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Popularity
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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18808690869#18 boy name
18817500750#18 boy name
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192810,065689,997#19 boy name
192911,3667311,293#17 boy name
193012,3638612,277#15 boy name
193111,8325611,776#13 boy name
193212,1915612,135#12 boy name
193312,0836312,020#13 boy name
193414,0737513,998#12 boy name
193515,7206015,660#11 boy name
193617,5285217,476#10 boy name
193721,0467020,976#8 boy name
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195060,86813560,733#5 boy name
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195586,34014986,191#2 boy name
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195984,15923883,921#2 boy name
196086,15322285,931#1 boy name
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196475,31524975,066#3 boy name
196568,10622067,886#3 boy name
196666,67723066,447#2 boy name
196767,08828366,805#2 boy name
196864,00426563,739#2 boy name
196964,02429663,728#2 boy name
197062,06528961,776#2 boy name
197153,39626053,136#3 boy name
197246,61923746,382#4 boy name
197341,33522541,110#5 boy name
197442,03223441,798#4 boy name
197539,40923739,172#5 boy name
197639,52522939,296#4 boy name
197740,80025240,548#4 boy name
197840,94324540,698#4 boy name
197942,35428542,069#4 boy name
198042,20429141,913#4 boy name
198140,86722440,643#5 boy name
198240,69024940,441#5 boy name
198339,51332139,192#4 boy name
198438,70523438,471#5 boy name
198538,79329138,502#6 boy name
198637,40727437,133#5 boy name
198737,02825236,776#5 boy name
198835,55425035,304#6 boy name
198935,35114835,203#5 boy name
199033,86112033,741#6 boy name
199130,5089430,414#8 boy name
199228,52011728,403#10 boy name
199327,1068927,017#11 boy name
199424,9347624,858#13 boy name
199523,0997023,029#16 boy name
199623,0556222,993#13 boy name
199721,9063721,869#14 boy name
199820,9114220,869#13 boy name
199920,3614320,318#16 boy name
200019,7934419,749#16 boy name
200119,3714119,330#12 boy name
200218,7003818,662#13 boy name
200318,6333118,602#14 boy name
200418,4386618,372#14 boy name
200518,1222518,097#13 boy name
200617,6403017,610#13 boy name
200717,5392417,515#12 boy name
200816,3212216,299#14 boy name
200915,4361615,420#14 boy name
201014,1962514,171#15 boy name
201113,2131913,194#18 boy name
201212,5121812,494#20 boy name
201312,3231512,308#18 boy name
201412,0911312,078#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 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 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "David" ranks #58 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 31 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1922. Across the entire United States a total of 7,895 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 dandy, a description of you!

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

V is for versatile, your changeable nature.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

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

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 east? 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 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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Past life for David born Oct 23, 1934

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Australia approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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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.

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