Dad Birthday Wishes & Quotes



Dad birthday wishes and birthday quotes as unique as your father let him know just how special he is to you. Don't know what to write? Get inspired by the one-of-a-kind birthday messages for dads on this page. Those are the best kind.


BY KEVIN NISHMAS | UPDATED: DEC. 1, 2020


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The birthday messages here each have a different "Dad" way of paying tribute to your father on his birthday. Right below, jump to the section of dad birthday greetings that expresses what you want to say to him. 


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Dad Birthday Wishes

What type of dad birthday wishes should you write in your father's birthday card? Opt for birthday wishes that express how much you love him, making his special day even more amazing. To get started, check out the examples below.


You are the greatest Dad in the world.  If this was Father's Day, I would give you a tie. But it's your birthday, so I'll give you all my love, respect and affection, the ties that bind. Happy birthday!

Dad, happy birthday! You've always been an amazing father. Now, I'm glad to say that you're an even more amazing friend. 

Dad, you're one in a million. No, one in a billion. Actually, one in a trillion. In other words, you're one of a kind. The best, most loving kind. Happy birthday!


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Dad, you're the greatest. It's not just because you're there for me through good times and bad. It's also because you make the bad times good with your amazing love and support. Happy birthday!

The older I get, the more I realize that a Dad like you is as rare as a desert rose — and just as beautiful. I'm so grateful you're my Dad. Happy birthday to the best father anywhere.

Personally, I like to celebrate Father's Day twice a year — once on Father's Day and once more on my father's day...your birthday. And, Dad, you deserve it for being the best father ever. Happy birthday, Dadio!


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When we're bad, you love us. When we're good, you love us.  No matter what we do, you love us. We're so thankful to have a Dad who loves us unconditionally. Happy birthday, Dad!

Happy birthday to the world’s most incredible, wonderful, unbelievable, amazing, awesome, marvelous and, of course, handsome Dad!

To say I'm thankful for having a father like you is an understatement. I'm overjoyed, lucky, blessed, you name it. Happy birthday!


Dad Birthday Wishes - Heartwarming Birthday Messages for Fathers

You’re more than just a father to me — you’re my hero, my doctor, my guru, my inspiration, my friend. Happy birthday, Dad!

Thank you for sharing every ounce of the love in your heart and the songs in your soul. I love you! Happy birthday, Dad!

You've always been so loving, so caring, so strong through the years. You've always been the best. Happy birthday, Dad!


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Happy birthday, Dad! May you always be as happy, healthy, and whole as you've made everyone you love. 

Wishing you a very healthy, incredibly happy and entirely peaceful birthday, Dad!

You're so amazing that I can just scream "Happy birthday, Dad" from the top of my lungs to the bottom of my heart. 


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The best fathers know when to let their children be themselves. Happy birthday to the best dad (and best man) I know!

I know I never say it enough, but I admire you and, most of all, I love you. Happy birthday, Dad. Thanks for being you.

Happy birthday to someone I respect more than anyone and love more than I ever imagined.


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Even though my hero can't stop a speeding bullet, his strength and love know no bounds. My hero is you, Dad. Happy birthday!

Dad, you can't tell a joke, even if your life depended on it. But I can depend on you, bad jokes and all. May your birthday be better than your jokes!

Every birthday you celebrate reminds me of how much I admire and love you, Dad. Happy birthday to the world's best pop.


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Dad, may your birthday be filled with great food, great cake, great music and great fun with family and friends.

Dad, you deserve every moment of joy that comes your way. Happy birthday.

Happy birthday to the most loving, caring and intelligent man I know. I love you, Dad. You make me proud I have your genes.





Dad Birthday Wishes
- From Daughter -


Whatever happens, I know I can depend on you, Dad. Happy birthday to the world's greatest father and man!

It takes an incredible man to be an even more incredible father. You are incredible, Dad. Happy birthday.

You're the best man I know. Happy birthday to a man who knows what's important in life.


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Your gray hair speaks volumes. It says that you're the best father in the world, despite my efforts to drive you crazy. Happy birthday, Dad!

Being a father isn't easy, but you've managed to do it so much better than most, even with my crazy antics. Happy birthday, Dad.

Happy birthday, Dad. Thank you for your unconditional love. I feel the same way about you.


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Happy birthday to the man who showed me what it takes to love brilliantly (yep, that's you, Dad).

Happy birthday to the world's best father from the universe's worst kid. I didn't deserve the TLC but you gave it anyway.

Happy birthday! I'm not the greatest writer but you make it easy for me to express what I feel about you. I love you more every day and twice as much on your birthday!


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Father's Day should be your second birthday. That's how amazing you are as my Dad. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday, Dad! You always can make me laugh, even on the worst of days. That's a gift. Just wanted you to know I noticed.

Dad, thank you for laughing at yourself so readily. You've taught me how to laugh at myself. Happy birthday!


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Happy birthday. I hope you know how I feel about you. I love you, I admire you and I think you're the GREATEST Dad ever.

Happy birthday. There's nobody like you. You're more than my Dad. You're my mentor and best friend. I love you.

