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Boy Name: Davis

Name: Davis
Pronunciation: \d(a)-vis\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: son of David
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Tavis, Tevis
Variant forms: Dave, Davidson, Davies, Davison, Daviss, Davy, Dayson, Dayton
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 684
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 6


Davis \d(a)-vis\ as a boy's name is pronounced DAY-viss. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Davis is "son of David". Short form of surname that was first used in the Middle Ages. Also a variant of David. Confederate President Jefferson Davis; actor Brad Davis.

Davis has 8 variant forms: Dave, Davidson, Davies, Davison, Daviss, Davy, Dayson and Dayton.

Baby names that sound like Davis are Tavis and Tevis.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Davis.


Davis is a somewhat popular first name for men (#684 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#6 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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