Popularity:4768
Origin:Gaelic
Other Origin(s):Irish, Scottish
Meaning:Little saint; Little bone
A Gaelic surname with dual origins, Nevins is breaking the barrier as a personal name for boys. As a Scottish surname, Nevins derives from Mac Naomhin and holds the virtuous endearment “little saint.” As an Irish surname, Nevins is an anglicized form of Mac Cnáimhín, inheriting the meaning “little bone.” Nevin without an “s” is already an established personal name in Ireland and Scotland, with Nevins proposing a stand-out title for the tiny tot embarking on a journey of benevolence.
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