Kevin - boys name

Kevin name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Kevin name meaning:

The name Kevin is of Irish origin and has a rich history. It is derived from the Irish name CaoimhĂ­n, which means "handsome" or "gentle birth." The name gained popularity in the 20th century, particularly in English-speaking countries. It is often associated with individuals who are friendly, approachable, and charismatic.

People named Kevin are often described as confident and outgoing, with a natural ability to connect with others. They are known for their sense of humor and their ability to bring laughter and joy to those around them. Kevin is also a name associated with intelligence and creativity, as many individuals with this name excel in academics or the arts.

Overall, the name Kevin carries positive connotations and is often associated with individuals who are kind-hearted, sociable, and well-liked. It has a timeless appeal and continues to be a popular choice for parents naming their sons.

Origin: Celtic

Gentle, lovable.


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Related names

Kevin , Keva , Keven , Keveon, Kevia, Kevinn, Kevion, Kevis, Kevon, Kevron

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Overall UK ranking: 192 out of 4789

285 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (213)

Historical popularity of Kevin

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