David slew Goliath with his slingshot and later became the second king of Israel in the Bible. Also a literary name for the title character in Charles Dickens' novel, "David Copperfield." Listed among the top 33 names since 1880 it held the No. 1 position in 1960. A popular name for future soccer stars. , The beloved, the adored one. The famous Israelite king of the Bible, and the patron saint of Wales.