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.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Kevin BaconActor
- Kevin CostnerActor
- Kevin DurantBasketball Player
- Kevin HartActor, Comedian
- Kevin JonasSinger
- Kevin RichardsonSinger
- Kevin SpaceyActor
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Source: Social Security Administration
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