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Over 180 Golden Retriever Names for Your Beloved Pup

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Why We Love Goldens

When you think of friendly dog breeds that make the perfect family dog, chances are the golden retriever crossed your mind. That’s because the golden retriever truly is a wonderful, friendly, and good-natured family dog.

Originally bred in England to “retrieve” hunted game, it’s no wonder why this breed often enjoys playing fetch! With their beautiful, soft, golden fur and gentle personality, this dog is ready to return all the love given to it, tenfold!

Golden Retriever Name Ideas

If you are reading this article, then it is likely that you now have one as a member of your family, or will soon; therefore, it is necessary to research golden retriever names.

The name should make sense with your dog’s personality, unlike those who have named their timid chihuahua “Jaws.”

Though it’s funny to give a dog an oxymoronic name, keep in mind that you will be saying this name for many years to come, and the humor-factor eventually wears off (especially during those days of potty training when they don’t quite make it outside).

We have compiled this list of good golden retriever names, so if you are searching for a name, you might not have to look past this list!

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Male Golden Retriever Names

 

 

 

Teddy

Beau

Brady

Dakota

Humphry

Max

Duke

Parker

Tucker

Samson

Woody

Rusty

Cooper

Houston

Scout

Harley

Buck

Cash

Angus

King

Hunter

General

Hank

Oliver

Texas

Jasper

Ray

Odie

Pippen

Rufus

Sully

Niko

Champ

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Female Golden Retriever Names

 

 

 

Misty

Gracie

Cassidy

Luna

Zoey

Sandy

Dixie

Ginger

Maggie

Zara

Bessy

Lady

Duchess

Sadie

Mara

Magnolia

Daisy

Rosebud

Savannah

Annabelle

Delilah

Dot

Penelope

Melody

Molly

Angel

Precious

Missy

Brigitta

Gretel

Frieda

Winnie

Una

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Famous Blondes

 

 

 

Farrah Fawcett

Owen Wilson

Fabio

Brittney Spears

Pamela Anderson

Drew Barrymore

Matthew McConaughey

Madonna

January Jones

Goldie Hawn

Dakota Fanning

Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen

Justin Timberlake

Ivanka Trump

Billy Idol

Kurt Cobain

Marilyn Monroe

Dolly Parton

Brigitte Bardot

Heather Locklear

Scarlett Johansson

Kate Hudson

Guy Fieri

Cate Blanchett

Daniel Craig

Taylor Swift

Faith Hill

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Blonde Characters from TV & Film

 

 

 

Daenerys Targaryen

Draco Malfoy

Elle Woods

Phoebe Buffay

Brienne of Tarth

Thor

Carrie Bradshaw

Leslie Knope

Veronica Mars

Buffy Summers

Luna Lovegood

Princess Peach

Johnny Bravo

Link

Elsa

Galadriel

Eowyn

Legolas

Tinker Bell

Rapunzel

Butters

Bart Simpson

Schroeder

Kristoff

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'Gold' Golden Retriever Names

 

 

 

Goldilocks

Blaze

Sunflower

Midas

Lucky

Buttercup

Copper

Token

Nugget

Flower

Honey

Sunny

Goldie

Sunshine

Carmella

Krugerrand

Honeybee

Troy

GoldenEye

Marigold

Karat

Butterscotch

Sunrise

Dubloon

Amber

Saffron

Karat

Alchemist

Goldfish

Ingot

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Food Inspired Names for Dogs

 

 

 

Mustard

Waffles

Nacho

Donut

Honeynut

Mango

Maple

Dorito

Walnut

Pringle

Sweet Pea

Cheeto

Snickers

Cheerio

Pickles

Peanut

Cheddar

Biscuit

Cheese Puff

Butter Pecan

Mandarin

Frito

Muffin

Pumpkin

Frankfurter

Banana

Sugar

Graham

Sprinkles

Cupcake

Pudding

Cookie

Pepper

Paprika

Marshmallow

Cannoli

Let Your Golden Retriever Help

Dogs can pick a name, too! If you are having trouble deciding on a name, get your dog involved; after all, it is his/her name so it is only fair!

