101 Adorable Goldendoodle Names
Dreaming up the perfect name for your Goldendoodle? Finding a name that fits your little bundle of fluff’s personality, can be fun as well as a head-scratcher. To help you out, Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe (my Goldendoodle pal who’s my daily inspiration) and I created a list of Goldendoodle names just right for doodle dogs. In fact, our list of names outgrew our post.
For 125 more names, check out part one of our Goldendoodle dog naming series, Best Goldendoodle Dog Names for All Types of Doodles.
Why these names made our list
Since Goldendoodles (a cross between the Golden Retriever and Poodle dog breeds and called “designer dogs” by some) vary in size and color, we’ve categorized names by physical appearance—color and size.
Within each category, you’ll find Goldendoodle girl names and Goldendoodle boy names. (By the way, if you have a new puppy in your family, you may be interested in our companion article: 7 Golden Lessons This Dog Mom Learned From Raising a Dood.) We hope this makes it easy for you to find a name that’s perfect for your doodle dog.
Most of all, we hope that each time you call your doodle’s name, you’ll be reminded of the lasting love that comes from sharing life with your dog…because doodles truly are “golden.”
A few notes about the names we chose for our lists:
- We grouped names by Goldendoodle physical characteristics–colors and Doodle dog sizes.
- Since choosing a name is so personal, we’ve included a mix of whimsical, cute, and human names for dogs. Will more fanciful names like “Praline” or “Freckles” grow with your dog? That’s up to you!
- The sky is the limit! We hope our list of dog names inspires dog lovers like you!
GOLDENDOODLE NAMES BY COLOR
Just can’t get over the color of your Goldendoodle’s curly locks (or wavy or loose wavy)? Check out these colorful Goldendoodle names.
If your pup is cream-colored, you might like these Goldendoodle names…
- Coton (or Cotton)
- Aurelia (means “golden”)
- Tater Tot
- Winston (means “white”)
- Nilla (for “Vanilla”)
- Kaki (or Khaki)
- Snicker Doodle
If your little bundle of fluff is chocolate, you might like these Goldendoodle names…
- Bruno (derived from ‘brun’ meaning “brown”)
- Graham (like the cracker)
If your dog has red hair, you might like these red Goldendoodle names…
- Rory ( means “red king”)
- Pele (Hawaiian word for “lava”)
For 111 more names for your little red-haired or genuine ginger puppy, check out 111 Red Dog Names That Are RED-iculously Adorable.
If your kiddoodle is apricot-colored, you might like these Goldendoodle names…
- Coral or Cora
- Marigold (or MerryGold)
If your Goldendoodle is black, you might like these names…
If your Goldendoodle is multi-colored, you might like these names…
- Paislee (or Paisley)
- Kali (short for a “kaleidoscope” of colors)
GOLDENDOODLE NAMES BY SIZE
If your Goldendoodle is on the way to being an oversized lap sitter, you might like these Goldendoodle names…
Mini Goldendoodle? Try one of the names for small dogs on for size…
- Bijou (small and elegant)
- Cheery (Cheerio)
- Minnie (or Mini)
- Pickle (sweet ones!)
Bonus! For a little irony, try a tiny-sized name for your oversized dog or vice-versa.
Tips on how to choose a name that’s a great fit for your Goldendoodle
Having trouble choosing a name? Here are some tips to help you:
- Say the name out loud and use it in conversation. Better yet, try calling out each of the names as you say a command. For instance, using an enthusiastic tone of voice, call out “Come, ____!” and say each of the names that you’re considering.
- Consider what’s best for your dog. Many dog experts suggest names that are two syllables. Why? Two-syllable names allow you to add more emotion and inflection as you’re saying it. Dogs love hearing you say their names in a loving voice.
- For your dog’s sake, cross out names on your list that sound too much like a command that you’ll be teaching him or her. For example, “STACY” sounds like “STAY” and the first syllable in “Sidney” could be mistaken for “SIT.”
Chloe and I hope we’ve inspired you in your search for a name as cute as your little dood!
- For additional lists of dog names, please check out our post: 250 Best Dog Names Ending in Y.
- For a list of names for your girl puppy, please check out our post: 101 Old-Fashioned Names for Girl Puppy Cuteness.
- For boy puppy names, here is our list of 101 Old-Fashioned Names for Boy Puppy Perfection.
And if you’re a doodle mom or dad, please check out these articles:
- Top 10 Signs You Might Be a Doodle Dog Fanatic
- What is a Goldendoodle? 100 Doodle Dog Owners Describe the Heart & Soul Behind these Comical Doods
- What the Fluff? All the Real Goldendoodle Stuff You’re Curious to Know
What names should we add to this list?
We’d love to hear! Please comment below!