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