Davin Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Davin:
French variant of David, which is derived from the Hebrew dāvīd (beloved).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My name is Davin. I have never met anybody else with the name Davin. I was wondering how everybody else pronounced it because I was name like Gavin with a D (rhymes with have in case you don't know Gavin). Some people try to say it like Day-vin.
My name is Davin also. Pronounced like Gavin.I get most people mis-spelling it even when I write it down for them, like on my drivers licence, car registration, work site security pass, health care forms and so on.
~I named my son Davin. I thought that it sounded neat, and was unique. His is pronouced like yours above, Dah-vin. At the doctos office, they have pronouced it with the long A sound, so it sounds like Day-vin. When I tell people his name, they too think that I am saying Devin.
We get a lot of Devin or Gavin ... I just tell people it is like Davenport and then the name tends to stick with them.
I chose to spell it Davvyn so there was no question about pronunciation when its read, however when I tell anyone his name they usually assume Im saying Gavin or Devon. My son loves his name and it fits him perfectly. It is celtic for strong knight, and defender. My son is 4 and he defends his 7 and 11 yr old brothers and his 1 and 12 yr old sisters so his name fits him to a T. He has extremely quick reflexes, and he has a wild imagination often pretending to be the Hulk.
- Personal experiences with the name Davin: | Edit
People often think his name is Devin. Hopefully that will fade as he gets older, but we thought it was pretty easy to understand when we chose it. :)
- Nicknames for Davin: | Edit
His most common nickname is Davie, though at age four he is now clarifying that "no, I'm Davin". His favorite nickname is Davinator. :) Did I mention he's four?
We call him Dav (with a short A sound)
I get called Dav,(rhymes with "have") or "Dav Dav". Or sometimes "Dav dude".
I am his sister and I call him Doodle :P
- Meanings and history of the name Davin: | Edit
We found a listing stating this is a Finnish name meaning Brilliant.
When we first found the name it said "place where two rivers meet". We live in Portland Oregon where two rivers meet so we thought it was perfect. We guessed maybe it came from an origin of Davenport.
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Davynn- member of fake boyband Parxbo!s
Davin Tonerre, a main character in "The Shamer Chronicles" novels by danish author Lene Kaaberbøl.