David - boys name

David name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

David name meaning:

The name David is of Hebrew origin and holds great significance in multiple cultures and religions. In Hebrew, David (pronounced dah-veed) means "beloved" or "darling." The name gained popularity due to its association with the biblical figure King David, who is revered as one of the greatest kings of Israel and an ancestor of Jesus Christ in Christianity. King David was known for his bravery, musical talent, and being a man after God's own heart.

The name David also has cultural significance in other languages. In Spanish and Portuguese, it is often spelled as "Dávid" or "Davi." In these cultures, David comes from the Latin name "Davidus," derived from the Hebrew original. The name has remained a popular choice for parents around the world due to its timeless and universal appeal.

Overall, the name David carries a deep historical and religious meaning, symbolizing love and affection. It is associated with strength, leadership, and a close relationship with God, making it an enduring choice for parents seeking a name with a rich and significant background.

Origin: Hebrew



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Overall UK ranking: 62 out of 4789

961 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of David

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