Just in time for Father’s Day, WhitePages, the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S. has revealed the most popular names in the country that are shared with some of television’s favorite fathers. This new data found that a number of John Waltons (1,459 people), Jim Andersons (1,304 people), and Tim Taylors (1,096 people), are alive and well across the land.
Andy Taylor and Mike Brady rounded out the top five in the list of the 25 most popular TV dad names, while WhitePages found that some TV dads are just one of a kind.
“There is no one in the United States who shares a name with Cliff Huxtable of The Cosby Show or Phil Dunphy of Modern Family,” says Liz Powell, culture and trend expert from WhitePages. “It’s also amusing to think that TV-favorite Danny Tanner of Full House could be living next store.”
The WhitePages list also breaks down the states where the men with the most common names are living. Interestingly enough, there are three Ray Barones in New York, the state where the title character in Everybody Loves Raymond lives, while Archie Bunker and Al Bundy both have retired to Florida.
So here are the iconic TV Dad names shared with men in the U.S.:
• John Walton (The Waltons): 1,459; 144 in Texas
• Jim Anderson (Father Knows Best): 1,304; 120 in Minnesota
• Tim Taylor (Home Improvement): 1,096; 12 in Texas
• Andy Taylor (The Andy Griffith Show): 279; 32 in Texas
• Mike Brady (The Brady Bunch): 238; 35 in California
• Howard Cunningham (Happy Days): 152; 23 in California
• Danny Tanner (Full House): 71; 12 in Mississippi
• Tom Bradford: (Eight is Enough): 62; 16 in Texas
• Fred Sanford: (Sanford & Son):60; 9 in Florida
• Tom Corbett (The Courtship of Eddie’s Father): 59; 7 in Texas
• Charles Ingalls (Little House on the Prairie): 57; 7 in Iowa
• Dan Connor (Roseanne): 44; 6 in Ohio
• Steve Keaton (Family Ties): 34; 12 in South Carolina)
• Steve Douglas (My Three Sons): 26; 25 in Texas
• Jason Seaver (Growing Pains): 25; 5 in Massachusetts
• Philip Drummond (Different Strokes): 19; 2 in North Carolina
• Ozzie Nelson (Ozzie & Harriet): 10; 3 in Georgia
• Ray Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond): 9; 3 in New York
• Archie Bunker All in the Family): 4; 2 in Florida
• Al Bundy (Married with Children): 4; 1 each in Washington, Florida, Virginia and DC
• Ward Cleaver Leave it to Beaver): 2; 1 in New York, 1 in Massachusetts
• Phil Dunphy (Modern Family): 0
• Heathcliff (Cliff) Huxtable (The Cosby Show): 0
To learn more about name popularity in the United States, you can visit: http://names.whitepages.com/.
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