400+ Memorable Golden Retriever Names
to Celebrate your New Dog

A list of Golden Retriever names made specially for this friendly and loyal dog breed. We have searched for perfect Golden Retriever dog names to suit that cute furry ball you just adopted.

Naming your new best friend should be a cause for celebration. After you find the perfect name, gather the family around and make it a memorable event too.

The best dog names are short and sharp, something that calls your dog’s attention. It is also important that the name has a special meaning and sets your pup apart. That special meaning may be something unique to your story, or something about your new dog.

There is a wide selection of names for boys and girls for your to choose from. We divided the names in different categories to make it easy for you to find the best fitting name for your new family member. After choosing your Golden Retriever's name, teach your dog its name with our training tips.

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Brave and Loyal Names

Golden retriever dogs are smart, loyal and brave. That is why this breed is so popular among working dogs. Goldens participate in search and rescue missions and are a favorite breed for guide dogs and therapy dogs. Here are a few names that will enhance these traits in your new Golden Retriever puppy dog.

Females

Males

Althea
Anya
Arion
Audrey
Brave
Brianna
Calamity
Casey
Drusilla
Isis

Kelsi
Keren
Kyra
Liona
Marcia
Moza
Trinity
Valentia
Valora
Virika

Akins
Atreus
Baron
Garrillo
Gunner
Hartmut
Hudd
Humam
Kekoa
Koen

Leonard
Madog
Minion
Mozo
Shah
Tylen
Vigilante
Yong
Zufar
Zyatt

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Unique Golden Retriever Names

If you are looking for something different, here is a list of unique golden retriever names. They were randomly selected because they are not the most common names and yet they sound wonderful.

Females

Males

Almond
Bexley
Bianca
Blush
Brea
Galaxy
Jinx
Marygold
Maxine
Meadow
Nanuk

Nyx
Oda
Oralie
Orla
Sedona
Selene
Shiloh
Xael
Zariah

Ajax
Amos
Bilbo
Bonanza
Boris
Colombo
Earl
Felix
Fergus
Flaxen

Guster
Keon
Keren
Lupo
Malik
Mojo
Reckless
Sheikh
Valentino
Zeke

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Famous Golden Retriever Dogs

There aren't many famous golden retrievers, although there are thousands of unrecognized heroes that work daily saving lives or even making a single human life better. This is a list of famous golden retriever names, some of them also belong to celebrities.

Females

Bretagne: Golden Retriever Hero dog that participated in the search and rescue after the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001.

Charlie: Adam Levine's Golden retriever

Frankie Girl: Adam Levine's Golden retriever dog that past aways.

Gracie: Oprah Winfrey's Golden retriever dog

Liberty: American president Gerald Ford's dog

Rosebud: Air buddies movie

Shadow: Stars in the movie "The incredible Journey"

Victory: Ronald Regan's dog

Presiden Ford and his Golden Retriver "Liberty" on a work day.

Males

B-Dawg: Air buddies movie

Bailey: Stars in the movie "The Adventures of Bailey: The lost pup (2010)
Brinkley: Stars in the movie "You've got mail"

Budderball: Air Buddies movie

Buddha: Air buddies movie

Buddy: Air buddies Movie

Comet: From the TV series "Full House"

Digby: From the TV series "Pushing Daisies"

Dug: From Pixar movie "Up"

Duke: Poster dog for advertisements of Bush's Baked Beans.

Elvis: Nick Jonas's dog

Fluke: Star in the movie "Fluke"

JJ: Jackie Chan's dog

Jojo: Pamela Anderson's dog

Jones: Jackie Chan's dog

Luca: Oprah Winfrey's Golden Retriever dog

Mudbud
: Air buddies movie

Pontiac: Betty White's Golden Retriever

Renn: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone's Goldent Retriever

Riley: Golden Retriever Hero dog that partcipated in search and rescue after terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Shelby: Stars in Smallville as a superdog that lost its powers.

Shep: From the book "Laura Ingalls Wilder's these happy golden years"

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Scottish Golden Retriever Names

Golden retrievers first appeared in Scotland, they were bred to be able to retrieve game from water and land. That is why so many of them like the water so much! Interesting fact: every year they celebrate the breed with a Golden Retriever Festival, it is supposed to be the cutest party on earth. This list contains golden retriever names from Scottish origin to honor their ancestry.

