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Meaning and Origin of: Devin

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : From Devonshire
  • Irish : Poet

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish (County Louth) : variant of Devine 1.
  • English and French : variant of Devine 2.
  • French : from devin ‘sorcerer’, ‘fortune teller’ (related to the verb deviner ‘to divine’, ‘foretell’).
  • Russian : metronymic from deva ‘girl’, normally a designation of an illegitimate child. Sometimes it may be a patronymic from a nickname for an effeminate man.
  • A Breton bearer of this name was married in Quebec city in 1692.

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