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What does Davey mean?

Davey Pronunciation of Davey as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and Davey means "beloved". Davey is a version of David (Hebrew).



VARIANTS Davy, Davie, Davi

RELATED FORMS VIA DAVID Daffy, Daffyd, Dai, Dave, Daven, Davide, Daviel, Davies, Davin, Davis, Davon, Davyd, Davydd, Davyn

(male) Dabey, ..

(female) Davva, ..

Davey Khyrie (D.K.), ..

How popular is Davey?

Davey is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#3696 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Davey was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #988 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Davey name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Dave (#1949 IN 2018), Daven, Davi (#1841), David (#22), Davie, Davin (#1318), Davis (#507), Davon (#1295) and Davy are the popular alternative forms of Davey rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Davey reached the peak of their popularity in the 1960s (ADOPTION OF 3.9%) and are now much less conventional (ADOPTION 0.6%, 84.8%). David is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Davis has become trendy as well, while forms such as Dave are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Davey, Dave, Daven, 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

Suggested similar-sounding names are Baley, Cacey, Caley, Carey, Casey, Covey, Dabney, Dabny, Dace, Dacey, Dacy, Dade, Daeg, Dael, Dagen, Dagny, Dahey, Dahy, Daicey, Daicy, Dailey, Daily, Dale, Dalen, Daley, Daly, Damek, Damen, Danby, Dandy, Dane, Danek, Danny, Darbey, Darby, Darcey, Darcy, Darek, Darel, Daren, Darry, Darsey, Darsy, Davar, Daveon, Davien, Davyen, Dawe, Dawes, Dawley, Day, Daye, Deven, Dewey, Dover, Draven, Garey, Garvey, Haley, Harvey, Jacey, Jamey, Jarvey, Kacey, Kaley, Kasey, Lacey, Levey, Macey, Matvey, Maxey, Paley, Ramey and Tavey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Davey.

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