The name Davis is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "beloved". Davis is ranked #492 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Over the Years (dice CAF) - Round 3".
From the experts:
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.
Lists containing Davis:
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- Classic Baby Names with a Twist
- Names That Mean Love
- Classic Celebrity Baby Names
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