Origin:Irish
Popularity:283
Meaning:handsome beloved
Saint Kevin is one of the patron saints of Dublin, after founding a monastery in the seventh century. In the 1920s, the name migrated from Ireland to the rest of the world. According to Social Security Administration data, Kevin is still in the top 100, though it has fallen after spending more than 40 years in the top 40. Parents today are much more likely to choose the Irish names Aiden and Liam. Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is a popular namesake. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has a son named Kevin.

Famous Kevins

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Kevin Bacon
    Actor
  • Kevin Costner
    Actor
  • Kevin Durant
    Basketball Player
  • Kevin Hart
    Actor, Comedian
  • Kevin Jonas
    Singer
  • Kevin Richardson
    Singer
  • Kevin Spacey
    Actor

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Source: Social Security Administration

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