Iconic TV Dad Names: Happy Fathers Day, Ozzie and Archie!

Iconic TV Dad Names: Happy Fathers Day, Ozzie and Archie!

The top TV dad names shared by real people have been revealed by WhitePages, the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S. 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 WashingtonFlorida, 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/.

About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.