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Dave meaning and name origin
Dave \d(a)-ve\ as a boy's name is a variant of David (Hebrew) and Davis (Old English), and the meaning of Dave is "beloved; son of David".
The baby name Dave sounds like Davy, Davie, Davi and Davey. Other similar baby names are Dace, Dade, Dale, Dane, Daven, Dawe and Daye.
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Popularity of Dave
Dave is a very popular first name for men (#271 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18269 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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