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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.


Variations

Kevin has 9 variants: Kevan, Keven, Keveon, Kevinn, Kevion, Kevis, Kevon, Kevron and Kevyn.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Nevin, Tevin and Tevon.

Kevin has 1 feminine form: Kevina.


Popularity

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)

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 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)

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

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


Similar Names

Kevin is alike in pronunciation to Kavan and Keyvan. Other recommended similar baby names are Bevin, Devin, Jevin, Kelvin, Kervin and Levin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kevin.

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