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100 Nicknames & Contact Names For Dad (Funny, Cool, Cute)

A good nickname for a dad can instantly conjure up the great memories that a son or daughter may have of their precious daddy.

If you have been thinking about what to call your father (or what your child can call their father) other than “dad”, then you probably know the best nicknames for parents can vary enormously, from cool and cute to funny and sarcastic.

So to go with our articles on the best nicknames for baby boys, baby girls, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, brothers, sisters, moms, stepmoms, stepdads, grandmas, grandpas, great grandmas, great grandpas and family group chats, let’s now take a look at the 100 of the very best nicknames for dads.

Other Names For Dad

Some children prefer to call their dad by a classic and traditional name, so if you fall under this bucket you might like one of the following:

  • Daddy
  • Father
  • Pa
  • Papa
  • Paw
  • Pop
  • Pops

Funny Names For Dad

Next up are funny nicknames for dads, because who doesn’t love a nickname with a bit of added humor!

So if you are looking for a funny name to call your dad, take inspiration from this awesome list:

  • ATM
  • 2nd In Command (behind mom)
  • Baldy
  • Bank Manager
  • BFG (Big Friendly Giant or Big Fat Guy)
  • Big Man
  • Cash Machine
  • Coach
  • Daddy Do Little
  • Daddy Doodle
  • Dadzilla
  • Gaffer
  • Godfather
  • Guvnor
  • Mac Daddy
  • Mister
  • Number Two (mom is number one of course)
  • OG (as in Original Gangster)
  • Old Fellow
  • Old Man
  • OP (as in Original Pops)
  • Papa Smurf

Cute Nicknames For Dad

Every father out there would love to be called a cute or cool name, and some of the best examples include:

  • Admiral
  • Big Bear
  • Big Boss
  • Big Pa
  • Boss
  • Bud
  • Bud
  • Buddy
  • Captain
  • Care Bear
  • Chief
  • D Man (as in Dad Man)
  • Daddy Bear
  • Daddy Cakes
  • Daddy Poppins
  • Daddyo
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Huggy Bear
  • Mate
  • MD (stands for My Dad)
  • Mi Padre (Spanish for “my father”)
  • Pa (followed by their name)
  • Padre
  • Padri
  • Pal
  • Papa (followed by their name)
  • Papa Bear
  • Papi
  • Pappa G
  • Person In Charge
  • Popsicle
  • Sage

Funny Contact Names For Dad

Choosing a contact name for your dad is a great way to add some creativity to your father’s nickname.

Often the best contact names are also the funniest, so you might like to go with ones of these funny contact names for your dad or stepdad:

  • Answer Me
  • Boss Man
  • CEO
  • Chauffeur
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Couch Potato
  • Crazy Old Man
  • Daddy Dearest
  • Daddy Do Little
  • Darth Vader
  • Dearest Daddy
  • Dictator
  • Do Not Ignore
  • Don’t Even Think About It
  • Father
  • Guess Who
  • Handyman
  • Hawk Eye
  • Home Sweet Home
  • House Police
  • I Know Everything
  • Landlord
  • Male Parent
  • Man Of The House
  • Mayor
  • Mi Padre
  • Mom’s Man
  • Moneybags
  • My Old Man
  • My PA (as in Personal Assistant)
  • Papa Bear
  • Personal Assistant
  • Protector
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Bank
  • What’s His Name
  • Where Are You?
  • Your Dad

How To Choose The Best Nickname For A Dad

There is no right or wrong name when choosing a nickname for you dad, and it’s often best to go with what’s natural, fits well or is easy to say and pronounce.

Some other things to consider when choosing a nickname for a dad include:

  • The best nicknames tend to have a link to something like looks, personality, background, age or have some other story or reason behind it.
  • If you are struggling for ideas, try thinking about your dad’s unique traits, characteristics, likes and dislikes.
  • If you are going for a funny nickname, you might want to consider striking the right balance between funny, rude and offensive!
  • If you can’t decide between a few nicknames for your dad, there’s no reason why you have to limit yourself to just the one, especially as you can use a different name for your dad in your contacts.
  • And finally, have fun and don’t stress too much about it, because a nickname is certainly not forever and can be easily replaced if outgrown.

Related: The Ultimate Guide To Nicknames & Baby Names

Nick is a passionate dad who co-founded Rockinbaby to share his parenting journey with other new parents. He has a BSc and MBA, and works as a senior marketing professional. In his spare time Nick loves watching sports, staying fit and traveling. Learn more about Nick here.

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