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Old fashioned name.
So interesting to see how widespread this name is!
I love the name David and King David is a great role model. This is one of the names that I’m ok with being very popular and it isn’t overused in my opinion. Definitely would recommend it.
David Rose is the name of one of the main characters from the Canadian sitcom Schitt's Creek.
Also used in Albanian:
I have positive associations with this name because of Sir David Attenborough! I like that it’s not as overused and common as it used to be and can suit any age group!
A seriously dull name, I won't be using it, plus it's for dullards.
Good ole King David is the man! If I had a son I would love to name him David and I would be very proud of him and I'm sure his mother would be too! It says in The Bible that from King David a King would be born/rise. That King is Jesus Christ! Amen! Hallelujah!
I like the name David because it's strong and masculine. I believe every male deserves to be given a strong, masculine name.
Also Judeo-French and Judeo-Provençal:
Imagine being named after a biblical figure, couldn't be me.
Also Judeo-Anglo-Norman:
David, although incredibly generic and overly used, is a good, strong, and simple name. It exudes confidence and has formidable biblical ties. Regardless I do sometimes wish for a more unique name. You only get one name to represent yourself after all. I think this quote by Twenty One Pilots sums this up perfectly, ”Does it bother anyone else that someone else has your name?”.
David is a handsome common name. I love it as both a middle and first name.
David Starsky from the TV show "Starsky & Hutch".
I really love the name David. It’s strong and classic, & the meaning ‘beloved’ is just perfect.
This is my name and I have a LOT of nicknames Dav, Davdav, Dwave, Davy Gravy, and my personal favorite: Dwafodil. I don't hate it but it DEFINITELY grows on you. Also I'm really used to my friends going DAVID!
David is a character in the animated series Totally Spies!. He is a recurring character in season 2. Alex, Sam and Clover all have crushes on him.
Classic, good quality name.
Captain David Cronin of United Airlines flight 811 performed a successful emergency landing in Honolulu after the Boeing 747 experienced a cargo door failure that resulted in explosive decompression which blew out several rows of seats.
With 4 600 807 bearers, David is the 4th most common masculine given name in the United States (2014 Data). With 1 190 573 bearers, David is the 1st most common masculine given name in England (2014 Data). With 405 339 bearers, David is the 2nd most common masculine given name in Canada (2014 Data). With 400 016 bearers, David is the 10th most common masculine given name in Spain (2014 Data). With 376 976 bearers, David is the 10th most common masculine given name in Uganda (2014 Data). With 356 469 bearers, David is the 8th most common masculine given name in Kenya (2014 Data). With 262 312 bearers, David is the 1st most common masculine given name in Australia (2014 Data). With 209 733 bearers, David is the 4th most common masculine given name in South Africa (2014 Data). With 130 035 bearers, David is the 3rd most common masculine given name in Scotland (2014 Data). With 95 088 bearers, David is the 9th most common masculine given name in Sierra Leone (2014 Data). With 91 735 bearers, David is the 2nd most common masculine given name in Israel (2014 Data). With 88 759 bearers, David is the 1st most common masculine given name in Wales (2014 Data). With 86 292 bearers, David is the 10th most common masculine given name in Rwanda (2014 Data). With 67 745 bearers, David is the 2nd most common masculine given name in New Zealand (2014 Data). With 60 357 bearers, David is the 10th most common masculine given name in Zimbabwe (2014 Data). With 56 534 bearers, David is the 8th most common masculine given name in Ireland (2014 Data). With 42 828 bearers, David is the 6th most common masculine given name in Papua New Guinea (2014 Data). With 31 903 bearers, David is the 7th most common masculine given name in Northern Ireland (2014 Data). With 26 470 bearers, David is the 10th most common masculine given name in East Timor (2014 Data). With 18 902 bearers, David is the 3rd most common masculine given name in Jamaica (2014 Data). With 6 762 bearers, David is the 3rd most common masculine given name in Trinidad and Tobago (2014 Data). With 5 590 bearers, David is the 5th most common masculine given name in the Solomon Islands (2014 Data). With 5 460 bearers, David is the 6th most common masculine given name in Malta (2014 Data). With 3 913 bearers, David is the 8th most common most common masculine given name in Fiji (2014 Data). With 3 867 bearers, David is the 1st most common masculine given name in Barbados (2014 Data). With 3 700 bearers, David is the 6th most common masculine given name in the Bahamas (2014 Data). With 2 969 bearers, David is the 4th most common masculine given name in Vanuatu (2014 Data). With 2 567 is the 7th most common masculine given name in Guyana (2014 Data). With 2 119 bearers, David is the 2nd most common masculine given name in Jersey (2014 Data). With 1 834 bearers, David is the 7th most common masculine given name in Belize (2014 Data). With 1 826 bearers, David is the 4th most common masculine given name in Samoa (2014 Data). With 1 769 bearers, David is the 4th most common masculine given name in the Isle of Man (2014 Data). With 1 561 bearers, David is the 9th most common masculine given name in Micronesia (2014 Data). With 1 474 bearers, David is the 1st most common masculine given name in Guernsey (2014 Data). With 1 256 bearers, David is the 5th most common masculine given name in Guam (2014 Data). With 924 bearers, David is the 2nd most common masculine given name in Bermuda (2014 Data). With 922 bearers, David is the 3rd most common masculine given name in Palau (2014 Data). With 852 bearers, David is the 5th most common masculine given name in the United States Virgin Islands (2014 Data). With 844 bearers, David is the 6th most common masculine given name in Saint Martin (2014 Data). With 762 bearers, David is the 10th most common masculine given name in Grenada (2014 Data).For more information, see source.Source:
Handsome but too overused. Even I've met around 20 people named David.
