What does Davis mean?
Short form of surname that was first used in the Middle Ages. Also a variant of David. Confederate President Jefferson Davis; actor Brad Davis.
How popular is Davis?
Davis is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#684 out of 1220, Top 56%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#7 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Davis for boys. Davis reached its top rank of #363 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is currently at #446. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Davis and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Davis (#446 2 years ago) ranked in the Top 1000 are Dave, Davey, David (#18 2 years ago), Davie, Davin (#926), Davon, Davy and Dayton (#702). Adoption of these forms of Davis reached its peak in 2003 (usage of 0.3264%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.212%, ▼35.1%). David is more universally found than the rest, though Davis has become trendy as well, while Dave, Davin and Davon are no longer trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Tavis. This name tends to be less commonly used than Davis.