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Meaning and name origin

Kevin \k(e)-vin\ as a boy's name is pronounced KEV-in. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kevin is "handsome beloved". Saint Kevin (seventh century) founded a monastery that became famous as an educational center. Makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin; basketball player Kevin Garnett.

Kevin has 9 variant forms: Kevan, Keven, Keveon, Kevinn, Kevion, Kevis, Kevon, Kevron and Kevyn.

For more information, see also related boy names Nevin, Tevin and Tevon.

There is 1 feminine form of Kevin: Kevina.


Kevin is a very popular first name for males (#23 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#56332 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kevin for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kevin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kevin outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kevin and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Keven, Kevin, Kevon and Tevin. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Keven, Kevin, Kevon, Tevin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kevin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kevin is also pronounced similarly to Kavan and Keyvan. Other suggested similar baby names are Bevin, Devin, Jevin, Kelvin, Kervin and Levin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kevin.


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