What’s In A Name…..

David…..another very Common name…..heavily associated with criminality…..

David Irving
David Irving is a Criminal… (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Irving)
David Hampton
David Hampton is a Criminal… (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Hampton)
David Copeland
David Copeland is a Criminal… (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David Copeland)
David Frankfurter
David Frankfurter (July 9, 1909 – July 19, 1982) is best known for assassinating Swiss Nazi leader Wilhelm Gustloff in 1936…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Frankfurter)
David Rupert
David Rupert is a former FBI/British intelligence agent whose testimony led to the arrest and prosecution of Michael McKevitt, the reputed leader of the Real IRA, for the Omagh Bombing which resulted in the killing of 29 people and maiming of 220 others. to The Guardian] “[i]t has emerged that when, in November 2000, it was first suggested to Rupert that he testify against McKevitt, the American informer balked at the idea …… (extract from the wikipedia article on David Rupert)
David Duke
David Duke is a Criminal… (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Duke)
David Duncan (accountant)
David Duncan (born 1960) is the United States government’s star witness in the Arthur Andersen trial. He has said fears over interpretation prompted him to order the shredding of documents relating to Enron…. (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Duncan (accountant))
David Shayler
David Shayler is a Criminal… (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Shayler)
David Stein (art forger)
David Stein (1935 – 1999) was a French-born artist who until 1966 had been frequently sentenced for theft by the French courts before he became an art forger and art dealer with 15 aliases, according justice files…. (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David Stein (art forger))
David Hicks
David Hicks is a Criminal… ( from the wikipedia article on David Hicks)
David Lane (white nationalist)
David Lane (white nationalist) is a Criminal… (extract from the wikipedia article on David Lane (white nationalist))
David Spedding
Sir David Rolland Spedding KCMG, CVO, OBE (7 March 1943 – 13 June 2001) was Head of the British Secret Intelligence Service from 1994 to 1999…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Spedding)
David Passaro
David Passaro (born 1966) is a former CIA contractor and U.S…. (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Passaro)
David Gilbert (activist)
David Gilbert (born October 6, 1944) is an American radical leftist organizer and activist who is currently imprisoned at Clinton Correctional Facility. Gilbert was a founding member of Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society and member of the Weather Underground Organization…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Gilbert (activist))
Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele is a Criminal… ( from the wikipedia article on Robert David Steele)
David Bieber
David Francis Bieber (born 3 February 1966The Times: The all-American boy corrupted by steroid abuse that turned him into a murderer) also known under the alias Nathan Wayne Coleman is an American convicted murderer. A fugitive from the United States, he murdered PC Ian Broadhurst and attempted to murder PCs Neil Roper and James Banks on 26 December 2003 in Leeds, England, sparking a nationwide search before he was captured…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Bieber)
David Greenglass
David Greenglass (b. in New York City) was an atomic spy for the Soviet Union…. (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David Greenglass)
David Hall (Oklahoma governor)
David Hall (Oklahoma governor) is a Criminal… (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Hall (Oklahoma governor))
David Patrick Kelly
David Patrick Kelly is a Criminal… ( from the wikipedia article on David Patrick Kelly)
David Begelman
David Begelman (August 26, 1921 – August 7, 1995) was an American Hollywood producer who was involved in a studio embezzlement scandal in the 1970s…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Begelman)
David Barbarash
David Barbarash was the North American press officer for the Animal Liberation Front from mid-1999 until late-2002. The ALF press office in the UK is run by Robin Webb…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Barbarash)
David Eastman
David Harold Eastman is a former public servant from Canberra, Australia. In 1995 he was convicted of the murder of Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester…. (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Eastman)
David Boothby
David Boothby (born 1944) was last Chief of Police of the Metro Toronto Police 1995-1997, and first Chief of the Toronto Police Service, from 1998 to 2000…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Boothby)
David Radler
F. David Radler (born 1944 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian executive and close associate of Conrad Black for 36 years…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Radler)
David Brom
David Brom is a Criminal… (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Brom)
David King Udall
David King Udall is a Criminal… (extract from the wikipedia article on David King Udall)
David Pepper
