Ranger
  • Rusty
  • Ryder
  • Sadie
  • Sam
  • Scout
  • Sugar
  • Sunshine
  • Sweetie

T–Z

  • Truman
  • Tucker
  • Waffles
  • Whiskey
  • Zuzu

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