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150+ Golden Retriever Names: Unique and Popular Ideas 2022

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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 can help guide you to choose the perfect name for your new dog.

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How to Name Your Golden Retriever

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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!divider-dog

Most Popular Female Golden Retriever Names

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

divider-dogMost Popular Male Golden Retriever Names

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  • Bentley
  • Buddy
  • Charlie
  • Cooper
  • Duke
  • Finn
  • Leo
  • Max
  • Oliver
  • Tucker

divider-dogFemale Golden Retriever Names

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  • Bella
  • 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

divider-dogMale Golden Retriever Names

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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

divider-dogUnique Golden Retriever Names

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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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  • 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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When it comes down to it, you’re in complete control when it comes to naming your Golden Retriever. 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 names for your Golden Retriever 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.


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