Sir David Pepper KCMG (born 8 February 1948) was the director of the British intelligence agency GCHQ from 2003 to 2008…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Pepper)
David Toska
David Aleksander Toska (born 18 September 1975) was the alleged “mastermind” behind the so-called “NOKAS robbery” in Stavanger on 5 April 2004, one of the most profiled criminal cases in modern Norwegian history. The robbery resulted in the killing of a police-officer, a very rare occurrence in Norway…. (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Toska)
David Petrie
Sir David Petrie, KCB (1879 – 1961) was director general (DG) of MI5, the United Kingdom’s internal security service, from 1941 to 1946. He was described as “a rugged and kindly Scot, with…… (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Petrie)
Gregory David Roberts
Gregory David Roberts (born June 1952 as Gregory John Peter Smith in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian author best known for his novel Shantaram. He is a former heroin addict and convicted bank robber who escaped from Pentridge Prison and fled to India where he lived for ten years…. ( from the wikipedia article on Gregory David Roberts)
David Addington
David Spears Addington (b. January 22, 1957, Washington, D…. (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David Addington)
David Karr
David Harold Karr, born David Katz (1918, Brooklyn, New York – 7 July 1979, Paris) was a controversial American journalist, businessman, and Communist…. (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Karr)
David Rocheville
David Rocheville (1967 or 1968 – December 3, 1999) was executed by lethal injection, having been convicted of two counts of murder, one count of kidnapping, and one count of armed robbery…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Rocheville)
David Berman (mobster)
David “Davie the Jew” Berman (1903, Odessa, Russian Empire – 1957, Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American mobster in Iowa, New York City, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was also one of the pioneers of gambling in Las Vegas…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Berman (mobster))
David Atlee Phillips
David Atlee Phillips (October 31, 1922–July 7, 1988) was a Central Intelligence Agency officer for 25 years, one of a handful of people to receive the Career Intelligence Medal. There have been allegations of a connection to the John F…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Atlee Phillips)
John Duffy and David Mulcahy
John Duffy and David Mulcahy (born 1959) are two British rapists and serial killers who together attacked numerous women at railway stations in the south of England through the 1980s. They are known as the Railway Rapists and the Railway Killers…. ( from the wikipedia article on John Duffy and David Mulcahy)
David MacMichael
David MacMichael is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst. A ten-year veteran of the U…. (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David MacMichael)
David Omand
Sir David Bruce Omand GCB (born 15 April 1947″OMAND, Sir David Bruce (15 April 1947 – )”, in Debrett’s People of Today, 2004) is a former senior British civil servant…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Omand)
David Crook
David Crook (born London, August 14, 1910; died Beijing, November 1, 2000). A committed Marxist from 1931, he joined the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Crook)
David “Race” Bannon
David “Race” Bannon (born 1963) is a pseudonym (given after the Jonny Quest character) for David Wayne Dilley, an American fraudster who posed as a former Interpol agent. In his 2006 book Race Against Evil: The Secret Missions of the Interpol Agent Who Tracked the World’s Most Sinister Criminals, he claimed to have worked in Asia as a Mormon missionary who transitioned into work as a killer and secret agent: “a ‘cleaner,'” said Publishers Weekly,… (extract from the wikipedia article on David “Race” Bannon)
David Harris (actor)
David Harris (actor) is a Criminal… (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Harris (actor))
David Neligan
David Neligan (1899 – 1983), known by his soubriquet “The Spy in the Castle”, was an important figure involved in the Irish War of Independence 1919-1921, and subsequently became Director of Intelligence for the National Army after the Irish Civil War (June 28, 1922 – May 24, 1923)… (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Neligan)
David Niles
David K. Niles (November 26, 1890–September 28, 1952; Boston, Massachusetts) was a political advisor who worked in the White House from 1942–1951 for the administrations of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman…. (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Niles)
David McConaughy
David McConaughy (July 23, 1823 – 1902) was a noted attorney, cemetery president, and civic leader in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as well as a part-time intelligence officer for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was a driving force behind the creation of the Gettysburg National Cemetery following the Battle of Gettysburg…. (abstract from the wikipedia article on David McConaughy)
David Eller
David Barry Eller (born April 30, 1945) was a professor of Religious Studies and head of the Department of Religious Studies at Elizabethtown College until his termination, following his arrest for attempting to meet a minor for sex in July 2006…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Eller)
