David Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
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Fact: The Star of David is a recognized symbol in Judaism.

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A Deep Dive

David Overview

Meaning

Beloved

Gender

Boy

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Dawid,” meaning “beloved.”

Religion

Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Pronunciation

/ˈdeɪ.vɪd/

Popularity

David is one of the most popular names worldwide, with historical and cultural significance in many countries. Ranked 27th most popular name in USA in 2023.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

22 (Influential, Visionary, Powerful)

Name Styles

Classic, Traditional, Religious and Spiritual, Cute

Associated Traits

Loyal, strong, wise

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

The name is associated with King David, a central figure in the Bible, revered in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Name Day

December 29 (Western Christianity)
A Deep Dive

David Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

David, Dávid, Davit, Davide, Dáibhéid, Davíd, Dawid, Dawit, Davíð, Dávidas, Davoud

Common Nicknames

Dave, Davy, Davie, Davo, Dav, Dee, Day

Diminutives

Dav, Davie, Davy, Davvy, Dae, Davv, D

Famous People

  • David Bowie
    (British Musician)
  • David Beckham
    (English Footballer)
  • David Letterman
    (American Talk Show Host)
  • David Lynch
    (American Director)
  • David Attenborough
    (British Naturalist)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • David Brent
    ("The Office," TV Series)
  • David Palmer
    ("24," TV Series)
  • David Nolan
    ("Once Upon a Time," TV Series)
  • David Silver
    ("Beverly Hills, 90210," TV Series)
  • David Banner
    ("The Incredible Hulk," TV Series)

Places

  • David
    (Panama)
  • San David
    (Chile)
  • Fort David
    (Nigeria)
  • David City
    (Nebraska, USA)

What Is the Meaning of David?

David means “beloved” or “friend” in Hebrew. People named David are often seen as kind, loyal, and reliable. They tend to be natural leaders and care deeply about their loved ones. David is a name that conveys warmth, trust, and a strong sense of responsibility.

What Is the Origin of The Name David?

David originates from Hebrew and is most famously associated with King David from the Bible. King David was the second king of Israel, known for his bravery, wisdom, and musical talent. The name has ancient roots in Israel and has spread to many cultures over time, maintaining its historical and religious significance.

David Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name David in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#302021#312022#272023
Top 3 Rankings#11960#21955#21958

