Popularity today: #14
Style: Biblical, Timeless
Nicknames: Dave, Davy
Sisters: Karen, Deborah, Diana, Susan, Kathy
Brothers: Michael, Stephen, Alan, Mark, Daniel
The classic boys' names always have snappy good-guy nicknames: Mike, Matt, Jim, Jake... and Dave. But you can get too much of a good-guy thing. The generation raised in the '70s and '80s was surrounded by Daves and is starting to shy away from the name. Of course, that could mean an opportunity for your little Dave to be the only one in his class.