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101 Female Golden Retriever Names + Meanings

Written by: Arlene D.
Arlene A. Divina, a resident of the Philippines, is a devoted fur mom to two adorable dogs: a Shih Tzu and a Beagle. With a passion for animals and storytelling, Arlene has channeled her love for dogs into her career as a content writer at iHeartDogs. Her writing captures the essence of the bond between humans and their furry companions, offering insights, tips, and heartfelt stories to a wide audience of dog enthusiasts. Read more
| Published on June 19, 2023

Choosing the perfect name for your Golden Retriever can be as fun and exciting as welcoming her into your home. Golden Retrievers are known for their friendly and intelligent nature, their radiant, golden coats, and their love for play. The ideal name will capture these traits, along with your dog’s unique personality. In this list, we’ll share 101 female Golden Retriever names, both popular and original, each accompanied by a brief meaning or rationale.

101 Girl Golden Retriever Name Ideas with Meanings

Looking for boy Golden Retriever names? Go here.

  1. Amber: A gemstone with a golden hue, that matches your dog’s radiant coat.
  2. Angel: For a Golden Retriever with a heavenly, sweet nature.
  3. Aria: Italian for ‘air’, suitable for a dog with a light, breezy spirit.
  4. Autumn: Perfect for a dog with a coat as golden as autumn leaves.
  5. Bailey: A friendly, popular name for a female dog.
  6. Belle: French for ‘beautiful’, for a truly beautiful Golden Retriever.
  7. Biscuit: For a Golden Retriever with a coat the color of golden biscuits.
  8. Blondie: A playful name that captures the Golden Retriever’s blonde coat.
  9. Blossom: For a Golden Retriever that’s as sweet and welcoming as a flower.
  10. Butter: For a dog with a golden, buttery coat.
  11. Buttercup: A yellow flower, and a fitting name for a golden-coated dog.
  12. Butterscotch: For a dog with a sweet personality and a coat the color of butterscotch.
  13. Cinderella: For a dog with a rags-to-riches story, or just the grace of a princess.
  14. Caramel: For a dog with a coat as sweet and smooth as caramel.
  15. Charm: For a dog with a truly charming personality.
  16. Chloe: A Greek name meaning ‘green shoot’, denoting new growth and life.
  17. Cookie: A sweet and comforting name for a lovable dog.
  18. Daisy: After the bright, cheerful flower, reflecting the dog’s joyful nature.
  19. Dawn: For a dog that brings a new, happy beginning each day.
  20. Diva: A name for a dog with a standout, queenly character.
  21. Dolly: A cute name for a dog that is as adorable as a doll.
  22. Dandelion: For a Golden Retriever as bright and joyful as these yellow flowers.
  23. Ella: Meaning ‘light’, for a Golden Retriever that brightens your life.
  24. Faith: A strong, spiritual name for a loyal Golden Retriever.
  25. Fawn: For a dog with a soft, light brown coat like a young deer.
  26. Fluffy: An affectionate name for a dog with a soft, fluffy coat.
  27. Fairy: For a dog with a magical, enchanting charm.
  28. Firefly: For a Golden Retriever that lights up your nights.
  29. Ginger: For a dog with a coat as zesty and golden as ginger.
  30. Golda: Meaning ‘made of gold’, a name that embodies your dog’s golden coat.
  31. Goldie: An endearing name for a golden-coated retriever.
  32. Grace: For a dog that moves and behaves with elegance and grace.
  33. Goldilocks: For a Golden Retriever with a coat that’s just right.
  34. Halo: For a dog with a radiant, golden coat that seems to glow.
  35. Hazel: For a Golden Retriever with beautiful hazel eyes.
  36. Honey: For a dog that’s as sweet and golden as honey.
  37. Harmony: For a dog that brings balance and peace into your life.
  38. Iris: Named after the beautiful flower, a fitting name for a beautiful dog.
  39. Ivory: For a dog with a coat as smooth and precious as ivory.
  40. Jasmine: After the fragrant flower, for a dog with a sweet nature.
  41. Joy: For a Golden Retriever that brings joy and happiness.
  42. Juliet: For a dog that captures hearts like Shakespeare’s heroine.
  43. Lily: After the pure, elegant flower, for a graceful dog.
  44. Luna: Meaning ‘moon’, for a dog that shines in your life.
  45. Ladybird: For a dog that’s as precious as these lucky charms.
  46. Mabel: A vintage name meaning ‘lovable’, perfect for a friendly Golden Retriever.