Annual Statistics Breakdown for David

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202327
(+4 from 2022)
7354
(-452 from 2022)
0.40161
202231
(-1 from 2021)
7806
(-111 from 2021)
0.41677
202130
(-2 from 2020)
7917
(-332 from 2020)
0.42255
202028
(-1 from 2019)
8249
(-729 from 2019)
0.44597
201927
(-5 from 2018)
8978
(-828 from 2018)
0.46717
201822
No change from 2017
9806
(-430 from 2017)
0.50449
201722
(-3 from 2016)
10236
(-908 from 2016)
0.51720
201619
(-1 from 2015)
11144
(-685 from 2015)
0.55015
201518
(-1 from 2014)
11829
(-421 from 2014)
0.57859
201417
No change from 2013
12250
(-141 from 2013)
0.59779
201317
(+3 from 2012)
12391
(-164 from 2012)
0.61320
201220
(-2 from 2011)
12555
(-696 from 2011)
0.61872
201118
(-3 from 2010)
13251
(-970 from 2010)
0.65230
201015
(-1 from 2009)
14221
(-1232 from 2009)
0.69222
200914
No change from 2008
15453
(-889 from 2008)
0.72860
200814
(-2 from 2007)
16342
(-1220 from 2007)
0.74949
200712
(+1 from 2006)
17562
(-96 from 2006)
0.79284
200613
(-1 from 2005)
17658
(-479 from 2005)
0.80543
200512
(+2 from 2004)
18137
(-266 from 2004)
0.85257
200414
No change from 2003
18403
(-235 from 2003)
0.87079
200314
(-1 from 2002)
18638
(-62 from 2002)
0.88703
200213
(-1 from 2001)
18700
(-662 from 2001)
0.90484
200112
(+4 from 2000)
19362
(-424 from 2000)
0.93608
200016
No change from 1999
19786
(-566 from 1999)
0.94746
199916
(-3 from 1998)
20352
(-539 from 1998)
0.99813
199813
(+1 from 1997)
20891
(-1005 from 1997)
1.03031
199714
(-1 from 1996)
21896
(-1125 from 1996)
1.09601
199613
(+3 from 1995)
23021
(-24 from 1995)
1.14891
199516
(-3 from 1994)
23045
(-1826 from 1994)
1.14574
199413
(-2 from 1993)
24871
(-2167 from 1993)
1.22015
199311
(-1 from 1992)
27038
(-1385 from 1992)
1.30902
199210
(-2 from 1991)
28423
(-1994 from 1991)
1.35401
19918
(-2 from 1990)
30417
(-3327 from 1990)
1.43498
19906
(-1 from 1989)
33744
(-1477 from 1989)
1.56801
19895
(+1 from 1988)
35221
(-106 from 1988)
1.68041
19886
(-1 from 1987)
35327
(-1470 from 1987)
1.76435
19875
No change from 1986
36797
(-349 from 1986)
1.88682
19865
(+1 from 1985)
37146
(-1382 from 1985)
1.93299
19856
(-1 from 1984)
38528
(+39 from 1984)
2.00207
19845
(-1 from 1983)
38489
(-717 from 1983)
2.05089
19834
(+1 from 1982)
39206
(-1249 from 1982)
2.10379
19825
No change from 1981
40455
(-181 from 1981)
2.14367
19815
(-1 from 1980)
40636
(-1258 from 1980)
2.18194
19804
No change from 1979
41894
(-168 from 1979)
2.25873
19794
No change from 1978
42062
(+1375 from 1978)
2.34810
19784
No change from 1977
40687
(+170 from 1977)
2.38129
19774
No change from 1976
40517
(+1245 from 1976)
2.37031
19764
(+1 from 1975)
39272
(+116 from 1975)
2.40550
19755
(-1 from 1974)
39156
(-2635 from 1974)
2.41346
19744
(+1 from 1973)
41791
(+703 from 1973)
2.56347
19735
(-1 from 1972)
41088
(-5243 from 1972)
2.54629
19724
(-1 from 1971)
46331
(-6786 from 1971)
2.76760
19713
No change from 1970
53117
(-8613 from 1970)
2.92194
19703
(-1 from 1969)
61730
(-1943 from 1969)
3.24080
19692
No change from 1968
63673
(-8 from 1968)
3.48099
19682
No change from 1967
63681
(-3128 from 1967)
3.58677
19672
No change from 1966
66809
(+391 from 1966)
3.75451
19662
(+1 from 1965)
66418
(-1409 from 1965)
3.65410
19653
No change from 1964
67827
(-7214 from 1964)
3.58001
19643
No change from 1963
75041
(-3409 from 1963)
3.70201
19633
(-1 from 1962)
78450
(-2868 from 1962)
3.79971
19622
No change from 1961
81318
(-3477 from 1961)
3.86918
19612
(-1 from 1960)
84795
(-1126 from 1960)
3.93117
19601
(+1 from 1959)
85921
(+1989 from 1959)
3.96799
19592
No change from 1958
83932
(+1256 from 1958)
3.87413
19582
(+1 from 1957)
82676
(+274 from 1957)
3.83670
19573
(+1 from 1956)
82402
(+754 from 1956)
3.76454
19564
(-2 from 1955)
81648
(-4652 from 1955)
3.80425
19552
(+3 from 1954)
86300
(+6737 from 1954)
4.12867
19545
No change from 1953
79563
(+3444 from 1953)
3.84523
19535
No change from 1952
76119
