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Meaning and Origin

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  1. English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)
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  1. A diminutive of the male given name David.
  2. A patronymic surname​ derived from David.
  3. A Davy lamp.

Davy was also found in the following language(s): French and Manx

Notable Persons Named Davy

Davy Jones was a pop rock, pop music, rock music, sunshine pop, psychedelic rock, and music hall musician. He plays Vocals, tambourine, maracas, guitar, drums, bass guitar, organ, Maraca, and Organ (music). He was most prominent from 1961 to 2012. Davy was given the name David Thomas Jones on December 30th, 1945 in Openshaw. He breathed his last breath on February 29th, 2012.

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Davy Klaassen is a soccer player for the AFC Ajax, Ajax Youth Academy, Netherlands national under-17 football team, and Netherlands national under-19 football team. Davy was born on February 22nd, 1993 in Hilversum.

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Davy Pröpper is a soccer player for the PSV Eindhoven, Vitesse Arnhem, Netherlands national under-19 football team, Netherlands national under-21 football team, and Netherlands national football team. Davy was born on September 2nd, 1991 in Arnhem, Netherlands.

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Davy Roef is a soccer player for the R.S.C. Anderlecht, Belgium national youth football team, Belgium national under-19 football team, and Belgium national under-21 football team. Davy was born on February 6th, 1994 in Antwerp.

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Davy Knowles is a blues rock and celtic rock guitarist and singing. He plays Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar, and Mandola. He was most active from 2007 to 2007. Davy was born on April 30th, 1987 in Port St Mary.

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Davy Spillane is a rock, celtic music, and folk music musician. He plays Uilleann pipes and Low whistle. He was most prominent from 1970 to present. Davy was born on January 6th, 1959 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Davy

Sir Humphry Davy was a scientist in the field of chemistry. Humphry was born on December 17th, 1778 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. He passed away on May 29th, 1829.

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Chelsy was given the name Chelsy Yvonne Davy on October 13th, 1985 in Bulawayo.

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John Davy was a scientist in the field of chemistry. John was born on May 24th, 1790 in Penzance. He left this life on January 24th, 1868.

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Ken was born in 1941.

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Pamela Ann Davy is an actress. Her career lasted from 1956 to 1970. Pamela was born Pamela Ann Davy in Sydney.

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Gloria was born on March 29th, 1931 in Brooklyn. She died on November 28th, 2012.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 5 0 5
1922 5 0 5
1924 5 0 5
1927 5 0 5
1929 25 0 25
1930 30 0 30
1931 18 0 18
1932 13 0 13
1933 16 0 16
1934 13 0 13
1935 12 0 12
1936 10 0 10
1937 12 0 12
1938 9 0 9
1939 15 0 15
1940 20 0 20
1941 11 0 11
1942 17 0 17
1943 16 0 16
1944 11 0 11
1945 9 0 9
1946 16 0 16
1947 23 0 23
1948 24 0 24
1949 16 0 16
1950 26 0 26
1951 22 0 22
1952 26 0 26
1953 30 0 30
1954 32 0 32
1955 195 0 195
1956 92 0 92
1957 54 0 54
1958 61 0 61
1959 48 0 48
1960 48 0 48
1961 49 0 49
1962 48 0 48
1963 34 0 34
1964 35 0 35
1965 26 0 26
1966 22 0 22
1967 43 0 43
1968 57 0 57
1969 48 0 48
1970 46 0 46
1971 51 0 51
1972 54 0 54
1973 55 0 55
1974 46 0 46
1975 39 0 39
1976 45 0 45
1977 53 0 53
1978 41 0 41
1979 28 0 28
1980 44 0 44
1981 34 0 34
1982 37 7 30
1983 28 8 20
1984 10 0 10
1985 33 5 28
1986 36 9 27
1987 30 5 25
1988 30 6 24
1989 15 0 15
1990 19 0 19
1991 25 7 18
1992 15 0 15
1993 27 5 22
1994 23 6 17
1995 20 5 15
1996 21 6 15
1997 19 0 19
1998 9 0 9
1999 21 8 13
2000 12 0 12
2001 11 0 11
2002 9 0 9
2003 12 0 12
2004 10 0 10
2005 15 5 10
2006 16 0 16
2007 21 0 21
2008 21 6 15
2009 24 5 19
2010 18 5 13
2011 15 0 15
2012 26 10 16
2013 18 7 11
2014 29 9 20
2015 23 10 13
2016 25 12 13
2017 22 8 14

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Popularity of Davy as a first name

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Popularity of Davy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Davy U.S.
  White 74.61% 64.26%
  African American 19.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Davy

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

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Fun Facts about the name Davy

  • How Popular is the name Davy? Davy is the 5,674th most popular name of all time. As a last name Davy was the 9,770th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Davy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,633 babies born with the first name Davy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Davy to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Davy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Davy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Davy is Tuesday, June 15th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Davy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Davy was in 1955 with a total of 195 babies.
  • Random Davy Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Davy is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Davy: Your name in reverse order is Yvad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yvad. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Davy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,316 people with the last name Davy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Davy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Davy 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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