Davis - Meaning of Davis
[ 2 syll. da-vis, dav-is ] The baby boy name Davis is pronounced as DEY-VihS †. Davis is an English and Spanish name of Hebrew and English origin. From English roots, its meaning is son of David - in this context, Davis can be used in the English language. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from the first name David. The surname was borne by Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.
Davis is a derivative (English and Spanish) of David.
Another variant of the name is the English, Hebrew, and Scottish diminutive form Davy.
Davis is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name increased in popularity from the 1970s up to the 2000s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2001 with 0.035% of baby boys being named Davis. It ranked at #363 then. The baby name has since slipped in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.029% and its ranking #507. Among the group of boy names directly related to Davis, David was the most frequently used. In 2018, it was used 17 times more than Davis.
Baby names that sound like Davis include Daviss, Davys, Davyss, Daivik, Dajbog, Davies, Deepack, Deepak, Depak, Devak, Devoss, Diepak, Dipak, Dobbes, Dubhthach, Dvija, Dypak, Dabea, Dawbea, and Debashish.
† Pronunciation for Davis: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"
A famous person named Davis is Jefferson Davis, Politician, born 3 June 1808 - 6 December 1889, Christian County, Kentucky.