(+4364 from 1952)
3.80174
19525
No change from 1951
71755
(+6967 from 1951)
3.63632
19515
No change from 1950
64788
(+4060 from 1950)
3.38906
19505
(+1 from 1949)
60728
(+1116 from 1949)
3.33889
19496
(-1 from 1948)
59612
(+2990 from 1948)
3.30810
19485
(+1 from 1947)
56622
(-1184 from 1947)
3.17611
19476
No change from 1946
57806
(+11361 from 1946)
3.11190
19466
No change from 1945
46445
(+9338 from 1945)
2.81418
19456
No change from 1944
37107
(-274 from 1944)
2.70567
19446
No change from 1943
37381
(+141 from 1943)
2.69091
19436
No change from 1942
37240
(+1336 from 1942)
2.56013
19426
(+1 from 1941)
35904
(+5352 from 1941)
2.54946
19417
No change from 1940
30552
(+2862 from 1940)
2.43470
19407
No change from 1939
27690
(+2330 from 1939)
2.33441
19397
(+1 from 1938)
25360
(+2364 from 1938)
2.23770
19388
No change from 1937
22996
(+2020 from 1937)
2.02342
19378
(+2 from 1936)
20976
(+3499 from 1936)
1.91799
193610
(+1 from 1935)
17477
(+1814 from 1935)
1.64211
193511
(+1 from 1934)
15663
(+1660 from 1934)
1.46439
193412
(+1 from 1933)
14003
(+1975 from 1933)
1.31863
193313
(-1 from 1932)
12028
(-110 from 1932)
1.17899
193212
(+1 from 1931)
12138
(+355 from 1931)
1.12971
193113
(+2 from 1930)
11783
(-492 from 1930)
1.10145
193015
(+2 from 1929)
12275
(+974 from 1929)
1.08675
192917
(+2 from 1928)
11301
(+1309 from 1928)
1.02031
192819
(+2 from 1927)
9992
(+566 from 1927)
0.87560
192721
(+1 from 1926)
9426
(+385 from 1926)
0.81124
192622
No change from 1925
9041
(+126 from 1925)
0.78930
192522
(+2 from 1924)
8915
(+157 from 1924)
0.77426
192424
No change from 1923
8758
(+528 from 1923)
0.74917
192324
No change from 1922
8230
(+365 from 1922)
0.72686
192224
(+1 from 1921)
7865
(+100 from 1921)
0.69899
192125
No change from 1920
7765
(+321 from 1920)
0.68238
192025
(+2 from 1919)
7444
(+728 from 1919)
0.67625
191927
(+1 from 1918)
6716
(+89 from 1918)
0.66146
191828
No change from 1917
6627
(+528 from 1917)
0.63195
191728
No change from 1916
6099
(+287 from 1916)
0.63577
191628
(+3 from 1915)
5812
(+418 from 1915)
0.62952
191531
(-2 from 1914)
5394
(+1143 from 1914)
0.61231
191429
No change from 1913
4251
(+969 from 1913)
0.62211
191329
No change from 1912
3282
(+424 from 1912)
0.61203
191229
(-2 from 1911)
2858
(+1302 from 1911)
0.63306
191127
(+3 from 1910)
1556
(+298 from 1910)
0.64459
191030
(-1 from 1909)
1258
(+164 from 1909)
0.60331
190929
(+1 from 1908)
1094
(+78 from 1908)
0.61856
190830
(+1 from 1907)
1016
(+71 from 1907)
0.61070
190731
No change from 1906
945
(+67 from 1906)
0.59590
190631
(+1 from 1905)
878
(+40 from 1905)
0.60944
190532
(-1 from 1904)
838
(+21 from 1904)
0.58506
190431
(+2 from 1903)
817
(+101 from 1903)
0.58988
190333
(-3 from 1902)
716
(-45 from 1902)
0.55366
190230
No change from 1901
761
(+89 from 1901)
0.57326
190130
(+2 from 1900)
672
(-211 from 1900)
0.58136
190032
No change from 1899
883
(+237 from 1899)
0.54464
189932
(-2 from 1898)
646
(-169 from 1898)
0.56079
189830
(-1 from 1897)
815
(+85 from 1897)
0.61696
189729
(-1 from 1896)
730
(-35 from 1896)
0.59865
189628
(+4 from 1895)
765
(+58 from 1895)
0.59270
189532
(-3 from 1894)
707
(-22 from 1894)
0.55827
189429
(-2 from 1893)
729
(+5 from 1893)
0.58370
189327
(-3 from 1892)
724
(-89 from 1892)
0.59814
189224
(+2 from 1891)
813
(+140 from 1891)
0.61848
189126
No change from 1890
673
(-58 from 1890)
0.61593
189026
(-4 from 1889)
731
(-26 from 1889)
0.61069
188922
(-1 from 1888)
757
(-44 from 1888)
0.63596
188821
(+1 from 1887)
801
(+128 from 1887)
0.61659
188722
(+2 from 1886)
673
(-1 from 1886)
0.61567
188624
(-2 from 1885)
674
(-38 from 1885)
0.56619
188522
(-1 from 1884)
712
(-49 from 1884)
0.61408
188421
(-1 from 1883)
761
(+27 from 1883)
0.62002
188320
(-1 from 1882)
734
(-104 from 1882)
0.65259
188219
(-1 from 1881)
838
(+88 from 1881)
0.68671
188118
No change from 1880
750
(-119 from 1880)
0.69267
188018
First SSA data recorded
869
First SSA data recorded
0.73396

