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Dave Meaning


What does Dave mean?

The name Dave is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Dave is "beloved".

Dave is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Dave.

The Given Name Dave

Dave is a diminutive of David. See David for further details.

Embraced by many parents, the name Dave, is one of timelessness and spirit.

A name fit for a child full of brilliance and cheerfullness, a little adventurer.

Dave is also great as a middle name.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Dave Bancroft, Dave Bing, and Dave Casper.

Dave Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,949 in baby name popularity for boys with 75 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,828 in baby name popularity for boys with 81 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Dave has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Dave Name Popularity Page.

Dave Related Names

Dave is a diminutive of David.

Famous Daves

  • Dave Bancroft ~ Baseball Player
  • Dave Bing ~ Basketball Player
  • Dave Casper ~ Football Player
  • Dave Cowens ~ Basketball Player
  • Dave DeBusschere ~ Basketball Player
  • Dave Franco ~ Actor
  • Dave Grohl ~ Rock Musician
  • Dave Keon ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Dave Navarro ~ Rock Musician
  • Dave Wilcox ~ Football Player
  • Dave Winfield ~ Baseball Player

Dave Numerology

What will your new littleDave be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Dave Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Dave in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Dave.

Just for fun, see the name Dave in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Dave in Nautical Flags page.