First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Dawit mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Dawit

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  • A submission from Virginia, United States says the name Dawit means "Beloved" and is of Hebrew origin.
Other origins: Eritrea

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Alt. Meaning

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

A is for angelic, a truly pure heart

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

I is for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

T is for time, you give to friends.

Notable Persons Named Dawit

Dawit II was royalty. He holds the title Emperor of Ethiopia. His career lasted from 1507 to 1540. Dawit was born as the child of Na'od in Debre Damo. He breathed his last breath on September 2nd, 1540.


Dawit Isaak is a playwright, journalist, and writer. Dawit was born on October 28th, 1964 in Asmara.


Dawit I is a monarch. He was most prominent from 1382 to 1413.


Dawit was born on July 27th, 1996.


Dawit was born on September 11th, 1980.


Dawit Fekadu is a soccer player for the Dedebit F.C. Dawit was born on April 29th, 1986 in Ethiopia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dawit

Bruck Dawit is a musician, record producer, record mixer, audio engineer, composer, and re-recording mixer. Bruck was born in Ethiopia.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dawit U.S.
  White 1.06% 64.26%
  African American 98.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dawit

People with the last name Dawit are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dawit

  • How Popular is the name Dawit? Dawit is the 17,858th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dawit was the 45,412th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dawit have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 427 babies born with the first name Dawit in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dawit to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dawit? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dawit first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dawit is Wednesday, October 7th, 1936.
  • What year had the most people named Dawit born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dawit was in 2013 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Dawit Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dawit is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Dawit: Your name in reverse order is Tiwad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wadti. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dawit? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 471 people with the last name Dawit.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dawit? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dawit as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.