Gender Masculine
Usage Welsh

Meaning & History

Possibly from Dewydd, an Old Welsh form of David. Saint Dewi, the patron saint of Wales, was a 6th-century bishop of Mynyw. A later Welsh form of David was Dafydd, which was more common in the medieval period. Dewi was revived in the 19th century.

Related Names

VariantsDafydd, David
Other Languages & CulturesDawit(Amharic) Daud, Dawood, Dawud(Arabic) Davit(Armenian) Davud(Azerbaijani) David(Biblical) Dabid, Dauid(Biblical Greek) Dawid(Biblical Hebrew) David(Biblical Latin) Davud(Bosnian) David(Catalan) Daveth(Cornish) David(Croatian) David(Czech) David(Danish) David(Dutch) David, Dewey, Dave, Davey, Davie, Davy(English) Taavet, Taavi(Estonian) Tevita(Fijian) Taavetti, Taavi(Finnish) David(French) Davit(Georgian) David(German) David(Hebrew) Dávid(Hungarian) Davíð(Icelandic) Daud(Indonesian) Dáibhí(Irish) Davide(Italian) Dāvids, Dāvis(Latvian) Dovydas(Lithuanian) David(Macedonian) Daw(Medieval English) David(Norwegian) Dewydd(Old Welsh) Davud(Persian) Dawid(Polish) David(Portuguese) Davi(Portuguese (Brazilian)) David(Romanian) David(Russian) Tavita(Samoan) David, Daividh, Davie(Scottish) Dàibhidh(Scottish Gaelic) David(Serbian) Dávid(Slovak) David(Slovene) David(Spanish) David(Swedish) Tevita(Tongan) Davyd(Ukrainian) Dovid, Dudel(Yiddish)
Same SpellingDewi 2

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Entry updated January 21, 2022