Dad Names

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Dad Names were the coolest names of the 1980s and 1990s, so they're now synonymous with men in their 20s, 30s and 40s: new dads. They include the start of trends that are still hot today: there are occupational names like Taylor and Tyler, and cowboy names like Austin and Casey. They also have their own unique style with a love for names starting with D, and -ell endings. Many are still appealing today, but trends have moved on and they're no longer the cutting edge of cool they once were.

  • Aaron

    The origin of the name Aaron is debated—some say it was derived from Hebrew, while others claim it originated in Ancient Egypt. In the Old Testament, Aaron, the older brother of Moses who was... Read More 

  • Adam

    Adam -- a primal Old Testament name -- was revived as a 1960s cowboy name. Adam is not as popular as it once was and feels ready for a respite, replaced by newer A names like Aidan/Aiden, Avery... Read More 

  • Akeem

    This variation of one of the 99 attributes of Allah was used for the hero of Coming to America.Read More 

  • Alberto

    Alberto is the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese variation of Albert and lends a more exotic and fashionable edge to this name which is still a grandpa name to many.Read More 

  • Alec

    Alec, though an old nickname for Alexander, is much fresher sounding than Alex, with the additional advantage, at least to some parents, of being distinctly male (there are as many girl Alexes... Read More 

  • Alex

    The independent Alex has become a classic in its own right. One of the truest unisex names, Alex is used almost equally for both sexes. Alex is... Read More 

  • Alexandre

    Pronunciation of Alexandre is too close to the feminine Alexandra to work for a boy in most English-speaking lands.Read More 

  • Alfredo

    Alfredo, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese variation of Alfred, is most familiar as the romantic lead in Verdi's evergreen opera La Traviata. On a less romantic note, Alfredo is also the... Read More 

  • Alvaro

    A well-used Spanish saint's name with a lot of flair that could definitely cross over to more general usage. It reached its peak in the United States in 1985, when it ranked Number 456. In Spain,... Read More 

  • Amit

    Simple yet exotic, popular and carrying two positive meanings in two diverse cultures. A winner prime for wider use.Read More 

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