David: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name David

David

Pronunciation: DAY-vid (key)

Origin of the name David:

From the Hebrew dāvīd (beloved). The name is borne in the Bible by the second Israelite king. Short: Dave. Pet: Davey, Davie, Davy.

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David Lovering, an American musician and magician, best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band Pixies, which he joined in 1986
David Hyde Pierce, American actor
David Arquette, American actor
David Letterman, American television host
David Hasselhoff, American actor and singer
David Beckham, English soccer player
David Bowie, English musician
David Carradine, American actor
David Clark, English musician, Ankeny, Dave Clark Five
David Cook, American musician
David Crosby, American singer, songwriter, musician
David "The Edge" Evans, member of U2
David Gilmour, member of Pink Floyd
David Mitchell, actor and comedian
David Morrissey, English actor
David Tennant, Scottish actor
David Schwimmer, American actor
David Spade, American actor and comedian
David Suchet, English actor
David Duchovny, American actor
David Stephens, guitarist and vocalist for the band We Came As Romans
David Osmond, singer, musician and Advocate for MS cure
David Lee Roth, lead singer of American rock band Van Halen
David Ortiz, baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
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David Copperfield, Charles Dickens novel (1849-50)
David Balfour in the Robert Louis Stevenson novel Kidnapped (1886)
David, sculpture by Michelangelo
David, sculpture by Donatello
King David in the Bible, the slayer of Goliath and the most righteous king of Israel. Jesus Christ is described as one of his descendants.
Dave, 1993 comedy starring Kevin Kline
Meet Dave, 2008 comedy starring Eddie Murphy
These Are the Daves I Know, The Kids in the Hall
Playing on the frequency of the name, children's writer Dr. Seuss wrote of Mrs. McCave whose 24 sons were all called Dave.
David was also a character in both versions of the movie Village of the Damned
David Crane, son of Niles and Daphne in the television series Frasier, the character was named after David Angell, the show's co-creator and executive producer, who died during the 9/11 attacks.
David Hobbscap from the Pixar franchise Cars

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