The important names in the Bible were not given in random. As the story concerning each character unfolds, we learn how connected it is to the narrative, provided that we focus on the Hebrew name. English, Spanish, Greek and Latin, along all other world languages fall short in demonstrating how: 1. The Biblical name foreshadows the life events of each personality, 2. The Hebrew name both mirrors and substantiates the truthfulness of biblical events and prophecies.
Although reading the bible in English is also perceived by believers as reading truth, the immediate sense of substantiation, as reflected in the mere Hebrew name is missing from the non-Hebrew reading experience. This is just one reason why it is so important to obtain some knowledge of Hebrew for every Bible follower.
If your name is David or if you know anyone whose name is David, be aware that this is a prophetic name. Today we present the Biblical name of King David, the second king of Israel, King Saul’s successor. His name is spelled with Dalet, Vav, Dalet, exactly as the spelling of the word ‘beloved’ or ‘favorite.’ And indeed, we see throughout the Bible that David’s heart is with God and that God favors him and loves him more than any other king in Israel after him. David’s name manifests his life – He is God’s beloved. His faults are not hidden from the eyes of men and God, and yet he is forgiven and the heart of God remains with David.
King David was loved by by the the people of Israel long before he became a king, after his heroic defeat of Goliath. The name David is ranked #18 in popularity in the US (#51 in Canada, #59 in England, #7 in Spain, #5 in Hungary and Austria, #4 in Croatia). This name has many related variants in many languages. In English we find: Dave, Davey, Davie, Davy, Dovid and more, and female names such as: Davina, Davena, Davida, Davinia and more.