Kevin: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kevin

Kevin

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.

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

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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!

Nicknames for Kevin: | Edit

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

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Famous real-life people named Kevin: | Edit

Kevin Bacon, American actor
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 Dantae - Actor/Rapper/Gamer (YouTuber known as isekc/Xpertthief)
Kevin Nealon, American actor
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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