David
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
DAY-vid
Meaning
Adored
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David originates in Hebrew and means "adored". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. It functions as a surname as well. Throughout history it was popular with royalty. The most famous bearer is David, the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Jesus Christ's ancestor.

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Dave, Davie, Davey, Davin

Famous Davids

David Carr - football player
David Lee Roth - musician
David Hasselhoff - actor
David Duchovny - actor
David Bauer - hockey player
David Carradine - actor
David Beckham - soccer player
David Geffen - actor
David Wright - baseball player
David Arquette - actor
David Letterman - talk show host
David Cameron - UK Prime Minister
David Bowie - singer

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