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Origin & Meaning

The name Kevin is of Irish and Gaelic origin.

The meaning of Kevin is "kind, gentle, comely (handsome, beautiful) at birth".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 70 in baby name popularity for boys with 5859 occurrences.  It ranked 8220 in popular baby names for girls with 14 occurrences. 

View the Kevin Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kevin has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kevin to other names.


Kevin is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Caoimhin from the Old Irish Coemgein. It is derived from the Irish elements caomh (coem) meaning "kind, gentle, comely" and gin (gein) meaning "birth".

It was the name of a 7th century saint who is a patron saint of Dublin.


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Related Names

Kevin is a form of the name Caoimhin.

Variants of the name Kevin include Kevan, Keven, Keveon, Kevion, Kevon, Kevron, Kevyn.

The names Cefin, Keva, Kevina are all forms of Kevin.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Kevin Bacon, Kevin Henkes, Kevin Garnett, Kevin Spacey.

Name Fun

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Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.