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70s Dad Names Around the World

June 13, 2019 Sophie Kihm

by Sophie Kihm

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:

America

Brian

Eric

Jason

Jeffrey

Kevin

Australia

Darren

Gregory

Peter

Shane

Simon

Brazil

Carlos

Fábio

Luiz

Paulo

Rodrigo

France

Frédéric

Jerome

Laurent

Sébastien

Stéphane

Germany

Christian

Andreas

Markus

Matthias

Sven

Italy

Alfredo

Andrea

Arturo

Eduardo

Gerardo

 

Japan

Hiroshi

Kenichi

Makoto

Tetsuya

Tsuyoshi

Norway

Bjørn

Frode

Jan

Lars

Rune

Scotland

Alan

Craig

Mark

Paul

Scott

What are the most popular Dad Names in your city, state, or country?

About the author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top middle names of 2019, the top baby names in each state, and the hottest nickname names of 2018. 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.

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