Popularity:4692
Origin:Hebrew
Meaning:beloved; son of David
With the meaning “beloved” and “son of David,” the Hebrew name Dave would be a charming choice to give baby. Dave is the shortened form of David. In Judaism, David was the first king in Jerusalem and was known for being a great fighter and songwriter. Throughout the years, many other influential people and artworks have had the pleasure of carrying this name. From Michelangelo's David to pop icon David Bowie to natural historian Sir David Attenborough, this name has made itself known throughout history with no signs of stopping! Maybe one day, your beloved little one will pave the way and be remembered for their great triumphs.

Famous People Named Dave

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Dave Cowens
    Basketball Player
  • Dave DeBusschere
    Baseball Player, Basketball Player
  • Dave Grohl
    Musician
  • Dave Matthews
    Musician
  • Dave Righetti
    Baseball Player
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