70s Daddy Names Around the World
Daddy 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.
In France, for instance, Laurent might be a classic Daddy Name, while in the US it sounds like an intriguingly chic baby boy name. Shane’s a Daddy Name in Australia but a cool cowboy here.
Here are forty-five quintessential Daddy Names from around the world:
What are the most popular Dad Names in your city, state, or country?