Goldendoodles seem to be everywhere these days with their teddy bear faces, soft curly fur, and endearing personalities that make them popular family pets. A mix between a golden retriever and a poodle, these dogs are popular for good reason: they’re loving, smart, don’t shed much, and are deeply bonded to their people. (In fact, goldendoodles are such social creatures, they require plenty of company from you or a trusted pet sitter.)
For the first time ever, we’ve rounded up the most popular goldendoodle names of the year from our enormous Rover.com database of dog names nationwide. Yes, these are real names given by goldendoodle owners. Did your dog’s name make the list?
Looking for a dog name for your new puppy or adopted family member? Have fun, use your imagination, and be sure to check out other ideas from our wide selection of dog name lists.
18. Zoe / Zoey
21. Lily / Lilly
36. Beau / Bo
48. Remi / Remy
53. Abby / Abbey
61. Roxy / Roxie
74. Lexi / Lexy
- Zoe / Zoey
Perhaps not surprisingly, goldendoodle owners overwhelming choose friendly human names for their pets. These include many names ending in a cheerful “ee” sound, from Lucy and Daisy to Charlie and Buddy. Those teddy bear faces inspire sweet, down-to-earth monikers. The top ten names for both sexes include only popular human names, in fact.
Mythological names and names connoting strength or power are much less common for goldendoodles than for other breeds. We also found that goldendoodle parents opted for names related to “Bear” more commonly for this breed than others, including the name Bear itself and related terms or names like Teddy and Bruno.
If you’re having trouble deciding, keep in mind that great goldendoodle names can come from many different sources of inspiration, such as your favorite foods, books, celebrities, your heritage, or even dog breed history. For example, your puppy might sport a dessert name like Tiramisu or a color-themed choice like Topaz.
Another consideration when choosing your goldendoodle’s name? Dog training. This is of particular importance for puppies. When you’re teaching your new dog to respond to commands like sit, stay, or come, you’ll want to be sure their name isn’t a source of confusion. In other words, avoid puppy names that sound like a common dog training cue, such as “Bit,” which could easily be misheard as “sit.”
Of course, what matters most is that the dog name you choose rolls off your tongue. The best goldendoodle names will make you happy. We’re fans of the “backdoor test” for dog name selection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: stand at the back door and call out your new dog‘s potential name. Saying “Molly, it’s time for dinner!” or “Winston, leave it!” helps take the name out of your imagination and into reality.
As dog lovers through and through here at Rover, we find dog names absolutely fascinating, and we love searching our data on the topic to discover hot trends, quirky choices, and unique twists on classics. Over the years, we’ve compiled plenty of names for you to peruse—and we keep our lists updated with new data each year. Check out some of them below.