The name Kevin is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "handsome". Kevin is ranked #89 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".
From the experts:
Kevin, even though it is almost as popular as it was fifteen years ago (there were almost 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 James).
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.