David is an enduring boys name with a prolific history behind it. It all began with the biblical David who battled and defeated Goliath the giant. He went on to become King of Israel and write the Book of Psalms. He later served as the inspiration for artists like Michaelangelo and Donatello to create some of their most famous pieces. In Scotland the name has always been considered worthy of royalty and it is also the name of the title character in Charles Dicken’s classic novel, David Copperfield. This is clearly a timeless name that’s not going to relinquish its position in the to boys name lists anytime soon–if ever.



Dave, Dai



International Variations

Dawud, Dave, Dai

Alternate Spellings

Daviot, Davidson

Famous Namesakes

Athlete David Beckham, Rock star David Bowie, Show host David Letterman, Actor David Arquette, Actor David Hasselhoff, Actor David Schwimmer, Musician David Lee Roth, Frontiersman Davy Crockett

Celebrity Babies

Son of Robert Redford, Son of J.K. Rowling, Son of Jennifer Hudson, Son of Madonna, Son of Ralph Lauren, Son of Ray Charles