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pinWhat does Kevin mean?

Kevin /kev-in/ 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 9 variants: Kevan, Keven, Keveon, Kevinn, Kevion, Kevis, Kevon, Kevron and Kevyn.

Related boy names: Nevin, Tevin and Tevon.

Kevin has 1 feminine form: Kevina.

Kreatif forms: Kauaivin, Kenvin, Kevinno. [more]

pinHow 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)

Shown below is the birth name history of Kevin for boys. Kevin entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its apex position of #13 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #70 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent variation forms of Kevin (#70 in 2014) are Keven, Kevon and Tevin. These forms of Kevin were at the peak of their popularity in 1994 (average #470) and are somewhat less conventional today (#767, 56% less), with the versions Keven, Kevon and Tevin becoming less stylish. Kevin has historically been the top pick of parents.

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

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

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Kevin is alike in pronunciation to Cavan, Kavan, Kayvan, Kayven and Keyvan. Other recommended similar baby names are Alvin, Arvin, Bevin, Bevvin, Davin, Delvin, Dervin, Devin, Devlin, Edvin, Elvin, Ervin, Evin, Gavin, Havin, Hein, Herin, Irvin, Jeavin, Jevin, Jevvin, 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.