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3.6m
in the U.S.
since 1880

David

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Beloved
  • #7 All Time
  • #18 in 2014
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Boys

How popular is the name "David" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 869 0 869 #18 boy name
1881 750 0 750 #18 boy name
1882 838 0 838 #19 boy name
1883 741 6 735 #20 boy name
1884 761 0 761 #21 boy name
1885 717 5 712 #22 boy name
1886 674 0 674 #24 boy name
1887 682 9 673 #22 boy name
1888 801 0 801 #21 boy name
1889 757 0 757 #22 boy name
1890 731 0 731 #26 boy name
1891 673 0 673 #26 boy name
1892 818 5 813 #24 boy name
1893 730 6 724 #27 boy name
1894 729 0 729 #29 boy name
1895 712 5 707 #32 boy name
1896 772 7 765 #28 boy name
1897 730 0 730 #29 boy name
1898 820 5 815 #30 boy name
1899 647 0 647 #32 boy name
1900 894 9 885 #32 boy name
1901 672 0 672 #30 boy name
1902 761 0 761 #31 boy name
1903 716 0 716 #33 boy name
1904 817 0 817 #31 boy name
1905 845 7 838 #32 boy name
1906 886 8 878 #31 boy name
1907 957 11 946 #31 boy name
1908 1,017 0 1,017 #30 boy name
1909 1,101 7 1,094 #29 boy name
1910 1,267 9 1,258 #30 boy name
1911 1,565 9 1,556 #27 boy name
1912 2,874 16 2,858 #29 boy name
1913 3,295 13 3,282 #29 boy name
1914 4,272 21 4,251 #29 boy name
1915 5,426 31 5,395 #31 boy name
1916 5,838 25 5,813 #28 boy name
1917 6,134 34 6,100 #28 boy name
1918 6,664 37 6,627 #28 boy name
1919 6,751 32 6,719 #27 boy name
1920 7,478 33 7,445 #25 boy name
1921 7,808 42 7,766 #25 boy name
1922 7,895 31 7,864 #24 boy name
1923 8,279 43 8,236 #24 boy name
1924 8,808 51 8,757 #24 boy name
1925 8,959 40 8,919 #22 boy name
1926 9,090 56 9,034 #22 boy name
1927 9,490 60 9,430 #21 boy name
1928 10,065 68 9,997 #19 boy name
1929 11,366 73 11,293 #17 boy name
1930 12,363 86 12,277 #15 boy name
1931 11,832 56 11,776 #13 boy name
1932 12,191 56 12,135 #12 boy name
1933 12,083 63 12,020 #13 boy name
1934 14,073 75 13,998 #12 boy name
1935 15,720 60 15,660 #11 boy name
1936 17,528 52 17,476 #10 boy name
1937 21,046 70 20,976 #8 boy name
1938 23,053 63 22,990 #8 boy name
1939 25,452 93 25,359 #7 boy name
1940 27,767 84 27,683 #7 boy name
1941 30,645 94 30,551 #7 boy name
1942 36,006 114 35,892 #6 boy name
1943 37,347 110 37,237 #6 boy name
1944 37,474 100 37,374 #6 boy name
1945 37,180 87 37,093 #6 boy name
1946 46,540 105 46,435 #6 boy name
1947 57,908 111 57,797 #6 boy name
1948 56,734 123 56,611 #5 boy name
1949 59,726 116 59,610 #6 boy name
1950 60,868 135 60,733 #5 boy name
1951 64,843 102 64,741 #5 boy name
1952 71,896 134 71,762 #5 boy name
1953 76,188 151 76,037 #5 boy name
1954 79,681 153 79,528 #5 boy name
1955 86,340 149 86,191 #2 boy name
1956 81,761 158 81,603 #4 boy name
1957 82,533 166 82,367 #3 boy name
1958 82,790 205 82,585 #2 boy name
1959 84,159 238 83,921 #2 boy name
1960 86,153 222 85,931 #1 boy name
1961 85,005 234 84,771 #2 boy name
1962 81,619 291 81,328 #2 boy name
1963 78,718 236 78,482 #3 boy name
1964 75,315 249 75,066 #3 boy name
1965 68,106 220 67,886 #3 boy name
1966 66,677 230 66,447 #2 boy name
1967 67,088 283 66,805 #2 boy name
1968 64,004 265 63,739 #2 boy name
1969 64,024 296 63,728 #2 boy name
1970 62,065 289 61,776 #2 boy name
1971 53,396 260 53,136 #3 boy name
1972 46,619 237 46,382 #4 boy name
1973 41,335 225 41,110 #5 boy name
1974 42,032 234 41,798 #4 boy name
1975 39,409 237 39,172 #5 boy name
1976 39,525 229 39,296 #4 boy name
1977 40,800 252 40,548 #4 boy name
1978 40,943 245 40,698 #4 boy name
1979 42,354 285 42,069 #4 boy name
1980 42,204 291 41,913 #4 boy name
1981 40,867 224 40,643 #5 boy name
1982 40,690 249 40,441 #5 boy name
1983 39,513 321 39,192 #4 boy name
1984 38,705 234 38,471 #5 boy name
1985 38,793 291 38,502 #6 boy name
1986 37,407 274 37,133 #5 boy name
1987 37,028 252 36,776 #5 boy name
1988 35,554 250 35,304 #6 boy name
1989 35,351 148 35,203 #5 boy name
1990 33,861 120 33,741 #6 boy name
