What does Davey mean?
Davey /dav-ey/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and Davey means "beloved". Davey is a version of David (Hebrew). Compare surname Dovey.
How popular is Davey?
Davey is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#3696 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Davey for boys. Davey was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #945 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Davey and affiliated names. Dave, David (#18 in 2014), Davie, Davin (#926), Davis (#446), Davon and Davy are the popular alternative forms of Davey rated in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 2003 (usage of 0.3053%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2013%, ▼34.1%), with the versions Dave, Davin and Davon becoming less trendy. Davis (#446) is the most trendy boy name here, and there is a resurgence in birth name popularity for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)