Are you ready to pick up your Golden Retriever puppy but you haven’t settled on the perfect name?
Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world thanks to their loving personalities, trainability and versatility.
The American Kennel Club describes the Golden Retriever as an intelligent, friendly and devoted dog breed, while their easily recognisable for their golden coats.
At the time of writing, the AKC ranks the Golden Retriever as the third-most popular dog breed.
It can be a difficult to settle on a name for your Golden, especially if you want your dog to stand out from the crowd.
Perhaps you’ve already got a name in mind based upon a Golden Retriever account that you follow on social media.
In this article, we’re going to compile a list of top 150 best names for Golden Retrievers, having doing extensive research.
So if you’re struggling to settle on a name for your Golden Retriever, we’ll give you some ideas.
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Top 150 Most Popular Golden Retriever Names
Top 10 Male Golden Retriever Names
Top 10 Female Golden Retriever Names
How We Picked The Best Names For Golden Retrievers
In our search for the best names for Golden Retrievers, we started on social media to provide our readers with some creative ideas for the name of their Golden pup.
Fortunately there’s no shortage of famous Golden Retrievers on social media so we were frankly spoilt for choice in our quest to uncover the best names for this popular breed.
We made note of some of the Golden Retrievers who have the biggest followings on social media, as well as some of the names that regularly popped up.
As part of our research, we checked out many online articles on Golden Retriever names to collate a selection of the best for our readers.
We also considered Golden Retrievers who have established themselves as great examples of the breed in pop culture.
Famous Golden Retrievers on Instagram and TikTok
Before Instagram made the transition to video content, there were a couple of Golden Retriever accounts who had established themselves for their beautiful and charming photography.
For instance, Watson and Kiki (@wat.ki) have over 1 million followers on the app – and they’re veterans of the Instagram game. Sadly Kiko has crossed the rainbow bridge but you can still find Watson going on adventures with his brother Kit and his sister Time.
Another Golden Retriever account like (@wat.ki) that established a big following on Instagram before the content creator era really took off is Lizzie and Bear aka (@lizzie.bear).
Unfortunately Bear has joined Kiko in crossing the rainbow bridge but Lizzie is still going strong with her sibling Ally. They’ve adopted the new video format on Instagram and currently have just under 500,000 followers.
Marley is a popular name amongst Golden Retrievers thanks to the hit film, Marley & Me, that features a lovable Golden Retriever, Owen Wilson and Jennifer Anniston. On Instagram, you can find Marley In NYC (@marleyinnyc) which isn’t a spin off of the first film but a social media account featuring another lovable Golden.
But perhaps the best-known Golden Retriever on social media is Tucker (@tuckerbudzyn), whose got over 2.2 million followers on Instagram alone (and many more on the other social platforms). Tucker’s goofy personality and funny antics have been entertaining his fans on social media for quite some time.
Wrapping Up – Our Final Thoughts
We’ve reached the end of our feature on the best Golden Retriever names.
In this article, we’ve put together a list of the top 150 best names for Golden Retrievers to give prospective owners some ideas when it comes to naming their Golden.
You could go for a classic Golden Retriever name such as Marley or perhaps mix it up with a slightly quirky Golden Retriever name such as Cheddar.
Either way, we hope that this article has provided you with ideas and inspiration to think of something creative to name your glorious Golden!