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Davis /dav-is/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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 variants: Dave, Davidson, Davies, Davison, Daviss, Davy, Dayson and Dayton.

Davis has 16 more alternative forms via David: Daffy, Daffyd, Dafydd, Dai, Daven, Davey, Davi, Davidde, Davide, Davie, Daviel, Davin, Davon, Davyd, Davydd and Davyn.

Kreatif forms: Danvis, Darvis, Douvis. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Davis and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Davis (#446 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Dave, Davey, David (#18 last year), Davie, Davin (#926), Davon, Davy and Dayton (#702). Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in 2003 (usage of 0.3264%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.212%, 35.1%), with the versions Dave, Davin and Davon becoming less trendy. Davis (#446) and Dayton (#702) are two of the more fashionable boy names among these, with both names enjoying a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Davis, Dave, Davey, David, Davie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Davin, Davon, Davy, Dayton in U.S.

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

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A suggested similar baby name is Tavis. This name tends to be less commonly used than Davis.