Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:40
Meaning:beloved
David held the top spot in the country for just one year, 1960, but has remained a steady and constant presence in the top 20 for decades. It is both a biblical name and a royal name, thanks to King David, who as a boy defeated the giant Goliath with his slingshot. The young shepherd also happened to be a poet, a musician who played the lyre, a soldier, a statesman and a prophet. David is a name that belongs to no single country or religion. Two medieval kings of Scotland and the patron saint of Wales also bear the name.

Famous Davids

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  • David Alan Grier
    Actor
  • David Beckham
    Soccer Player
  • David Bowie
    Singer
  • David Crosby
    Singer
  • David Edward Hughes
    Inventor
  • David Hockney
    Artist
  • David Justice
    Baseball Player
  • David Lean
    Director
  • David Letterman
    Comedian
  • David Robinson
    Basketball Player
  • David Schwimmer
    Actor
  • David Thewlis
    Actor
  • Larry David
    Comedian

Popularity Trend Chart

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Source: Social Security Administration

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