American States Popularity Rankings for David

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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New York (NY)

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Texas (TX)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

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Ohio (OH)

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Illinois (IL)

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Michigan (MI)

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Massachusetts (MA)

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Florida (FL)

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Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#322021#332022#302023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#162021#192022#222023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#302021#322022#282023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#702021#422022#702023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#542021#472022#622023

Georgia (GA)

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Virginia (VA)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Tennessee (TN)

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Washington (WA)

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Kentucky (KY)

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Maryland (MD)

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Alabama (AL)

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Iowa (IA)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Louisiana (LA)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Colorado (CO)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Oregon (OR)

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Kansas (KS)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Utah (UT)

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Nebraska (NE)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Maine (ME)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Idaho (ID)

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South Dakota (SD)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Montana (MT)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Nevada (NV)

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Delaware (DE)

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Vermont (VT)

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Alaska (AK)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for David in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Croatia

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Popularity in Other American Territories

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Guam flag Guam
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Popularity in Austria

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Popularity in Romania

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Popularity in Estonia

Estonia flagEstonia#102021-2023

Popularity in Czechia

Czechia flagCzechia#112014#132015#122016

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#122020#162021#252022

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#152020#182021#182022

Popularity in Mexico

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Popularity in Catalonia, Spain

Catalonia, Spain flagCatalonia, Spain#172015#202016#202017

Popularity in Portugal

Portugal flagPortugal#172012#292019#322020

Popularity in Uruguay

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Popularity in Medieval England

Medieval England flagMedieval England#211377-1381

Popularity in Russia (Moscow)

Russia (Moscow) flagRussia (Moscow)#262022#272023#292024

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#262021#272022#292023

Popularity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina flagBosnia and Herzegovina#312019#312020#522021

Popularity in Kazakhstan

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Popularity in Galicia, Spain

Galicia, Spain flagGalicia, Spain#342020#362021#402022

Popularity in Slovakia

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Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#432006#462007#492008

Popularity in Ireland

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Popularity in Chile

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Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Belgium

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Azerbaijan

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Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Norway

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Popularity in Basque Country, Spain

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Popularity in Quebec, Canada

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Popularity in Poland

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

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Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in Argentina

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Popularity in Sweden

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Popularity in France

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Popularity in Greenland

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Popularity in New Zealand

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Popularity in Iceland

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources