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150+ Golden Retriever Names: Unique and Popular Ideas 2024

Written by: Nicole Cosgrove

Last Updated on July 15, 2024 by Dogster Team

Golden Retriever Names

150+ Golden Retriever Names: Unique and Popular Ideas 2024

Are you bringing home a Golden Retriever? Naming a dog can be a difficult task. After all, you’ll be using the name for the next 10 years or more. You want a name that represents not only your dog, but also your life and interests. Not to mention, you want to give your dog a name that won’t embarrass you when the neighbors hear you saying it. There are plenty of classic dog names, from Fido to Fifi, but if you’re looking for something a little more unique or representative of your life and family, then this list of awesome Golden Retriever names can help guide you to choose the perfect name for your new dog.

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How to Choose the Perfect Golden Retriever Name

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When you’re choosing a name for your new dog, there are a few directions you can go. Is there something special and unique about your dog’s appearance? Does your Golden Retriever have three legs or an unusual growth pattern in its fur? Distinct aspects of your dog’s appearance can be a great starting point for choosing a name.

Also consider your own interests and hobbies. If outdoor activities are your thing, then names of national parks, rivers, trees, and other outdoor landmarks can be great names for your Golden Retriever. Maybe you’re a mega fan of a certain band or TV show, in which case member or character names or locations can make good dog names as well.

Sometimes, though, the easiest way to name your Golden Retriever is to assign your dog a name that you just like. It can be a human name of a loved one or a childhood friend, the name of a childhood pet, or just a name that you’ve come across and immediately formed an attachment to. The sky’s the limit when it comes to naming your Golden Retriever!

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Most Popular Female Golden Retriever Names

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  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Maggie
  • Molly
  • Nala
  • Penny
  • Riley
  • Sadie

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Most Popular Male Golden Retriever Names

Red Golden Retriever Dog Standing In Front Of A Pond
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  • Bentley
  • Buddy
  • Charlie
  • Cooper
  • Duke
  • Finn
  • Leo
  • Max
  • Oliver
  • Tucker

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Female Golden Retriever Names

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  • Belle
  • Honey
  • Piper
  • Grace
  • Gracie
  • Lily
  • Winnie
  • Ellie
  • Lexi
  • Harley
  • Sunny
  • Ruby
  • Abby
  • Lulu
  • Ginger
  • Fiona
  • Coco
  • Maya
  • Mia
  • Lola
  • Layla
  • Zoey
  • Emma
  • Lady
  • June
  • Lacey
  • Sandy
  • Annie
  • Roxy
  • Nova
  • Phoebe
  • Josie
  • Hazel
  • Harper
  • Olive
  • Leia
  • Miley
  • Shelby
  • Sasha
  • Ella
  • Athena
  • Izzy
  • Isabella
  • Cali/Callie
  • Cora
  • Mabel
  • Pepper

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Male Golden Retriever Names

golden retriever dog lying next to metal bowl
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  • Bear
  • Scout
  • Logan
  • Arlo
  • Cash
  • Brady
  • Auggie
  • Chance
  • Milo
  • Loki
  • Duncan
  • Otis
  • Ziggy
  • Baxter
  • Mac
  • Zeus
  • Zeke
  • Luke
  • Buster
  • Bowie
  • Teddy
  • Apollo
  • Wilson
  • Maverick
  • Parker
  • Bingo
  • Cody
  • Tank
  • Lincoln
  • Enzo
  • Simba
  • Jackson
  • Louie
  • Rex
  • Nash
  • Blue
  • Beau
  • Gus
  • Ollie
  • Whiskey
  • Winston
  • Marley
  • Sam
  • Sammy
  • Shadow
  • Jax
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Thor
  • Kobe
  • Archie
  • Copper
  • Goose
  • Rusty
  • Wrigley
  • Bo

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Unique Golden Retriever Names

female owner walking her golden retriever dog on a pathway
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  • Lilo
  • Domino
  • Lyla
  • Eva
  • Sable
  • Bodhi
  • Sabra
  • Coraline
  • Tyrion
  • Luki
  • Nashville
  • Delilah
  • Arya
  • Cricket
  • Brooklyn
  • Bambi
  • Huxley
  • Huxton
  • Heston
  • Moira
  • Fergie
  • Arvis
  • Gaia
  • Lizzie
  • Shimmer
  • Atlas
  • Damian
  • Ari
  • Daffy
  • Booker
  • Raven
  • Perdida
  • Fauna
  • Magenta
  • Mason
  • Brinkley
  • Bambino
  • Banana
  • Dimitri/Dmitri
  • Peach/Peaches
  • Bugsy

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Outdoorsy Golden Retriever Names

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  • Aspen
  • Cedar
  • Koda
  • Maple
  • Shiloh
  • Brook
  • Maui
  • Orion
  • Ivy
  • Woody
  • Bunny
  • Echo
  • Leaf
  • Fawn
  • Rush
  • Dash
  • Rose
  • Alder
  • Magnolia
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Willow
  • Caddo
  • Daffodil
  • Ozark
  • Ducky
  • Poppy
  • Poplar
  • Juniper
  • Canyon
  • Yosemite
  • Fern
  • Adelaide
  • Blizzard
  • Iris
  • Flint
  • Daisy
  • Reef
  • Birdie
  • Denver
  • Blaze
  • Rocky
  • Shenandoah
  • Songbird
  • Dakota
  • Snowy
  • Gunner
  • Remington
  • Hunter
  • River
  • Trout
  • Ranger
  • Dandelion
  • Amarillo
  • Stone
  • Stoney

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In Conclusion

When it comes down to it, you’re in complete control when it comes to choosing the ideal Golden Retriever name for your pup. You can name your dog after your favorite pair of socks or a random object around your house if you want to. This list is far from comprehensive! It’s intended to bring together some of the best Golden Retriever names for your dog, helping you find the perfect name or the perfect starting point to choosing a name. Take your time when choosing a name for your dog. You want a name that will be trainable for your dog and representative of you and your family.


Featured Image Credit:  Katrin B., Pixabay

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