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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Davies

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Davies is of English origin and means "The son of David".
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  1. A Welsh and English patronymic surname​ derived from the given name Davy/Davey/Davie or David.
  2. plural of Davy (kind of lamp)

Notable Persons Named Davies

Davies Gilbert was a scientist. Davies was born on March 6th, 1767 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. He passed away on December 24th, 1839.


Davies Nkausu is a soccer player for the Free State Stars F. C., University of Pretoria F.C., SuperSport United F.C., Bloemfontein Celtic F.C., Zambia national football team, and Zambia national under-20 football team. Davies was born on January 1st, 1986 in Lusaka, Zambia.


Davies was born on April 1st, 1976 in Mufulira. Davies is also known as Divers.


Davies was born in 1925. She passed away on May 6th, 1982.


Davies Mwape is a soccer player for the Zanaco F.C., Chambishi F.C., Orlando Pirates, F.C. AK, Jomo Cosmos F.C., Konkola Blades F.C., Young Africans S.C., Roan United F.C., and Zambia national football team. Davies was born on December 5th, 1986 in Kitwe.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Davies

Greg was born on May 14th, 1968 in St Asaph.


Jeremy Davies is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1991. Jeremy was given the name Jeremy Boring on October 8th, 1969 in Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.


Ray Davies is a rock music and pop music musician. He plays Fender Telecaster. He was most prominent from 1963 to present. Ray was given the name Raymond Douglas Davies on June 21st, 1944 in Fortis Green, London, England.


Ben Davies is a soccer player for the Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Swansea City A.F.C., Viborg FF, Wales national under-19 football team, and Wales national football team. Ben was born on April 24th, 1993 in Neath. Ben is also known as Davies and Benjamin Thomas.


Alan Davies is an observational comedy, improvisational theatre, and surreal humour comedian. Alan was born on March 6th, 1966 in Loughton.


Ian Hart is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Ian was given the name Ian Davies on October 8th, 1964 in Knotty Ash.


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Popularity of Davies as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Davies U.S.
  White 88.77% 64.26%
  African American 6.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.63% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Davies

People with the last name Davies are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Davies

  • How Popular is the name Davies? Davies is the 52,842nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Davies was the 1,030th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Davies have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35 babies born with the first name Davies in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Davies? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Davies first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Davies is Monday, February 29th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Davies born? The highest recorded use of the first name Davies was in 1919 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Davies: Your name in reverse order is Seivad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Daveis. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Davies? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 33,753 people with the last name Davies.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Davies? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Davies 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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