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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Davila

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  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Davila is of Hebrew origin and means "My case is different".
  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Davila is of Puerto Rican origin and means "Tribe".
  • According to a user from New Jersey, United States, the name Davila is of Spanish origin and means "From the city of Avila (Spain). or from old Galician or Portuguese ""from town or a village": "de la villa (vila)"".
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Davila

Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila is a business executive and financier. Alejandro was born as the child of Julio Mario Santo Domingo on February 13th, 1977 in New York City, New York, U.S.


Antonio was given the name Antonio Biaggi Davila on June 10th, 1978 in Puerto Rico, USA.


Nicolás Gómez Dávila was a philosopher. Nicolás was born on May 18th, 1913 in Bogotá. He left this life on May 17th, 1994.


José Areas is a latin rock musician. He plays Timbales, percussion, congas, trumpet, Percussion instrument, and Conga. His ongoing career started in 1969. José was given the name José Octavio Areas Dávila on July 25th, 1946 in León, Nicaragua. José is also known as Chepito.


Karen Dávila is a radio personality, news presenter, radio broadcaster, and newsreader. Her ongoing career started in 1993. Karen was given the name Kristin Karen Dávila on November 21st, 1970.


Ulises Dávila is a soccer player for the Santos Laguna, C.D. Guadalajara, C.D. Guadalajara Reserves, Academy, Chelsea F.C., Vitesse Arnhem, CE Sabadell FC, Córdoba CF, CD Tenerife, Vitória F.C., Mexico national under-20 football team, and Mexico national under-23 football team. Ulises was born on April 13th, 1991 in Guadalajara, Mexico.


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Popularity of Davila as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Davila U.S.
  White 6.64% 64.26%
  African American 0.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 91.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Davila

People with the last name Davila are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Davila

  • How Popular is the name Davila? As a last name Davila was the 774th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Davila first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Davila is Thursday, May 31st, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Davila? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Davila. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Davila: Your name in reverse order is Alivad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dvliaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Davila? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 44,388 people with the last name Davila.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Davila? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 15 of them will have Davila as their last name.

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