Alternate spellings: Dave, Davy
Wanna give your boy an edge on the playground bully? Consider David, the little guy who went up against that badass Goliath with a slingshot and wound up as the second king of Israel, ruling in the tenth century B.C.E. Booh-yah! The name is also a classic Hebrew name that means “darling” – a sweet sentiment, too.
After being a top 10 name in the U.S. from 1936 to 1992, David has fallen only slightly. Another plus? David is also one of those ageless names that works equally well for your boy from tot to teen and beyond. Similar classics are Alexander, Benjamin, and Michael.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008