An English and Welsh surname, it refers to the â€˜son of David.â€™
A common name in the United States, Ireland and United Kingdom, especially in Northern Ireland and England). In Wales, the most common form is Davies.
The numerous spellings for Davis include Dawson, Davies, Davidson, Dakin, Day, David, Davison and Dawes.
Famous: Jefferson Davis (Leader of the Confederate States of America in the mid-1800s), Ann B. Davis (actress), Al Davis (professional boxer), Jim Davis (cartoonist), Derek Davis (television personality), Edward Davis (English buccaneer of the 1600s), Guy Davis (illustrator of comics), Keith Davis (professional football player), Ossie Davis (actor) and Phineas Davis (inventor).