I know I did not have a choice but I would have chosen you as my father, if I had any say in it. You're the best. Happy birthday!


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You've always been a blessing in my life. For this honor, I just want to say two things I don't say enough to you: "Thank you" and "I love you." Happy birthday, Dad!

Happy birthday, Dad. You're the coolest, hippest, grooviest and finest Dad this side of the universe. I guess the meds are working.

My life has been a series of very fortunate events from the start. The reason? Your support, strength, guidance, patience, kindness, love (and money). Thanks for everything.  Happy birthday, Dad!


Dad Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for Dads

There are two kinds of Dads in this world. You're the best kind. The other is just not as great as you are. Happy birthday, Dad!

You did not have a father, yet you knew exactly how to be the best father to me. You've always been a natural when it comes to all things Dad. Happy birthday to my favorite Dad in the world! 

Happy birthday, Dad! There's no man better than you. You love me with all your heart and you've always been my best friend through thick and thin. I love you!



I want to thank whoever is in charge of deciding who your parents are going to be. I'm so glad they chose you as my father. I love you. Happy birthday, Dad!

Words cannot express how much I love you. I can never thank you enough for everything you've done for me. You're the greatest. Happy birthday, Dad!

I don't mind being called “Daddy's little girl.” In fact, I’m proud of the title, because you’re my hero, my pillar of strength, my teacher, the best father a daughter could ever have. Happy birthday, Dad!







Dad Birthday Wishes
- From Son -


I know what it takes to be a great father...because you, Dad, have shown me what it takes. You're the greatest father a kid (and an adult) could ever want! Happy birthday, Dad!

Dad, you have shown me your love in so many ways. Whether it’s a few simple words, a big bear hug, a hand on my shoulder or a heartfelt "I love you," I've always known that I'm loved. That's the greatest gift you can give your child. Happy birthday to the world's most loving Dad!

In life, so many things are frighteningly unpredictable. 
But you're predictable in the most reassuring way — you've always had my back. I can depend on you, no matter what. I love you. Happy birthday, Dad! 


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You mean the world to me and I just wanted to let you know how I feel, because I don’t tell you nearly enough. You’re the greatest Dad ever. Happy birthday, Pop!

We love you, Dad! May your birthday be as special as you. You deserve it. Happy birthday, Dad!

Dads like you are the grease that keeps the world turning around and around, keeps our family together and, believe it or not, keeps me on the straight and narrow. You’re the best. Happy birthday, Dad!


Dad Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for Dads

Dad, you make fatherhood look effortless...even though I know you put everything of yourself into it. I appreciate everything you've done. Happy birthday, Dad!

Have your cake, pie, whatever, and eat it. May you always taste the joy and wonder of this birthday...and every day. Happy birthday to the sweetest Dad!

Nobody's Dad is as great as mine. That’s  because nobody else has you as a Dad.  Happy birthday, Pop!


Dad Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for Dads

I'm so lucky, grateful, blessed and happy to have a Dad like you. I don't only love you. I even like you. Happy birthday!

Thanks for always believing in me, especially when I didn't believe in myself. Your confidence in me has always given me the confidence I needed. Happy birthday, Dad!

Dad, thanks for all the support that you've given me...without expecting anything in return, except my happiness. Happy birthday!


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Happy birthday to a Dad who, more times than not, knows just what to say to me, plus when, where and how to say it. You're a master at words. What an enormous gift to have.

Happy birthday, Dad! You've always said that no matter what happened to me, good or bad, I would always land on my feet. Just those words of encouragement alone have allowed me to land on my feet ever since.

Happy birthday, Dad! There's nobody like you in the world. You are a rare breed: a father who actually knows best. I love you.


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I know you don't pick your parents but I just want you to know that, if I could, I would have picked you to be my father. Happy birthday, Dad!

Thank you for being a kind and loving Dad, especially those times when I needed you to be one the most. Happy birthday!

I love you, Dad, for more reasons than I can count. The #1 reason is the most important one: you're my hero in every way. Happy birthday!


Dad Birthday Wishes - Heartwarming Birthday Messages for Fathers

You've always beamed your light in my darkest hours, helping me find my way by your shining example. Happy birthday, Dad!

May God smile down on you, lifting you higher through good times and carrying you through the bad. Happy birthday, Dad!

When I grow up, I want to be just like you...a great Dad, a great husband, a great friend and a great person. Happy birthday, Dad!


Dad Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for Dads

It's just like you always told me: everything I'll ever need in life I can probably find on TV! Thanks for teaching me the real facts of life! Happy birthday!

I consider myself lucky because I have an amazing friend, an amazing teacher and an amazing hero...like you, Dad. Happy birthday!

You not only helped make me. You also made me what I am today: a happy and healthy person with a rich, full life. Thank you. Happy birthday, Dad!


Dad Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for Dads

You've always helped me face every hurdle, every disappointment and every struggle with dignity. You're my pillar of strength. Happy birthday, Dad!

