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.
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)|
|Leprechaun (although green, they always have a pot of gold)|
|Naples (a shade of yellow)|
|Ocher (a brownish-yellow color)|
|Smiley (emojis are yellow)|
|Sub (the Beatles song “Yellow Submarine)|
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.
|Aureolin (a shade of yellow)|
|Citrine (a yellow gemstone)|
|Maizy (maize is another word for corn)|
|Merigold (a shade of yellow)|
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)|
|Digger (as in gold digger)|
|Jasper (yellow jasper is a gemstone)|
|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)|
|Titanium (a shade of yellow)|
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!)
|Avocado (can be yellow or green)|
|Mac (short for macaroni)|
|Marge (short for margarine)|
|Margie (short for margarine)|
|Mozzy (short for mozzarella)|
|Pineapple (Pine or Piney for short)|
|Roux (butter and flour mixture when making a sauce)|
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.
|Dew (for Mountain Dew)|
|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)|
|Lady Marmalade (after the song)|
|Polka Dot (after the song “yellow polka dot bikini”)|
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.
|Beryl (a yellow mineral)|
|Dahlia (a yellow flower)|
|Furze (an Irish yellow flower)|
|Primrose (a yellow flower)|
|Savannah (the Savannah grasslands are golden)|
|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)|
|Orion (star constellation)|
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.
|Belle||Beauty and The Beast||Female|
|Ben||Thomas and Friends||Male|
|Bill||Thomas and Friends||Male|
|Big Bird||The Muppets||Female|
|Flounder||The Little Mermaid||Male|
|Fluttershy||My Little Pony||Female|
|Fozzie Bear||The Muppets||Male|
|Fuli||The Lion Guard||Female|
|Georgie||Moriah Elizabeth (Famous Youtuber's Pineapple Duck)||Male|
|Goldilocks||Goldilocks and the 3 Bears||Female|
|Goose||The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg||Male|
|Kiara||The Lion Guard||Female|
|Kion||The Lion Guard||Male|
|Lumiere||Beauty and The Beast||Male|
|Marley||Marley and Me||Male|
|Maya||Maya the Bee||Female|
|Mighty Mouse||Mighty Mouse Cartoons||Male|
|Molly||Thomas and Friends||Female|
|Mr. Peanutbutter||BoJack Horseman||Male|
|Mufasa||The Lion King||Male|
|Murdoch||Thomas and Friends||Male|
|Nala||The Lion King||Female|
|Oz||The Wizard of Oz (the yellow brick road)||Male|
|Ozzy||The Wizard of Oz (the yellow brick road)||Male|
|Pooh Bear||Winnie the Pooh||Male|
|Scoop||Bob the Builder||Male|
|Scruff||Thomas and Friends||Male|
|Simba||The Lion King||Male|
|Snitch||Harry Potter (the golden snitch)||Male|
|Spot||Spot the Dog||Male|
|Sundance||Butch cassidy and the Sundance Kid||Unisex|
|Trini Kwan||Power Rangers||Female|
|Tucker||Tucker Budzen (Famous Youtube Golden Retriever)||Male|
|Tumbler||Bob the Builder||Male|
|Tusken||Star Wars (Tusken Raiders)||Male|
|Waffle||Waffle the Wonderdog||Male|
|Winnie||Winnie the Pooh||Female|
|Wubbzy||Wow Wow Wubbzy||Unisex|
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.
|Brimstone (male brimstone butterfly)|
|Chamois (mountain goat)|
|Iggy (land iguanas from Galapagos islands are yellow)|
|Leon (for chameleon)|
|Oriole (golden oriole, bird)|
|Slug (banana slugs)|
|Tang (yellow tang fish)|
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.
|Sonata (a composition for a musical soloist)|
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.
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.
|Akira||Japanese for “bright”|
|Blaine||Scottish name meaning “yellow”|
|Boyd||Gaelic name meaning “yellow gold”|
|Dijon||(dee-john) French mustard|
|Eurion||Welsh name meaning “golden”|
|Flavia||Female version of Flavian|
|Flavian||Latin name meaning “yellow hair”|
|Giallo||(gee-all-o) means Yellow in Italian (Gia or Gigi for short)|
|Harry||Americanized version of “Hari” which means “yellow” in Sanskrit|
|Heidi||(hi-dee) german for nobility|
|Helio||Ancient Greek meaning “sun” or “light”|
|Kasha||Ukranian for “buckwheat”|
|Limón||Spanish for Lemon|
|Luna||Latin meaning “moon”|
|Mielie||(mee-lee) means corn in Afrikaans|
|Niamh||(nee-ve) Irish name meaning “of Golden Hair”|
|Pulau||Indonesian word for “island” – islands are sunny places|
|Queso||Spanish for “cheese”|
|Soba||Japanese word for buckwheat noodles|
|Soleil||Means “sun” in French|
|Stella||Latin and Italian origin, meaning “celestial star”|
|Xanthos||Greek boy’s name meaning “yellow” or “fair hair”|
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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