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What does Davis mean?

Davis Pronunciation of Davis 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, surname


VARIANTS Dave, Davidson, Davies, Davison, Daviss, Davy, Dayson, Dayton

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA DAVID Daffy, Dai, Daven, Davey, Davi, Davidde, Davide, Davie, Daviel, Davin, Davon, Davyd, Davydd, Davyn

(male) Davus, ..

(female) Davisa, ..

Davis Nikko (D.N.), ..

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)

Davis reached its top rank of #363 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is currently at #507. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Davis (#507 LAST YEAR) ranked in the Top 2000 are Dave (#1949), Daven, Davey, Davi (#1841), David (#22), Davie, Davin (#1318), Davon (#1295), Davy and Dayton (#843). Adoption of these forms of Davis reached its peak 58 years ago (ADOPTION OF 3.91%) and has become much diminished since (ADOPTION 0.61%, 84%). David is more universally found than the rest, though Davis has become trendy as well, while versions like Dave are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Davis, Dave, Daven, Davey, Davi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of David, Davie, Davin, Davon, Davy, Dayton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Alvis, Arvis, Baris, Beavis, Bevis, Dacio, Dacius, Dain, Dallis, Dani, Danie, Danil, Darias, Daric, Darin, Dario, Darius, Darvin, Davar, Davian, Davien, Davion, Dawes, Denis, Devin, Elvis, Faris, Jaris, Jarvis, Kevis, Paris, Tavis, Tevis and Travis. These names tend to be less commonly used than Davis.

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