Dave

Dave - A very unique male name



  Mar 26,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dave, meaning beloved, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #170. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dave and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dave? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dave. The baby boy name Dave was given to 47 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1647 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 34,916 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dave peaked in popularity 60 years ago in 1959 on position 119.



Famous with this name

Ankita Dave
Dave Bautista
Dave England


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Dave is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dave is currently topping the baby name charts in Florida at position #836 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,057.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dave is where you live.


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Dave origin and meaning

Dave is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means beloved. To see famous people named Dave, pop culture references for the name Dave and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dave

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dave, sorted by popularity.

Dov / Dev / Davie / Davey / Davy / Davi / Deep / Debbie / Duff / Dub /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121647
20111885
20101701
20091700
20081692
20071499
20061580
20051511
20041396
20031236
20021255
20011276
20001461
19991163
19981207
19971182
19961203
19951111
1994997
1993967
1992997
1991904
1990939
1989845
1988771
1987800
1986779
1985732
1984791
1983746
1982712
1981682
1980741
1979711
1978687
1977628
1976640
1975600
1974547
1973512
1972444
1971403
1970363
1969332
1968290
1967261
1966245
1965211
1964181
1963161
1962145
1961130
1960122
1959119
1958126
1957155
1956199
1955219
1954240
1953242
1952241
1951245
1950216
1949183
1948161
1947155
1946160
1945164
1944163
1943167
1942164
1941174
1940186
1939192
1938203
1937203
1936219
1935249
1934250
1933274
1932278
1931281
1930304
1929303
1928309
1927289
1926298
1925307
1924308
1923325
1922324
1921326
1920300
1919276
1918289
1917286
1916275
1915292
1914274
1913241
1912240
1911230
1910170

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Florida836
New Jersey886
New York1136
California1538
Texas2057

Even more about Dave


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dave a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dave?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1959
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dave
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 34,916
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +47

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