Davis: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Davis

Davis

Pronunciation: DAY-vis (key)

Origin of the name Davis:

Transferred use of the surname, which is a short-ened form of Davison (Davy’s son). Davy was a popular medieval pet form of David and was often bestowed in-dependently from the original name. Short: Dave. Pet: Davey, Davie, Davy.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Dave, Davey

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GREAT UNIVERSITY in California. Famous veterinary school! My husband went there!

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Davis Love III Professional Golfer

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Davis is the son of Brooke Penelope Davis Baker and Julian Andrew Baker in "One Tree Hill"

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