Devin

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167k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Devin mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Devin

"Devin" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Descendant of the dark-haired One". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A surname​. An Anglicisation of Irish Ó Damháin "(descendant of a person named) Fawn".
  2. A male given name of modern usage, transferred from the surname, or a variant of Devon.
  3. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Devin

Devin Nunes is a Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and Chairman of theHouse Intelligence Committee. Devin was born on October 1st, 1973 in Tulare, California.

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Devin Townsend is a heavy metal music, progressive rock, electronic music, and ambient music musician. He plays Peavey Electronics and Framus. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Devin was given the name Devin Garret Townsend on May 5th, 1972 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

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Devin Booker is a basketball player for the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association. He was most active from 2015 to present. Devin was born on October 30th, 1996 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Dev is a pop-rap, electropop, hip hop music, and futurepop singing, songwriter, rapping, model (people), and radio personality. She has been prominent since 2010. Dev was given the name Devin Star Tailes on July 2nd, 1989 in Tracy, California, U.S. Dev is also known as Devin Star Tailes.

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Devin Hester is a football player. Devin was born on November 4th, 1982 in Riviera Beach, Florida.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Devin

Thomas Casimer Devin is a military person. His military service ended in 1878.

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Bill was born in 1915. He breathed his last breath in 2000.

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William Devin was a jurist. William was given the name William Augustus Devin in 1871. He passed away in 1959.

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Bettina was born in 1951 in San Francisco.

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How popular is the baby name Devin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1947 6 0 6
1948 12 0 12
1949 17 0 17
1950 7 0 7
1951 18 0 18
1952 25 5 20
1953 23 5 18
1954 43 8 35
1955 50 12 38
1956 55 0 55
1957 71 7 64
1958 68 0 68
1959 77 0 77
1960 115 7 108
1961 135 10 125
1962 194 7 187
1963 214 17 197
1964 307 8 299
1965 323 6 317
1966 343 10 333
1967 368 25 343
1968 418 29 389
1969 465 34 431
1970 549 27 522
1971 512 17 495
1972 489 20 469
1973 521 19 502
1974 616 23 593
1975 578 16 562
1976 531 15 516
1977 922 112 810
1978 1,286 418 868
1979 1,340 402 938
1980 1,329 348 981
1981 1,124 250 874
1982 1,286 253 1,033
1983 2,228 335 1,893
1984 2,472 297 2,175
1985 2,687 356 2,331
1986 2,910 465 2,445
1987 3,517 440 3,077 #99 boy name
1988 3,789 491 3,298 #98 boy name
1989 4,182 587 3,595 #96 boy name
1990 4,723 861 3,862 #98 boy name
1991 5,551 1,163 4,388 #83 boy name
1992 6,005 1,035 4,970 #75 boy name
1993 6,212 857 5,355 #71 boy name
1994 6,835 771 6,064 #61 boy name
1995 6,932 745 6,187 #58 boy name
1996 6,674 672 6,002 #60 boy name
1997 6,647 605 6,042 #59 boy name
1998 6,776 559 6,217 #62 boy name
1999 6,479 509 5,970 #68 boy name
2000 6,655 502 6,153 #69 boy name
2001 6,448 410 6,038 #71 boy name
2002 5,749 311 5,438 #74 boy name
2003 5,957 312 5,645 #74 boy name
2004 5,504 341 5,163 #81 boy name
2005 4,989 277 4,712 #90 boy name
2006 4,677 232 4,445 #100 boy name
2007 4,661 245 4,416
2008 4,198 191 4,007
2009 3,564 181 3,383
2010 3,004 162 2,842
2011 2,621 160 2,461
2012 2,389 152 2,237
2013 1,951 109 1,842
2014 1,591 103 1,488
2015 1,487 110 1,377
2016 1,276 106 1,170
2017 1,132 102 1,030

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Popularity of Devin as a first name

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Popularity of Devin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Devin U.S.
  White 86.10% 64.26%
  African American 6.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Devin

People with the last name Devin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Devin

  • What name lists does Devin rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Devin? Devin is the 431st most popular name of all time. As a last name Devin was the 20,076th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Devin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 166,909 babies born with the first name Devin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Devin to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Devin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Devin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Devin is Tuesday, March 26th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Devin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Devin was in 1998 with a total of 6,217 babies. That's a lot of babies named Devin!
  • Random Devin Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Devin ranks 74th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 122 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Devin: Your name in reverse order is Nived. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Evndi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Devin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,331 people with the last name Devin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Devin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Devin as their last name since less than 1 person in 222k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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