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Davit

First Name
221
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
126
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Davit mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Davit

User Submitted Origins

Armenian
55%
Georgian
32%
Jewish
5%
Indonesian
5%
Indian (Sanskrit)
5%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Georgia, the name Davit is of Georgian origin and means "As far as I know it's just like David but in Armenian and Georgian. It originates from bible".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dav"it
A spar formerly used on board of ships, as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor to the top of the bow, without injuring the sides of the ship; -- called also the fish davit.Curved arms of timber or iron, projecting over a ship's side of stern, having tackle to raise or lower a boat, swing it in on deck, rig it out for lowering, etc.; -- called also boat davits.

Etymology: Cf. F. davier forceps, davit, cooper's instrument, G. david davit; all probably from the proper name David

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat)
Wiktionary

The word davit is derived from Middle English and Old French daviot, which is a diminutive of David; thus it means "little David", maybe because those small cranes can handle a much bigger lifeboat.

  1. (nautical) A spar formerly used on board of ships, as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor to the top of the bow, without injuring the sides of the ship.
  2. (nautical, construction) A crane, often working in pairs and usually made of steel, used to lower things over an edge of a long drop off, such as lowering a maintenance trapeze down a building or launching a lifeboat over the side of a ship.

Notable Persons Named Davit

Notable Persons Named Davit

Davit Kiria

Davit was born on February 9th, 1988 in Zugdidi.

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Davit Chakvetadze

Davit was born on October 18th, 1992 in Kutaisi, Imereti, Georgia.

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Davit Bakradze

Davit Bakradze is a Speaker of the Parliament, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. Davit was born on July 1st, 1972 in Tbilisi.

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Davit Skhirtladze

Davit Skhirtladze is a soccer player for the Silkeborg IF, Aarhus Gymnastikforening, Georgia national under-17 football team, Georgia national under-19 football team, and Georgia national under-21 football team. Davit was born on March 16th, 1993 in Tbilisi.

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Davit Khocholava

Davit Khocholava is a soccer player for the FC Chornomorets Odesa, FC Sasco Tbilisi, FC Metalurgi Rustavi, FC Sioni Bolnisi, FC Dinamo Tbilisi, FC Kolkheti-1913 Poti, FC Shukura Kobuleti, Georgia national under-17 football team, Georgia national under-19 football team, and Georgia national under-21. Davit was born on February 8th, 1993 in Tbilisi.

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Davit Modzmanashvili

Davit was born on November 9th, 1986 in Tbilisi.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Davit U.S.
  White 68.25% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 20.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Davit

People with the last name Davit are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Davit

  • How Popular is the name Davit? Davit is the 26,322nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Davit was the 133,863rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Davit have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 221 babies born with the first name Davit in the United States. That's more than enough people named Davit to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Davit? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Davit first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Davit is Saturday, April 2nd, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Davit born? The highest recorded use of the first name Davit was in 2015 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Davit Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Davit is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Davit: The name spelled backwards is Tivad. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Itvda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Davit? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 126 people with the last name Davit.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Davit? Davit is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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