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.

The English diminutives Dau, Daue, Dawe, and Dowe witnessed in 1379 in the relational bynames Dausoñ (WRYPT1 p. 169), Dauewyfe (WRYPT1 p. 134), Dawesoñ (WRYPT1 p. 18), and Dowesoñ (WRYPT1 p. 21).

Austria
Latin
776 Dauid (nom) FRA-XXXL 4
Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 David BoonenGes p. 355
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
Hungary
Latin
1301 David (nom) Slíz p. 89, s.n. David; 1329 David (nom) ibid. p. 89x90, s.n. David; 1332x1337 David (nom) ibid. p. 90, s.n. David; 1339 David (gen) ibid. p. 90, s.n. David
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Dauid (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 9, David (nom) ibid. III, p. 7; c1431 David (nom) RegOct 53; 1431 David (nom) ibid. 56; 1433 David (abl) ibid. 60; 1434 David (gen) ibid. 119; 1460 David (nom) ibid. 27; 1479 David (acc) ibid. 19; 1501 David (acc) ibid. 6
Early Modern English
1522 Davyd Fiants-1 4; 1539 David ibid. 73; 1540 David ibid. 129
Italy
Latin
1406 David (dat) CatTir1 29
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, M. Slíz, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "David". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/David.