Dave Origin and Meaning
The name Dave is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "beloved".
Dave is the ultimate good guy name, but where father name David is still holding onto a spot in the Top 20, Dave -- widely used as an independent name in the middle of the last century -- dropped off the Top 1000 a few decades ago and shows no signs of a comeback. Baby Davids today, often named for dad or grandpa, are more likely to be called David than Dave.
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Famous People Named Dave
- David John "Dave" FrancoAmerican actor
- David Michael "Dave" MirraAmerican professional BMX rider
- David Eric "Dave" GrohlAmerican musician of the Foo Fighters
- Dave MatthewsAmerican musician
- Dave BrubeckAmerican jazz pianist
- Dave GrusinAmerican film composer
- David Michael "Dave" BautistaJr., American actor and pro wrestler
- Dave HollandEnglish jazz double bassist
- David Khari Webber "Dave" ChappelleAmerican comedian
- David Allen "Dave" MeltzerAmerican sports journalist
- David Scott "Dave" Mustainelead guitarist for American band Metallica
- David "Dave" FleischerAmerican animator
- David Scott "Dave" FoleyCanadian actor
- David Victor "Dave" SimCanadian cartoonist
- David "Dave" SextonEnglish footballer
- David Allan "Dave" RighettiAmerican baseball player and coach
- David Mark "Dave" WinfieldAmerican baseball player
- Dave (born Wouter Otto Levenbach)Dutch,French pop singer
- David "Dave" Nizam BakshCanadian guitarist of Sum 41 and Brown Brigade
- Dave SinclairEnglish keyboardist of Caravan and Canterbury Scene
- Dave Rodgers (born Giancarlo Pasquini)Italian songwriter
- David "Dave" Rodman AnnableAmerican actor
- David "Dave" GardnerBritish sports agent
- Dave Moss aka LasercornAmerican YouTuber and member of Smosh Games
- Dave GnaaseGerman footballer
Dave in Pop Culture
- Davecharacter in short story "I'll Never Do It Again" by author Tina Tirrell
- Dave Skylarkone of the 2 main characters in the comedy film "The Interview", portrayed by James Franco
- "Dave the Barbarian" animated Disney TV series
- Dave Stridercharacter in web comic "Homestuck"
- Dave Tilerfrom UK TV series "Single Father", portrayed by David Tennant
- Dave Buznikcharacter in the movie "Anger Management"
- Dave Rosecharacter from series "Happy Endings"
- David "Dave" Stutlermain character in the movie "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
- Dave Hodgmancharacter in the movie "The First Time"
- Dave Sevillecharacter in the Alvin and the Chipmunks series
- Dave Turnercharacter on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
- Davecharacter in the Marvel movie "Ant,Man"
- Dave Barrymain character in the CBS sitcom "Dave's World" played by Harry Anderson
- David "Dave"a character from the "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" TV series