Christian Name Meaning to go with David

[name_f]My[/name_f] husband and I care a lot about name meanings. We really want to emphasize our [name_u]Christian[/name_u] faith in each name. We have decided on [name_u]David[/name_u] for a first name but are having a hard time coming up with a middle name that fits with “beloved” (which is the meaning of David).

Our other kids are [name_f]Lillia[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f] (means “made pure by grace”), [name_m]Lucas[/name_m] [name_m]Solomon[/name_m] (means "one who brings light & peace), [name_f]Gabriella[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f] (means “The [name_m]Lord[/name_m] is my strength & my joy” or “the joy of the [name_m]Lord[/name_m] is my strength”).

Could you help us find some meanings that would go well with “beloved” and focus on God/faith? Bonus points if the name sounds good with [name_u]David[/name_u]! :slight_smile:


That’s a great idea! [name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps.

[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Abdiel[/name_m] “Beloved servant of God”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Abiel[/name_m] “God is my beloved Father”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Areli[/name_u] “Beloved lion of God”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Bogdan[/name_m] “Beloved, given by God”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Eliakim[/name_m] “My beloved God Rises”
[name_u]David[/name_u] Elioenai “My eyes turn to my beloved God”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Elior[/name_m] “My beloved God is my Light”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Elisha[/name_u] “My beloved God is my Salvation”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Emmanuel[/name_m] “Beloved God is with us”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Ithiel[/name_m] “Beloved God is with me”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Joel[/name_m] “Beloved Yahweh is God”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Orel[/name_m] “Beloved light of God”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Raphael[/name_m] “Beloved God heals”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Reuel[/name_m] “Beloved friend of God”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] “Beloved gift of God”

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Seems like an easy enough brief, [name_u]David[/name_u] goes with lots of things and has a wonderful meaning! Here’s some that I like:

[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Micah[/name_u] (Beloved who is like the lord)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Raphael[/name_m] (Beloved / God has healed) - really just like the sound of this one.
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Malachi[/name_m] (Beloved, my messenger)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Asa[/name_u] (Beloved healer, born in the morning [if he happens to be that is])
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Thaddeus[/name_u] (Beloved gift of God)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Emmanuel[/name_m] (Beloved God is with us)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] (Beloved son of consolation)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Jethro[/name_m] (Beloved sun)

[name_u]David[/name_u] could also be an opportunity to use a biblical place name as well…
[name_f]Beloved[/name_f] (any of these:)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Israel[/name_u]
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Jericho[/name_u]
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Eden[/name_u]
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Shiloh[/name_u]

Good luck!

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[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Andrew[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] [name_u]Strong[/name_u], and manly
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] son of the right hand
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Caleb[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] devotion to god
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Eli[/name_u] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] and ascended, uplifted high
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Jericho[/name_u]
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Canaan[/name_m]
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Azriel[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] God is my help
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Lazarus[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] God is my helper
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Abel[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] breath
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Adriel[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] God is my master
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Nehemiah[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] and comforted by God
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Uriel[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] God is my light
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Ebenezer[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] [name_m]Stone[/name_m] of help
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Adlai[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] God if just
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Azrael[/name_u] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] help of God
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Ishmael[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] God will hear
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Asher[/name_u] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f], fortunate, blessed, happy one
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] gift of God
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Micah[/name_u] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] who is like the lord
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] laughter
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Ezekiel[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] God stregthens

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Some of my favourite suggestions are
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Isaac[/name_m]
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Lazarus[/name_m]
[name_u]David[/name_u] Theordore

I will suggest
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Amadeus[/name_m] - love of God
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Ansel[/name_m] - God, protector
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Daniel[/name_u] - only god is my judge
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Michael[/name_u] - who is like god

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You have some good suggestions above.

[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Victor[/name_m] came to mind :blue_heart:

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[name_u]Evan[/name_u]- Bringer of Good News
Shaun/John/Jonathan- [name_u]Gift[/name_u] of God
Jonah/Jonas- [name_u]Dove[/name_u] (a symbol for Peace)
[name_u]Noah[/name_u]- Rest
Eli/Elijah- ascended, uplifted, high
[name_u]Micah[/name_u]- Who is like the [name_m]Lord[/name_m]
[name_u]Ezra[/name_u]- Help
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m]- Told by God
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m]- Laughter, [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
Jude/Judah- Praised
[name_u]Asher[/name_u]- [name_m]Fortunate[/name_m], happy, blessed one
[name_m]Caleb[/name_m]- Devotion to God
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]- [name_u]Gift[/name_u] of God
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m]- God supports, heals
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m]- God is good
Zachary/Zachariah- The [name_m]Lord[/name_m] has remembered
[name_m]Egan[/name_m]- [name_u]Fire[/name_u] or Zealous for the house of the [name_m]Lord[/name_m]
[name_m]Raphael[/name_m]- God has Healed
[name_m]Ezekiel[/name_m]- God strengthens
[name_u]Seth[/name_u]- appointed
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m]- [name_f]My[/name_f] messenger
[name_u]Amos[/name_u]- Carried by God
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m]- Behold, a son
Abraham/Abram- Father of multitudes
[name_m]Abiel[/name_m]- God is my Father
[name_m]Abner[/name_m]- Father of [name_u]Light[/name_u]
[name_u]Moses[/name_u]- Delivered from the water

