[ 3 syll. da-vi-na, dav-ina ] The baby girl name Davina is pronounced D-ahVIY-Naa- †. Davina's language of origin is Hebrew. It is predominantly used in Scottish and English. It is a biblical name derived from the word dod with the meaning 'beloved, favorite, darling, friend'. The name originated in Scotland in the early 20th century, and it has acquired somewhat aristocratic associations. The form Davinia reflects the influence of the name Lavinia.
Davina is a variant of Davida (English and German) in the Scottish language.
The name Davina is widely used; it has 37 variants. Variants of the name include Dava, Davan, Davean, Davee, Daveen, Daveena, Daveigh, Davena, Davene, Daveon, Davey, Davi, Davia, Daviana, Daviane, Davianna, Davida, Davidina, Davie, Davin, Davinah, Davinder, Davine, Davinia, Davita, Davite, Davonna, Davy, Davyna, and Davynn. Other English forms include the shortening Vina (used in Hebrew, and Scottish too), and the spelling variant Devina (used in Irish, and Latin too).
Davina is an uncommon baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1976, 0.012% of baby girls were named Davina. It was #769 in rank then. The baby name has seen a steep decline in popularity since then, and is of only infrequent use today. Within all girl names in its family, Davina was nevertheless the most widely used in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Davina include Dafina, Daphanie, Daphiny, Daveney, Daviane, Davone, Devanee, Deveny, Devone, Devoni, Devyni, Divone, Davinia, Theophania, Dabnea, Dabnee, Dabney, Dabni, Dabnie, and Dabny.
† Pronunciation for Davina: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
Details of famous persons named Davina:
Noblewoman Lady Davina Lewis, born Davina Elizabeth Alice Benedikte 19 November 1977, London, England.
TV presenter Davina McCall, born Davina Lucy Pascale McCall 16 October 1967, London, England.