Deciding on a name for your new Goldendoodle puppy can be both exciting and frustrating all at the same time. You probably want a name that fits your Goldendoodle, but one that is also unique. We felt the same way when we were looking for a name for our puppy. This is why we decided to gather all the best Goldendoodle names we could find into one post.
Hopefully, this will make it easier for you to pick the perfect name for your Goldendoodle.
In this post you will find more than 275 Names to choose from for your Golden doodle puppy. To make it easier to find what you are looking for, we have separated the names as follows:
- Popular Golden doodle names
- Unisex Golden doodle names
- Names for black Golden doodles
- Names for red Golden doodles
- Scottish dog names for your Golden doodle
- Nature inspired Golden doodle names
- Golden doodle names for girls
- Golden doodle names for boys
How to choose a name for your Goldendoodle
Here are 6 tips to help you choose the perfect name for your Goldendoodle puppy.
- Choose a unique name. Our current adopted puppy came with the name “Bella”. Since she already knew the name we decided not to change. But it is a very popular name on our street. She sometimes gets confused when she hears her name in the neighborhood.
- Pick a name that you are comfortable saying in public. What may seem funny in private might not go over well in public.
- Your dog’s name will influence what people think of your dog. If you name your 100-pound Goldendoodle “Killer”, people may believe that your dog presents a danger to others.
- Choose a name that is easy to say and that you really like. You will be saying it a lot over the next 10 to 15 years.
- Don’t choose a name that can be mistaken for a command. (Example: Bo sounds like no)
- Choose a name with one or two syllables. Dogs can recognize shorter words easier. If you do choose a longer name consider using a nickname for everyday use. We will give you some nickname ideas too.
Popular Goldendoodle Names
As I just mentioned in our list of Tips on how to choose the best name for your goldendoodle, you want to pick a unique name.
Having a unique name doesn’t mean it has to be an odd name, (though it can be, if you want). It just means you don’t want to pick a very popular name for your dog.
When we named our late English Springer Spaniel, “Molly”, we had no idea that it was a VERY popular name for the breed. For the next fourteen years we often ran into other ESS with the same name.
To help you avoid this issue, our first group of names are the most popular names for Goldendoodles per the Rover.com database.
Top 10 Most Popular Goldendoodle Names for Girls
Top 10 Most Popular Goldendoodle Names for Boys
Names Based on your Goldendoodle’s color
Finding the perfect name for your puppy can be hard. This is why many people choose a name for their puppy that is inspired by the puppy’s coloring. For that reason, we have created the following lists of names that are perfect for a dog that is all black or partially black and a separate list for Goldendoodles that are red or apricot in color.
For even more dog names for black dogs, check out our post 450+ Names for Black Dogs.
Names for Black Goldendoodles
Black dog names for boys
Black dog names for girls
|Onyx (Nyxie) or (Nyx)||F|
Unisex black dog names
Names for Red Goldendoodles
Goldendoodle Names Based on Heritage
You probably already know that the Goldendoodle is a cross of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. What you may not know is that the Golden Retriever is part of the sporting class. While they are mainly companion dogs in the USA, they were developed in the 19th century as a gun-dog and water-retriever to assist Scottish hunters in recovering game birds.
The Poodle was also originally bred to be a gun-dog and water-retriever. The Poodle is believed to have originally developed in Germany, but the French took a keen interest in the poodle. It is now the national dog of France.
The point of mentioning this, is that you may want to consider giving your Goldendoodle a name that honors their origins.
Scottish Dog Names for your Goldendoodle
Scotland is a country with a rich culture and history, and many of its names reflect that. Here we have names you can choose from that are inspired by the Gaelic language, the Scottish clans and surnames, famous Scots, and Scottish landmarks and symbols.
