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Gender: M Meaning of Kevin: "handsome" Origin of Kevin: Irish Kevin's Popularity in 2013: #72

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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 Anderson, American actor
Kevin Bacon, American actor
Kevin Bridges, Scottish stand-up comedian
Kevin Corrigan, 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 Justin Graves, American child actor; twin brother Christopher Graves
Kevin Hart, American actor and comedian
Kevin James, American actor and comedian
Kevin Jonas, American musician
Kevin Kilner, American actor
Kevin Kline, American actor
Kevin Love, American basketball player
Kevin McCarthy, American actor
Kevin McHale, American Basketball player (Boston Celtics 1980 - 1993)
Kevin McHale, American actor and singer ("Glee")
Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor
Kevin Nealon, American actor
Kevin O'Leary, Canadian businessman, star of TV's "Dragon's Den" and "Shark Tank"
Kevin Pollack, American actor
Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
Kevin Smith, American director, producer, and screenwriter
Kevin Sorbo, American actor
Kevin Spacey, American actor
Kevin Tighe, American actor
Kevin White, Mayor of Boston, MA (USA) 1968 - 1984
Kevin Wu, Youtuber
Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player

Pop Culture References for the Name Kevin

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

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