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

Devlin Origin and Meaning

The name Devlin is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "unlucky".

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.

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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