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Quick Facts on Davon

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • African-American, American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 995
dә-VON; DAH-vun; DAY-vun
Simple meaning:
See below

Characteristics of Davon

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Davon

Davon is an African-American inspiration, likely derived from Davin which is typically considered the combination of the names David and Devin. David is an ancient Hebrew name borne from the Bible as one of Israel’s greatest kings. His story is told with great clarity in the first two books of Samuel when Samuel anoints David as the second king of Israel, and which includes the great story of “David and Goliath” whereby the young David kills the great Goliath with a slingshot (symbolizing Israel’s struggles with pagans and/or Satan). The most accepted etymology of David’s name comes from the Hebrew “dawid” meaning “beloved”. Alternately, Devin is an Irish-Gaelic name most likely derived from Damhán (little fawn). 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). We do know the Old Norse word for “hope” is “vón” (one could thus argue that Davon means “hopeful”). There is also a good chance that Davon mimics other stylistic favorites within the African-American community, such as Javon and Trevon.

Popularity of the Name Davon

Davon has been in circulation in the United States since 1977 (following Davin which appeared in 1969). Davion soon followed in 1991. Davon saw pretty quick success and reached his peak popularity nationwide at position #403 in 1994. Given that this name was primarily restricted to the African-American population (~14%), this was quite an impressive showing! Not only that, but Davon showed extreme success in Washington D.C. and Maryland in the late 1980s up through the mid 1990s (not surprisingly, these states have among the highest per capital concentration of Black Americans). Unfortunately, since the later 1990s up through today, Davon has lost his fashionable edge and it no longer a top choice among African-Americans.
Popularity of the Boy Name Davon
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Davon

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Davon

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Davon

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

  • Popular Songs on Davon

    Popular Songs on Davon

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

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Davon

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Davon

    Davon Goes Fishing at the Big Green Yucky Lake (Deborah Godwin-Starks) - Davon Goes Fishing at the Big Green Yucky Lake, by new children's writer, Deborah Godwin-Starks is a wonderful story told through the eyes of her three-year old grandson. While visiting his grandparents' farm, Davon asks his grandpa to take him fishing. He is eager to go on this adventure though he has never been fishing before. When he gets to the lake he is surprised to find that it is not at all what he expected. He is challenged by many of the scenes and sounds he sees and hears on this exploration. However, with patience, endurance, and lots of encouragement from his grandpa, he learns many of life's lessons on letting go, being brave in the face of adversity, and learning to be comfortable in different surroundings. Davon Goes Fishing at the Big Green Yucky Lake is illustrated by talent Chicago artist, Seitu Hayden, who takes the story as told by a three-year old and turns it into a masterpiece of the spoken world with illustrations. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Davon

    Famous People Named Davon

    Famous People Named Davon - Davon Drew (football player); Davon Jefferson (basketball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Davon

    Children of Famous People Named Davon

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

  • Historic Figures

    Davon - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Boy Name Davon

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Davon

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