David

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See also: Davíð, Dávid, and Davìd

English[edit]

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Michelangelo's sculpture of the Biblical figure David.

Etymology[edit]

From the Greek Δαυίδ from the Hebrew דּוד, meaning "beloved".

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David (countable and uncountable, plural Davids)

  1. A male given name.
    • 1994 Caroline Knapp, The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays, Counterpoint Press 2004, ISBN 1582433135, page 169:
      David Copperfield. Dwight David Eisenhower. Michelangelo's David. None of these Davids would seem the same if their names were Dave. David, with its final "d", sounds finished and complete, whereas Dave just kind of hangs there in the air, indefinitely.
    • 2000 Anne Rice, Merrick, Ballantine Books (2001), ISBN 0-345-44395-0, page 157:
      Well, don't think I'll settle for so little, Mr. Talbot. Or should I call you David? I think you look like a David, you know, righteous and clean living and all of that.
  2. The second king of Judah and Israel, the successor of Saul in the Old Testament.
  3. A patronymic surname common in Wales.

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Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

David m

  1. A male given name, cognate to David.

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

David

  1. David (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name

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Dutch[edit]

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David ?

  1. David (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name
  3. A Dutch patronymic surname.

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French[edit]

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David (m)

  1. David (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.
  3. A patronymic surname​.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

David m (genitive Davids or Davides)

  1. David (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

David

  1. David (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

Spanish[edit]

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David m

  1. David (biblical figure)
  1. A male given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin David, ultimately of Hebrew origin. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in runes around 1200.

Proper noun[edit]

David

  1. David (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 51 009 males with the given name David living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.