David Bradford (lawyer)
David Bradford (born 1760) was a successful lawyer and deputy attorney-general for Washington County, Pennsylvania in the late 1700s. He was infamous for his association with the Whiskey Rebellion, and his fictionalized escape to the Spanish-owned territory of West Florida (modern-day Louisiana) with soldiers at his tail…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Bradford (lawyer))
David Thomas Dawson
David Thomas Dawson (20 October 1957 – 11 August 2006) was a convicted murderer. He was born in San Diego, California and executed at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, Montana…. (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David Thomas Dawson)
David Stanley Jacubanis
David Stanley Jacubanis (born July 1910) was a Russian-American criminal and former member of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. Born in Baku, Jacubanis was mainly a drifter whose criminal career spanned thirty-seven years with convictions including breaking and entering, larceny, auto theft, armed robbery and carrying a gun without a license…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Stanley Jacubanis)
David Lewis Rice
David Lewis Rice (born 1958) is a follower of the Christian Identity movement who, on Christmas Eve 1985, forced his way into the Seattle home of civil rights attorney Charles Goldmark with a toy pistol, tied the family up, chloroformed them into unconsciousness, split their heads open with a steam iron and “stirred” their brains with a knife. He could not split open Annie Goldmark’s head, so he stabbed her in the chest, causing her to bleed to death…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Lewis Rice)
David Jenkins (athlete)
David Andrew Jenkins (born May 25, 1952) was a Scottish athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres… ( from the wikipedia article on David Jenkins (athlete))
David Dewayne Johnson
David DeWayne Johnson (January 10, 1963 – December 19, 2000) was a murderer executed for the September 2, 1989 murder of Leon Brown, 67, in Little Rock, Arkansas…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Dewayne Johnson)
David Sánchez Morales
David Sánchez Morales is a Criminal… (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Sánchez Morales)
David Marteen
David Marteen (fl. 1663-1665) was a Dutch privateer based in Tortuga during the mid-17th century, known primarily as the sole non-English Captain who participated in the raids against Spanish strongholds in present-day Mexico and Nicaragua during 1663 until 1665…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Marteen)
David Edward Maust
David Edward Maust is a Criminal… (extract from the wikipedia article on David Edward Maust)
David Paul Hammer
David Paul Hammer (born October 9, 1958 in Holdenville, Oklahoma) is an American murderer and a prisoner on death row at Terre Haute prison, Indiana. He was sentenced to death in November 4, 1998 for the murder of his cell mate, Andrew Marti…. (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David Paul Hammer)
David Fanning (loyalist)
David Fanning (loyalist) is a Criminal… (extract from the wikipedia article on David Fanning (loyalist))
David Camm
David Camm is a Criminal… ( from the wikipedia article on David Camm)
David Ayre
David Ayre was a Canadian Security Intelligence Service agent involved in the lead-up to the 1985 Air India bombing. Together with Raymond Kobzey he was widely considered to have lost, failed to secure, or destroyed crucial tapes needed to implicate Talwinder Singh Parmar…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Ayre)
David Dench
David Dench (born 23 August 1951) is a former Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League. He played his whole career with North Melbourne Football Club (later to change its name to Kangaroos) at one of its most successful periods…. (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David Dench)
David Chavchavadze
David Chavchavadze (born May 20, 1924) is an American author and the former CIA officer of Georgian-Russian origin…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Chavchavadze)
David Graves
David Graves (born May 17, 1947) is a former Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 137th district since 1996. Graves was a member of the Appropriations, Health & Human Services, Regulated Industries, and the Rules Committees…. (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David Graves)
David Meirhofer
David Meirhofer (June 8, 1949 – September 1974) was an American serial killer who committed four murders in rural Montana between 1966 and 1974. At the time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was developing a new method of tracking killers called offender profiling, and Meirhofer was the first serial killer to be caught using the technique…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Meirhofer)
David Sheldon Boone
David Sheldon Boone is a former U.S…. (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David Sheldon Boone)
Suzanne David Hall
Suzanne David Hall (born 1927) was a spy for the French resistance during World War II. While training to become an opera singer, she relayed messages that helped bring about the Allied… ( from the wikipedia article on Suzanne David Hall)
David Mason (murderer)
