Meaning and Origin of: Nevin

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Nephew
  • Irish : The servant of the saints

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish and Irish (Leinster) : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naoimhín, a patronymic from a personal name representing a diminutive of naomh ‘saint’.
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cnáimhín ‘son of Cnámhín’, a Galway name, or Ó Cnáimhín, a Munster name meaning ‘descendant of Cnámhín’, a byname meaning ‘little bone’, used to refer to a thin man.