Davida Name Meaning & Origin

Davida

Pronunciation: də-VEE-də (key)

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Davina

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Pronounced "dah-VEE-dah". Feminine form of David, meaning "beloved one" in Hebrew, and "of life" or "grants life" in Spanish, Portuguese and other romance languages.

Variants include Davina, Devina. Common Hebrew name. Also common in Sweden in past generations.

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Davi (DAH-vee), Vee, Dee, Vida (VEE-da)

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Feminine form of David, meaning "beloved one" in Hebrew. In Spanish, Portuguese and other romance languages, means "of life" or "grants life".

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"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is a psychedelic rock epic by Iron Butterfly, released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

A commonly related story says that the song's title was originally "In The Garden Of Eden" but at one point in the course of rehearsing and recording, singer Doug Ingle became intoxicated and slurred the words, creating the mondegreen that stuck as the title. However, the liner notes on 'the best of' CD compilation state that drummer Ron Bushy was listening to the track through headphones, and couldn't clearly distinguish what Doug Ingle answered when Ron asked him for the title of the song (which was originally "In-The-Garden-Of-Eden"). An alternate explanation, as given in the liner notes of the 1995 re-release of the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida album, is that Ingle was drunk and/or high when he first told Bushy the title, and Bushy wrote it down. Bushy then showed Ingle what he had written, and the slurred title stuck. (www.wikipedia.com)

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