For even more Scottish dog names, check out our post on: Scottish Dog Names: 500 Dog Names
Here are some Scottish dog names for male Goldendoodles that you might like:
|Archie||M||Means “bold” or “true” in Gaelic|
|Brodie||M||Means “muddy place” in Gaelic|
|Bruce||M||Means “from the brushwood thicket” in Gaelic|
|Cameron||M||Means “crooked nose” in Gaelic|
|Campbell||M||Means “crooked mouth” in Gaelic|
|Clyde||M||Means “warm” or “cleansing” in Gaelic|
|Dougal||M||Means “dark stranger” in Gaelic|
|Duncan||M||Means “brown warrior” or “brown chieftain” in Gaelic|
|Fergus||M||Means “man of force” in Gaelic|
|Finlay||M||Means “fair hero” or “fair warrior” in Gaelic|
|Fraser||M||Means “strawberry” or “curly-haired” in French|
|Hamish||M||Means “he who follows after” in Hebrew|
|Innes||M||Means “island” or “from the river island” in Gaelic|
|Jock||M||Means “God is gracious” or “God will increase”|
|Lachlan||M||Means “from the land of lakes” or “fjord-land” in Gaelic|
|Logan||M||Means “little hollow” or “small valley” in Gaelic|
|Mac||M||Means “son of” in Gaelic|
|Murray||M||Means “settlement by the sea” or “lord and master” in Gaelic|
|Neil||M||Means “champion” or “cloud” in Gaelic|
|Oscar||M||Means “deer lover” or “friend of deer” in Gaelic|
|Rocco||M||Rocco is also the name of a Scottish saint and a town in Renfrewshire2.|
|Ross||M||Ross is also the name of a Scottish clan and a region in the Highlands|
|Scotts||M||Means “from Scotland” or “a Scotsman” in English|
|Wallace||M||Name of a famous Scottish hero, William Wallace|
Here are some Scottish dog names for female Goldendoodles that you might like:
|Ainsley||F||A name that means woodland or meadow|
|Darcy||F||Means dark or fortress|
|Effie||F||Means well-spoken or pleasant|
|Fiona||F||Means white or fair|
|Gilly||F||Means youthful or servant of Jesus|
|Isla||F||Means island or from the Islay island in Scotland|
|Jessie||F||Means the Lord exists|
|Kenna||F||Means born of fire or handsome|
|Lassie||F||Means girl or young woman|
|Maisie||F||Means pearl or child of light|
|Nessie||F||Means from the headland or pure|
|Orla||F||Means golden princess or ruler of the land|
|Paisley||F||Name of a town and a pattern in Scotland.|
|Rona||F||Means rough island or mighty power|
|Skye||F||Isle of Skye in Scotland|
French Dog Names for your Goldendoodle
French is a beautiful and romantic language that can inspire many names for your furry friend. Whether you want to honor your dog’s French heritage, or you just like the sound of French words, there are many options to choose from.
For even more French dog names, check out our post on: French Dog Names: 475+ Best Dog Names.