Females

Abhainn: River

Acair: Anchor

Aifric: Pleasant

Aileas: Scottish form of Alice

Ailith: Seasoned warrior

Alana: Beautiful

Alyth: Rising

Annag: Scottish form of Anna

Annis: Scottish form of French Agnes

Arabel: Lovable

Barabal: Scottish form of Barbara

Beathag: Life

Beira: Queen of the winter

Beitris: Voyager through life

Blair: Battlefield

Boobrie: Mythical water bird

Catriona: Pure

Ciorstag: Believe, follower of Christ

Dallis: From the valley meadows

Daracha: from the oak

Davonna: Beloved

Deòiridh: Pilgrim

Dolag: World ruler

Donnag: World ruler

Eara: From the east

Edeen: From Edinburgh

Eiric: New speckled one

Elspet: Scotish form of Elizabeth

Eubha: Scotish form of Eva, Life

Finella: White shoulder

Gara: Short

Gavina: May hawk or white hawk

Greer: Watchful, vigilant

Ilka: Of the same class

Innis: Island

Iona: Island

Jamesina: Feminine form of James, supplanter

Jinny: Scotish form of Jenny, white and smooth

Jinty: Scotish form of Jeanne, God is gracious

Males

Aindrea: Man, warrior

Alaister: Defender of mankind

Angus: Celtic god of love

Aodh: Fire, sun god in Celtic mythology

Aodhagán: Little fire

Artair: Bear-Man

Balfour: Grass, pasture

Beathan: Life

Benneit: Blessed

Bhaltair: Ruler of the army

Bláán: Little yellow one

Boyd: Blond, yellow haired

Cailean: Young pup, whelp

Cairbre: Charioteer

Calum: Dove

Ceannitighern: Head lord

Cináed (English:Kenneth): Born of fire

Comhnall: Hound of valor

Craig: Rock

Cuddy: Bright fame

Davy: Beloved

Daw: Beloved

Dolaidh: World ruler

Drummond: Ridge

Duff: Black or dark

Dùghall: Black stranger

Ellar: Superior of a church cell

Eòin: God is gracious

Errol: To wander

Forbes:District, field

Glenn: Valley

Gordon: Spacious fort

Grant: Great, large

Greig: Watchful, vigilant

Haggis: Traditional Scottish dish made with Sheep's pluck.

Huchon: Mind or spirit

Innis: Island

Ìomhar: Bow warrior

Jock: Scottish form of Jack

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Kenzie: Short for Mackenzie, finely made

Kyla: Feminine form of Kyle, slender

Kylee: Feminine form of Kyle, slender

Lachina: Lake-land

Lilias: Lily

Lyall: Shield wolf

Maighdlin: magnificent

Maired: Scotish form of Margaret, pearl

Mhairi: Rebelliousness

Morag: Great

Murdag: Sea Warrior

Mysie: Pearl

Nairna: Dwells at the alder tree river

Nessy: from the Loch Ness Monster

Nighinn: Young woman

Nonie: Island

Paislig: Possible church

Rhona: Wise ruler

Scotia: Mythical Scottish Goddes

Selkie: Mythical marine creature

Senga: Slender

Sidhe: Gaelic name for fairies

Sìleas: Scottish form of Cecilia

Sinnie: New victory

Teàrlag: Instigator

Ùna: Hunger, famine

Wynda: From the narrow passage

Ygeme: Mother of Arthur

Ysolde: Lover of Tristan

Zena: Helper of mankind

Zennor: Place name


Kelpie: Mythical water spirit from the lowlands of Scotland.

Kester: To spring up, grow, thrive

Kyle: Slender

Laird: Land owner

Lamont: Law man

Lennox: Place of elms

Loch Ness: Lake were it is said a monster lives.

Lochlann: Lake land or from Norway

Lyall: Shield wolf

Moray: Sea Warrior

Muir: Short of Moray, sea warrior

Mungo: Dearest friend

Osgar: Deer lover

Pàl: Small

Raibert: Scotish form of Robert, Bright fame

Ramsay: Wild garlic island

Ranulph: Shield wolf

Ronald: Wise ruler

Ruairi: Red King

Seumas: Supplanter

Sinclair: from the place in France

Somerled: Summer traveler

Steenie: Crown

Suibhne: Well-going

Tasgall: Divine Kettle

Teàrlach: Instigator

Thorburn: Thor's bear

Tocuil: Thor's Cauldron

Ualan: Healthy, strong

Valan: Healthy, strong

Wilkie: Will-helmet

Wulvers: Mythical good natured werewolves that are said to leave poor families food.

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Hunting and Tracking Dog Names

Females

Males

Ariboo
Artemis
Arwin
Atlas
Banshee
Benelli
Bombshell
Boomba
Cabela
Cheyenne
Dakota
Dawn
Echo
Firefly
Halo
Junebug

Kona
Lady
Ladybug
Raven
Reload
River
Ruby
Shiloh
Sniff
Sniper
Sparta
Speedy
Storm
Taz
Woodsanne
Xena

Ammo
Antrax
Apollo
Arrow
Bear
Boomer
Bootstrap
Bramble
Brutus
Buckshot
Bullet
Chase
Conan
Flare
Gunner
Hawk

Hunter
Magnum
Maverick
Orion
Outlaw
Pistol
Rambo
Scout
Snuff
Todd
Toxin
Trigger
Wilder
Wyatt
Zero
Zeus

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Names that mean "Gold" or "Golden"

If you think your dog is golden (not just because of the breed), here is a list of golden retriever names that mean gold or golden in different languages.