This is a good name but the book "NO DAVID!" ruined its reputation.
David Gahan of Depeche Mode (Dave for short)
I love this name! It's so handsome, and it sounds intelligent, and it ages well. I would use it for a baby boy in the future.
David and Goliath from the bible, David was able to defeat Goliath using only stones and a slingshot.
Da vid (vod) probably means someone who is loved by his mom and he loves back his mom a lot. Considering the Persian and Kurdish root of the name.
My dad's name is actually David, and to all of the people out there who say David is a bully's name and stuff like that, he actually is very nice, runs his own landscaping business, really rough and country raised, and will help you if you're down, fight back if you attack, and will defend his family. Also David Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was an American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the Texas Revolution.
I have rather ambiguous feelings about this name. On one hand this name has a very respectable and ancient history attached to it. On the other side this name reminds me of an unpleasant fellow that I used to know who was a complete jerk that went by David. So, I probably wouldn't pick this for use because of the latter reason.
David is the name of a main character from the Netflix animated fantasy series called "Hilda".
I've yet to meet someone who is named David who isn't a jerk. I know you're out there good Davids, I hope I find one of you some day.
Famous wrier of Skellig and "My name is Mina" is David Almond(1951-) bears the name.
David Bowie.
This name seriously puts me to sleep.
David Lochary (1944-1977) was an American actor who was in several early John Waters movies before his death.
Also Catalan: [noted -ed]
Classic, quality, good name! Not of my favorites, but David is alright!
David Crowder is an American musician.
Very wholesome. I can dig it for its retro qualities. I also like Davy as a nickname.
I want this name to become a name that goes down our family, my brother's middle name is this I think this name will be my son's middle name as well!
David is actually my first name. I do like it, but I have mostly gone by my middle name Ken. I’m curious, what do you guys think is better?
David is a classy, manly name. I think it ages well from boy, to young man, to gentleman.
I don't care how popular it is, it is still a wonderful name, and is the middle name of my first-born. Love it.
Hi - Being called David myself and being of older age, I have found it quite a profound name in this sense: the name has had many bearers over the years and has many characters and connotations put to the name from many cultures. This being said, most of the meanings and thoughts about this name have been of an enlightened nature, David and Goliath etc. The one that stood out for me was "Regeneration", arising like a Phoenix from the ashes. Soaring like an Eagle or withering like a snake (cunning). Davids tend to stay low like the snake, and watch, then fly like an Eagle to get our way. Children with this name need parents that can instill a sense of invulnerability and wisdom into the child. Because we tend to really fall just before the soaring and as I have found, usually at that point we won't allow others to pull us up.
My grandad's name is this, it certainly ages well and I can imagine a man in his 20’s and a man in his 80’s with this name. It’s actually my brothers middle name as well, it is an amazing name!
David is also a Catalan name. [noted -ed]
David is a pretty good name. But for some reason I really like it as a middle name.
David Sedaris is a good namesake.
I love this name so much! My name is David and I go by a ton of nicknames. Many include: Dave, Davy Wavy, Daisy, Dasik, Sneaker, DayVideo, Jaffa, Dewey, and Daser the Laser. The last three don't make a lot of sense, but I am still called by those names by my siblings and/or peers. Anyway, you should definitely name your child or pet David! (Or not, because then I would have a more unique name if it weren't so common)
Strong, gentle, classic...
David is an awesome, timeless name.
How exciting and eye catching... (Yawn)
I really like David but I don’t really like the nickname Dave. But apart from that I think it’s a great name.
Finally a gentle name for guys.
David Baszucki, aka builderman, is a Canadian-American entrepreneur, engineer, and inventor who co-created Roblox in 2004.
This name is so Boomer.
Although it has significance I wouldn't use it due to its sheer popularity and I also could not imagine this on a baby or small child. In other words, I think its time has gone.
There's a Battle for Dream Island Character called David. You should add that.
Really nice name.
David is such an awesome, classic name. It also ages really well which is a very important aspect when naming a person.
This name belongs to the best magicians ever like David Copperfield and David Blaine.
It’s timeless, David is one of the greatest names I know! It’s classic enough to deserve the popularity it gets.
I mean, most Davids I've met were nice people but I've never been fond of the name. I find it to be rather bland and I prefer it as a middle name.
Here's the thing about David: it's a good name. It's an objectively good name - in fact, it's great. It has an appealing sound and robust history. You can't really go wrong with David.Which is why SO MANY PARENTS have chosen to name their sons David. Seriously. There is such an overabundance of Davids in the world that I, as a 90s kid, went to school with more Davids / Daves than I did Michaels / Mikes, Williams / Wills, Jameses, or Johns! That's a LOT of Davids! I know way too many!As it is, David has only recently left the Top 20 in the United States, so there are still tons of little Davids being born. It's for this reason that I really couldn't name my son David, despite liking it as much as I do - there are just too many. David needs to take a nice long break.
David Berkowitz, better known as Son of Sam, serial killer who confessed to killing six people and wounding several others in New York City during the late 1970s. Since becoming a Christian, Berkowitz has stated he does not want to be paroled and should pay for the sins he has committed. Berkowitz is now housed at Shawangunk Correctional Facility.
