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Gender: M Meaning of Davis: "beloved" Origin of Davis: Surname derived from David, Hebrew Davis's Popularity in 2013: #442

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Davis is a fresh way to say David. Some sources define it as "son of David," but we see it as a surname spin on the original. While David is an everyman name, Davis has some creative edge -- and still gets you to the classic guy nickname Dave.

Davis can be a good way to name a boy after grandpa David; Davies, Davison, or Davidson will also do the trick.

In the TV show One Tree Hill, the Sophie Bush character gives one of her twins her maiden name of Davis. Davis Guggenheim is an Oscar-winning director and documentarian, married to Elisabeth Shue.

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Famous People Named Davis

Davis Drewiske, American hockey player
Davis Love III, American pro golfer
Davis Guggenheim, American film director

Pop Culture References for the Name Davis

Davis Motomiya, one of the main characters of animated series "Digimon Adventure 02"
Davis, character in TV's "Tru Calling" played by Zach Galifianakis
Davis Baker, son of Brooke Davis on TV's "One Tree Hill"
Davis Cup, tennis team tournament