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Dad Names: Updates for Alpha Babes

Dad Names: Updates for Alpha Babes

by Sophie Kihm

Babies born today are a part of Generation Alpha, which encompasses children born from 2010 to 2025. Their parents are Millennials, who were born from 1980-1996, the dawn of the digital age.

The trends in baby naming have shifted between these generations. Parents have become more adventurous with boy names, widening the pool of options for Gen Alpha babies. This change began during Generation Z but has really picked up steam since 2010. As more parents choose names like Bodhi and Ryker for their sons, there is less pressure to stick with the hyper-traditional dad names that dominated for so many years.

We’ve taken the top Top Millennial boy names and reinvented them as Gen Alpha names. These names are fresher than their Millennial counterparts, and act as markers of the generation.

Millennial Name

Gen Alpha Name

Michael

Micah

Christopher

Oliver

Matthew

Mateo

Joshua

Josiah

Daniel

Dashiell

David

Gavin

Andrew

Anderson

James

Jameson

Joseph

Jasper

John

Henry

Nicholas

Dominic

Ryan

Ryder

Jacob

Jonah

Brandon

Landon

Justin

Julian

Robert

Roman

William

Liam

Anthony

Brantley

Jonathan

Jackson

Tyler

Sawyer

Zachary

Ezekiel

Kevin

Everett

Kyle

Kai

Thomas

Theodore

Alexander

Maxwell

Jason

Jayden

Brian

Brooks

Eric

Emmett

Benjamin

Bentley

Adam

Aiden

Steven

Sullivan

Austin

August

Aaron

Arlo

Timothy

Wesley

Samuel

Samson

Nathan

Nolan

Jordan

Holden

Jose

Diego

Richard

Remington

Cody

Colton

Charles

Louis

Christian

Sebastian

Sean

Dean

Jeremy

Remy

Dylan

Owen

Patrick

Paxton

Mark

Tate

Jeffrey

Elliott

Stephen

Simon

Ethan

Easton

Travis

Tobias

Jesse

Jett

Bryan

Braxton

Cameron

Finnegan

Paul

Beau

Juan

Iker

Kenneth

Keegan

Dustin

Bodhi

Scott

Rhett

Caleb

Chase

Alex

Max

Gregory

Grady

Jared

Jude

Logan

Mason

Gabriel

Grayson

Luis

Cruz

Noah

Asher

Evan

Levi

Derek

Zeke

Carlos

Emilio

Hunter

Hudson

Nathaniel

Malachi

Ian

Finn

Bradley

Brady

Edward

Philip

Luke

Luca

Trevor

River

Marcus

Magnus

Shawn

Dawson

Corey

Huxley

Conner

Carter

Antonio

Emiliano

Devin

Declan

Jesus

Messiah

Peter

Porter

Isaac

Miles

Seth

Reid

Blake

Beckett

Jack

Jax

Adrian

Orion

Shane

Zane

Angel

Axel

Elijah

Elias

Victor

Oscar

Taylor

Tucker

Isaiah

Israel

Garrett

Grant

Lucas

Lucian

George

Walter

Miguel

Gael

About the Author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top baby name trends of 2021, baby name synesthesia, and the top names in each state. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at sophie@nameberry.com. Sophie lives in Chicago.