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Devin

... as a boy's name

Origin: Celtic
Meaning: A Poet

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Devin

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Devin in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Devin:

  • Records indicate that 142,486 boys in the United States have been named Devin since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1998, when 6,213 people in the U.S. were given the name Devin. Those people are now 19 years old.

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    Comments about the name Devin

    93% Approval Rating
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      13 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Devin, I really like my name, although people do often alert me that it is one letter away from being devil.... Anyways I've heard it's a variation of David." Dec. 23, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Devyn. I wanted him to have a strong name. People love his name! My daughter's name is Ashley, we wanted a name with y in it. Choosing his name to match was easy!" Dec. 26, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name for a Man not a Girl It is a Masculine name I know Devin he is a very masculine very handsome man. I wish I had the same name!" Nov. 14, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Devin. i'm 22 and no one has had problems with it. my neighbor growing up was named Devin, same spelling, and she was a girl haha" Mar. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Devin in 1993. I had not hear of the name but was looking for a name that started with a De. My name is Deborah. My I liked the name Kevin because it sound strong. I thought "DEVIN" went straight to the baby name book and there it was a real name and I looked no more. He is a great son and everybody loves his name and so does he." May. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "The Devin I know is a very masculine very good looking cute guy!! When I hear the name I think of Him" Jan. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Devin. I spell it Devin. I love my name. I don't see why anyone would hate that name. It's perfect for me!!!" Sep. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My oldest son is named Devin. I've loved the name since college. A good friend's boyfriend had the name. I was complimented frequently on his name and in the years to follow there were many Devin's in our town. He is 15 now and I still love the sound of his name." Jan. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I named my son this in 1999, I had never heard it. I now work with two males named Devin, and I met a female at a diner once. It's a very masculine name." Aug. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Devin and all the girls love this name!" Jul. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name and we get soooooo many compliments for it. Not your run-of-the-mill first name, unlike Michael or John!" Apr. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Thats my name my girlfriend and my ex loves it so deal with it!" Mar. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Devin and I love it. The only problem is that it seems to be evolving into a girl's name. We recently moved to Pennsylvania from Arizona and have encountered several girls named Devon. Apparently there is a town here by that name and it is a popular name for girls." Nov. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "this name i don't like cuz it's like i don't know. it's like if u take away the n and add a l then it's devil. i just don't like the name." Jan. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "I was born in 1965 and know of no one older than I am with this name, I thought I was the first, is it possible?" Mar. 24, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born 1993. How does this happen that 93 is one of the peak years? We had never even heard the name, looked in a baby name book for boy's names starting with D and came up with Devin. I don't get it!" Dec. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons' name is Devin, he's 15. It may be Celtic but its not Irish - we live in Ireland and the translation of poet is not Devin. People here thinks its do with Devon, England (hence its usually spelt Devon). Getting popular though now as we know a boy and girl with the name." Nov. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "excuse me. my little brother's name is devin. so u just need 2 shut the heck up. got good. he is not the devil. so u just need 2 shut the heck up.. got it got it good" Feb. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "excuse me. my little brother's name is devin. so u just need 2 shut the heck up. got good. he is not the devil. so u just need 2 shut the heck up.. got it got it good" Feb. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great Name for a male. Very strong name. I spell my name Devin but most pften spelled Devon. Devin is gailic for poet." Sep. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Devin and I was born 7/11/89. People often miss pronounce my name Dev-on. And even when they know its pronounce Devin (vin as in vin diagram or Vin Diesel) they will spell it as Devon. ("on" as in on or off). How do you get Devon from Devin. And people that really don't care will call me Damon, Damien, Devron, or Devlin. Other than that its an okay name. Better than a Michael, John, or a Chris. Oh and by the I'm black." Jul. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Devin too, I like t because the spelling is Irish" Jan. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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