Kevin Name Meaning & Origin


Pronunciation: KEH-vin (key)

Origin of the name Kevin:

Anglicized form of the Irish Caoimhín, Caomghin (handsome, comely birth), which is derived from caomh (comely, beloved, kind).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Keven, Kevon

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Comments and insights on the name Kevin: | Edit

Kevyn is nice for a girl.

I'm a girl and my dad's name is Kevin, so my parents named me Keviny (pronounced like Stephanie). I didn't like it when I was a kid, but now I like it real well because it's unusual and there aren't 4 or 5 girls with my name in my classes - I'm the only one.

Personal experiences with the name Kevin: | Edit

Kevin's one of my best friends. Best Saxaphone player EVER.

We know a man who spells it Kevin but pronounces it KEE-vin.

In Germany, a "Kevin" is a lower-class hoodlum, because many of these have names their parents got from American television shows.


I'm married to a Kevin. He is smart, handsome, and funny.


My brother's name is Kevin, he was born in 2002 so there arent many Kevin's at all. I think Kevin is a simple name and timeless name. My brother is a active, funny and smart kid and i think the name suites him well. I recommend this name greatly, you cant go wrong with Kevin!

Kevin would you please consider dining with me. Your uncomfortably heroic effort and your kindness and support have really made me turn around and think to myself...wouldd you like to be my beau? Its so not a good time but when is it a good show up on time, huh?This IS not usually forward i know your busy and we sre both getting thru personal chapters.i would like to get to know you and create a new chapter...623-533-4107

Nicknames for Kevin: | Edit

Kev, K, Kip, Kevs, Kevers, Kevy, Kevo, Kevi Wevi, Kevtron, Vinny, Kurvy

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Famous real-life people named Kevin: | Edit

Kevin 'Dontae' Neary: Actor/Rapper/Commedian/YouTuber/Gamer(A.K.A iSekC or XpertTheif or XT)
Kevin Atherton and Kevin Varnes AMA Grand National Championship Dirt track racers
Kevin Bacon, American actor
Kevin Olusola, two-time Grammy award winning artist alongside other band-members of accapela group, Pentatonix.
Kevin Costner, American actor
Kevin Durant, American basketball player
Kevin Federline, dancer and Britney Spear's ex-husband
Kevin Garnett, American basketball player
Kevin Henkes, children's author
Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor
Kevin Jonas, American musician
Kevin McHale, American actor and singer
Kevin Lieber - YouTuber (Vsauce2)
Kevin Wu - YouTuber (KevJumba)
Kevin Dontae - Actor/Rapper/Gamer (YouTuber known as isekc/Xpertthief)
Kevin Nealon, American actor
Kevin Scott Richardson, member of the Backstreet Boys
Kevin Rudd, Australian Prime Minister
Kevin Smith, American director, producer, and screenwriter
Kevin Spacey, American actor
Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player

Kevin in song, story & screen: | Edit

Kevin was the child that was accidentally left behind in the "Home Alone" movies.
Kevin- a character from the show "Ed,Edd,and Eddy"
Kevin Levin- a character from the show "Ben 10"
Kevin Ryan- Homicide detective on ABC's "Castle"
Kevin Tran- a prophet from the show "Supernatural
Kevin the Sea Cucumber- A minor character from the kids T.V show "SpongeBob SquarePants"

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