Name: Kevin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Kevin

  • Meaning:
    Beautiful at birth
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    (KEV in)
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Miscellaneous Info for Kevin

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    English and Gaelic speaking countries
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    Kevin of Glendalough was an early Irish saint who is credited for spreading the popularity of the name Kevin (originally Caoimhín).

    Perhaps the most famous Kevin today is Kevin Bacon, an American actor to whom - it is alleged - anyone in Hollywood can be connected in six links or less.

    Other notable Kevins include actors Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Spacey and Kevin Kline, and Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline.

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