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Quick Facts on Davin

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • African-American, American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 809
Simple meaning:
David + Devin; Bright, intelligent

Characteristics of Davin

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Davin

Davin is most likely a cross between David and Devin. David is a masculine name of Hebrew origin meaning “beloved, darling” and Devin is a Gaelic name with several possible meanings (see the Devin page for more information). When you put David and Devin together, the name could be said to mean “perfect darling” or “darling fawn”. However, we have also read (but are unable to confirm) that Davin has roots in Scandinavia meaning “shining, bright” in reference to the Finns (i.e., pride of the Finnish people). Davin is a late 20th century coinage and used only in the United States, Canada and Australia. It is also a masculine name embraced by African-Americans.

Popularity of the Name Davin

Davin first came into circulation in 1969 so it’s only a little more than 40 years old. The name has always been an outsider looking in. Never very popular, the highest Davin has ever climbed on the charts is #580 in 2007. The name is an original choice and a new spin on the ubiquitous David. The more elaborate version, Davion, is currently more popular.
Popularity of the Boy Name Davin
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Davin

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Davin

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Davin

    Davin We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Davin.

  • Popular Songs on Davin

    Popular Songs on Davin

    Davin - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Davin.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Davin

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Davin

    Davin (Dan Gordon) - Outside, World War II rages as German planes drop bombs over London. Inside one family's home, a boy lies gravely ill in bed. Before leaving to fight in the war, his father told him about Davin, a teddy bear that holds the power to make sick boys well. But things look bad--no one knows where Davin is. In an attempt to save their friend, the miniature figures of a little Bugle Boy, a blustery Sergeant Major, a princess, Robin Hood, Chingachgook, and Perseus, the Greek hero, come to life and join forces to find the mysterious Davin. Along the way, they encounter a ferocious cat, a man-eating spider, the Dark Knight, and Blackbeard and his band of terrifying pirates. As read by Grandma Goddess to her grandchildren, Davin is a story within a story, a fantasy in which literary and historical characters clash in a war between good and evil to save a child's life. Recommended for ages 8-11.

  • Famous People Named Davin

    Famous People Named Davin

    Famous People Named Davin - Davin Joseph (football player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Davin

    Children of Famous People Named Davin

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Davin - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Davin.

  • Historic Figures

    Davin - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Davin - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Davin.

Personality of the Boy Name Davin

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Davin

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