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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.

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In the year between last Father’s Day and this one, some interestingly named starbabies were born to some high-profile Hollywood Dads. But a caveat–if you’re looking for Hazel Krasinski or Bodhi Ransom Green, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale or Otis Alexander Sudeikis–they were already snatched by their equally famous moms onto our Mother’s Day blog.

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Notable Names of Famous Fathers


Sometimes the names of the fathers who sired future super achievers turn out to be a lot more interesting than those they bestowed on their progeny. For example, Truman Capote’s dad’s name was Archulus, Humphrey Bogart’s was Belmont, Bela Lugosi’s Istvan and Marc Chagall’s Khatskel. Intriguing appellations, yes, but we’ll go here with the more wearable ones.

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Last month we gave a Nameberry shout-out to the moms of best-named babies in the past year, so how could we not do the same thing for the dads on Father’s Day? Again, we were looking for names with a real sense of style, a spark of originality, an eye for vintage treasure—and in one case even some playful gender-bending.

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It’s Father’s Day, and once more this year we commemorate the holiday with a list of some notable names of the paternal parents of celebrities of various times and places, with some truly unusual examples, as in Archulus (Truman Capote) and Belmont (Humphrey Bogart).  It turns out that quite a  number of past (and a few present) notables have had Dads with interesting, and sometimes surprising, names.  Here are some Father’s Day names to prove the point:

AbrahamBob Dylan

Alfred (called Freddie–  John Lennon

Allan Herman Melville

Andrej –   Andy Warhol

Andrew –   Roy Rogers

Archulus —  Truman Capote

Augustine —  George Washington

BaileyRay Charles, Maya Angelou

Belmont –  Humphrey Bogart

Cassius —  Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay)

Clarence –   Ernest Hemingway, Billie Holiday

Clyde John Wayne (born Marion)

Cornelius –  Tennessee Williams (born Thomas)

Delbert–    Gene Autry

Elias –   Walt Disney, Cary Grant (born Archie)

Emile –   Henri Matisse

Ernest–   Robert Rauschenberg

Fernando –  Luciano Pavarotti

FloydTina Turner

Francis –   Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Zappa, Georgia O’Keeffe (his middle name Calyxtus)

FraserMichelle Obama

Gadla –   Nelson Mandela

Gerard –  Laurence Olivier

Gerrit–   Rembrandt Van Rijn

GuntherHeidi Klum

Gustav –   Arnold Schwarzenegger

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