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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Davidson mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Davidson

"Davidson" is a name of English origin, and it means "Surname. Variant of David beloved". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

From David +‎ -son.

  1. An English and Scottish patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Davidson

Davidson Black was a scientist in the field of paleoanthropology. Davidson was born on July 25th, 1884. He left this life on March 15th, 1934.

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Davidson was born in 1927 in Dargaville.

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Davidson Ezinwa is an athlete. Davidson was born on November 22nd, 1971.

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Davidson was born on September 14th, 1924 in Freetown. He left this life on September 20th, 1994.

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Davidson Eden is a soccer player for the FC St. Pauli, Esbjerg fB, and FC Wacker Innsbruck (2002). Davidson was born on March 26th, 1988 in Accra, Ghana.

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Davidson was born on October 20th, 1885. He died on August 3rd, 1959.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Davidson

Pete Davidson is an actor and comedian. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Pete was born on November 16th, 1993 in Staten Island, New York, United States.

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She has had major accomplishments since 1982. Eileen was given the name Eileen Marie Davidson on June 15th, 1959 in Artesia, California, U.S.

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Jaye Davidson is an actor and model. He was most prominent from 1992 to 1996. Jaye was given the name Alfred Amey on March 21st, 1968 in Riverside, California, U.S.

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Brandon Davidson is a hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2011 to present. Brandon was born on August 21st, 1991 in Lethbridge.

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Tommy Davidson is an actor and comedian. He has been prominent since 1986. Tommy was born on November 10th, 1963 in Greenville, Mississippi, US.

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Ruth Davidson is a for Glasgow, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Member of the Scottish Parliament, forGlasgow, and Scottish Conservative Party. Ruth was born on November 10th, 1978 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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How popular is the baby name Davidson in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1924 5 0 5
1931 5 0 5
1932 5 0 5
1948 8 0 8
1956 5 0 5
1957 7 0 7
1965 8 0 8
1967 5 0 5
1970 8 0 8
1973 7 0 7
1975 6 0 6
1976 10 0 10
1977 9 0 9
1978 8 0 8
1979 12 0 12
1980 10 0 10
1981 12 0 12
1982 11 0 11
1983 13 0 13
1984 7 0 7
1985 19 0 19
1986 16 0 16
1987 17 0 17
1988 13 0 13
1989 19 0 19
1990 17 0 17
1991 18 0 18
1992 21 0 21
1993 16 0 16
1994 31 0 31
1995 17 0 17
1996 16 0 16
1997 19 0 19
1998 16 0 16
1999 29 0 29
2000 19 0 19
2001 27 0 27
2002 30 0 30
2003 22 0 22
2004 35 0 35
2005 32 0 32
2006 23 0 23
2007 24 0 24
2008 22 0 22
2009 38 0 38
2010 25 0 25
2011 35 0 35
2012 25 0 25
2013 19 0 19
2014 31 0 31
2015 32 0 32
2016 31 0 31
2017 38 0 38

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Popularity of Davidson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Davidson U.S.
  White 84.38% 64.26%
  African American 10.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Davidson

People with the last name Davidson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Davidson

  • How Popular is the name Davidson? Davidson is the 10,905th most popular name of all time. As a last name Davidson was the 301st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Davidson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 953 babies born with the first name Davidson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Davidson to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Davidson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Davidson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Davidson is Sunday, April 4th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Davidson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Davidson was in 2017 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Random Davidson Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Davidson is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Davidson: Your name in reverse order is Nosdivad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Siddvnao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Davidson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 103,930 people with the last name Davidson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Davidson? Davidson was ranked as the 301st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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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