Also Belarusian, spelled Давыд :
This is an alright name but it seems too common and generic, kinda like John.
David Shannon (born 1959) is an American author. He is perhaps best known for his 1998 children's book "No, David!".
Usage: English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical LatinPronounced: DAY-vid (English), dah-VEED (Hebrew), DA-VEED (French), da-BEEDH (Spanish), DA-vit (German, Dutch), DA-vid (Swedish, Czech), DA-veh (Danish), DA-vee (Norwegian), DA-veed (Slovak), du-VYEET (Russian)Used in various languages.
I really like this name, it has a great history and a good meaning (which is a thing about a name that really does matter) but the name itself is so common that it's basically a default name. Still a really good name though.
David Cronenberg is a well-known and acclaimed Canadian film director, mostly of horror/science fiction, whose works include "The Brood" (1979), "Scanners" (1981), "Videodrome" (1983), "The Fly" (1986), "Naked Lunch" (1991), "eXistenZ" (1999), "Cosmopolis" (2012), and many others.
David D'Or (real name David Nehaisi) is an Israeli singer who represented his country in 2004 Eurovision with "Leha'amin". He did not qualify from the first ever semi final.
To me, I love this name. I mean it's my name so of course. But that's not the reason why. It's been coming up on the Top 100 names and staying in top 1-30. It is a loving name.
The name David sounds strong and handsome.
My dad's name is David, and I know one other David, and they pronounce it "Day-vid".
The name David is one of those names that retains an international appeal that can bridge linguistic issues if one has a multi cultural family. An example would be that one side is English speaking and the other is Spanish, in such cases this name could be the compromise you might want to consider as an easily pronounceable name for both sides of the family.
Dr. David Charles Lowery is an American singer and guitarist, most notably in the bands Cracker, and Camper Van Beethoven (quality band name). He is also a producer and mathematician, and has started a number of music related businesses. He earned a PhD in 2018. He is a teacher and lecturer at the University of Georgia in their music business program. He started an interview radio program called RadioVA in 2010, hosted by himself and other co-hosts. David is outspoken in musician rights in the internet era. For more information on that, check out I would definitely recommend his blog "300 Songs", in which he tells the stories of many of his songs and overall experiences from both bands mentioned earlier. They are hilarious even if you don't know anything about David. You can see them here at This isn't the official site ( ) but as many of the posts are deleted from that site, this one has them all.
A good name.
I don't like this name. I don't why, but it sounds very ugly to me.
Can’t forget about David Attenborough, everyone’s favorite nature documentary narrator!
I luv this name, it's beautiful and this name is my boyfriend's name and it's going to be my son's name. 10/10.
Ugh, so boring. There are like a million less dull, common names out there that would be a better choice.
The name DAVID is a holy name. Before I thought it was a king's name but it's not. People named by this name are really special and different, they are loving, caring, and can sacrifice for the good of others. I think I should name my child David or a David dud.
A solid name that makes me think of a decent guy. Handsome overall but wouldn't be something I would use.
In 2018, 50 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) David who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 5th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
It's an okay name. It's just one of the classic names that I find dull.
It's a nice enough name in my opinion.
David Arthur Stack was an American man who was murdered while hitchhiking from his home in Broomfield, Colorado to California. His body was found in a landfill in rural Tooele County, Utah and remained unidentified for 39 years.
I really wish I liked this name because my favorite character of all time, David Nolan from Once Upon a Time, has this name but I just don't. I think it's that it is a very dated name.
David After Dentist is a viral YouTube video starring David DeVore."Is this real life?"
Sort of like a macho form of Amy - they both mean beloved, and have that warm and comforting sound to them.
I despise this name. Sounds ugly and unintelligent.
Very handsome, classic name.
This is my middle name. This is also my dad's name, and my dad is... well, let's just say he's... extremely conservative. And whenever I hear this name, I think of people like him, which is not a real pretty picture. This is the reason why I'm kinda glad my first name is not this, and why I wouldn't use the name myself.
David, meaning beloved, is such a wonderful meaning :)
One of my favorite names.
Classic name, but it sounds way too mature. It reminds me of an adult. However, it fits all surnames. It was a category 5 hurricane that devastated the Caribbeans in 1979.
This name is older than the bible. I like this name, it's ageless. It was a top ten name from 1936 to 1992 and in 2016, it was 19 out of the top 1000 boy's names. So I disagree that it's too common since it's not as common as it used to be.
David Franck Charvet is a French singer, actor, model, and television personality. Charvet was born in Lyon, France, the son of Christiane Charvet Haddad and businessman Paul Guez, founder of the Sasson brand of jeans in the 1980s. He was raised in a Jewish household; his father is from a Tunisian Jewish family.
David Howell Evans, better known by his stage name The Edge, is an English-born Irish musician and songwriter best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist of the rock band U2. A member of the group since its inception, he has recorded 13 studio albums with the band as well as one solo record. As a guitarist, the Edge has crafted a minimalistic and textural style of playing. His use of a rhythmic delay effect yields a distinctive ambient, chiming sound that has become a signature of U2's music.
David Allen Johnson is an American former professional baseball player and manager. He played for the Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, Yomiuri Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs. He has managed the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Washington Nationals.
Handsome, classic name.
