Definitions for David
ˈdeɪ vɪd for 1, 2 ; Fr. daˈvid for 3david
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word David.
David, Saint David, St. Davidnoun
patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
David, Jacques Louis Davidnoun
French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)
(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)
The second king of Judah and Israel, the successor of Saul.
common in Wales.
A male given name from Hebrew.
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.
The second king of Judah and Israel, the successor of Saul in the Old Testament.
A patronymic surname common in Wales, in honor of the ancient Saint David of Wales.
A female given name, often combined with a feminine middle name.
Etymology: From Middle English David, Davyd, Davyde (reinforced by Anglo-Norman, cf. modern Jersey Norman Dâvi), from Old English David, borrowed from Latin David, Davidus, from Koine Greek Δαυίδ (Dauíd), Δαβίδ (Dabíd), borrowed from Biblical Hebrew דּוד (Dāwîḏ, literally " beloved").
David (Hebrew: דָּוִד) is described in the Hebrew Bible as the third king of the United Monarchy of Israel and Judah, after Ish-bosheth. In the biblical narrative, David is a young shepherd who gains fame first as a musician and later by killing the enemy champion Goliath. He becomes a favorite of King Saul and a close friend of Saul's son Jonathan. Worried that David is trying to take his throne, Saul turns on David. After Saul and Jonathan are killed in battle, David is anointed as King. David conquers Jerusalem, taking the Ark of the Covenant into the city, and establishing the kingdom founded by Saul. As king, David commits adultery with Bathsheba, leading him to arrange the death of her husband Uriah the Hittite. Because of this sin, God denies David the opportunity to build the temple, and his son Absalom tries to overthrow him. David flees Jerusalem during Absalom's rebellion, but after Absalom's death he returns to the city to rule Israel. Before his peaceful death, he chooses his son Solomon as successor. He is honored in the prophetic literature as an ideal king and the forefather of a future Messiah, and many psalms are ascribed to him. Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably existed around 1000 BCE, but that there is little that can be said about him as a historical figure. It was initially thought that there were no evidence outside of the Bible concerning David, but the Tel Dan Stele, an inscribed stone erected by a king of Damascus in the late 9th/early 8th centuries BCE to commemorate his victory over two enemy kings, contains the phrase in Hebrew: ביתדוד, bytdwd, which most scholars translate as "House of David". Ancient Near East historians generally doubt that the united monarchy as described in the Bible existed. David is richly represented in post-biblical Jewish written and oral tradition, and is discussed in the New Testament. Early Christians interpreted the life of Jesus in light of the references to the Messiah and to David; Jesus is described as being descended from David. David is discussed in the Quran and figures in Islamic oral and written tradition as well. The biblical character of David has inspired many interpretations in art and literature over centuries.
David is a male given name that is derived from the Hebrew name "Dawid" meaning "beloved" or "darling." It is a common name used in many cultures and has biblical origins, referring to the biblical figure of King David, who was the second king of Israel and known for his bravery, leadership, and musical talents. The name David is widely used worldwide and has various spellings and pronunciations in different languages.
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, David is ranked #782 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The David surname appeared 44,040 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 15 would have the surname David.
59.4% or 26,182 total occurrences were White.
14.8% or 6,544 total occurrences were Black.
13.8% or 6,100 total occurrences were Asian.
7.5% or 3,343 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.5% or 1,110 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.7% or 762 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'David' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #632
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'David' in Written Corpus Frequency: #619
The numerical value of David in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of David in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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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.
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.
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.
Next to theology I give to music the highest place and honor. And we see how David and all the saints have wrought their godly thoughts into verse, rhyme, and song.
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