1991 30,508 94 30,414 #8 boy name
1992 28,520 117 28,403 #10 boy name
1993 27,106 89 27,017 #11 boy name
1994 24,934 76 24,858 #13 boy name
1995 23,099 70 23,029 #16 boy name
1996 23,055 62 22,993 #13 boy name
1997 21,906 37 21,869 #14 boy name
1998 20,911 42 20,869 #13 boy name
1999 20,361 43 20,318 #16 boy name
2000 19,793 44 19,749 #16 boy name
2001 19,371 41 19,330 #12 boy name
2002 18,700 38 18,662 #13 boy name
2003 18,633 31 18,602 #14 boy name
2004 18,438 66 18,372 #14 boy name
2005 18,122 25 18,097 #13 boy name
2006 17,640 30 17,610 #13 boy name
2007 17,539 24 17,515 #12 boy name
2008 16,321 22 16,299 #14 boy name
2009 15,436 16 15,420 #14 boy name
2010 14,196 25 14,171 #15 boy name
2011 13,213 19 13,194 #18 boy name
2012 12,512 18 12,494 #20 boy name
2013 12,323 15 12,308 #18 boy name
2014 12,091 13 12,078 #18 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of David? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,590,557 babies born with the name David in the United States. That's more than enough Davids to occupy the country of Kuwait with an estimated population of 3,582,054 (as of December 31, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 869 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "David" was in 1955 with a total of 86,191 babies. (That's a lot of baby Davids)

According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "David" ranks #46 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 176 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2006. Across the entire United States a total of 17,640 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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Where is the name David popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name David in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of David

The name "David" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Beloved". It's a name commonly given to boys.

David Beckham

David Beckham is a retired footballer, businessman, model, and spokesperson with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to 2013. David was born in 1975 as David Robert Joseph Beckham in Leytonstone, London, England.

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David Bowie

David Bowie is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor specializing in rock, pop, and experimental music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. David was born in 1947 as David Robert Jones in Brixton, London, England.

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Jude Law

Jude Law is an actor, producer, and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Jude was born in 1972 as David Jude Heyworth Law in Lewisham, London, England, UK.

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David Letterman

David Letterman is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to 2015. David was born in 1947 as David Michael Letterman in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

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David Tennant

David Tennant is an actor, voice actor, and narrator with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. David was born in 1971 as David John McDonald in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland.

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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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Alternative Meanings

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

V is for virtue, a trait you hold dear.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

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

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Past life for David born Jan 29, 1967

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 Southern New Zealand approximately on 900. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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