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Gender: Male Meaning of Devlin: "unlucky" Origin of Devlin: Irish

The name Devlin is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "unlucky". Devlin and is often added to lists like Movie Character Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

Devlin is an Irish name that's fresher and even more devilish than Devin.

The earliest written record of this surname occurs in the thirteenth century, when an O'Devlin was appointed Bishop of Kells in 1211.

In the contemporary world, Devlin Agamand is a character in the video game "War of Witchcraft" and there is a British rapper who goes by the single name Devlin. Bernadette Devlin was the youngest woman ever elected to the British Parliament.

Find other names based on Devlin using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Devlin

Devlin Barrett, Washington Post reporter
Devlin Barnes, American soccer player
(James) Devlin, English rapper
Bernadette Devlin, Irish civil rights leader

Pop Culture References for the name Devlin

Devlin Moran, female character in movie "Who Shot Patakango?"
Devlin, female character in movie "Just Go with It"
Devlin O'Ryan aka Reflex, character in DC Comics
Devlin Waugh, character in 2000 AD and Judge Dredd comics
Ernie, Tod, and Sandy Devlin, daredevil siblings in animated series "Devlin"
Devlin Agamand, character in World of Warcraft

Devlen, Devlyn, Delvin, Devlon, Devland


bbgdaryl Says:


Actually, the name means "from Dublin" and is not only a surname, but a non-gendered name. Historically, both males and females have had it as a given name in the real world as well as in fictional works. Might want to correct this entire page, Nameberry.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Too close to Devil for me, although the sound isn't bad at all. I don't like that the name means "unlucky", either.

Luísa Says:


Right now, I'm in love with this name. But for a girl. :P