Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name 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.

All About the Baby 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.

Popularity

OF THE BOY 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.

Quick Facts

ON DAVON

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

995

PRONUNCIATION:

dә-VON; DAH-vun; DAY-vun

SIMPLE MEANING:

See below

Characteristics

OF DAVON

Cooperative

Considerate

Compassionate

Nurturing

Sensitive

Patient

Loving

Kind

Gracious

Balanced

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Davon

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME DAVON

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Davon

Popular Songs

ON DAVON

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Davon


Famous People

NAMED DAVON

Davon Drew (football player)
Davon Jefferson (basketball player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED DAVON

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Davon

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME DAVON

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