Meaning and Origin of: Devine

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : Friend; darling
  • Latin : A goddess

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of either of two Gaelic names, Ó Duibhín ‘descendant of Duibhín’, a byname meaning ‘little black one’, or Ó Daimhín ‘descendant ofDaimhín’, a byname meaning ‘fawn’, ‘little stag’. These are attenuated versions of Ó Dubháin and Ó Damháin, and are the phonetic origin of Anglicizations with an internal v (as opposed to w, as in Dewan, or monosyllabic forms with an o or u) (seeDoane).
  • English and French : nickname, of literal or ironic application, from Middle English, Old French devin,divin ‘excellent’, ‘perfect’ (Latin divinus ‘divine’).