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.
There is 1 feminine form of Kevin: Kevina.
Kevin is a very popular first name for males (#23 out of 1220, Top 2%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#56332 out of 88799, Top 63%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kevin for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kevin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kevin (#70), Tevin, Keven and Kevon. (2014 statistics).