  47. Maple: For a dog with a coat as golden and delightful as maple syrup.
  48. Marigold: After the vibrant orange-gold flower, reflecting the dog’s radiant coat.
  49. Meadow: A peaceful, natural name for a nature-loving dog.
  50. Merry: For a Golden Retriever with a joyful and cheerful spirit.
  51. Mia: A popular dog name meaning ‘mine’ or ‘my own’.
  52. Molly: A traditional dog name, popular for its simple, friendly sound.
  53. Miracle: For a dog that’s a true miracle.
  54. Nala: The brave lioness in The Lion King, for a courageous Golden Retriever.
  55. Peaches: For a Golden Retriever with a soft, peachy coat.
  56. Penny: For a dog as precious as a lucky penny.
  57. Poppy: After the bright, cheerful flower, for a lively dog.
  58. Princess: A royal name for your royal Golden Retriever.
  59. Pumpkin: For a dog as sweet and golden as a ripe pumpkin.
  60. Quartz: For a dog as beautiful and unique as a piece of quartz.
  61. Rain: For a dog that brings life and joy, just like rain does to nature.
  62. Riley: An Irish name meaning ‘valiant’, for a brave Golden Retriever.
  63. Rose: After the beautiful flower, for a beautiful dog.
  64. Rosie: A cute, friendly name for a dog, reflecting the joy she brings.
  65. Ruby: A precious gemstone, a symbol of the preciousness of your dog.
  66. Radiance: For a dog that radiates love and joy.
  67. Rhapsody: For a Golden Retriever that fills your life with intense happiness.
  68. Serenity: For a dog that brings peace and calm into your life.
  69. Symphony: For a Golden Retriever that brings harmony and joy, like a beautiful symphony.
  70. Sadie: A Hebrew name meaning ‘princess’, fitting for your royal dog.
  71. Sandy: For a Golden Retriever with a sandy, golden coat.
  72. Savannah: After the vast, open plains, for a dog that loves to run and explore.
  73. Scarlett: For a dog with a fiery, passionate spirit.
  74. Skye: For a Golden Retriever with an endless spirit, like the sky.
  75. Sophie: A name with Greek origins meaning ‘wisdom’, ideal for a wise Golden Retriever.
  76. Star: For a dog that shines brightly in your life.
  77. Stella: Meaning ‘star’, for a Golden Retriever that lights up your world.
  78. Summer: For a dog with a sunny disposition and a warm, golden coat.
  79. Sunny: For a Golden Retriever with a cheerful personality and sunny coat.
  80. Sapphire: For a dog with eyes as blue and precious as sapphires.
  81. Sunflower: For a Golden Retriever as bright and cheerful as these sun-loving flowers.
  82. Sunrise: For a dog that brings a new start and joy every day.
  83. Sunset: For a Golden Retriever as beautiful and calming as a sunset.
  84. Tangerine: For a dog with a zesty spirit and a golden coat.
  85. Teacup: A cute name for a small and delicate Golden Retriever.
  86. Topaz: For a dog as precious and golden as this gemstone.
  87. Treasure: For a Golden Retriever that’s a true treasure to you.
  88. Twilight: For a dog that loves the calm and beauty of the evening.
  89. Tessa: A name meaning ‘harvester’, for a dog that brings in a lot of joy.
  90. Twinkle: For a dog that brings a twinkle to your eye.
  91. Whisper: For a dog with a gentle, quiet charm.
  92. Willow: After the graceful, strong tree, for a graceful, strong dog.
  93. Winnie: Meaning ‘fair one’, for a fair and loving Golden Retriever.
  94. Whiskers: A cute, playful name for a dog.
  95. Windy: For a Golden Retriever that loves to run with the wind.
  96. Wings: For a dog that seems to fly when she runs.
  97. Wishes: For a dog that’s a dream come true.
  98. Wonder: For a dog that fills your life with wonder.
  99. Whimsy: For a dog with a playful, capricious spirit.
  100. Zara: Meaning ‘blooming flower’, for a blooming, youthful dog.
  101. Zest: For a Golden Retriever with a zest for life.

Choosing a name for your Golden Retriever is a meaningful part of becoming human. This list of names, encompassing both popular favorites and unique inspirations, offers a wealth of choices. Remember, the ideal name will capture your Golden Retriever’s charm, radiant spirit, and individual personality, while also resonating with you. The perfect name will roll off your tongue with ease, as it’s a word you’ll often utter with affection for years to come.

Next Up: If you’re looking for more dog name ideas, visit our boy dog names or female dog names pages.

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