Gender: Male Meaning of Davies: "son of David" Origin of Davies: Welsh

Davies Origin and Meaning

The name Davies is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "son of David".

This is a both fresher and cooler spin on David.

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indiefendi2 Says:


I agree that Davis is much better than Davies as a name. Americans always botch pronunciations anyhow. I won't even get started about Ivan, it drives me up a wall when people say eye-van!

KLGG88 Says:


That's fine. The name is Welsh, so the proper pronunciation is (and always will be) "Day-vis". America's Davis derived from Davies as British settlers dropped the 'e' to make it phonetic.

All this aside, it is still a lastname-as-a-firstname that does not work.

indiefendi2 Says:


In America we say day-veez

Essa Says:


Where I'm from they're different. Davies = Dave-eez

KLGG88 Says:


Davies is pronounced like "Davis" and is one of the most popular Welsh surnames. Seems like a strange first name to use.