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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #7 most popular

What does the name "David" mean?

David (Hebrew): Beloved

The name "David" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Beloved". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 3 other names that are similar to this one.

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

V is for valiant, the way you approach life!

I is for ideals, no higher!

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

Your name in reverse order is "Divad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Idavd". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "David" ranks #35 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 379 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of 12,323 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named David

David Beckham

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


David Bowie

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


Jude Law

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


David Letterman

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


David Tennant

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


Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl is a musician, singer-songwriter, and film director with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1981 to present. Dave was born in 1969 as David Eric Grohl in Warren, Ohio, United States.


Past life for David born Nov 1, 1971

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 Ukraine approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.