Also, get the whole family involved because the names that will come up might surprise you.

Fun ways to involve everyone in the name picking process:

  • Index cards: Have everyone pick a few names that they like and write them on index cards. Place each card on the floor with a piece of dog food on each one. Let your golden retriever into the room and watch as he sniffs out each card, and pay attention to which piece of food he eats first because this is the name he has “chosen.”
  • Call out names: If you are the sole companion to the new golden retriever, try calling out a few different names spaced out by a few seconds and see if one catches your golden’s attention. If s/he happens to come to one of the names, s/he has “chosen” that name!
  • Family circle: Perhaps there is a disagreement on names between a few members of the family. Such a disagreement is easily solved, here’s how: form a circle around the dog, but a large circle so he doesn’t get scared. Everyone should start calling him or her by the name they think s/he should have. S/he chooses the name of the person s/he goes to first!
  • Pees on trees: I had to include this one because it’s pretty funny but only works for male dogs who have already learned to lift a leg. If you have a bunch of trees in your backyard, pin the potential golden retriever names to each tree and let him out to go potty. Watch him as he chooses his name; the first tree he marks is the name he picks!

Deciding on the Perfect Name for Your Pup

Whether you choose the name of your new golden retriever, or let the dog choose, make it a fun time because much like puppyhood, this day is going to be over with before you know it!

Once you have a name picked out, s/he will need to get used to the new name. Try giving the pup a treat each time s/he responds to the new name, and s/he will catch on pretty quickly!

Oh, and give lots and lots of love and cuddles. It can be a waggin’ good time for everyone involved!

Time for Some Cute Golden Retriever Puppies

Comments

Shirley Coffey on July 30, 2020:

Angel is a girl golden retriever that I would love to own. How can i get her. I also would love to take her for walks. And i would like to take her in my car for rides to meet other dogs.

BlurryAiden on July 06, 2020:

I'm getting two german shepherds and a golden retriever (To add to my rottweiler and miniature schnauzer)

Names:

Rottweiler: Male, Taz

Miniature schnauzer: Male, Roo

German shepherd: Female, Salem

German shepherd: Male, Yumigo

Golden retriever: Male, Finn, or Finley

Cocoa Summer on May 25, 2020:

My Golden Retriever's name is Honey, she's a female. Why did I choose this name? Well, honey is a golden texture and color. "Golden" Retriever, I thought it was cute, aesthetic, simple, and it went great with the type of breed!

No name on May 18, 2020:

My dogs name is Gary but he’s a mix with a golden retriever and poodle

Unknown on September 01, 2019:

Do not be rude Attica

Stella on July 22, 2019:

I love golden retrievers, can you help me get one? I'm a child, Eight I am. If you like, You can visit MY very own website. It's called Golden retriever love. My mum says they're too big and shed and do giant POOS!!!!!

Ken on June 19, 2019:

Golden Retriever originally cane from Scotland

Stormy Washington on February 01, 2019:

My Golden Retriever is named Zahavah. It means golden in Hebrew.

Moonshine Mantos on December 22, 2018:

The name of my dog is Sparkle,but the name of my dog is not here.

Tracie Baker on September 21, 2018:

i think a cute name for a boy dog would be sunny and a girl would be lucky

Valerie on July 29, 2018:

My dogs name is honey i was kinda surprised that wasn't under the food based names

Daisy on June 17, 2018:

It’s a cute name for a girl dog

Dave and Rachel on May 14, 2018:

i am naming our dog waffles

aLYSSa on February 10, 2018:

I am moving in a litile wielu and i was wondering if these nams are a good pike for female goden retreo maggie' goldie' bella' and frieda

Bells on January 25, 2018:

My dawgs name is Bella

Leo on October 22, 2017:

the name of my baby is leo, because he was born in August :)