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What does Davies mean?

Davies Pronunciation of Davies [davies] as a boys' name has its roots in Hebrew and Old English, and Davies means "beloved; son of David". Davies is an alternate spelling of David (Hebrew). Davies is also a derivative of Davis (Old English).

Associated with: old english.


Davies has 1 variant: Daviss.

17 more alternative forms via David, Davis: Dai, Dave, Daven, Davey, Davi, Davidde, Davide, Davidson, Davie, Daviel, Davin, Davison, Davon, Davy, Davyd, Davydd and Davyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Davus, Dayies, ..

(female) Davdes, ..

Middle name pairings:
Davies Marvin (D.M.), ..

How popular is Davies?

Davies is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#988 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. David (#18 last year), Davis (#474), Davin (#955), Davon (#1153), Davi (#1701), Davy, Davie, Davey, Dave and Daven are the popular related forms of Davies (not ranked). Other variants, like Davidde, are seldom used. These relations of Davies were favored as birth names during 1960-1969 (median #1156) and have become much less widespread since (#1430, 83% less usage). David is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Davis seems to be getting popular too, while versions such as David used to be popular. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dave, Daven, Davey, Davi, David in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Davie, Davin, Davis, Davon, Davy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of David outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aries, Dabnee (see Dabney), Dacian, Dacio, Dacius, Dade, Dahey, Daicey, Daicy, Dailey, Daine, Daley, Dallas, Dalles, Dalziel, Damick (see Damek), Damien, Dandie, Dane, Danek, Danie, Daniel, Danil, Dante, Danyel, Darbey, Darcel, Darel, Daren, Darias, Daric, Dariel, Darien, Dariess (see Darius), Darin, Dario, Darius, Darren, Darrien, Daveon, Davian, Davien, Davion, Davyen, Davyon, Dawes, Dawley, Dayner, Delius, Delles, Denies, Denis, Devlen, Dewie, Doriel, Dorien, Dover, Gaines, Havier, Hayes, Jaques, Javier, Magnes, Narses, Oakes, Oates, Parkes, Raynes, Sayres, Tavie, Tavis, Xavier, Yates, Yves and Zavier. These names tend to be more commonly used than Davies.

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