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Boy Name: Kevin

Name: Kevin
Pronunciation: \k(e)-vin\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: handsome beloved
Origin: Irish
Related Names: Nevin, Tevin, Tevon
Sounds Like: Kavan, Gavin, Keyvan
Variant forms: Kevan, Keven, Keveon, Kevinn, Kevion, Kevis, Kevon, Kevron, Kevyn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 23
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 56332


Kevin \k(e)-vin\ as a boy's name is pronounced KEV-in. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kevin is "handsome beloved". Saint Kevin (seventh century) founded a monastery that became famous as an educational center. Makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin; basketball player Kevin Garnett.

Kevin has 9 variant forms: Kevan, Keven, Keveon, Kevinn, Kevion, Kevis, Kevon, Kevron and Kevyn.

For more information, see also related names Nevin, Tevin and Tevon.

Baby names that sound like Kevin are Kavan, Gavin and Keyvan.

View a list of the 7 names that reference Kevin.


Kevin is a very popular first name for men (#23 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#56332 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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