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David is a baby name that has never gone out of style. With namesakes like David (of Goliath fame), David Bowie, David Attenborough, and David Copperfield, it’s clear that Davids can do anything.

Meaning of the name David:

Hebrew: beloved, to love, uncle

Origin of the name David:

David is a baby name of Hebrew origin derived from the term dowd, which means “to love”.

Symbolism of the name David:

It is difficult to separate the name David from the story of David and Goliath. The story teaches that any obstacle can be overcome no matter the odds.

Style of the name David:

traditional

Gender of the name David:

David is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name David:

DAY-vid

Number of syllables in the name David:

two

Emotion evoked from the name David:

The name David evokes feelings of strength and determination.

Alternative spellings for the name David:

Davyd, Davide, Daved, Dayvid

Nicknames for the name David:

  • Dave
  • Davy
  • Davie
  • Dai

Popularity of the name David:

According to the Social Security Administration, the baby name David has been extremely popular since before 1900. The lowest rank ever recorded was in 1900 at #32. David was within the top ten for boy’s names from 1937 to 1991.

Related names for the name David:

Great middle names for David and their meanings:

Famous people with the name David:

  • David T. Abercrombie (American co-founder of Abercrombie & Fitch)
  • David Attenborough (British naturalist)
  • David Bowie (British singer-songwriter)
  • David Letterman (American talk show host)
  • David Schwimmer (American actor)
  • David Copperfield (American magician)
  • David Duchovny (American actor)

Davids in popular culture:

  • David Seville (Alvin and the Chipmunks)
  • David Kawena (film, “Lilo & Stitch”)
  • David Xanatos (television, “Gargoyles”)
  • David Silver (television, “Beverly Hills, 90210”)
  • David Brent (television, “The Office (UK)”)
  • David Rossi (television, “Criminal Minds”)
  • David (art, famous statue by Michelangelo)

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