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Boy Name: Dave

Name: Dave
Pronunciation: \d(a)-ve\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: beloved; son of David
Origin: Hebrew
Sounds Like: Davy, Davie, Davi, Davey
Similar Names: Dace, Dade, Dale, Dane, Daven, Dawe, Daye
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 271
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 18269


Dave \d(a)-ve\ as a boy's name is a variant of David (Hebrew) and Davis (Old English), and the meaning of Dave is "beloved; son of David".

The baby name Dave sounds like Davy, Davie, Davi and Davey. Other similar baby names are Dace, Dade, Dale, Dane, Daven, Dawe and Daye.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Dave.


Dave is a very popular first name for men (#271 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#18269 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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