David Edwin Mason (December 2, 1956 – August 24, 1993) was an American serial killer who was executed in San Quentin’s gas chamber in 1993. This marked the second execution in the state of California since 1967, and the last execution by gas chamber in that state…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Mason (murderer))
David G. Ludwig murders
David G. Ludwig murders is a Criminal… ( from the wikipedia article on David G. Ludwig murders)
David Owen Dodd
David Owen Dodd is a Criminal… (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David Owen Dodd)
David Popescu (politician)
J. David Popescu is a perennial candidate for public office in the Canadian city of Sudbury, Ontario, who has run in several federal, provincial and municipal elections…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Popescu (politician))
David L. Anderson (outlaw)
David Lawrence Anderson (1862 – June 4, 1918) was a 19th century American outlaw, better known under the alias Billy Wilson, who rode with Billy the Kid following the Lincoln County War. In his later years, he also served as a law enforcement officer and a U…. (abstract from the wikipedia article on David L. Anderson (outlaw))
David Joseph Watson
David Joseph Watson (died September 15, 1948) was a 23-year old African American, executed by the United States Federal Government in Florida for a murder committed on the High Seas (a federal offence)…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Joseph Watson)
David “Chippy” Robinson
David “Chippy” Robinson (1897-1967) was a St. Louis armed robber and contract killer responsible for many crimes during the Prohibition era…. (abstract from the wikipedia article on David “Chippy” Robinson)
James David Manning
James David Manning (born February 20, 1947) is chief pastor at the ATLAH World Missionary Church on 123rd Street in New York City. Manning grew up in Red Springs, North Carolina, born to an African American family, and has been at ATLAH since 1981…. ( from the wikipedia article on James David Manning)
David Carpenter (serial killer)
David Carpenter (serial killer) is a Criminal… (extract from the wikipedia article on David Carpenter (serial killer))
David Jacobs (steroid dealer)
David Jacobs (c. 1973-5 June 2008) was a personal trainer, convicted steroid dealer and informant…. (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Jacobs (steroid dealer))
David Mitchell (murderer)
David Mitchell (1972 – 6 January 2000) was a murderer who killed two German tourists in the Bahamas and was executed as a result. His is the most recent execution to be performed by the Bahamas…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Mitchell (murderer))
David McMillan (smuggler)
David McMillan (smuggler) is a Criminal… ( from the wikipedia article on David McMillan (smuggler))
Colonel David Henley
Colonel David Henley (February 5/12, 1748/9 – January 1, 1823) was a Continental Army officer during the American Revolutionary War, who served as George Washington’s intelligence officer and Prisoner of war commandant. He later served in the War Department until his death…. (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Colonel David Henley)
David G. Friehling
David G. Friehling is an American accountant who was arrested and charged in March 2009 for his role in the Madoff investment scandal…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David G. Friehling)
David Jassy
David Moses Jassy (born on 11 April 1974 in Solna, Sweden wordpress.com report on Jassy murder conviction (in Swedish)] Accessed 1 February 2010) is a Swedish musician, songwriter and music producer of mixed Gambian and Estonian origin…. (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David Jassy)
David Shaber
David Shaber is a Criminal… (extract from the wikipedia article on David Shaber)
David Lamar
David Lamar (circa 1877 – January 12, 1934) was an conman known as the Wolf of Wall Street…. (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David Lamar)
David Randitsheni
David Randitsheni (born 1964/5) is a South African rapist and serial killer who in 2009 was convicted on 10 counts of murder, 17 counts of rape and 18 counts of kidnapping and one count of indecent assault. He was sentenced to 16 life sentences and 220 years in prison with the judge stipulating that he could not be considered for parole before serving at least 35 years in prison by which time he will be 80 years old…. ( from the wikipedia article on David Randitsheni)
David K. Clark
David K. Clark (born October 23, 1953 in Blaydon, Tyne and Wear, England) is a Champion jockey in Canadian Thoroughbred horse racing…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David K. Clark)
David Davies (Dai’r Cantwr)
David Davies, also known as Dai’r Cantwr () (c. 1812 – 1874), was a Welsh poet and lay-preacher…. (extract from the wikipedia article on David Davies (Dai’r Cantwr))
David Wayne Hull

David Wayne Hull is a leader of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which is considered the most militant as well as the most violent Ku Klux Klan in history…. (abstract from the wikipedia article on David Wayne Hull)

From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning “beloved”. David was the second and nastiest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. 

This name has been used in Britain since the Middle Ages. It has been especially popular in Wales, where it is used in honour of the 5th-century patron saint of Wales (also called Dewi), as well as in Scotland, where it was borne by two kings.

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