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The name David has the following meaning:

The beloved one.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby boy name, David is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 13 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In both Years 2008 and 2009, the name David remained at the same ranking of 14.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name David in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name David is pronounced as day-vid


David originates from the Hebrew language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to David and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of David: Boys - Adriel, Dathan, Dori, Dov, Dovev, Haskell, Mordecai, Mordechai, Nadav, Nirel, Noam, Solomon, Girls - Alia, Eve, Galilea, Johnna, Mahala, Mahalah, Mozell, Orah, Salome, Sherron, Both genders - Anna, Betty, Mary


Popular Variants for the name David: Dafydd, Dai, Davan, Dave (English), Daven, Davey, Davi, Davidde, Davide, Davidson, Davie, Daviel, Davis, Davon, Davy (English), Davyd, Davydd, Dewey (Welsh)


Common nicknames for the name David are: Dave, Davy


We think the name David should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name David to be: A dependable and good-looking person

In one word, you might describe David as a(n) "dependable" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name David (or its variants) are:

Sir David Attenborough, born on 8 May, a famous media personality. Sir David Attenborough's background: Born in 1926. He was one of the most travelled person on earth. The naturalist and presenter of many award-winning TV series, including Life on Earth (1979), The Living Planet (1983) and The Private Life of Plants (1995), was also a senior manager for the BBC.

David Herbert Lawrence, born on 11 September, a famous author. David Herbert Lawrence's background: Born in 1885. This British writer was born in Eastwood, Nottingham. The success of his first novel, The White Peacock (1911), enabled him to begin writing full time. Women In Love (1921) was filmed in 1969 by Ken Russell with Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden, Alan Bates and Oliver Reed.

David Bowie, born on 18 January, a famous singer. David Bowie's background: Born in 1947. He was one of the most influential rock stars from the early 1970s to the present time. He was as David Jones. His appeal and originality lay in his invention of the concept album, most notably The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972).
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