David Michael Hasselhoff, nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman, who set a Guinness World Record as the most watched man on TV. He first gained recognition on The Young and The Restless, playing Dr. Snapper Foster. His career continued with his leading role as Michael Knight on Knight Rider and as L.A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the series Baywatch. Hasselhoff produced Baywatch from the 1990s until 2001 when the series ended with Baywatch Hawaii. On screen, he appeared in films including Click, Dodgeball, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and Hop.
David Johnson is an American football running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Iowa.
David Américo Ortiz Arias, nicknamed "Big Papi", is a Dominican American retired professional baseball designated hitter and occasional first baseman who played 20 Major League Baseball seasons, primarily with the Boston Red Sox. During his 14 seasons with the Red Sox, he was a ten-time All-Star, a three-time World Series champion, and seven-time Silver Slugger winner. Ortiz also holds the Red Sox single-season record for home runs with 54, which he set during the 2006 season.
David is one of the worst names.
David is a wonderful name.
David is the name I hear all the time but I really like it :]
David Segui is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman. Segui was born in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of former Major League Baseball pitcher Diego Seguí. He played collegiate baseball for Louisiana Tech University and Kansas City Kansas Community College. During a 15-year baseball career, he played with the Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians.
David Ellefson (born in 1964) is the bassist of the thrash metal band Megadeth.
David Geffen is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist. Geffen created or co-created Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, DGC Records in 1990, and DreamWorks SKG in 1994. His donations to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and other educational and research donations have widened his fame beyond the entertainment industry. He is gay. In May 2007, Out magazine ranked Geffen first in its list of the fifty "Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America".
I believe it's the #2 or #3 most popular name in Armenia and it's not even mentioned. Here every guy is named "David" or "Hayk" or "Armen" (also David and Hayk are my favourite names ). Please mention Armenia too because it's really a very used (even overused) name here.
David Silva is a Spanish professional footballer from the Canary Islands. He plays for English club Manchester City and the Spain national team. Silva plays mainly as an attacking midfielder but can also play as a winger or second striker. He is predominantly a left-footed player.
In my experience, the best guys are named David. They're attractive, talented, kind, loving, and overall great people. I love the name because of the people I've known who have it. I think the meaning is very nice too, and fits many of the Davids I've met and known. :)
David Ospina is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Arsenal.Ospina began his career at Atlético Nacional, making his debut with the club in 2005. After achieving two domestic titles with Los Verdolagas, Ospina joined French side Nice. In 2014, he joined Arsenal on a four-year deal.
David de Gea Quintana is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United and the Spain national team. He has been hailed as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
This is my grandfather's name. I think it sounds strong and heroic.
I was very close to someone named David. He was a father figure to me until his passing. I currently have a very close friend named David. My cousin is also named David. I really like the name David because of the people I know who have it. They are awesome people and I love them, so it's kind of hard for me not to like the name too. It means "beloved" and I feel like it really fits the people I've met.
Two notables in Star Trek:David Marcus, astrophysicist and son of James Tiberius Kirk and Carol Marcus. He appears in 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' (1982) and 'Star Trek III: The Search for Spock' (1984) played by American actor Merritt Butrick.David McCoy, father of Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy. He appears in 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier' (1989) played by American actor Bill Quinn.
It is also used in Greek (Δαβίδ).
Wikipedia has this for David in Ancient Greek:
David Haller aka Legion, son of Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller in Marvel Comics and adaptations, notably the upcoming (2017) 'Legion' TV Series where he is portrayed by English actor Dan Stevens.
I was originally named Michael David and I legally changed my name to David Matthew Michael because David is such a nice name!
This name is so boring, so bland and flavourless, and doesn't have any personality to it. Very, very dull choice.
David D'Or is an Israeli singer, composer, and songwriter. A countertenor with a vocal range of more than four octaves, he is a three-time winner of the Israeli "Singer of the Year" and "Best Vocal Performer" awards.
My brother's name is David and so was my great uncle's. I think it's only good for a middle name.
This name is boring, bland and overused, with no flavor or personality to it. Dull, dull name.
This name is just too common for me, but I think it's nice.
This name sounds very classy, it reminds me of a smart, organized person. I like it a lot.
RIP David Bowie :(
David Roland Cook! American Idol season 7 winner.
People named David I've known in my life are smart people.
David Humphrey (born June 7, 1973) is an American voice actor. He is best known for having voiced Shadow in the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' video games from 2001 to 2004.
This name is absolutely beautiful. I first think of King David and then a few Davids I know. I prefer David to Dave but I guess Dave sounds less formal to some people and a lot of Davids prefer Dave. The name is far too popular! But then, that's for a reason. It's timeless. Davy is cute.
I love the name David, because my favorite character in the musical If/Then was David. He was very calm, collected, and level-headed.
Love the name David, but so many Davids shorten it to Dave. Which is fine but I do prefer David. Beautiful meaning: Beloved! I would use it as a middle name most likely.
Looking through all the comments... have you all forgotten David Bowie?
David Evans (also known as Endou Daisuke) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
David Spencer, otherwise known as IballisticSquid, is a gaming YouTuber from Yorkshire, England.
David was a vampire in the 2012 movie Underworld: Awakening.
The name David is such a classic, timeless & blessed name. A great choice for a guy. :)
My name is David and middle name is Michael. The best thing my parents did for me was to give me this name, because I feel so loved by God and humanity. Guys love to call me "Dave," which I think really sounds cool. Women love to call me "David," which makes me melt. I am now married to the best woman, but many women told me they loved my name before I met my wife. It is not trendy, and it will last and endure for all time. David does not have a stereotype attached to it I have found. I can be who I want to be. By the way, I am a very fun, outgoing, loyal, and every-day nicest guy you will ever meet, lol! I love people, and I think it is because my name has helped me to be so loved.
