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3.6m
in the U.S.
since 1880

David

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Beloved
  • #7 All Time
  • #18 in 2015
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Boys

How popular is the baby 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 740 6 734 #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 #30 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 956 11 945 #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 7,809 42 7,767 #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 9,091 56 9,035 #22 boy name
1927 9,491 60 9,431 #21 boy name
1928 10,066 68 9,998 #19 boy name
1929 11,368 73 11,295 #17 boy name
1930 12,361 86 12,275 #15 boy name
1931 11,833 56 11,777 #13 boy name
1932 12,191 56 12,135 #12 boy name
1933 12,082 63 12,019 #13 boy name
1934 14,076 75 14,001 #12 boy name
1935 15,721 60 15,661 #11 boy name
1936 17,528 52 17,476 #10 boy name
1937 21,045 70 20,975 #8 boy name
1938 23,054 63 22,991 #8 boy name
1939 25,453 93 25,360 #7 boy name
1940 27,769 84 27,685 #7 boy name
1941 30,644 94 30,550 #7 boy name
1942 36,008 114 35,894 #6 boy name
1943 37,349 110 37,239 #6 boy name
1944 37,478 100 37,378 #6 boy name
1945 37,183 87 37,096 #6 boy name
1946 46,537 105 46,432 #6 boy name
1947 57,910 111 57,799 #6 boy name
1948 56,732 122 56,610 #5 boy name
1949 59,727 116 59,611 #6 boy name
1950 60,895 134 60,761 #5 boy name
1951 64,863 102 64,761 #5 boy name
1952 71,884 134 71,750 #5 boy name
1953 76,230 151 76,079 #5 boy name
1954 79,676 153 79,523 #5 boy name
1955 86,349 149 86,200 #2 boy name
1956 81,758 158 81,600 #4 boy name
1957 82,537 166 82,371 #3 boy name
1958 82,790 205 82,585 #2 boy name
1959 84,163 238 83,925 #2 boy name
1960 86,158 222 85,936 #1 boy name
1961 85,003 234 84,769 #2 boy name
1962 81,623 291 81,332 #2 boy name
1963 78,714 236 78,478 #3 boy name
1964 75,314 249 75,065 #3 boy name
1965 68,102 220 67,882 #3 boy name
1966 66,665 230 66,435 #2 boy name
1967 67,095 283 66,812 #2 boy name
1968 64,005 265 63,740 #2 boy name
1969 64,016 296 63,720 #2 boy name
1970 62,062 289 61,773 #3 boy name
1971 53,393 260 53,133 #3 boy name
1972 46,620 237 46,383 #4 boy name
1973 41,337 225 41,112 #5 boy name
1974 42,041 234 41,807 #4 boy name
1975 39,412 237 39,175 #5 boy name
1976 39,527 229 39,298 #4 boy name
1977 40,800 252 40,548 #4 boy name
1978 40,944 245 40,699 #4 boy name
1979 42,361 285 42,076 #4 boy name
1980 42,212 291 41,921 #4 boy name
1981 40,870 224 40,646 #5 boy name
1982 40,694 249 40,445 #5 boy name
1983 39,513 321 39,192 #4 boy name
1984 38,707 234 38,473 #5 boy name
1985 38,797 291 38,506 #6 boy name
1986 37,410 274 37,136 #5 boy name
1987 37,028 252 36,776 #5 boy name
1988 35,555 250 35,305 #6 boy name
1989 35,358 148 35,210 #5 boy name
1990 33,859 120 33,739 #6 boy name
1991 30,509 94 30,415 #8 boy name
1992 28,522 117 28,405 #10 boy name
1993 27,108 89 27,019 #11 boy name
1994 24,939 76 24,863 #13 boy name
1995 23,100 70 23,030 #16 boy name
1996 23,066 62 23,004 #13 boy name
1997 21,911 37 21,874 #14 boy name
1998 20,913 42 20,871 #13 boy name
1999 20,365 43 20,322 #16 boy name
2000 19,799 44 19,755 #16 boy name
2001 19,373 41 19,332 #12 boy name
2002 18,703 38 18,665 #13 boy name
2003 18,637 31 18,606 #14 boy name
2004 18,443 66 18,377 #14 boy name
2005 18,127 25 18,102 #13 boy name
2006 17,644 30 17,614 #13 boy name
2007 17,545 24 17,521 #12 boy name
2008 16,329 22 16,307 #14 boy name
2009 15,440 16 15,424 #14 boy name
2010 14,201 25 14,176 #15 boy name
2011 13,227 19 13,208 #18 boy name
2012 12,525 18 12,507 #20 boy name
2013 12,349 15 12,334 #18 boy name
2014 12,172 13 12,159 #18 boy name
2015 11,709 18 11,691 #18 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the David baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,602,623 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 86,200 babies. (That's a lot of baby Davids)

According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "David" ranks #7 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 85 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1984. Across the entire United States a total of 38,707 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 "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.

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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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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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 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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David Villa

David Villa is a football biography. David was born in 1981 in Langreo, Spain.

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David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer is an actor, producer, director, and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. David was born in 1966 as David Lawrence Schwimmer in Flushing, Queens, New York.

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David Bisbal

David Bisbal is a singer, songwriter, and actor specializing in latin pop and pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. David was born in 1979 as David Bisbal Ferre in Almeria, Andalucia, Spain.

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Other Inspirations for the Name David

David Blatt
David Foster Wallace
David Yurman
David Brooks
David Duke
David Lee
David Sweat

Alternative Meanings

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

V is for verve! Your enthusiasm!

I is for impress, for impress you will.

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 "Dvida". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for David born Jul 9, 1969

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 Ontario approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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