Treasured TV Dads: Could They Live Next Door?

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WhitePages Data Finds John Walton, Jim Anderson, and Tim Taylor Most Popular Names Shared with Iconic TV Fathers

“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.

WhitePages, the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S., today reveals the most popular names in the country that are shared with some of television’s favorite fathers. This new “dad-a” found that a number of John Waltons (1,459 people), Jim Andersons (1,304 people), and Tim Taylors (1,096 people), are living among us, possibly asking, “Were you raised in a barn?”

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 door.”

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.

Popular TV Dad Names Shared with Men in the U.S.

1.    John Walton: 1,459; 144 in TX
2.    Jim Anderson: 1,304; 120 in MN
3.    Tim Taylor: 1,096; 12 in TX
4.    Andy Taylor: 279; 32 in TX
5.    Mike Brady: 238; 35 in CA
6.    Howard Cunningham: 152; 23 in CA
7.    Danny Tanner: 71; 12 in MS
8.    Tom Bradford: 62; 16 in TX
9.    Fred Sanford: 60; 9 in FL
10.    Tom Corbett: 59; 7 in TX
11.    Charles Ingalls: 57; 7 in IA
12.    Dan Connor: 44; 6 in OH
13.    Steve Keaton: 34; 12 in SC
14.    Steve Douglas: 26; 25 in TX
15.    Jason Seaver: 25; 5 in MA
16.    Philip Drummond: 19; 2 in NC
17.    Ozzie Nelson: 10; 3 in GA
18.    Ray Barone: 9; 3 in NY
19.    Archie Bunker: 4; 2 in FL
20.    Al Bundy: 4; 1 each in WA, FL, VA, and DC
21.    Ward Cleaver: 2; 1 in NY, 1 in MA
22.    Phil Dunphy: 0
23.    Heathcliff (Cliff) Huxtable: 0

To learn more about name popularity in the United States, please visit: http://www.whitepages.com/.

About WhitePages
WhitePages is the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S. With over 50 million unique monthly users and powering over 2 billion searches per year across sites that include WhitePages.com and 411.com, WhitePages offers consumers one-click access to more than 200 million adults and also provides them with the ability to edit and control their own listings. The company’s suite of mobile products includes a top-50 mobile website and popular Android and iPhone apps with over 15 million active monthly mobile users.

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