I think it's a cute name in general.
David Burtka is an American actor and chef. He is married to American actor Neil Patrick Harris.
David Berkowitz is an American serial killer.
My brother's name is David Martin, and I like the way he handles the name David. I think he got his religious personality in the name David, he is also tough, brave enough and somewhat shy even though I can call him manly David.I call him 'Bebed' because I couldn't pronounce his name when I was 1 year old and as I grew up, 'Bebed' is the name I used to call him. Some friends of ours call him Burik, Davide, and simply David. David as a name is really manly.
The Turkish form of this name is Davud. [noted -ed]
David Samford (also known as Sakuma Jirou) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
Prince Henry Charles Albert David Of Wales. Born September 15, 1984.
Sir David Attenborough (1926) is an English broadcaster and naturalist.David Bellamy (1933) is an English author, broadcaster, environmental campaigner and botanist.David Coverdale (1951) is an English rock singer most famous for fronting Deep Purple (1973–1976) and Whitesnake (1978–present).
Would be interested to know the original Hebrew pronunciation, as the vav of Modern Hebrew was once pronounced "w", and as the Arabic form of this name is still pronounced Dawud. The related modern Hebrew word for "beloved" is pronounced "Dodi".To those speculating about a homoerotic relationship between David and Jonathan, let me clarify. In the context of Hebraic culture, your romantic, physical, sexual feelings were reserved for your wife. But your truly deep, sacrificial, compassionate kind of love you reserved for the dearest of friends. Thus what we see between David and Jonathan is not a romantic or sexual love, but a sacrificing, selfless, die-together kind of love, beyond the feelings you'd have for a wife or sexual partner, hence the expression "passing the love of women". Which does not mean "you love me the way you would otherwise be loving your wife", but means "you love me more than any imaginable bond of the senses or flesh could inspire".
I can picture a gentle, caring yet strong young man hearing this name. To me it's one of those classics that will never go out of style. My favourite biblical name by far! The nicknames Dave or Davy are crap, though.
My husband's name is David. I love the name and he says he likes it, but there were always at least 2 other David's in his grade throughout school, as it was a top 10 name the year he was born. He absolutely hates being called Dave, and I have to say I can't blame him. Dave sounds a little too middle aged and takes away the strength and class of David. Despite the popularity it's still an awesome name and has always been one of my favorites. A little boy named David today would probably stick out from all the jaydens, braydens, and kaydens, rather than the other way around as it would've been twenty years ago. I have yet to meet a David who wasn't completely adorable and super sweet :)
Norman French: Dauid.
I don't care how common this name is, I love it!
This name is really overused. It is so boring after hearing it on every other guy. It also reminds me of that annoying actor David Wenham (aka Faramir from the LOTR movies) and that singer David Archuleta, both of whom I can't stand.
David William Duchovny (born 1960 in New York City) is an American actor, writer, and director.
David Alasdair Boudia (born 1989 in Abilene, Texas) is an American diver and Olympic gold medalist.
Such an awful, overused name. I can't stand it. Plus I wouldn't want my name to be associated with annoying, stuck-up people such as David Duke, David Archuleta, David Wenham, and David Hasselhoff.
David Burliuk (1882-1967) and Vladimir (1886-1916) were Russian painter brothers. There was another brother Nikolai (1890-1920) and two sisters: Lyudmila and Nadezhda.
David Garshen Bomberg (5 December 1890 – 19 August 1957) was an English painter, and one of the Whitechapel Boys.
David Allan (1744-1796) was a Scottish portrait and genre painter.
David was the main vampire in The Lost Boys (and IMO the most attractive one ;D)
I love this name. I prefer the Hebrew pronunciation to the English, though.
This name is very attractive, but it seems better for an adult or teenager than a child, because a little boy being 'handsome and sexy' might seem a bit odd.
SNL actor Andy Samberg's birth name is David.
David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the UK as of 2010.
David Henrie who plays Justin Russo on Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place.
David Boring: the man who founded the town of Boring, Maryland.
Famous bearer of this name is David Bisbal, Spanish latin-pop singer.
A famous bearer is American actor David Conrad (born 17 August 1967). His most well-known role is Jim Clancy, husband to Jennifer Love Hewitt's Melinda Gordon, on the TV series "Ghost Whisperer".
A famous bearer is American playwright David Auburn. His best-known work is the 2000 play "Proof". "Proof" won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2001.
A famous bearer is English actor David Morrissey.
David is so overused. I hate it.
David Fincher, the extremely talented director of Fight Club and Se7en.
Of course there's also David Lee Roth, Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and David Navarro (of Jane's Addiction) that I use to have a bit of crush on.I think it's a strong yet sensual name. But the few Davids I knew of seemed like jerks or stayed in trouble a lot. A solid name but I don't know if I'd name a future son this or not.
Pronounced DAH-vit in Czech.
A famous bearer is American actor David Denman (born July 25, 1973). He is well-known for his roles in films like "Out Cold" and "Big Fish" and TV roles as Skip in "Angel", and Roy in the American version of "The Office".
Legendary NASCAR driver David Pearson, a.k.a. The "Silver Fox", is a famous bearer.
David is also used in Croatia, and is pronounced "DAH-vid". [noted -ed]
I don't care for this name at all, but it gives some credibility.
