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Names for Golden Retrievers

 
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: February 15, 2017
Names for Golden Retrievers

Animal file: Golden Retriever

Are you going to welcome a Golden Retriever into your family and are looking for the perfect name? Today, at AnimalWised we will help you find the right name for your new best friend.

Very few dog breeds are as popular as Golden Retrievers. A simple search will reveal that Golden Retrievers are the third most popular family dog breed in the United States. As a type of retriever, this breed is halfway between a gun dog and a water dog. Their best-known trait is their friendly and lovely behavior.

If you fell in love with this breed and you are thinking of getting one, or if you already have Golden Retriever puppies, we will help you pick the best name with our list of names for Golden Retrievers.

You may also be interested in: Caring for a Golden Retriever's Coat

What are Golden Retrievers like?

The Golden Retriever is a medium to large dog. It can reach 80 pounds of weight and 24 inches of height. It is characterized by long and dense hair, which can range from pale cream to dark golden in color. Here you can learn all about caring for a Golden Retriever's coat for more information.

The physical beauty of this breed matches its wonderful temperament. Golden Retrievers are friendly, tolerant and sweet not only with the family owning them, but with anyone they meet, even strangers. Golden Retrievers present the same friendly behavior to other animals as well: aggressive behaviors against other dogs are almost unheard of in this breed.

Golden Retrievers are calm and incredibly intelligent. In fact, the Golden Retriever ranks fourth in the ranking of the smartest dog breeds in the world.

Names for Golden Retrievers - What are Golden Retrievers like?

How to choose a name for a Golden Retreiver

You can consider reflecting the Golden Retriever's physical or behavioral characteristics in the name you pick. However, it can be fun to play with its opposite characteristics as well: for example, you can call a cream Golden Retriever "Noir".

What you must definitely pay attention to is that the name you pick fits its main function: to help us socialize and train your dog.

  • The name of your Golden Retriever should not be too short. Discard any monosyllabic names.
  • The name of your Golden Retriever should not be too long, that is, it shouldn't be longer than three syllables.
  • Avoid any name whose sound might be confused with a basic dog command such as "sit".
Names for Golden Retrievers - How to choose a name for a Golden Retreiver

Names for female Golden Retrievers

  • Addie
  • Agatha
  • Ayla
  • Alice
  • Asia
  • Belle
  • Blanche
  • Blondie
  • Brulée
  • Chloe
  • Caramel
  • Cleopatra
  • Diva
  • Dana
  • Ebbie
  • Ellie
  • Fluffy
  • Fendi
  • Fiona
  • Gaia
  • Grace
  • Gina
  • Henna
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Jasmine
  • Jewel
  • Keera
  • Kendra
  • Kimba
  • Lila
  • Maya
  • Morgana
  • Mocca
  • Nina
  • Olivia
  • Pauline
  • Queenie
  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Sandy
  • Shakti
  • Shiva
  • Tara
  • Tisha
  • Trixie
  • Ursula
  • Viva
  • Xena
  • Yuma
Names for Golden Retrievers - Names for female Golden Retrievers

Names for male Golden Retrievers

  • Aaron
  • Akira
  • Alfie
  • Apollo
  • Attila
  • Bacchus
  • Bingo
  • Choco
  • Cane
  • Cooley
  • Dino
  • Drake
  • Dylan
  • Elvis
  • Eros
  • Flippy
  • Freddy
  • Gomes
  • Goliath
  • Gordon
  • Harper
  • Jammin
  • Joker
  • Juice
  • Kirby
  • Kino
  • Limbo
  • Linus
  • Luke
  • Mako
  • Master
  • Merlin
  • Nero
  • Oliver
  • Oscar
  • Pepper
  • Pluto
  • Rasta
  • Rocky
  • Roofus
  • Simbha
  • Sherman
  • Tarzan
  • Tequila
  • Vincent
  • Vodka
  • Wolfie
  • Yoda
  • Yoshi
  • Zorro
  • Zeus
Names for Golden Retrievers - Names for male Golden Retrievers

If you still haven't found the best name for your pet, we recommend you check our other lists:

And of course, don't miss this article on how to care for a Golden Retriever from puppy to adulthood!

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