Meaning and Origin of Kevin - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Kevin

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : Royal obligation
  • Irish : Handsome
  • Scottish : Good-looking, fair
  • Gaelic : Gentle; lovable

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Anglicized form of Ó Caoimhín ‘descent ofCaoimhín’ (Kevin), a byname representing a diminutive of Gaelic caomh ‘comely’, ‘beloved’. This was the name of a 7th-century saint who is one of the patrons of Dublin.

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