Here are a few French dog names for male Goldendoodles that you might like:
|Alain||M||A name that means handsome or cheerful|
|Arlo||M||Means fortified hill or army hill|
|Axel||M||Means father of peace or source of life|
|Beau||M||Means handsome or beautiful|
|Benji||M||Means son of the right hand or son of the south|
|Bruno||M||Means brown or dark-haired|
|Cesar||M||Means long-haired or hairy|
|Claude||M||Means lame or enclosure|
|Coco||M||Means coconut or chocolate|
|Dior||M||Means golden or gilded|
|Edouard||M||Means wealthy guardian or prosperous protector|
|Emile||M||Means industrious or rival|
|Felix||M||Means happy or lucky|
|Fifi||M||Means faithful or loyal|
|Gaston||M||Means guest or stranger|
|Hugo||M||Means mind or spirit|
|Jacques||M||Means he who follows after|
|Jules||M||Means youthful or downy-bearded|
|Lancelot||M||Means servant or attendant|
|Leo||M||Means lion or brave as a lion|
|Louis||M||Means famous warrior or renowned fighter|
|Marcel||M||Means little warrior or warlike|
|Maxime||M||Means greatest or most excellent|
|Milo||M||Means merciful or mild|
|Nico||M||Means victory of the people or people’s champion|
|Oliver||M||Derived from the olive tree also a symbol of peace|
|Pascal||M||Means Easter child or lamb|
|Pierre||M||French form of Peter, a common apostle and saint’s name.|
|Remy (Remi)||M||Means oarsman or remedy|
|Rex||M||Means king or ruler in Latin.|
|Romeo||M||Means pilgrim to Rome or Roman citizen in Italian|
|Serge||M||Means servant or attendant in Latin|
|Theo||M||Means gift of God or divine gift in Greek|
|Yves||M||Name of a famous French fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent|
|Zane||M||Variant of John, a common royal name in Scotland and England|
Here are a few French dog names for female Goldendoodles that you might like:
|Bijou||F||Means jewel or trinket.|
|Brigitte||F||Means exalted or high goddess|
|Celeste||F||Means heavenly or celestial|
|Cherie||F||Means darling or dear|
|Chloe||F||Means blooming or verdant|
|Claire||F||Means clear or bright|
|Esme||F||Means esteemed or beloved|
|Fleur||F||Means flower or blossom|
|Giselle||F||Means pledge or hostage|
|Ines||F||Means pure or holy|
|Juliette||F||Means youthful or downy-bearded|
|Lila||F||Means night or dark beauty|
|Lola||F||Means sorrows or pains in Spanish|
|Lucie||F||Means light or bright in Latin|
|Margot||F||Means pearl or child of light in Greek|
|Mimi||F||Means sea of bitterness or rebelliousness in Hebrew|
|Noelle||F||Means Christmas or birthday in French|
|Odette||F||Means wealthy or prosperous in German|
|Paris||F||Capital city of France|
|Renee||F||Means reborn or born again in French|
|Simone||F||Feminine form of Simon, a common apostle and saint’s name.|
|Ziggy||F||Means victorious or the Lord is my rock in Hebrew|
Nature inspired Goldendoodle Names
There are many names that you can name your Golden doodle that are inspired by nature, such as the names of flowers, trees, animals, weather, and landscapes. Here are a few examples of outdoorsy names you can choose for your Goldendoodle.
For even more nature inspired dog names, check out our post on: Flower Names For Dogs: 300 Plus Nature Names
Let’s start with nature inspired male dog names
|Basil||M||An herb that smells and tastes good|
|Baxter||M||The high point of Maine’s highest mountain (Katahdin)|
|Cedar||M||A tree-inspired name|
|Huckleberry (Huck for short)||M||Classic character Huckleberry Finn|
|Kale||M||A leafy green that is trendy and healthy|
|Lemon||M||A citrus name that is bright and zesty|
|Oakley||M||A name that combines a tree and a brand of sunglasses|
|Sage||M||Herb name that also means wise and calm|
|Thyme||M||Herb name that also sounds like time|
|Winston||M||A plant name that is exotic and unique|
|Zorro||M||Inspired by the fictional masked vigilante Zorro|
|Zuma||M||Inspired by the beach town in California|
Here are a few nature inspired female dog names
|Autumn||F||Name that is inspired by the season of autumn|
|Blossom||F||Means to flower|
|Holly||F||Derived from the plant holly, which is a symbol of Christmas and winter|
|Jade||F||Derived from the green ornamental stone|
|Lily||F||Derived from the flower lily|
|Nala||F||Means successful in African|
|Nova||F||Means new in Latin|
|Petunia||F||Derived from the flower petunia|
|Sky||F||Inspired by the sky|
|Stella (Stelly)||F||Means star in Latin and Italian4. Stella is also a word that can be used to describe something excellent or outstanding|
|Willow||F||Inspired by the willow tree|
Even More Goldendoodle Names for Girls
If you are still looking for a name for your pup where are even more dog names to choose from.
|Sweetie (Sweetie Pie)||F|
Even More Goldendoodle Names for Boys