in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Handsome, Beautiful
  • #32 All Time
  • #70 in 2014
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How popular is the name "Kevin" in the U.S.?

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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
19493,330313,299#95 boy name
19504,800394,761#73 boy name
19516,382446,338#53 boy name
19527,973457,928#43 boy name
195310,0666210,004#36 boy name
195415,4018015,321#28 boy name
195517,2136917,144#27 boy name
195621,8356821,767#22 boy name
195724,3739024,283#20 boy name
195824,7409324,647#20 boy name
195926,85910026,759#14 boy name
196028,4859428,391#15 boy name
196129,01210728,905#14 boy name
196228,4479128,356#14 boy name
196330,74612130,625#11 boy name
196429,48111429,367#13 boy name
196528,30911728,192#13 boy name
196625,72312325,600#17 boy name
196724,73911724,622#17 boy name
196824,00512523,880#17 boy name
196923,70912823,581#16 boy name
197027,11812926,989#14 boy name
197125,01013424,876#14 boy name
197222,48611822,368#13 boy name
197320,93213320,799#14 boy name
197419,60212719,475#14 boy name
197518,19510618,089#15 boy name
197618,60011318,487#15 boy name
197722,63114922,482#13 boy name
197820,21610520,111#15 boy name
197918,85712018,737#19 boy name
198018,09311717,976#23 boy name
198117,56911117,458#25 boy name
198217,57911817,461#24 boy name
198317,51614417,372#25 boy name
198417,97812417,854#24 boy name
198518,95314718,806#23 boy name
198620,07614619,930#21 boy name
198720,54814220,406#19 boy name
198820,27411620,158#20 boy name
198921,2989921,199#19 boy name
199020,4727120,401#23 boy name
199120,3398120,258#23 boy name
199219,6935919,634#25 boy name
199319,1285319,075#25 boy name
199417,3625717,305#26 boy name
199515,9115915,852#25 boy name
199614,6133514,578#26 boy name
199713,3243313,291#28 boy name
199812,5231612,507#32 boy name
199912,2863512,251#34 boy name
200012,6973112,666#32 boy name
200112,6273612,591#32 boy name
200212,0743112,043#33 boy name
200311,7552811,727#32 boy name
200411,2584611,212#34 boy name
200510,9353110,904#33 boy name
200610,8012710,774#37 boy name
200710,5522310,529#39 boy name
20089,797119,786#41 boy name
20098,787218,766#44 boy name
20107,32577,318#58 boy name
20116,566156,551#67 boy name
20126,22176,214#68 boy name
20135,928105,918#72 boy name
20145,873145,859#70 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Kevin? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,158,447 babies born with the name Kevin in the United States. That's more than enough Kevins to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kevin" was in 1963 with a total of 30,625 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kevins)

According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kevin" ranks #37 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 90 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 19,693 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kevin" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kevin as well as things modernly associated with the name Kevin such as celebrities named Kevin.


Origin and Meaning of Kevin

The name "Kevin" is of Irish origin, and it means "Handsome, Beautiful". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is a basketball biography. Kevin was born in 1988 in Washington, D.C.


Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey is an actor, director, writer, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to present. Kevin was born in 1959 as Kevin Spacey Fowler in South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.


Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner is an actor, producer, director, and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1977 to present. Kevin was born in 1955 as Kevin Michael Costner in Lynwood, California, U.S.


Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon is an actor and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. Kevin was born in 1958 as Kevin Norwood Bacon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.


Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett is a nba biography. Kevin was born in 1976 in Greenville, South Carolina.


Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas is an actor, musician, director, and contractor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Kevin was born in 1987 as Paul Kevin Jonas II in Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.


Alternative Meanings

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

E is for elegant, born within you.

V is for vitality, your lust for living.

I is for ideals, no higher!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Nivek". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Kneiv". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Kevin born Nov 6, 1938

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 775. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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