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Female

Altin (Turkish)
Aneira (Welsh)
Aranka (Hungarian)
Aurie (Romanian)
Aurnia (Irish)
Bang vang (Vietnamese)
Chrysta (Greek)
Dahab (Arabic)
Deebe (Muslim)
Dior (French)
Dorada (Spanish)
Dorata (Italian)
Doré (French)
Dourada (Portuguese)
Gilda (English)
Goruden (Japanese)
Gouden (Dutch)
Gylden (Danish)
Gyllen (Norwegian)
Gyllene (Swedish)
Haimi (Hindi)
Hema (Hindi)
Hemal (Hindi)
Humaila (Hindi)
Jin (Chinese)
Jīnsè de (Chinese)
Jwahir (Golden woman in Swahili)
Kin (Japanese)
Kula (Hawaiian)
Kultainen (Finnish)
Li-Paz (Hebrew)
Marigold (English)
Nazneen (Indian)
Niamh (Irish)
Nudara (Arabic)
Ofira (Hebrew)
Onaedo (Nigeria)
Ora (Spanish)
Oralie (English)
Orelia (English)
Orianna (Latin)
Orla (Irish)
Orlene (English)
Slaty (Czech)
Slota (Polish)
Sonali (Hindi)
Topacio (Latin)
Vainavi (Hindi)
Vanna (Cambodian)
Voshkie (Armenian)
Zahabu (Ethiopia)
Zahavah (Hebrew)
Zareena (Muslim)
Zarrin (Iranian)
Zehavi (Hebrew)
Zerrin (Turkish)
Zlatan (Croatian)

Male

Altin (Turkish)
Aureliano (Latin)
Aurelio (Spanish/Hawaiian)
Aurie (Romanian)
Auriville (French)
Bang vang (Vietnamese)
Chittem (Biblical)
Chrysostom (Greek)
Dahab (Arabic)
Dibzahab (Biblical)
Dorado (Spanish)
Dorato (Italian)
Doré (French)
Dorian (Greek)
Dourado (Portuguese)
Gildea (Irish)
Giolladhe (Irish)
Golding (English)
Goldwin (English "Golden friend")
Goldwine (English "Golden friend")
Goruden (Japanese)
Gouden (Dutch)
Gwri (Celtic)
Gylden (Danish)
Gyllen (Norwegian)
Gyllene (Swedish)
Hati (Hindi)
Hemachandra (Indian)
Hemadri (Indian)
Hemaraj (Indian)
Jin
(Chinese)
Jīnsè de
(Chinese)
Kanak
(Hindi)
Kittim
(Biblical)
Kula
(Hawaiian)
Kultainen
(Finnish)
Li-Paz
(Hebrew)
Michtam
(Biblical)
Midas
(Hebrew)
Nye
(Welsh)
Ofir
(Biblical)
Onille
(French)
Oriel
(French)
Orlando
(Latin)
Orleans
(French)
Orvelle
(French)
Paz
(Hebrew)
Sarepta
(Biblical)
Slaty
(Czech)
Slota
(Polich)
Topaz
(Latin)
Uphaz
(Biblical)
Zeheb
(Turkis)
Zereen
(Islamic)
Zlatan
(Croatia)

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Golden retriever names from our readers

Sometimes the best names come to us from others. Share your dog's name with us, weather you picked one from our list or want to share another dog's name, simply fill out the form below!

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Female

Angela Llin - From EEUU
Boira - From EEUU
Catalina Genes - From Mexico
Electra - From Mexico
Jade - From EEUU
Kiara - From Peru
Luna - From Bolivia
Maca - From EEUU
Maya - From EEUU
Milashka - From Canada
Mina - From Mexico
Mya - From EEUU
Sacha - From Mexico
Sara - From EEUU
Skylar - From EEUU
Tara - From EEUU
Yulexi Can - From EEUU
Zusy - From EEUU

Male

Antonio - From Argentina
Chester - From EEUU
Dony - From Australia
Draco - From EEUU
Kenai - From EEUU
Kiler - From Mexico
Marley - From Colombia
Matt - From EEUU
Paikan - From Argentina
Simba - From EEUU
Tango - From Argentina
Tato - From Argentina
Teo - From Mexico
Terry - From EEUU
Ulyses - From EEUU
Vicente - From EEUU
Victor - From EEUU
Zeus - From EEUU


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