David Name Meaning & Origin

David

Pronunciation: DAY-vid (key)

Origin of the name David:

From the Hebrew dāvīd (beloved). The name is borne in the Bible by the second Israelite king. Short: Dave. Pet: Davey, Davie, Davy.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Dave, Davy, Dewey, Davey, Davie

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Nicknames for David

Dave,Davie/Davy/Davey,Bowie,Bo/Boau

Meanings and history of the name David

Meanings of the name "David".

Swedish:
Beloved.

American:
Beloved.

Scottish:
Beloved or friend, adopted from the Hebrew. Fact: David was a common name of Scottish kings in the Middle Ages.

Biblical:
Well-beloved, dear.

Hebrew:
Beloved or friend. Fact: The Old Testament David killed the giant Goliath in 10th Century BC, then succeeded Saul as King of Israel.

Famous real-life people named David

King David in the Bible, the slayer of Goliath and the most righteous king of Israel. Jesus Christ is one of his descendants.

David Robert Jones/David Bowie,Best English musician ever

David Lovering, an American musician and magician. He is best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band Pixies, which he joined in 1986.
David Hyde Pierce, American actor
David Arquette, American actor, & David Bryan, American Musician:Keyboardist for Bon Jovi, Tony Award Winner for the Broadway musical MEMPHIS, and up and coming Musical DIANA, Lryicist, Composer Song Writer.. Classically trained from The Julliard School
David Letterman, American television host
David Hasselhoff, American actor and singer
David Beckham, English soccer player

David Carradine, American actor
David Clark, English musician, Ankeny, Dave Clark Five
David Cook, American musician
David Crosby, American Singer/Songwriter/musician
David "The Edge" Evans, member of U2
David Gilmour, member of Pink Floyd
David Jones, Molecular Biologist and founder of the Lemons society and St. George Academy
David Mitchell, actor and comedian
David Morrissey, English actor
David Tennant, Scottish actor
David Schwimmer, American actor
David Sedaris, American humorist, author, and radio contributor
David Spade, American actor and comedian
David Suchet, English actor
David Duchovny, American actor
David Stephens, guitarist and vocalist for the band We Came As Romans
David Osmond, Singer/Musician and Advocate for MS cure
David Lee Roth, lead singer of American rock band Van Halen
David Ortiz, baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
David Boyd, singer from New Politics
David Pastrňák, Czech professional ice hockey player (Boston Bruins)
David Krejčí, Czech professional ice hockey player (Boston Bruins)
David Perron, professional ice hockey player (Vegas Golden Knights)
David Backes, professional ice hockey player (Boston Bruins)
David Chiasson, International tech entrepreneur
David Daniel Otunga, Jr. (b. 2009), son of American singer, actress, and spokesperson Jennifer Hudson
David Dobrik, Slovak-born YouTube personality known for being the de facto leader of the popular YouTube ensemble The Vlog Squad

David in song, story & screen

David Copperfield, Charles Dickens novel (1849-50)
David Balfour in the Robert Louis Stevenson novel Kidnapped (1886)
David, sculpture by Michelangelo
David Jones, head of the Bio Weapon department for the MLA in the movie "Where is Like Lemons?
David, sculpture by Donatello
Dave, 1993 comedy starring Kevin Kline
Meet Dave, 2008 comedy starring Eddie Murphy
These Are the Daves I Know, The Kids in the Hall
Playing on the frequency of the name, children's writer Dr. Seuss wrote of Mrs. McCave whose 24 sons were all called Dave.
David was also a character in both versions of the movie Village of the Damned
David Crane, son of Niles and Daphne in the television series Frasier, the character was named after David Angell, the show's co-creator and executive producer, who died during the 9/11 attacks.
David Hobbscap from the Pixar franchise Cars
David "Dave" Wade was a character from the novel "What Happened to Goodbye" by Sarah Dessen
David Linton from the Billabong series by Mary Grant Bruce
David "Davie" Meadows from the Billabong series by Mary Grant Bruce
David Addison, character on TV show Moonlighting, played by Bruce Willis.

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