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300+ Yellow Dog Names for Your Golden Pup

golden retriever running in a field

Yellow is such a bright and happy color that always seems to lighten your mood and make you smile. 

Associated with the sun, it symbolizes joy, energy, and friendship. This might be the reason why golden dogs are so popular, with Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers consistently leading the pack. These yellow-colored dogs are known for their sunshine personalities and welcoming appearance and pet owners will confirm that these dog breeds certainly brighten up your life.

Choosing the perfect name for your golden dog can seem like a daunting task, especially since there is a wide spectrum of coat colors a yellow dog can display.

Luckily, we have compiled the ultimate list of dog names to suit your yellow pooch so you're sure to find one that’s a perfect fit.

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Yellow Dog Names

How to Choose The Perfect Yellow Dog Name?

Adopting a golden dog is exciting and choosing a great name for your puppy is a big part of the process. But knowing where to start can be a little overwhelming, especially when there are so many yellow dog names to choose from.

Some good advice to follow when picking a dog name from themed lists is not to just pick the one you like best, but to make sure your puppy likes it too by seeing how he responds to it. 

You should try to choose a name that suits your dog’s personality and fur color and is original enough that you won't encounter problems calling your dog at the park. Dog training experts say that it's best to use short names (two syllables at most) and that consonant sounds like P, K, and D are best for training your new puppy.

Cute Yellow Dog Names

Giving your yellow dog a cute name shows the world your love and affection for your pet and is a great way to emphasize your dog’s light-hearted energy and sunny disposition. With one of these cute, yellow names, your dog is sure to spread joy wherever they go.

Babouche (a cheerful yellow color)
Butterball
Caramello BearCheesy
Creampuff
Dandy Lion
Halo
Honeybun
Jezebell
Lemon Drop
Leprechaun (although green, they always have a pot of gold)
Monroe
Moony
Naples (a shade of yellow)
Ocher (a brownish-yellow color)
Quackers
Smiley (emojis are yellow)
Sub (the Beatles song “Yellow Submarine)
Teddy
TeddyBear

Female Yellow Dog Names

If your family has adopted a charming yellow female, then a name that reflects her beauty and allure is ideal.

Classic and elegant, modern and trendy, or playful and whimsical – your golden girl is sure to suit one of these feminine yellow dog names perfectly.

Amber
Angel
Aureolin (a shade of yellow)
Barbie
Blondie
Citrine (a yellow gemstone)
Dazzler
Dazzles
Diamond
Dolly
Glitter
Glow
Goldie
Goldy
Jools
Madonna
Maisey
Maizy (maize is another word for corn)
Marilyn
Merigold (a shade of yellow)
Paris (Hilton)
Queen
Queenie
Saffron
Sparkles
Tawny
Treasure

Male Yellow Dog Names

Whether your male dog is a bouncing ball of energy or a laid-back canine companion there’s a yellow dog name here that’s just right for him.

Do you need something strong and commanding for your regal golden gentleman or something quirky and different to suit your scruffy yellow pup?

Brewster (play on the word brew meaning beer)
Cabby (for taxi cab)
Champ
Dagger
Digger (as in gold digger)
Dusty
Flash
Golden Tooth
Jasper (yellow jasper is a gemstone)
Kingston
Leo
Macdonald (Mcdonald's golden arches)
Midas (a figure from Greek Mythology known for his golden touch)
Oscar (an Oscar Award is gold)
Ra (Egyptian God of the sun)
Ringo (rings are gold)
Rush (gold rush reference)
Rusher (gold rush reference)
Scarecrow
Sparky
Tanner
Titanium (a shade of yellow)
Toffi

Food-Inspired Names for Yellow Dogs

There are so many yummy yellow foods that make fabulous names for your golden dog – the only problem is being spoiled for choice.

This list makes us hungry! (OK, so there are two problems!)

Applesauce
Apricot
Avocado (can be yellow or green)
Bananas
Biscuit
Brie
Butter
Butterscotch
Caramel
Cashew
Cheddar
Cheese
Cheesecake
Cheeto
Chip
Cookie
Cracker Jack
Crackers
Creampie
Crumpet
Cupcake
Curry
Custard
Donut
Dumpling
Figgy
Frito
Gem Squash
Honey
Honeycomb
Jello
Mac (short for macaroni)
Mango
Maple
Marge (short for margarine)
Margie (short for margarine)
Mayo
Mozzy (short for mozzarella)
Mustard
Noodle
Nugget
Oatmeal
Omelette
Pancake
Peanut
Pineapple (Pine or Piney for short)
Popcorn
Pudding
Roux (butter and flour mixture when making a sauce)
Squash
Taco
Taffy
Tater
Twinkie

Name Your Yellow Dog Like Your Favorite Drink

Whether you’re a milkshake master, a cocktail connoisseur, or a beer enthusiast there’s a drink-related yellow dog name out there for every taste and preference. So, grab your drink and browse through our list to find your favorite one.

We love the name Champers for a yellow lab with a bubbly personality.

Amaretto
Bailey
Brandy
Champagne
Champers
Cider
Daiquiri
Dew (for Mountain Dew)
Jameson
Lager
Milkshake
Piña Colada
Scotch
Tequila
Whiskey
Yellow Belly (type of citrus cocktail)

Funny Yellow Dog Names

If you want a name that reflects your yellow dog’s goofy and fun-loving temperament or simply want to make yourself smile every time you call your puppy, one of these funny names is a great idea.

Caterpillar (cat for short)
Eggnog
Juicy Lucy
Lady Marmalade (after the song)
Mellow Yellow
Nacho
Polka Dot (after the song “yellow polka dot bikini”)
Quackles
Wonton

Nature-Inspired Names For a Yellow Dog

Nature-themed names are a popular choice for owners of yellow dog breeds who love the outdoors.

Whether you prefer the sunny warmth of a summer’s day or the vibrant charm of a field of wildflowers there are countless dog names to choose from that are both meaningful and memorable.

Autumn
Beryl (a yellow mineral)
Blaze
Buttercup
Copper
Daffodil
Daffy
Dahlia (a yellow flower)
Dune
Fire
Flame
Flaxen
Furze (an Irish yellow flower)
Lightning
Moonbeam
Primrose (a yellow flower)
Sahara
Sandstone
Sandy
Savannah (the Savannah grasslands are golden)
Solar
Summer
Sunfire
Sunflower
Sunshine
Yukon (a Canadian territory famous for the Klondike gold rush)

Space-inspired Yellow Dog Names

If you’re looking for an out-of-this-world name for your yellow-colored dog, why not look to the skies for inspiration?

There are plenty of celestial objects that feature gold and yellow tones, and this is an ingenious way to capture the adventurous and inquisitive nature of your golden dog.

Aquila (star constellation)
Cassiopeia (star constellation)
Delphi (Delphinus star constellation)
Dipper (for the Big Dipper constellation)
Lyra (star constellation)
Moon
Orion (star constellation)
Pluto
Ray
Saturn
Star
Sunbeam
Sunny
Twinkle

Yellow Dog Names Inspired By Movies, TV Shows, and Books

Yellow dog breeds like the Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever are a firm favorite in literature, film, and television.

Naming your canine after a favorite character is the perfect way to find a name that you already know you love.

NameMovie/TV Show/BookGender
AuroraSleeping BeautyFemale
B-DawgBuddies MoviesMale
BartThe SimpsonsMale
BelleBeauty and The BeastFemale
BenThomas and FriendsMale
BertThe MuppetsMale
BettyArchie ComicsFemale
BillThomas and FriendsMale
Big BirdThe MuppetsFemale
BuddahBuddies MoviesMale
BudderballBuddies MoviesMale
C3POStar WarsMale
Charlie BrownPeanutsMale
CometFull HouseMale
CruzDisney CarsMale
FlounderThe Little MermaidMale
FluttershyMy Little PonyFemale
Fozzie BearThe MuppetsMale
FuliThe Lion GuardFemale
GeorgieMoriah Elizabeth (Famous Youtuber's Pineapple Duck)Male
GoldilocksGoldilocks and the 3 BearsFemale
GooseThe Goose that Laid the Golden EggMale
HomerThe SimpsonsMale
HufflepuffHarry PotterUnisex
JakeAdventure TimeMale
KiaraThe Lion GuardFemale
KionThe Lion GuardMale
LalaTeletubbiesFemale
LoraxDr. SeussUnisex
LuigiDisney CarsMale
LumiereBeauty and The BeastMale
LumosHarry PotterUnisex
MarleyMarley and MeMale
MayaMaya the BeeFemale
Mighty MouseMighty Mouse CartoonsMale
MinionThe MinionsMale
MollyThomas and FriendsFemale
Mr. PeanutbutterBoJack HorsemanMale
MudbudBuddies MoviesMale
MufasaThe Lion KingMale
MurdochThomas and FriendsMale
NalaThe Lion KingFemale
OdieGarfieldMale
OzThe Wizard of Oz (the yellow brick road)Male
OzzyThe Wizard of Oz (the yellow brick road)Male
PhoebeFriendsFemale
Pooh BearWinnie the PoohMale
RosebudBuddies MoviesFemale
RubblePaw PatrolMale
ScoopBob the BuilderMale
ScruffThomas and FriendsMale
SimbaThe Lion KingMale
SimpsonThe SimpsonsMale
SkyePaw PatrolFemale
SneetchesDr. SeussMale
SnitchHarry Potter (the golden snitch)Male
SpongebobSpongebob SquarepantsMale
SpotSpot the DogMale
SundanceButch cassidy and the Sundance KidUnisex
TexDisney CarsMale
Trini KwanPower RangersFemale
TuckerTucker Budzen (Famous Youtube Golden Retriever)Male
TumblerBob the BuilderMale
TuskenStar Wars (Tusken Raiders)Male
TweetyLoony TunesUnisex
WaffleWaffle the WonderdogMale
WinnieWinnie the PoohFemale
WolverineX-Men ComicsMale
WoodstockPeanutsMale
WubbzyWow Wow WubbzyUnisex
YellerOld YellerMale

