David (day-vid) is a masculine name that is used in the English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, and Biblical Latin languages.
Meaning and HistoryEdit
David is derived from the Hebrew name Dawid, which was most likely derived from the Hebrew word dwd meaning "beloved".
In the Old Testament, David is the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories are told of him, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine.
This name has been used in Britain since the Middle Ages. It has been especially popular in Wales, where it is used in honor of the 5th-century patron saint of Wales.