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Gender: M Meaning of Kevin: "handsome" Origin of Kevin: Irish Kevin's Popularity in 2012: #67

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Kevin, even though it is almost as popular as it was fifteen years ago (there were more than six thousand of them born last year), definitely seems more a young man's--even a dad's-- than a baby's name these days. (Think Kevin Bacon, Kevin Costner, Kevin Spacey).

Kevin was first popularized by the seventh century Saint Kevin, who founded a scholastic monastry near Dublin and was rewarded by being made one of that city's patron saints. In America, the Irish Kevin has had an impressive forty-plus years of popularity.

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Famous People Named Kevin

Kevin Bacon, American actor
Kevin Costner, American actor
Kevin Durant, American basketball player
Kevin Federline, dancer and Britney Spear's ex-husband
Kevin Garnett, American basketball player
Kevin Jonas, American musician
Kevin McHale, American actor and singer
Kevin Nealon, American actor
Kevin Smith, American director, producer, and screenwriter
Kevin Spacey, American actor
Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player
Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor
Kevin Wu, Youtuber
Kevin Love, American basketball player
Kevin O'Leary, Canadian businessman, star of TV's "Dragon's Den" and "Shark Tank"
Kevin Bridges, Scottish stand-up comedian
Kevin Justin Graves, American actor; twin brother Christopher Graves

Pop Culture References for the Name Kevin

Kevin McAllister, protagonist of the Home Alone films
Kevin Arnold, character on The Wonder Years
Kevin, the large bird in the Disney/Pixar film Up
Joel Kevin Gosselin (b. 2004), Son of Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin
Kevin Michael McKeehan aka "tobyMac", Christian singer-songwriter
Kevin the Pigeon
Kevin Myers, from the "American Pie" movies
Kevin Langley, from movie "Bean" played by Andy Lawrence
Kevin, alternate version of narrator Cecil in podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
Kevin Price, main character in the musical The Book of Mormon
Kevin Khatchadourian, from the novel and film "We Need To Talk About Kevin"
Cousin Kevin, song by The Who

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