What does David mean?

Definitions for Davidˈdeɪ vɪd for 1, 2 ; Fr. daˈvid for 3

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word David.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. David, Saint David, St. David(noun)

    patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)

  2. David, Jacques Louis David(noun)

    French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)

  3. David(noun)

    (Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC)


  1. David(ProperNoun)


  2. David(ProperNoun)

    The second king of Judah and Israel, the successor of Saul.

  3. David(ProperNoun)

    common in Wales.

  4. Origin: From the Greek Δαυίδ from the דּוד, meaning "beloved".


  1. David

    David according to the Hebrew Bible, was the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel, and according to the New Testament Gospels of Matthew and Luke, an ancestor of Jesus. His life is conventionally dated to c. 1040–970 BCE, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1002 BCE, and his reign over the United Kingdom of Israel c. 1002–970 BCE. The Books of Samuel, 1 Kings, and 1 Chronicles are the only sources of information on David, although the Tel Dan stele contains the phrase ביתדוד, read as "House of David", which most scholars take as confirmation of the existence in the mid-9th century BCE of a Judean royal dynasty called the House of David. He is depicted as a righteous king, although not without faults, as well as an acclaimed warrior, musician, and poet, traditionally credited for composing many of the psalms contained in the Book of Psalms. David is central to Jewish, Christian, and Islamic doctrine and culture. Biblical tradition maintains that a direct descendant of David will be the Messiah. In Islam he is considered to be a prophet and the king of a nation.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'David' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #632

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'David' in Written Corpus Frequency: #619


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of David in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of David in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daniel Sambu:

    David Rudisha didn't become famous because David Rudisha killed a lion. David Rudisha became popular because of David Rudisha running skills.

  2. Seth Stevenson:

    I'm sure HM chose David Beckham because David Beckham's David Beckham, they also chose David Beckham because David Beckham has appeal in a lot of different places. David Beckham's famous in Asia, David Beckham's well known in the U.S. and David Beckham's married to Victoria Beckham.

  3. Ted Nugent:

    David Crosby, David Crosby’s kind of a lost soul, and David Crosby’s done so much substance abuse throughout David Crosby life that David Crosby logic meter is gone, david Crosby reasoning and David Crosby depth of understanding is pretty much gone, so it does n’t surprise me, I feel quite sad for the guy.

  4. Hanan Ashrawi:

    David Friedman has been extremely pro-Zionist. David Friedman is known for being an extreme supporter of the most hardline policies of Israel, including settlements which are illegal, on the other hand we know David Friedman isn't beholden to the pro-Israel lobby in many ways. David Friedman is not really David Friedman, David Friedman is not really David Friedman. That gives David Friedman some leeway and freedom.

  5. Ed Casey:

    David Phippen said David Phippen grandfather paid a premium price for hundreds of acres in the 1930s because it came with ironclad senior water rights. David Phippen said David Phippen takes those rights to the bank when David Phippen needs loans to replant almond orchards or install new irrigation lines. David Phippen fears that state officials are tampering with a system that has worked for years. In the water world, the pre-1914 rights were considered to be gold.

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