Dawud - boys name

Dawud name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Dawud name meaning:

The name Dawud is of Arabic origin and is derived from the Hebrew name David. It holds significant historical and religious importance. Dawud means "beloved" or "beloved one" in Arabic. It is a name that carries a sense of endearment and affection.

In Islamic tradition, Dawud is the Arabic equivalent of the biblical figure King David. He is considered one of the greatest prophets and one of the most righteous rulers in Islamic history. Dawud was known for his wisdom, bravery, and his beautiful voice in reciting the Psalms. The name Dawud is often associated with qualities such as strength, leadership, and righteousness.

Choosing the name Dawud for a boy reflects the desire for him to embody the noble qualities of the historical figure. It conveys the hope that he will grow to be a beloved and respected individual within his community. The name Dawud carries a deep and meaningful symbolism, reminding parents and their child of the importance of love, leadership, and righteousness in their lives.

Origin: African

Variant of Daudi: Swahili name meaning 'beloved'.

Related names

Daudi , Dawud

Other boys names beginning with D


Overall UK ranking: 395 out of 4789

109 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Dawud

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