US Popularity:4719
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

Dave Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Dave is currently #2326 on The Bump
Boy:Dave is currently #1306 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Dave is currently #4719 in U.S. births
Boy:Dave is currently #2188 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
#2188
in 2023
+ 166
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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