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David Name Meaning and Origin

David Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Beloved, beloved friend, beloved one

Name Origin


The name David means 'beloved' or 'beloved friend' in Hebrew. It is a biblical name, famously belonging to the second king of Israel, known for his wisdom and leadership.

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David Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

David is a universally recognized and easy to pronounce name with a smooth flow of syllables.

Name Melody Rating:

The two syllables in David create a balanced and rhythmic pronunciation.

Famous People Named David

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● David Beckham

David Beckham is a retired English professional footballer and one of the most iconic figures in the sport. Known for his exceptional skill, style, and philanthropic work.

● David Bowie

David Bowie was an influential British musician and actor, known for his innovative music, unique style, and persona in the world of rock and pop culture.

● David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer is an American actor and director, famous for his role as Ross Geller in the TV series 'Friends'. He is known for his comedic timing and versatility.

● David Tennant

David Tennant is a Scottish actor, best known for his portrayal of the tenth Doctor in the popular TV series 'Doctor Who'. He is praised for his acting skills and charisma.

David Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of David

The name David is not commonly associated with negative characters or cultural symbols. However, some may perceive it as a traditional or common name, lacking uniqueness or distinctiveness in certain contexts.

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