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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Devlin

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Alt. Meaning

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

E is for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

V is for verve! Your enthusiasm!

L is for love, everlasting.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

N is for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

Notable Persons Named Devlin

Devlin is a grime music and british hip hop rapping. His ongoing career started in 2006. Devlin was given the name James Devlin on May 7th, 1989.

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Devlin Barnes is a soccer player for the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Albany BWP Highlanders, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Atlanta Silverbacks, Wilmington Hammerheads FC, and Real Maryland F.C. Devlin was born on April 18th, 1982 in Seoul.

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Devlin McKay is a sports team member for the Kilmarnock F.C.

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Devlin Gilmour Ford is a sports team member for the Acadia Axemen.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Devlin

Janet Devlin is a pop music and folk music musician. She was most active from 2011 to present. Janet was given the name Janet Maureen Aoife Ni Devlin on November 12th, 1994.

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Devlin is a grime music and british hip hop rapping. His ongoing career started in 2006. Devlin was given the name James Devlin on May 7th, 1989.

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Dean Devlin is a film producer and screenwriter. His ongoing career started in 1980. Dean was born as the child of Pilar Seurat and Don Devlin on August 27th, 1962 in New York City.

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Michael was born on November 19th, 1965 in St. Louis County, Missouri.

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Es Devlin is a stage and costume designer.

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Keith J. Devlin is a scientist. Keith was born on March 16th, 1947 in Hull, England.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1961 5 0 5
1962 12 0 12
1963 9 0 9
1964 19 0 19
1965 9 0 9
1966 20 0 20
1967 13 0 13
1968 25 0 25
1969 14 0 14
1970 33 5 28
1971 36 0 36
1972 38 0 38
1973 24 5 19
1974 39 0 39
1975 36 0 36
1976 14 0 14
1977 26 5 21
1978 24 5 19
1979 20 0 20
1980 13 0 13
1981 23 0 23
1982 30 6 24
1983 51 0 51
1984 35 0 35
1985 24 0 24
1986 43 8 35
1987 28 5 23
1988 25 0 25
1989 46 0 46
1990 50 6 44
1991 50 7 43
1992 56 6 50
1993 78 8 70
1994 49 0 49
1995 81 10 71
1996 79 6 73
1997 96 8 88
1998 105 10 95
1999 90 5 85
2000 101 0 101
2001 104 10 94
2002 102 0 102
2003 131 0 131
2004 137 5 132
2005 119 0 119
2006 136 8 128
2007 145 6 139
2008 108 0 108
2009 116 0 116
2010 95 5 90
2011 77 0 77
2012 88 6 82
2013 68 6 62
2014 78 7 71
2015 64 6 58
2016 45 0 45
2017 33 5 28

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Popularity of Devlin as a first name

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Popularity of Devlin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Devlin U.S.
  White 92.68% 64.26%
  African American 2.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Devlin

People with the last name Devlin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Devlin

  • How Popular is the name Devlin? Devlin is the 4,999th most popular name of all time. As a last name Devlin was the 2,774th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Devlin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,215 babies born with the first name Devlin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Devlin to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Devlin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Devlin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Devlin is Sunday, July 7th, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Devlin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Devlin was in 2007 with a total of 139 babies.
  • Random Devlin Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Devlin is not a popular baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Devlin: Your name in reverse order is Nilved. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lviedn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Devlin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,014 people with the last name Devlin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Devlin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Devlin as their last name.

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