Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

David m. Hebrew דָּוִד 'beloved'.

The name of an important Biblical character, a 6th C Welsh saint, a 7th C prince of Armenia, an 11th C Anglo-Saxon saint, an 11th C Russian saint, an 11th/12th C king of Georgia, a 12th C king of the Scots, a 12th C king of Georgia, a 12th C king of Scotland, two 13th C kings of Georgia, two 13th C princes of Wales, a 13th/14th C king of Georgia, a 14th C king of Georgia, and a 14th C King of Scotland. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Dauid, David.

Austria
Latin
776 Dauid (nom) FRA-XXXL 4
England
Latin
1185x1186 Dauid (nom) PR-XXXVI p. 3; 1189 David (nom) GASurv p. 94; 1222 David (gen) StPaulDom p. 5; 1296 David (nom) RCS-1 p. 95a; 1340xc1450 Dauid (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 6; 1485–1486 David' (abl) CovGuild-2 p. 65
1485–1486 Dauy (abl) CovGuild-2 p. 66
Dutch
1571 David AuFr Angeler; 1574 David ibid. Damme; 1575 David ibid. Frilichoven; 1577 David ibid. Alaert; 1578 David ibid. Ghijsbertsen; 1579 David ibid. Bode; 1585 David ibid. Caluwe; 1588 David ibid. Achtschellinck; 1591 David ibid. Blomme; 1593 David ibid. Claessen; 1595 David ibid. Cambier; 1597 David ibid. Cambier; 1599 David ibid. Cambier
1575 Davie AuFr Cleijmans
Middle English
1422 Dauid EEW p. 50
Early Modern English
1530 Dauyd LIWill-III p. 28, David SRS-XXI p. 7; 1542 David BarnstapleBap p. 3; 1545 Davyd ibid. p. 4; 1547 David ibid. p. 5, Davyd ibid. p. 6; 1548 Davyd ibid. p. 6; 1552 Davyd ibid. p. 7; 1554 Davyd ibid. p. 8; 1556 Davy StAnthonlin p. 11; 1557 David RegSASel p. 2; 1558 David ibid. p. 2; 1559 Dauid ibid. p. 4, David ibid. p. 4; 1559/60 David ibid. p. 5; 1560 David ibid. p. 5; 1560/1 David ibid. p. 7; 1561 David BUmar-vol2 p. 60, Redruth-Co p. 6, RegSASel p. 7, Davyd BarnstapleBap p. 11; 1563 David Redruth-Co p. 6; 1564/5 David BarnstapleBap p. 13; 1566 David DEmar-vol1 p. 81, Redruth-Co p. 6; 1569 David BEmar-vol1 p. 8, Redruth-Co p. 6; 1583 David BEmar-vol1 p. 11; 1587 David SaxhamSf p. 40; 1588 David DEmar-vol2 p. 16; 1589 David ibid. p. 19; 1590 David ibid. p. 20; 1591/2 David RegFord p. 2; 1592 David DEmar-vol2 p. 25; 1594 David BEmar-vol2 p. 96, DEmar-vol2 p. 28, RegFord p. 2; 1595 David BUmar-vol2 p. 141; 1595/6 David RegFord p. 3; 1596 David DEmar-vol2 p. 34, RegBisham p. 5; 1597 David DEmar-vol2 p. 36
1529 Davie CovGuild-2 p. 84; 1532–1533 Dauy ibid. p. 110, Davy ibid. p. 108; 1534 Dauy ibid. p. 133; 1539 Davy BarnstapleBap p. 1; 1540 Davy ibid. p. 1; 1541 Davy ibid. p. 2; 1542 Davy ibid. p. 3; 1544 Davy ibid. p. 4; 1545 Davy ibid. p. 4, Davye ibid. p. 4; 1546 Davy ibid. p. 5; 1548 Davy ibid. p. 6; 1551 Davy ibid. p. 7; 1552 Davy ibid. p. 7; 1553 Davy ibid. p. 7; 1554 Davy ibid. p. 8; 1558 Davie StMaryA p. 3; 1558–9 Davy StMary-Ke p. 2; 1560 Davy BarnstapleBap p. 10; 1561 Davy ibid. p. 11; 1564 Davy ibid. p. 13; 1570 Davy StAnthonlin p. 20; 1578 Davy COmar-vol2 p. 70; 1582 Davye COmar-vol5 p. 6; 1599 Davy DEmar-vol2 p. 41
Estonia
Middle Low German
1441 Dauyt BbRT p. 363
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Dauids (gen) Audén1980 p. 168; 1582 Dauidh ibid. p. 171
