What does David mean?

Definitions for David
ˈdeɪ vɪd for 1, 2 ; Fr. daˈvid for 3David

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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)

Wiktionary

  1. David(ProperNoun)

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

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

  2. David(ProperNoun)

    common in Wales.

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

  3. David(ProperNoun)

    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.

    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") .

  4. David(ProperNoun)

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

    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") .

  5. David(ProperNoun)

    A patronymic surname common in Wales, in honor of the ancient Saint David of Wales.

    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") .

  6. David(ProperNoun)

    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") .

Wikipedia

  1. David

    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.

Freebase

  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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  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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of David in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth Baranyai:

    The people who were in there, they were good people who got misguided and lost their way, being used by David Koresh who was a master manipulator of people, but underneath all of that, they were good people. That’s the real tragedy of the story. That good people can be so badly used. But it was difficult to stand up to him… Those people sitting in those Bible studies day in and day out for hours at a time, I don’t know why they couldn’t see it.

  2. Sadiq Khan:

    Every vote you give to the Green Party makes it easier for David Cameron to stay on as prime minister, if you don't vote Labor, if you vote for the Green party in some seats, it could mean you're helping a Conservative member of parliament to be returned.

  3. Detroit Police Department:

    David Sherrard exemplified the professionalism, heroism, and strong character inherent in all Richardson police officers.

  4. Georgia Tech.That year Booker:

    This definitely has echoes of many past experiences of my life where, again, here I find Georgia Tech.That year Booker a David walking onto a field and having to fight Goliath, this feels very familiar to me.

  5. Noel Monk:

    Eddie was having a lot of problems at that time, after they got married, he had drank too much, he had done too much. They went from the church to the reception. It was a beautiful mansion with wonderful people, but I couldn’t find Eddie. I couldn’t find Valerie. So I went looking for them and found them in the bathroom upstairs… Valerie was soothing him. It was certainly understandable. It didn’t impact their marriage. It certainly didn’t dictate the way things might turned out.’ The marriage lasted for almost two decades until their divorce in 2007, but the band was crumbling much sooner than that. There were mountains of cocaine and ever-flowing booze involved, but Van Halen was also led by a flamboyant singer with a fearsome Jekyll and Hyde personality. David Lee Roth in London. (Courtesy of Noel Monk).

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