Gender: Male Meaning of Davis: "beloved" Origin of Davis: Surname derived from David, Hebrew Davis's Popularity in 2018: #507

Davis Origin and Meaning

The name Davis is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "beloved".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Davis


harrietlittle Says:


I’m the person who added the pop culture one for Davis Bauer from Small Great Things. It’s a really great book.

gigi01 Says:


Just saying, Sophia Bush's name is spelled wrong in the description 😬

headintheclouds Says:


I find David perfectly nice and okay, though boring. Davis takes on a whole new tone for me. It sounds effortlessly cool, cultured and artistic, with a jazzy vibe courtesy of Miles Davis, and a hint of preppiness from its surname-name background. I rather like Davis in its full form VS. shortening it to Dave.

Caroline Says:


I like Davy better.