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What does Davy mean?

Davy Pronunciation of Davy as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Davy) is a Hebrew and Old English name, and the name Davy means "beloved; son of David". Davy is an alternate spelling of David (Hebrew). Davy is also a form of Davis (Old English).




VARIANTS Davie, Davi, Davey

RELATIONS VIA DAVID, DAVIS Daffy, Daffyd, Dafydd, Dai, Dave, Daven, Davide, Daviel, Davies, Davin, Daviss, Davon, Davyd, Davydd, Davyn



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How popular is Davy?

Davy is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#9401 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Davy entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #962 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

David (#22 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Davis (#507), Davon (#1295), Davin (#1318), Davi (#1841), Dave (#1949), Daven, Davey and Davie are the popular variation forms of Davy. Other variants, like Dafydd, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Davy reached its highest in the 1960s (MEDIAN #1156) and has become much lower since (#1493, 85%). David is a perennial favorite, although Davis seems to be gaining favor too, while forms like Davon are no longer trendy.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Alvy, Arvy, Da-, Dabny, Dace, Dacey, Dack, Dacy, Dade, Daeg, Dael, Dag, Dagny, Dago, Dahey, Dahy, Daicy, Daily, Dain, Dal, Dale, Daley, Daly, Dalyn, Dan, Dana, Danby, Dandy, Dane, Dani, Dann, Danny, Danya, Dar, Darby, Darcy, Dard, Darry, Darsy, Dart, Daryl, Daryn, Davar, Davyan, Davyen, Davyon, Daw, Dawe, Dax, Day, Daye, Dev, Devyn, Dexy, Dory, Dov, Dray, Garvy, Harvy and Levy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Davy.

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