David

David - A popular male name



  Jun 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

David, meaning beloved, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #30. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named David and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name David? 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 David. The baby boy name David was given to 12,422 baby boys in 2012, ranking #19 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 132 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. David peaked in popularity 58 years ago in 1960 on position 1.



Famous with this name

David Morse
David Schwimmer
David Harbour


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David is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? David is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #7 - and is the least popular in Maine at position #83.

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 David is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because David is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little David goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

David origin and meaning

David is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means beloved. To see famous people named David, pop culture references for the name David and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to David

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

Dovid / Daivd / Duvid / Davide / Davit / Dabid / Dvid /

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
201219
201118
201015
200914
200814
200712
200613
200513
200414
200314
200213
200112
200016
199916
199813
199714
199613
199516
199413
199311
199210
19918
19906
19895
19886
19875
19865
19856
19845
19834
19825
19815
19804
19794
19784
19774
19764
19755
19744
19735
19724
19713
19703
19692
19682
19672
19662
19653
19643
19633
19622
19612
19601
19592
19582
19573
19564
19552
19545
19535
19525
19515
19506
19496
19485
19476
19466
19456
19446
19436
19426
19417
19407
19397
19388
19378
193610
193511
193412
193313
193212
193113
193015
192917
192819
192721
192622
192522
192424
192324
192224
192125
192025
191927
191828
191728
191628
191531
191429
191329
191229
191127
191030

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas7
California10
District of Columbia10
Arizona11
Hawaii13
New Mexico14
Nevada14
Alaska15
New York15
Georgia16
Florida17
Illinois18
New Jersey18
Maryland19
Idaho20
Alabama22
Colorado24
Oregon24
South Carolina25
Washington25
Tennessee26
Delaware27
Oklahoma28
Virginia29
Indiana29
Mississippi30
North Carolina30
Connecticut31
Michigan33
Utah33
Pennsylvania34
Massachusetts35
Ohio36
Louisiana37
Kansas39
Nebraska42
South Dakota43
Rhode Island45
Kentucky46
Missouri47
Arkansas47
Wisconsin49
Montana50
Wyoming52
West Virginia54
New Hampshire56
Minnesota67
Iowa71
North Dakota78
Vermont81
Maine83

Even more about David


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 David a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name David?

2 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
1960
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name David
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 132
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +12,422

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