What does David mean?

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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

How to pronounce David?

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How to say David in sign language?

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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. David Kelly:

    You would need a recession to justify a David Kelly bear market. And I don't see what we're anywhere close to a recession, if you're a long-term investors you now have the opportunity to buy cheap.

  2. Philip Nitschke:

    David Goodall is... certainly relieved, David Goodall can see the light at the end of the tunnel now David Goodall's got things in place.

  3. Steve Scalise:

    Whatever health care plan you have today, If you have a preexisting condition, you can never be denied coverage, and you can never be charged a dime more, not any more than anybody else in that plan. That’s maintained and can not be waivered by a state. No House Democrat voted in favor of the measure, which President Trump supports. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., argued Thursday on the House floor before the vote that.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    God can rewrite your story. Yes of course, in case you don't know. God can rewrite your story from being miserable to being enviable and from the worst to the best. As a matter of fact, he (God) rewrote the story of Jabez. And that's why, he changed his name and enlarged his coast too, scripture reference (1st Chronicle 4 : 10). Moreover, he (God) equally rewrote the story of Joseph. Now, that's why he made him (Joseph) a prime minister/general overseer in a foreign country (Egypt) to be specific, scripture reference Genesis 41 : 41-45. As well, he (God) rewrote the story of Esther. And that's why, Esther surprisingly became a queen in a foreign nation (Babylon) to be precise, scripture reference Esther 2 : 17. Besides, God rewrote the story of David. And that's why, he (God) transformed him (David) from being a shepherd to being the most celebrated king of Israel, scripture reference 1st Samuel 16 : 1 -13. Now, the above instances truly signifies that, God can surely and ­­effortlessly rewrite your story no matter how miserable and terrible your past life or current condition seems to you. Listen up, all you've got to do is this, just believe undoubtedly that he (God) can rewrite your story. Then, equally trust and wait patiently on him to do it in his own time and not at all, in your own time.

  5. J. D. Salinger:

    If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

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