Names Inspired by Yellow Animals

From fierce names like Leo and Viper to sweet and playful names like Birdie, this list has some great ideas for yellow labradors.

Regardless of which you choose, giving your dog with yellow hair an animal-inspired dog name is sure to make them stand out wherever you go.

Aphid
Beetle
Beetlebug
Birdie
Boa
Brimstone (male brimstone butterfly)
Bumble
Bumblebee
Canary
Chamois (mountain goat)
Cheetah
Chick
Cobra
Duck
Duckling
Eagle
Firefly
Giraffe
Goldfish
Iggy (land iguanas from Galapagos islands are yellow)
Leon (for chameleon)
Lion
Mongoose
Oriole (golden oriole, bird)
Python
Slug (banana slugs)
Tang (yellow tang fish)
Viper
Warbler
Yellowtail

Music-Inspired Names for Yellow Dogs

This collection of dog names really highlights the coat color of yellow labs by drawing inspiration from golden musical instruments.

Harpy 
Sax
Sonata (a composition for a musical soloist)
Trombone
Trumpet
Tubs (tuba)

Yellow Dog Names Inspired by Video Games Characters

Naming your golden dog after one of these iconic yellow videogame characters is not only a nod to your fandom but also a reflection of your dog’s vibrant identity.

BowserSuper Mario
DragonitePokemon
EeveePokemon
EloiseAnimal Crossing
HypnoPokemon
IsabelleAnimal Crossing
JoeyAnimal Crossing
JolteonPokemon
MiraAnimal Crossing
PacmanPacman
PikachuPokemon
SandshrewPokemon
TailsSonic Frontiers
TwiggyAnimal Crossing

Yellow Dog Names in Other Languages

Choosing a yellow dog name from another language is one way to ensure that your pooch is in a class of its own. Just make sure you have the correct meaning and pronunciation.

NameMeaning
AkiraJapanese for “bright”
BlaineScottish name meaning “yellow”
BoydGaelic name meaning “yellow gold”
Dijon(dee-john) French mustard
EurionWelsh name meaning “golden”
FlaviaFemale version of Flavian
FlavianLatin name meaning “yellow hair”
Giallo(gee-all-o) means Yellow in Italian (Gia or Gigi for short)
HarryAmericanized version of “Hari” which means “yellow” in Sanskrit
Heidi(hi-dee) german for nobility
HelioAncient Greek meaning “sun” or “light”
KashaUkranian for “buckwheat”
LimónSpanish for Lemon
LunaLatin meaning “moon”
Mielie(mee-lee) means corn in Afrikaans
Niamh(nee-ve) Irish name meaning “of Golden Hair”
PulauIndonesian word for “island” – islands are sunny places
QuesoSpanish for “cheese”
SobaJapanese word for buckwheat noodles
SoleilMeans “sun” in French
StellaLatin and Italian origin, meaning “celestial star”
XanthosGreek  boy’s name meaning “yellow” or “fair hair”

Last thoughts

Choosing the perfect name for your golden dog is a big responsibility but it can also be a tremendous amount of fun. There are so many wonderful yellow things to inspire you, so finding the one that matches them perfectly and that you adore should be an easy job.

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