What does Kevin mean?
Kevin \k(e)-vin\ as a boys' 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 1 feminine form: Kevina.
Kevin is a very prominent first name for males (#23 out of 1220, Top 2%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#50572 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Kevin for boys. Kevin entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its apex position of #13 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is at #70 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent variation forms of Kevin (#70 in 2014) are Keven, Kevon and Tevin. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity in 1994 (usage of 0.5295%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.2325%, down 56.1%), with the versions Keven, Kevon and Tevin becoming less stylish. Kevin (#70) is the most trendy baby name in this compilation. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Kevin and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)