What does Kevin mean?
Kevin [kevin] 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.
1 feminine form: Kevina.Creative forms:
(male) Keain, Kenin, ..
(female) Kevna, .. Middle name pairings:
Kevin Benson (K.B.), ..
How popular is Kevin?
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. Demographics)
Kevin entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #13 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #79 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Kevin (#79 in 2015) are Kevan, Keven, Kevion, Kevon, Kevyn, Nevin, Tevin (#1354 in 2015) and Tevon. These forms of Kevin were at the peak of their popularity 6 decades ago (average #1443) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1714, 80% less usage), with versions such as Tevin becoming less stylish.
Kevin▼ is alike in pronunciation to Cavan, Kavan, Kayvan, Kayven and Keyvan. Other recommended names are Alvin▼, Arvin, Bevin, Bevvin, Davin, Delvin, Dervin, Devin▼, Devlin, Edvin, Elvin▼, Ervin▼, Evin, Gavin, Havin, Hein, Herin, Irvin▼, Jeavin, Jevin, Jevvin (see Jevon), Jovin, Kadin▼, Kaelin, Kain, Kalin, Kalvin, Kean, Kearn, Keelin, Keen, Kefir, Kegan, Keir, Kelan, Kellin, Keltin, Kelvan, Kelven, Kelvin, Kelvis, Kelvon, Kelvyn, Kelwin, Ken▼, Kenan, Kenn, Kentin, Keon, Kern, Kervin, Kervyn, Kerwin, Ketil, Klein, Korin, Levin, Medvin, Melvin▼, Mervin▼, Orvin, Osvin, Regin, Savin, Sevrin, Tavin, Trevin▼ and Yemin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kevin.See names in meaning and etymology.