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Kevin Meaning


What does Kevin mean?

The name Kevin is of Irish and Gaelic origin.

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

Kevin is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ke-vin.

The Given Name Kevin

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.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Kevin Bacon, and Kevin Costner.

Kevin Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 89 in baby name popularity for boys with 4,526 occurrences. It ranked 17,491 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 79 in baby name popularity for boys with 5,164 occurrences. It ranked 8,201 in baby name popularity for girls with 14 occurrences.

Want to see how Kevin sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Kevin Name Popularity Page.

Kevin Related Names

Kevin is a form of Caoimhin.

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

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

Famous Kevins

  • Kevin ~ Saint
  • Kevin Bacon ~ Actor
  • Kevin Costner ~ Actor
  • Kevin Doyle ~ Actor
  • Kevin Durant ~ Basketball Player
  • Kevin Hart ~ Actor
  • Kevin James ~ Actor
  • Kevin Jonas ~ Actor, Pop Musician
  • Kevin Kline ~ Actor
  • Kevin Love ~ Basketball Player
  • Kevin Magnussen ~ Driver
  • Kevin McHale ~ Basketball Player
  • Kevin McKidd ~ Actor
  • Kevin McNally ~ Actor
  • Kevin Pollak ~ Actor
  • Kevin Rahm ~ Actor
  • Kevin Rudd ~ Australian Prime Minister (2007-2010)
  • Kevin Smith ~ Actor
  • Kevin Spacey ~ Actor
  • Kevin Weisman ~ Actor
  • Kevin Whately ~ Actor
  • Kevin Zegers ~ Actor

Kevin Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Kevin.

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Kevin Name Fun

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Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Kevin.

Just for fun, see the name Kevin in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Kevin in Nautical Flags page.