Soft, cute and loveable.
Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular dogs for people who are considering adopting a canine friend.
They are naturally loyal and friendly, and have great potential to learn many tricks and commands.
If you are bringing a Golden Retriever into your home soon, you’re probably looking for perfect Golden Retriever Names which are equally adorable and fitting for your dog!
So we decided to put together an extensive list that will help you find some inspiration for your happy and loveable retriever!
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How to Choose a Name for your Golden Retriever
Before you see the lists of Golden Retriever Names, it can seem very daunting to choose a name for your new dog.
So we have put together a handy list of five quick tips to choose the best name for your Golden Retriever.
- Use Personal Names
This is a great opportunity to use a name that you have always liked and you like the sound of when shouting it at the dog park.
- Look Online
We have a multitude of helpful and extensive lists of names that are here to help!
- Ask your Friends
There is no shame in asking your human friends for help naming your puppy – they may have some ideas you haven’t even considered.
- Observe your Puppy
Choosing a name for your dog should not be a challenge – if you know their personality inside and out. Golden Retrievers are full of cheer and friendliness, so why not use this as a source of inspiration?
- Go with your Heart
Some names will just feel right. If you find a name that clicks straight away then it probably is the perfect one for your new canine.
Male Golden Retriever Names
Male Golden Retrievers make adorable pets, and they are a classic choice for many people looking to get a pet dog.
We recommend classic masculine names that sum up your dog’s strength and personality.
Why not choose Golden Retriever Names which have an interesting meaning, or that represent your dog’s physical traits?
Freddie – This great male name means ‘power’, but it is also inspired by British music hero Freddie Mercury. The name is not only fitting for your pet but also is a great tribute to his memory!
Female Golden Retriever Names
If you are bringing home a female Golden Retriever, this is the perfect opportunity to find a creative name for her.
We love using gorgeous, classic and vintage sounding girl names that are amazing for such a lovely and loyal breed of dog.
It is also a lovely idea to choose very feminine names with soft and gentle meanings (e.g. Oralia) – perfect for such soft and lovely dogs.
If you’re really stuck, we recommend using names that mean a lot to you, perhaps inspired by a famous or inspirational woman.
Oralia – This gorgeous old-fashioned Latin name is the perfect name for a Golden Retriever. Not only is it lovely sounding, it also means ‘golden’ (how fitting)!
Puppy Golden Retriever Names
Golden Retriever puppies are amongst the cutest and most lovable animals in the world – it makes sense that you would want to find an adorable and perfect name for them.
We recommend puppy golden retriever names that have precious meanings, or perhaps that reflect the tiny size of your new dog.
If you want a name that is really cute why not use a name inspired by sweet or fluffy things?
Food names can also be perfect for puppies, especially tasty foods!
Take a look through this list to find something amazing for your puppy.
Topaz – This gorgeous name is inspired by a deep golden precious stone. Not only is this name sparkling and adorable, it is apt for a golden puppy!
Unique Golden Retriever Names
Some people love to choose a name that is unique and special for their dog.
If this sounds like you, there are plenty of places to find some amazingly creative ideas.
Finding inspiration from outer space is a great way to find some beautiful and unique names. We also recommend looking for names from your favorite books, video games and films.
Have a look through these unique golden retriever names for creative names and inspiration.
Epona – This amazing and creative name is inspired by a fictional horse from the Legend of Zelda series!
Top Golden Retriever Names
If you want to find a really good and solid Golden Retriever name, it can be a brilliant idea to look to nature for inspiration; especially soft names inspired by water or weather (e.g. Cloud and Thunder).
We also love names that have creative meanings, or names that mean softness and companionship.
Delta – This absolutely beautiful and rare name is actually the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet. It is also a geographical formation – great for any nature lovers.
Best Golden Retriever Names
To find a name that is truly the ‘best’ for your Golden Retriever, you can always look to names of famous Golden Retrievers or the pet names of celebrities.
We also love names that are typical dog names, or that are extremely popular – this way you definitely know it is the best!
Buttercup – This beautiful natural name is a perfect choice for a Golden Retriever. Not only is it a soft and gentle name, its’ namesake is a beautiful golden color, just like your pup!
The challenge of choosing from these golden retriever names for your Retriever may seem scary, but we hope our names have given you some amazing inspiration that you can use!
Whether you choose a name from nature, video games or just a popular name we know it will be perfect for your golden puppy.
Let us know in the comments below if you have a name to suggest that we haven’t listed!