Every time I fell, you picked me up. Every time I tried to quit,  you made me try harder. Because of you, I have a rich life in more ways than one. You're the best Dad. Happy birthday!

No matter how hard I try, no matter what I do, I'll never be able to thank you enough for all your love, care and patience But I will try. Happy birthday, Dad!







Dad Birthday Quotes

Need a little more inspiration for your dad birthday wishes? Feel free to use, combine or change the dad birthday quotes below to write dad birthday wishes that will make your father feel more incredible than ever on his big day.


"The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get."

- Tim Russert

"She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father."

- Harper Lee

"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."

- Hedy Lamarr


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"Lately all my friends are worried they're turning into their fathers. I'm worried I'm not."

- Dan Zevin

"I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week."

- Maria Cuomo Cole

"My dad's my best mate, and he always will be."

- Cher Lloyd


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"I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future."

- Liza Minnelli

"There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it."

- George R.R. Martin

“Lookin' back all I can say about all the things he did for me is I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be.”

- Brad Paisley


Dad Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for Dads

"The greatest tribute a boy can give to his father is to say, 'When I grow up, I want to be just like my dad.'"

- Billy Graham

"Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you Dad, because you are so special to me."

- Wade Boggs

"My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it."

- Clarence Budington Kelland


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"A father is someone you look up to, no matter how tall you grow."

- Author Unknown

"I love my father as the stars. He's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart."

- Terri Guillemets

"A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again." 

- Author Unknown


Dad Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for Dads

"The greatest gift I ever had came from God. I call him Dad!" 

- Author Unknown

"Dad was good because he was great in the smaller, unseen corners of life. He insisted on greatness in every facet of the daily grind. Nowhere was this clearer than in his role as our father." 

- Mark Shriver

"My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend."

- Tiger Woods


Dad Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for Dads

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me."

- Jim Valvano

"On behalf of every man looking out for every girl, you are the God and the weight of her world."

- John Mayer

"To her, the name of father was another name for love."

- Fanny Fern


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“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.”

- Linda Poindexter

"Some people don't believe in heroes, but they haven't met my dad."

- Author Unknown

"Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever."

- Author Unknown


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"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance."

- Ruth E. Renkel

"It's only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it."

- Margaret Truman

"He was there when I didn't understand, he was there when I was wrong, he was there when I cried, he was there when I lied. For some reason my dad was always there, when I needed him the most. His love was never ending. And now that he's gone, there is an emptiness in my world but not in my heart." 

- Michael Jordan


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"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way."

- Author Unknown

"Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers and singers of song."

- Pam Brown

"Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad."

- Anne Geddes







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My Dad at his coolest. The best man I've ever known!
(1929-2008)

All the dad birthday wishes here are dedicated to him and inspired by his strength, warmth, kindness, laughter and love.

When my father was alive, he loved (and was always grateful) to receive birthday wishes from friends and family alike. He really appreciated that everyone took the time to wish him well on his special day. He never took it for granted. 

Your father would love to hear from you, too, especially when you write dad birthday wishes based on the examples on this page. Each one will inspire you to send him dad birthday wishes that truly show how you feel about him.

Like my Dad, I bet your father will love your birthday greetings.







Hints & Tips

Need some help with your dad birthday wishes? Before you write a birthday message for your father, check out the hints and tips below. 


How do you write the best dad birthday wishes?

Dads are super special. A father is a wonderful combination of strength, warmth, kindness, laughter and love. So figuring out how to write great dad birthday wishes, in a broad sense, is easy. Write one that makes your Dad feel very special on his birthday. But there are many types of dad birthday wishes you could write.

What type of dad birthday wishes are right for your father? 

Should your dad birthday wishes be sentimental? Definitely. Inspirational? Yes, if your father needs a little boost. Funny? Sure, if your Dad likes a good laugh now and then. Cool or clever? Or both? Perhaps, if your father is a fan of puns and witty plays on words.

The key here is to write one of those dad birthday wishes that do these three things:

  1. The Dad birthday wishes you write should express how you really feel about your father. Don't write a sentimental birthday message because it's the thing to do. Your father has known you since birth, so he'll be able to smell false emotions from a mile away.
  2. The Dad birthday wishes you write should reflect your Dad's personality. Is he sentimental? Is he funny? Is he clever? You decide. Then, write dad birthday wishes based on your decision.
  3. The Dad birthday wishes you write should reflect your personality. Are you sentimental? Are you funny? Are you clever? You know yourself better than anybody. Once you've decided on the route that's most comfortable to you, write dad birthday wishes that truly express what your father means to you.

Need ideas? Check out the many examples on this page as a starting point. When one of the birthday messages meets all three of these conditions above, you'll know it...and you'll know exactly the type of dad birthday wishes you'll want to write.


What does your Dad want to hear from you?

Father's Day articles offer a treasure trove of ideas that you can easily apply to the dad birthday wishes you write.

I found a great article that lists the 11 things that fathers generally like to hear from their children on Father's Day and, in my opinion, on their birthday.

If you would like to get inspired by these ideas, read this article right now. It will probably help you write the best-ever dad birthday wishes for your father.















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