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A few ideas with idea of *beloved * being added into the meaning:
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] the [name_m]Lord[/name_m] is my God
[name_m]Lazarus[/name_m] God has helped
[name_m]Nehemiah[/name_m] God comforts
[name_u]Judah[/name_u] praise
[name_u]Ariel[/name_u] lion of God
[name_u]Jesse[/name_u] gift
[name_u]True[/name_u] / [name_u]Truth[/name_u] / [name_m]Truett[/name_m] truth
[name_u]Lael[/name_u] of God
[name_u]Asa[/name_u] healer
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] name of God, or God has heard
[name_m]Barnabas[/name_m] son of encouragement
[name_u]Elisha[/name_u] my God is salvation
[name_f]Rhema[/name_f] word of God, spoken of God
[name_m]Habakkuk[/name_m] embrace of God
[name_m]Lucian[/name_m] light
[name_m]Matthias[/name_m] gift of God
[name_m]Nahum[/name_m] comforter
[name_m]Solomon[/name_m] peace
[name_u]Thaddeus[/name_u] heart
[name_u]Hezekiah[/name_u] strength of God
[name_m]Hosea[/name_m] salvation
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m] laughter
Joash fire of God
[name_m]Samson[/name_m] sunshine
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u] dove
[name_m]Raphael[/name_m] healing from God
[name_m]Nathanael[/name_m] God has given
[name_m]Saul[/name_m] prayed for
[name_m]Theophilus[/name_m] friend of God
[name_m]Uriah[/name_m] light of God
[name_m]Zebulon[/name_m] prince
[name_m]Psalm[/name_m] / [name_f]Psalms[/name_f] song, songs
[name_m]Ozias[/name_m] power of God
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m] a son
[name_m]Othniel[/name_m] lion or strength of God
[name_u]Dove[/name_u] peace
[name_m]Abel[/name_m] breath of God
[name_u]Ezra[/name_u] helper
[name_u]Jericho[/name_u] moon
[name_u]John[/name_u] / [name_m]Hank[/name_m] / [name_m]Zane[/name_m] grace of God
[name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] gift of God, or given from God
[name_u]Eden[/name_u] delight
[name_u]Saint[/name_u] holy, consecrated to God
[name_u]Evangel[/name_u] / Evangelos messenger of God, messenger of good news

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How about these?

[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Gabriel[/name_u] (Beloved God is my Strength)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Emanuel[/name_m] (Beloved god is with us)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Haskell[/name_m] (Beloved god strengthens)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Jack[/name_u] (Beloved god is gracious)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Matteo[/name_m], [name_u]Theo[/name_u] or [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] (Beloved gift of god) *** [name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Theo[/name_u] is my favorite
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Christian[/name_u] (Beloved follower of Christ)

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David’s meaning goes well with so many options! I really like the combos of your other children’s name, they have such a nice flow, both in sound and meaning.

Here are my favorite combos for [name_u]David[/name_u]:

[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Raphael[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] God has healed
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Gabriel[/name_u] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] God is my strength
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] laughter
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Noah[/name_u] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] rest
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u] - [name_f]Beloved[/name_f] son of the right hand

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Your children’s names are lovely with wonderful meanings

I second…
[name_m]Ezekiel[/name_m] / [name_u]Zeke[/name_u]

More ideas which might tie nicely with David…
[name_m]Zaccai[/name_m] - pure
[name_m]Zimri[/name_m] - my music, my praise
[name_m]Eitan[/name_m] or [name_m]Ethan[/name_m] - strong
[name_m]Zimran[/name_m] - song
[name_m]Gadiel[/name_m] - God is my fortune
[name_m]Matthew[/name_m] - gift of God
[name_m]Elidor[/name_m] - generation of God

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I don’t know many name meanings, but I think [name_u]David[/name_u] is a beautiful name! I love that each of your children’s names have such thoughtful, beautiful meanings. :heart:

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Y’all are amazing! There are so many wonderful names/meanings here for my husband and I to consider! I can’t wait to go through them with him. Thank you SO much!


[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Matthias[/name_m] (like [name_u]Thaddeus[/name_u] and [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], “beloved gift of God”) [name_m]Zebedee[/name_m] / [name_m]Zebedy[/name_m] / [name_m]Zebediah[/name_m] share this meaning
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Constantine[/name_u] “beloved and steadfast [in the Lord]”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Isaias[/name_m] “beloved salvation of the Lord”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Lafayette[/name_m] “beloved faith”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Oswin[/name_m] “beloved friend of God”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Clement[/name_m] “beloved and merciful”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Azarias[/name_m] “beloved God has helped”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u] “beloved pilgrim”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Joel[/name_m] “beloved Jehovah/Yahweh is his God” similarly [name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Elias[/name_u] would be “beloved Jehovah/Yahweh is God” ​
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Palmer[/name_u] “beloved one who holds a palm” (could reference Palm Sunday?)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Eleazar[/name_m] / [name_m]Lazarus[/name_m] “beloved God is my helper”
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] “beloved bearer of Christ”

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[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Amadeo[/name_m] (beloved lover of God)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Caleb[/name_m] (beloved devotion to God)
[name_u]David[/name_u] Elia(s) (Yahweh is my beloved God)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Elijah[/name_u] (Yahweh is my beloved God)
[name_u]David[/name_u] Elliot(t) (Jehovah is my beloved God)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Ezekiel[/name_m] (My beloved God strengthens)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Gabriel[/name_u] (My beloved God is my strength)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] (I find salvation in my beloved Lord)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] (My beloved [name_m]Lord[/name_m] is my salvation)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Josiah[/name_m] (My beloved God heals)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_u]Timothy[/name_u] (I honor my beloved God)
[name_u]David[/name_u] [name_m]Zachary[/name_m] (My beloved [name_m]Lord[/name_m] has remembered)

Sorry for any repeats. I hope these help!!!

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