Davis Name Meaning & Origin

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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Personal experiences with the name Davis

My 3rd son has Davis as his middle name, Carston Davis. I wanted something unique for both his 1st & middle names. I think I succeeded.

Nicknames for Davis

Dave, Davey, D,

Meanings and history of the name Davis

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

Famous real-life people named Davis

Davis Love III Professional Golfer
Davis Nolan Gantt (b. 2018), son of American actress, producer, and director Brianne Davis

Davis in song, story & screen

Davis is the son of Brooke Penelope Davis Baker and Julian Andrew Baker in "One Tree Hill"
Davis Cameron, Slipstream in the X-Men books

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