I don't like this name. It's so overused, and I knew a lot of Davids who were jerks. Plus, it has too many annoying namesakes, like David Duke, David Cook, David Archuleta, David Duchovny, and Dave Ramsey.
David Fisher was one of the lead characters on the HBO show Six Feet Under, played by Emmy-nominated actor Michael C. Hall. He was an uptight but sensitive funeral director, and a closeted homosexual. Very funny character!
I know very few Davids, but this name is a strong name to me. Solid. The few Davids I know are strong and reliable, if not always the most tactful of people. He is always there for you and although he doesn't always understand your problems exactly he always tries to help. Often a loyal person. That is the impression from the Davids I do know, and they're often strong friends. The nickname "Dave" doesn't appeal to me in the same way. It seems to hold a different meaning.
There's also Azerbaijani and Turkish forms of DAVID. They're spelled as DAVUD and DAVUT respectively.
The name "David" rocks, it is strong, clean cut, cute and awesome.
The Greek form for David is
David is pronounced DAH-vit in German, not DAH-fit. [noted -ed]
David Herald (1842-1865) was a conspirator in the assassination plots on President Abraham Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward. He was found guilty for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth and hanged with three other conspirators on July 7, 1865.
Fashion designer Ralph Lauren and Ricky Low-Beer have a son David Lifshitz (born in 1971).
A famous bearer of this name is David Rice, the main character in the movie Jumper, he's also known as Davey in the novels, Jumper & Reflex.
Great name! Most of the Davids I've met were nice.
David Villa, a remarkable football player (or soccer as Americans say) and captain of the Spanish team.
David is definitely an enduring name. There are certainly a lot of people with the name, as demonstrated by the number of famous people with it. I do like it a lot, but I'm not sure I'd name my kids that because it's fairly common, and I know that I don't like to meet other people with the same name as me, which might happen pretty often with a name like David.
I don't know why but I love this name. It sounds a bit formal and masculine and it sounds also like a name of a hero. It is also a biblical name but it is very popular at the same time.
Russian actor Walter Matthau and Grace Geraldine Johnson have a son David Matthow, born 2nd November 1953.
I love this name, especially when pronounced in Spanish, I've also seen it spelled Dhavid and Daveed.
Alison Veselá and David Rice have a son David Matthew Rice, was born in 1980.
UK comedian David Mitchell bears this name. He is well known for appearing on several comedy quiz shows in the UK, most notably 'Would I lie to you' in which he is a team captain.
I've never cared for this name. It's way too common.
Number 14 for boys in 2005. David is such a sweet name. I love this name.
I love this name so darn much, I wish it wasn't so common.
David was the name of the precious little boy in the movie, Artificial Intelligence. :)
My brother's name is David and I love his name a lot! This name will never go out of style and has a good origin!
David Rosenkowitz and his brothers and sisters, Emma, Nicolette, Grant, Elizabeth, and Jason are the world's first surviving set of sextuplets, born on January 8, 1974 in South Africa.
David Cook and David Archuleta were the two finalists on American Idol Season 7, with Cook being the winner.
A famous bearer is David Michael Letterman (4-12-1947), an American talkshow host.
David Duke is a loonie. He's a pretty good reason not to use the name, for me anyway. There are plenty of Davids out there, of course, but I just wouldn't want my son to share his name with anyone that repulsive.
Bah, it's so overused, but I harbor no great dislike towards the name. It's a very safe choice at least, one that sounds okay on many different guys, even the fat and ugly ones, isn't immature, tacky, trashy, or of any other bad type that could lead to discrimination. But this must be one of the most common names for unwanted children ever. Doesn't take much effort to come up with this one!
I like this name. I like that it's Biblical, and I like the way it sounds. It sounds like it could fit anybody (excluding girls and women, of course). And I like the nicknames of Dave and Davey that you can get from it. When I hear it I think of David Bowie, David Gilmour, David Copperfield, King David in the Bible, and a friend of mine named David, who sings in the band I'm in. These are all very positive connotations. All and all, this is a nice name.
David Archuleta is a famous bearer of this name. He is a contestant on American Idol, and he is my favorite.
David Talbot is the name of the Superior General of the Talamasca in Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles." He is turned into a vampire by Lestat and is known for his intellect.
David Nasser and David Plait are two famous bearers. They are both evangelical speakers mostly for youth.
A famous bearer was David Llewelyn Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948), better known as D. W. Griffith. He was an early American silent film director, well-known for his controversial blockbusters 'The Birth of a Nation' (1915) and 'Intolerance' (1916). He received a lifetime achievement Academy Honorary Award in 1936.
David Carradine! He's a really famous actor who starred in the great T.V. show "Kung Fu"
A famous bearer is American actor David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959). He is well-known for his role as Dr. Niles Crane, the lead character's brother, on the popular television sitcom "Frasier" for its entire eleven-season run. Pierce received, among other things, 4 Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 1995, 1998, 1999, and 2004, and 2 SAG Awards, 1 for himself in 1996, and 1 for the entire "Frasier" cast in 1999. In 2007, he also won a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway musical "Curtains".
Author David Lumbar write the Lawn/Road/Campfire Weenies series.
David Archuleta is a 17-year-old contestant on season 7 of American Idol.
David is a major character in the Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. He a teenaged boy, and the leader of the rebel group known as the Smoke (and later the New Smoke, after the first was destroyed) who used to lead willing "uglies" to the Smoke. He was also the protagonist Tally's boyfriend.
