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Dave

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64k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dave

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

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  1. A diminutive of the male given name David.
  2. A male or female given name

Notable Persons Named Dave

Dave Franco is an actor and comedian. His ongoing career started in 2006. Dave was given the name David John Franco on June 12th, 1985 in Palo Alto, California, U.S.

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Dave Bautista is a professional wrestler, actor, mixed martial artist, bodybuilder, professional wrestling, and mixed martial arts. He was most prominent from 2000 to 2010. Dave was given the name David Michael Bautista Jr. on January 18th, 1969 in Washington, D.C.

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Dave Chappelle is a satire, political satire, improvisational theatre, character comedy, observational comedy, surreal humour, sketch comedy, black comedy, and ribaldry comedian. Dave was given the name David Khari Webber Chappelle on August 24th, 1973 in Washington, D.C., United States.

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Dave Grohl is an alternative rock, punk rock, hard rock, and heavy metal music musician, singer-songwriter, film director, and actor. He plays Guitar, Drum kit, Gibson SG, Gibson ES-335, Gibson Firebird, Avedis Zildjian Company, Ampeg, Gibson Explorer, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Guitar Corporation product list, Drum Workshop, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1981 to present. Dave was given the name David Eric Grohl on January 14th, 1969 in Warren, Ohio, United States. Dave is also known as Davy Grolton and Dale Nixon.

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Dave Mustaine is a thrash metal and heavy metal music musician, singer-songwriter, producer, actor, author, and talent manager. He plays Dean Guitars, Jackson King V, and ESP Guitars. His most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to present. Dave was given the name David Scott Mustaine on September 13th, 1961 in La Mesa, California, U.S.

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Dave Navarro is an alternative rock and hard rock musician. He plays Guitar, PRS Guitars, Fender Stratocaster, Ibanez RG, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1986 to present. Dave was given the name David Michael Navarro on June 7th, 1967 in Santa Monica, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dave

Dave is a hip hop music musician. Dave was given the name David Jude Jolicoeur on September 21st, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Dave is also known as Trugoy.

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Aniruddh Dave is a model (people), actor, and model. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Aniruddh was born on July 21st, 1986 in Dehradun. Aniruddh is also known as Aaryan, Deven, Dev, Lakhiya, Indu, and Kanhaiyya.

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Ketki Dave is an actor, stand-up comedy, actress, and stand-up comedian. Her ongoing career started in 1999. Ketki was given the name Ketki Joshi by her parent Sarita Joshi on August 13th, 1960 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Ketki is also known as Daksha Virani and Vimla.

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Chris Dave is a jazz, hip hop music, gospel music, and pop music session musician. He plays Drum kit. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Chris was given the name Christopher Dave on November 8th, 1973 in Houston. Chris is also known as Chris "Daddy" Dave.

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Anil Madhav Dave is an MP-Rajya Sabha. Anil was born on July 6th, 1956.

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Mauli Dave is a filmi and bollywood musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Mauli was born on June 3rd, 1987 in Ahmedabad, India.

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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 327 5 322
1918 367 9 358
1919 361 0 361
1920 379 6 373
1921 320 0 320
1922 325 0 325
1923 322 0 322
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 387 0 387
1933 375 0 375
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 1,134 8 1,126
1945 1,077 0 1,077
1946 1,398 0 1,398
1947 1,698 5 1,693
1948 1,507 0 1,507
1949 1,163 0 1,163
1950 875 0 875
1951 744 0 744
1952 769 0 769
1953 766 0 766
1954 830 0 830
1955 1,057 0 1,057
1956 1,356 0 1,356
1957 2,192 7 2,185
1958 2,960 7 2,953
1959 3,315 0 3,315
1960 3,053 6 3,047
1961 2,807 8 2,799
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 568 5 563
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 151 0 151
1985 149 0 149
1986 140 0 140
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
2016 54 0 54

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Popularity of Dave as a first name

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Popularity of Dave as a last name

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Common last names for Dave

  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Thomas
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Wilson
  • Harris
  • Anderson
  • Walker
  • Robinson
  • Young
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Clark
  • Allen

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dave U.S.
  White 13.30% 64.26%
  African American 9.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 72.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dave

People with the last name Dave are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Dave

  • How Popular is the name Dave? Dave is the 847th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dave was the 6,504th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dave have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 63,882 babies born with the first name Dave in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dave to occupy the territory of Guernsey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 62,431 (as of March 31, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dave? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 131 new born babies.
  • When was Dave first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dave is Sunday, May 16th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Dave born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dave was in 1959 with a total of 3,315 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dave!
  • Random Dave Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dave ranks 97th in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 237 babies in California have the same name as you in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Dave: Your name in reverse order is Evad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aedv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dave? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,218 people with the last name Dave.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dave? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Dave as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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