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What does Devin mean?

Devin Pronunciation of Devin as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Devin) is pronounced DEV-in. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Devin is "bard, poet". May also possibly mean "young deer". May also come from the French "divin", meaning "divine, perfect".


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, deer, perfect (great)


VARIANTS Dev, Devinn, Devon, Devyn, Devynn


(male) Denin, ..

(female) Devis, ..

Devin Gustavo (D.G.), ..

How popular is Devin?

Devin is a very prominent first name for men (#395 out of 1220, Top 32%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#18437 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Devin entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #58 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is at #335 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Devin name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Dev (#1470 VIA LATEST LIST), Devon (#667) and Devyn (#1736) are the popular alternative forms of Devin (#335) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Devin were popular with parents 2 decades ago (MEDIAN #701) and have become much less conventional since (#1052, DOWN 82.6%), with versions like Devin becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Devin, Dev, Devon, Devyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Devin, Devon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Devin is pronounced similarly to Daivian, Daven, Daveon, Davian, Davien, Davin, Davion, Davon, Davonn, Davyan, Davyen, Davyn, Davyon, Deavon, Devan, Devane, Devaun, Deven, Deveon, Devine, Devion and Devonn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alvin, Arvin, Bevin, Bevvin, Dain, Davi, David, Davie, Davis, Decio, Deen, Dejon, Delfin, Deli, Delon, Delvin, Delwin, Den, Denis, Deon, Deri, Derik, Derrin, Dervin, Destin, Deval, Devlin, Devlon, Devlyn, Dewain, Dewie, Deylin, Deyn, Deyon, Donevin, Ervin, Evin, Hein, Herin, Jevin, Jevvin (see Jevon), Jovin, Kelvin, Kevin, Levin, Melvin, Nevin, Orvin, Savin, Tavin, Tevin, Trevin and Yemin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Devin.

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