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Kevin 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 names Nevin, Tevin and Tevon.
Baby names that sound like Kevin are Kavan, Gavin and Keyvan.
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Popularity of Kevin
Kevin is a very popular first name for men (#23 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#56332 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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