I was given the name David which was fine but I changed years ago to call myself Dave. I like Dave because it's a friendly, informal name.
A beautiful name for a handsome boy!
I don't like the nickname 'Dave' - it sounds kind of camp boxer but I love the full name of David. It's so cool, and rolls of the tongue nicely.
David is way too popular a name for me to ever consider using on a child. I wish parents would be a little more creative when it comes to naming a baby.
I used to think that the Dutch pronunciation of this name was kind of dull (I'm Dutch) but I've grown to like it and now I love it as much as, if not more than, the English pronunciation. What I like about the Dutch one is that there are no icky nicknames for it so people will have to call a David by his real name. If I ever have a son this will absolutely be his name. It's such a beautiful name with a great meaning.
My mother told my brother (his name is David) and me that the name David means "king" in Latin.
Somebody's mother is misinformed. David does not mean anything in Latin. David is a Hebrew word. Latin is an Indo-European language, not a Semitic one. David appears in the Latin translation of Jewish and Christian texts, just as Chaka probably does in the Finnish translation of Zulu texts, but this does not make Chaka a Finnish name or David a Latin one. The Latin for "king" is rex, which gives us words like regal, royal and the male name Rex ... which the ancient Romans never used as a name, in part because of their passionate hatred of kings and kingship.
David was a man after God's own heart in the Bible. He also wrote the well known book of "Pslams" in the Bible.
David Abercrombie founded Abercrombie and Fitch with Ezra Fitch.
There is an Arabic version of the name David, that is داوود and it is pronounced "Dawood". This is a name for one of Allah's messengers.
I think it's a cute name!
This name also is in Sweden. [noted -ed]
Another famous bearer is David "Dave" Evans, better known as The Edge, the lead guitarist in the band U2. A great name for a musician, given the contributions King David has made to popular music!
All the Davids I've know are really nice people. Most of them are very masculine, very good-looking, and fun people.
I didn't really like this name much before, but due to its grand history and heritage, I've grown to like it. Oh and anyway, those that posted that David and Jonathan 'loved each other' in a romantic way have really got it all wrong. They loved each other in a BROTHERLY way. This was a pure God-given love, not some impossible romance in an odd Greek myth (now those myths are famous for that as I learned just fifteen minutes ago, wow isn't time neat?). I won't argue on this I've made a point and typed a comment and that is enough, I rest my case there with saying that this name has a strong meaning.
David Oistrakh - a great Jewish violinist from USSR (30.9.1908-24.10.1974). His recordings are famous as well as perfomances of many great classical concerti.
Madonna adopted a baby boy named David.
Pronounced in Hebrew dah-VEED. [noted -ed]
Tennis players David Nalbandian (Argentina) and David Ferrer (Spain) bear this name.
I love this name! I first heard it in David Copperfield and fell absolutley in love with it. I also like the nicknames Dave and Davy/Davey. I don't really like the way it is pronounced in Holland and Germany. It sounds strong and cool in English but in Dutch it sounds kinda dull.
David James Matthews is the lead singer of the Dave Matthews Band. His band brings in more money for live shows than any other rock band out there right now. He has been around since the early 1990's and is still going strong.
Name is cute. But I don't usually find it hard to call people with this name the nickname "Dave". I know, it's strange.
David Ricardo (April 18, 1772 – September 11, 1823), a political economist, is often credited with systematising economics, and was one of the most influential of the classical economists, along with Thomas Malthus, and Adam Smith. He was also a businessman, financier and speculator, and amassed a considerable fortune.
Sir David Lean, KBE (March 25, 1908 – April 16, 1991) was an English film director and producer, best remembered for big-screen epics such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Doctor Zhivago . He was voted 9th best director of all time in the BFI "Directors Top Directors" poll 2002. In the 1990's a cinema was built in Croydon, Greater London to honour the great director. The David Lean cinema can be found situated within the Croydon Clocktower on Katherine street.
David Hume (April 26, 1711 – August 25, 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian. He is one of the most important figures of the history of Western philosophy and of the Scottish Enlightenment. Although in recent years interest in Hume's works has centred on his philosophical writing, it was as a historian that he gained his initial fame and his History of Great Britain was the standard work on English history for sixty or seventy years until superseded by the History of England by T. B. Macaulay.
I like this name. It's clean and strong.
Famous bearers:
David Icke (
David Bateson (Voice actor for the "Hitman" game series)
David Blaine (Magician)
David Duchovny (Actor: played Agent Mulder in "X-Files")
I think the name is okay if pronounced in the English language, but in German, it sounds absolutely horrible.
Listen to the German pronunciation of David here:
David is an awesome name for a boy.
Famous Bearer - David Bark-Jones. He played Paul in the movie Sixty Six and Hawker Pilot in the movie The Da Vinci Code.
I think this is an awesome name!
Craig Charles played David Lister in the sitcom sci fi Red Dwarf. By the way, Charles just got arrested for smoking crack cocaine! He's 42.
For over a century, David has remained in the top 50 names (for the US). It's not hard to see why.
Famous bearer: David William Donald Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party.
David "Lemon" Hewlett and David Nykl are Rodney and Radek from SG Atlantis.
Dave Ramsey has a nationally aired talk show about budgets and stuff.
David Gilmour of PINK FLOYD is a famous bearer!
I can't believe no one has mentioned David Krumhotz, the actor who plays Charlie Eppes on NUMB3RS! =D.
