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Dave

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How popular is the baby name Dave in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 131 0 131
1881 135 0 135 #95 boy name
1882 144 5 139
1883 135 0 135
1884 159 0 159 #97 boy name
1885 128 0 128
1886 139 0 139
1887 111 0 111
1888 146 0 146
1889 116 0 116
1890 152 0 152
1891 124 0 124
1892 138 0 138
1893 113 0 113
1894 129 0 129
1895 139 0 139
1896 118 0 118
1897 121 0 121
1898 127 0 127
1899 120 0 120
1900 166 0 166
1901 105 0 105
1902 112 0 112
1903 88 0 88
1904 102 0 102
1905 137 0 137
1906 98 0 98
1907 107 0 107
1908 116 0 116
1909 102 0 102
1910 178 0 178
1911 135 0 135
1912 222 0 222
1913 249 0 249
1914 267 0 267
1915 295 0 295
1916 329 0 329
1917 328 5 323
1918 367 9 358
1919 360 0 360
1920 379 6 373
1921 320 0 320
1922 326 0 326
1923 321 0 321
1924 343 0 343
1925 362 0 362
1926 353 0 353
1927 385 7 378
1928 324 0 324
1929 331 0 331
1930 339 0 339
1931 390 7 383
1932 386 0 386
1933 376 0 376
1934 459 0 459
1935 469 0 469
1936 525 0 525
1937 593 0 593
1938 626 0 626
1939 663 0 663
1940 776 7 769
1941 873 7 866
1942 1,053 0 1,053
1943 1,088 0 1,088
1944 1,135 8 1,127
1945 1,076 0 1,076
1946 1,398 0 1,398
1947 1,699 5 1,694
1948 1,507 0 1,507
1949 1,164 0 1,164
1950 876 0 876
1951 743 0 743
1952 769 0 769
1953 766 0 766
1954 831 0 831
1955 1,057 0 1,057
1956 1,356 0 1,356
1957 2,192 7 2,185
1958 2,959 7 2,952
1959 3,317 0 3,317
1960 3,054 6 3,048
1961 2,806 8 2,798
1962 2,364 0 2,364
1963 2,003 5 1,998
1964 1,539 5 1,534
1965 1,159 0 1,159
1966 868 0 868
1967 777 5 772
1968 668 0 668
1969 569 5 564
1970 521 0 521
1971 413 0 413
1972 313 0 313
1973 241 0 241
1974 228 0 228
1975 186 0 186
1976 181 0 181
1977 191 0 191
1978 165 0 165
1979 155 0 155
1980 160 0 160
1981 170 0 170
1982 171 0 171
1983 146 0 146
1984 152 0 152
1985 147 0 147
1986 139 0 139
1987 134 0 134
1988 162 0 162
1989 127 0 127
1990 124 0 124
1991 133 0 133
1992 123 0 123
1993 123 0 123
1994 115 0 115
1995 113 0 113
1996 90 0 90
1997 91 0 91
1998 90 0 90
1999 103 0 103
2000 96 0 96
2001 98 0 98
2002 109 0 109
2003 115 0 115
2004 100 0 100
2005 100 0 100
2006 90 0 90
2007 101 0 101
2008 93 0 93
2009 84 0 84
2010 71 0 71
2011 70 0 70
2012 78 0 78
2013 78 0 78
2014 77 0 77
2015 64 0 64

Want to know about the popularity of the Dave baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 63,831 babies born with the name Dave in the United States. That's more than enough Daves to occupy the territory of Guernsey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 62,431 (as of March 31, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 131 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dave" was in 1959 with a total of 3,317 babies. (That's a lot of baby Daves)

According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dave" ranks #80 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 14 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of 3,054 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dave" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dave as well as things modernly associated with the name Dave such as celebrities named Dave.

Origin and Meaning of Dave

The name "Dave" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of David". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl is a musician, singer-songwriter, and film director specializing in alternative rock, punk rock, heavy metal, and hard rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Dave was born in 1969 as David Eric Grohl in Warren, Ohio, United States.

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Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Dave was born in 1973 as David Khari Webber Chappelle in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Dave Navarro

Dave Navarro is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to present. Dave was born in 1967 as David Michael Navarro in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews is a songwriter, musician, and record label owner. Dave was born in 1967 as David John Matthews in Johannesburg, TransvaalSouth Africa.

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Dave Batista

Dave Batista is a professional wrestler, actor, and mixed martial artist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Dave was born in 1969 as David Michael Bautista Jr. in Washington, D.C., United States.

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Dave Foley

Dave Foley is an actor, director, producer, and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to present. Dave was born in 1963 as David Scott Foley in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Dave

Dave And Busters
Dave O'brien
Dave Franco
Dave Goldberg
Dave Ramsey

Alternative Meanings

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

V is for verve! Your enthusiasm!

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Your name in reverse order is "Evad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Evda". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Dave born Nov 5, 1966

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ireland approximately on 1525. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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