France
Latin
909 David (nom) St-Bernard-Romans no. 77; 941x986 David (abl) ibid. no. 92; 1131 David (gen) clairvaux-12thc 4; 1147 David (gen) ibid. 15; 1179 David (nom) ibid. 177; 1180 David (gen) RotScaNor p. 12, Davidi (gen) ibid. p. 8; 1301 David (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 205
Middle French
1562 David RegPCC-1 p. 10; 1563 David ibid. p. 17; 1564 David ibid. p. 49; 1565 David ibid. p. 139; 1566 David ibid. p. 207; 1567 David ibid. p. 285; 1568 David ibid. p. 365; 1570 David ibid. p. 423; 1571 David ibid. p. 441
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Dauid (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 9, David (nom) ibid. III, p. 7
Early Modern English
1522 Davyd Fiants-1 4; 1539 David ibid. 73; 1540 David ibid. 129
Latvia
Middle Low German
1460x1465 David Mettig1892 p. 5
The Netherlands
Dutch
1573 David MagMiddelburg-1560; 1574 David ibid.; 1575 David ibid.; 1576 David ibid.; 1579 David ibid.; 1580 David ibid.; 1583 David ibid.; 1584 David ibid.; 1585 David ibid.; 1586 David ibid.; 1587 David ibid.; 1588 David ibid.; 1589 David ibid.; 1590 David ibid.; 1591 David ibid.; 1592 David ibid.
Scotland
Latin
1093x1097 David (abl) ESC XIII; 1093x1107 David (nom) ibid. XIV; 1107x1117 David (dat) ibid. XXXIII; c1110 David (nom) ibid. XXVI; c1117 David (nom) ibid. XXIX; 1117x1124 David (nom) ibid. XXXIV; c1118 David (nom) ibid. XXXII; c1120 David (nom) ibid. XXXV; 1123 David (nom) ibid. XLVI; 1124 David (nom) ibid. L; 1214–1226 Dauid (abl) morton-vol1 1; 1272x1360 David (nom) CartStAndrew p. 2; 1376 Dauid (dat) morton-vol1 16; 1390–1406 Dauid (nom) ibid. 12; 1425 David (dat) RMSRS-2 32
Scots
1506 Dauid RegDunf 497
Spain
Catalan
1510 Davis valencia1510 1054
Wales
Latin
1146x1151 David (nom) Pryce-1st no. 22; 1198 David (nom) ibid. no. 8; 1216xc1226 David (acc) ibid. no. 16; 1360 Dafydd (nom) ArchCambIII p. 165; 1452 David (nom) ibid. p. 71; 1453 David (nom) ibid. p. 69; 1454 David (nom) ibid. p. 70; 1455 David (nom) ibid. p. 72; 1456 David (nom) ibid. p. 258; 1457 David (nom) ibid. p. 259; 1497 Dauid (nom) ibid. p. 68, David (nom) ibid. p. 66; 1581 davidi (gen) RegCon1 p. 36; 1582 davidi (gen) ibid. p. 36
1452 Deicus (nom) ArchCambIII p. 72, Dicus (nom) ibid. p. 72, Dio (nom) ibid. p. 71; 1453 Dackin (nom) ibid. p. 70, Decus (nom) ibid. p. 70, Dio (nom) ibid. p. 69; 1454 Dio (nom) ibid. p. 71; 1455 Dicus (nom) ibid. p. 72, Dicws (nom) ibid. p. 258, Dio (nom) ibid. p. 72; 1456 Dicus (nom) ibid. p. 259, Dio (nom) ibid. p. 259; 1457 Dio (nom) ibid. p. 259; 1497 Deycus (nom) ibid. p. 68, Deyo (nom) ibid. p. 68
Early Modern English
1571 Dauid RegLlantrithyd p. 32; 1574 David ibid. p. 61; 1579 David ibid. p. 61; 1581 David ibid. p. 33; 1588 David ibid. p. 33; 1592 David ibid. p. 34; 1596 Dauid ibid. p. 35, David ibid. p. 35; 1598 Dauid ibid. p. 1; 1599 David ibid. p. 35
Welsh
1560 David RegCon1 p. 19; 1581 david ibid. p. 36; 1583 David ibid. p. 40
Cite as: R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "David". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/David.