David held the top spot in the country for just one year, 1960, but has remained a steady and constant presence in the top 20 for decades. It is both a biblical name and a royal name, thanks to King David, who as a boy defeated the giant Goliath with his slingshot. The young shepherd also happened to be a poet, a musician who played the lyre, a soldier, a statesman and a prophet. David is a name that belongs to no single country or religion. Two medieval kings of Scotland and the patron saint of Wales also bear the name.
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