Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "beloved".
Biblical: one of the most remarkable personalities in the Scriptures. David was a shepherd, musician, poet, soldier, statesman, prophet, and king. He wrote about half of the Psalms and very likely composed music for them as well. He is the only David mentioned in the Bible; his name occurs there more than a thousand times.
Saint David (sixth century) is the patron saint of Wales. In Scotland, David was a royal name. Explorer David Livingstone; actors David Niven, David Arquette, David Duchovny, David Schwimmer; baseball star Dave Winfield; TV host David Letterman; musician David Bowie; soccer player David Beckham.
Variations of David are:
Daffy, Daffyd, Dafydd, Dai, Dave, Davey, Davi, Davidde, Davide, Davidson, Davie, Daviel, Davies, Davin, Davis, Daven, Davon, Davy, Davyd, Davydd and Davyn.


Jonathan said...

There might be only one David in the bible, but he knew two Jonathans!

Crazyjedidiah said...

two jonathans? I know of one but who is the other?

Jonathan said...

Hmmm. I seem to have missed a few. I was thinking of Jonathan son of Abiathar, but there's also Jonathan son of Shagee the Hararite, and David's uncle Jonathan and another Jonathan who seems to have been his nephew.