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Meaning and name origin

Davis \d(a)-vis\ as a boy's name is pronounced DAY-viss. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Davis is "son of David". Short form of surname that was first used in the Middle Ages. Also a variant of David. Confederate President Jefferson Davis; actor Brad Davis.


Davis has 8 variant forms: Dave, Davidson, Davies, Davison, Daviss, Davy, Dayson and Dayton.


Davis is a somewhat popular first name for males (#684 out of 1220, Top 56%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#6 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Davis for boys. Davis reached its highest rank of #363 in the U.S. in 2001. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Davis name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Davis and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are David (#18), Davis (#446), Dayton (#702), Davy and Dave. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dave, David, Davis, Davy, Dayton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of David, Davis, Dayton outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Davi, Davie, Davin and Tavis. These names tend to be less commonly used than Davis.