Kevin is a modern-day classic. From the Wonder Years‘ Kevin Arnold, to six-degrees of Kevin Bacon, to teen heartthrob Kevin Jonas, Kevin has become almost as ubiquitous a name as good ol’ John. The name first gained recognition in the seventh century after Saint Kevin was made one of the patron saints of Dublin. It’s been an extremely popular name for boys in the U.S. for the past 50 years.


  • gaelic:
  • irish: Handsome

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Actor Kevin Costner, Actor Kevin Bacon, Actor Kevin Spacey, Actor Kevin Kline, Musician Kevin Jonas, Director Kevin Smith, Athlete Kevin Love

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Tatum O´Neal and John McEnroe, Son of Phil Donahue