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HA! just because English is a common language (which I assume is the language you were referring to), it doesn;t mean that 'foreigners' HAVE to give their children English names. You know, the British actually enjoy names from Iraq. And I believe that 'David' is Hebrew or Jewish? Anthony (Tony) is Italian, etc.

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The ``most influential language in the world'' at the time of the OP's birth, from the perspective of their parents, might well have been something other than English. German perhaps?

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@99: Yes, "David" is a Hebrew name (Hebrew being a Jewish language). You're spot on. Other Hebrew names include Nathan, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Maya, Rebekah, Leah, Shoshannah (more commonly as Susanna/Susan), Deborah/Devorah, Miriam/Mary, Jonah, Joel, Hannah, Tal, Elijah, Ilana, Suri, Rachel, Sarah, Simon, Naomi, Ruth, Judith/Judy, Abigail/Abby, Adam, Eve, Marni, Aaron, Talia, Zelda, Benjamin, Joseph, Reuben, Daniel, Dara, Shay, Saul, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and others. Although many aren't pronounced as a Hebrew-speaker would say them, their origins are Hebrew - and that's just some Hebrew names. There are plenty of other common names that have non-Western/English origins. So 27's argument goes out the window.

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