David Niven is an actor.
I love the name and the nickname Davey (or Davy). Dave doesn't really appeal to me but the others definitely do. A great middle or first name that sounds strong and kind.
Who could forget David Hasselhoff, the actor who used to be on Baywatch?
This name sounds so strong and yet gentle. I have always loved this name, and if I didn't have a cousin bearing this name, I would probably name a son David.
I have always loved this name. It sounds so passionate and honest. The whole feeling around the name is good.
The vocalist of "Depeche Mode" - David Gahan.
Actor David Ogden Stiers from M*A*S*H.
Why hasn't anyone mentioned the famous Argentinian tennis player, David Nalbandian? He is quite a well-known David.
Another famous David is the British soccer player David Beckham.
Famous bearer: David Tennant (born David McDonald, 18th April 1971), actor, most famously known for playing the Tenth Doctor in the television series 'Doctor Who' and Barty Crouch Junior in the film 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'.
The name "David" also has its roots in Armenia: David Sasun was a legendary military leader in ancient Armenia, as stated by a famous Armenian epic "David of Sasun"; there is also a monument erected for him in Armenia -- see the picture at:
David King is an Irish musician.
David Schwimmer, who played Ross on Friends, is a famous bearer of this name.
A lot of Germans pronounce it DAH-veed. I think that's way cool! It's my sister's German penpal's name.
David is an awesome name. This is a timeless classic name.
David is the name of J.K. Rowling's second child and only son.
Oh my gosh! What about David James Elliott from JAG? :D He has one of the greatest smiles ever...*sigh* ;)
Famous bearer is David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1922.
The name David is wonderful and timeless. Davids are always down to earth and fun guys. I do dislike the nickname Dave, plain and boring. Davey is alright but David is too good of a name to call one anything else.
David Bowie is one famous person who bears this name.
David Desrosier from the band Simple Plan.
David Lewis is a Christian author. I think he's written 2 books by himself and one with his wife, Beverly Lewis.
Jude Law's birth name is David Jude Law.
I adore the name David. I have known 3 Davids and they are lovely people! If I had a baby I would definitely name him David. It's very attractive and comforting when you hear this name.
David Boreanaz, the actor who plays Angel at the show with that same name. Also played Angel in "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer" episodes.
I love this name! When I have a boy, I'll name him this name. I've known many Davids throughout my life, and they were all very nice people.
Famous bearer - musician David Grohl from Nirvana and the Foo Fighters.
Famous namebearer: David Spade - actor in many films, and also a character on the T.V. show Just Shoot Me.
Famous bearer: filmmaker David Lynch.
I love, love, love this name! It goes very well as a middle name, espically in the south, such as in John David, or William David.
David was also a close friend of Jonathan, son of king Saul. Many people, myself included, interpret David and Jonathan's relationship to have been romantic. I'm a starry-eyed one in the first place. Beloved, thy name is David. ;)
Just for the record, the Bible is not up for many interpretations. It was never intended for that use. Truth is truth, and it is just our job to understand what it is. I love the name David because it means the same as mine, "Beloved". David's name was this because he was called the beloved of God's because he was after God's own heart. He wasn't perfect, but he sought after God. If you doubt this, look at some of the Psalms that he wrote.
Maybe you should study the Bible. David and Jonathan's relationship was NOT ROMANTIC. They loved each other like brothers, not as gays! In the Bible God completely destroyed the city of Sodom and Gomorrah for such as you have insinuated therefore why would God allow two of his most beloved sons (Jonathan and David) the same iniquity for which He (God) judged that iniquity? :)
First of all... "Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food, and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy. Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them when I saw it." Ezekiel 16:49-50See any homosexuality in there? Me neither. Unless you want to claim that the vague umbrella term, "abominations," used for everything from eating shellfish to planting two different crops in the same field, was meant to specifically reference homosexuality. Which would be a little strange.If the curious reader wants to learn more about different ideas about Christianity and homosexuality, I strongly recommend the book, "What Christians Think About Homosexuality: Six Representative Viewpoints."As for the name, it's lovely. Both David and Jonathan easily beat out their Sapphic counterparts, Ruth and Naomi, in terms of nice-nameitude. But let's not get into that one.
I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions. The Bible is up for multiple interpretations; David and Jonathan's story has clear amourous overtones, at least in the eyes of a strong minority.
Gaelruadh19, David and Jonathan were like brothers, not lovers. When David was saying how Jonathan's love was better than that of women, he mean the brotherly love between them was better than a romantic love he'd find with women. The Bible is very clear that homosexuality is an abomination to God. It's not up to interpretation. As for Sodom and Gomorrah, they don't say exactly what was going on there. All it says is that the people there partook in abominations before God. Lots of things are called abominations to God, but it is evident that homosexuality was one of those abominations. When the two (I think it was two, if I remember correctly) angels were in Lot's home, a bunch of men were begging for Lot to hand over them so that they could... um... do things to them. As for Ruth and Naomi, you really think they had a romantic thing going on? Naomi was Ruth's mother-in-law for goodness' sake. Bible accounts aren't up for people to make their own fan-fictitious versions of them. Just thought I'd get that straight.
David Wenham and David Suchet are actors.
The Star of David is the sign of Judaism (a star with six points).
This name has very deep roots in Armenia due to the famous Armenia's epic hero Sasuntsi David.
It is indeed derived from Hebrew dod meaning "beloved". The name Doda has been used as a female form.

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