It’s become a Nameberry tradition to commemorate Independence Day with a salute to notables past and present who were born on the Fourth of July. In this year’s update, we single out those with the most noteworthy names. (BTW, George M. Cohan, the ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ who famously claimed he was ‘born on the fourth of July’, was actually born on the third. Just as PR people promoted the story that jazzman LouisArmstrong was born on Independence Day when his real birthdate was August 4th.)
We’re entering the month of July, and that means hot summer days, backyard barbecues, vacations, and in the US, the celebration of Independence Day. The holiday offers a plethora of inspiration for July baby names, but whether you celebrate or not, other best names include those related to July‘s beautiful red birthstone and some notable namesake names.
Dad Names, like Dad Clothes and Dad Jokes, are total classics. We’re all familiar with them—sometimes to the point of exhaustion. They’re common among middle-aged men—those who are experienced fathers, but not yet old enough to be grandfathers. Most importantly, they’re not trendy among babies born today. The names on this list were most popular in the 1970s in their respective countries.
Just like baby names today, Dad Names vary from country to country. What sounds dated and dad-ish in Norway may be fresh and youthful in the US. So even if the names from your home country make you think of corny jokes, white sneakers and Hawaiian shirts (or whatever your cultural equivalent is), know that somewhere else in the world, it’s a novel idea for a baby boy.
Here are forty-five quintessential Dad Names from around the world:
June is bustin’ out all over! June brings us warm weather and cool baby names. June baby names may be inspired by the rose or the pearl, June‘s birth flower and birthstone. Also appropriate are names of notable people born during the month. Here are some great names to consider as we transition from spring into summer!