Kevin

Kevin - A unique male name



  Jun 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kevin, meaning handsome, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1918 on position #1430. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kevin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kevin? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kevin. The baby boy name Kevin was given to 6,191 baby boys in 2012, ranking #67 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 265 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kevin peaked in popularity 55 years ago in 1963 on position 11.



Famous with this name

Kevin Sorbo
Kevin Durand
Kevin Spacey


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Kevin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kevin is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #24 - and is the least popular in Montana at position #240.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kevin is where you live.


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Kevin origin and meaning

Kevin is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means handsome. To see famous people named Kevin, pop culture references for the name Kevin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kevin

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kevin, sorted by popularity.

Keven / Kevon / Kavon / Kevan / Kevyn / Kavin / Kavion / Kevion / Kayvon / Kwabena /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201267
201167
201058
200944
200841
200739
200637
200534
200434
200332
200233
200132
200032
199934
199832
199728
199626
199525
199426
199325
199225
199123
199023
198919
198819
198719
198621
198523
198424
198325
198225
198125
198023
197919
197815
197713
197615
197515
197414
197314
197213
197114
197014
196916
196817
196717
196617
196513
196413
196311
196214
196114
196015
195914
195820
195720
195622
195527
195428
195336
195243
195153
195073
194995
1948126
1947161
1946181
1945210
1944232
1943226
1942249
1941283
1940318
1939333
1938349
1937416
1936432
1935422
1934453
1933470
1932498
1931506
1930647
1929657
1928742
1927720
1926989
1925734
1924966
1923887
1922815
1921681
19201414
19181430

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia24
New Jersey39
New York39
California40
Florida45
Nevada45
Texas54
Illinois57
Rhode Island62
Maryland63
Georgia64
Virginia64
Delaware66
Massachusetts67
Connecticut67
New Mexico70
Oregon72
North Carolina72
South Carolina73
Arizona77
Washington78
Colorado82
Tennessee82
Pennsylvania85
Oklahoma86
Arkansas93
Michigan95
Louisiana99
Alaska100
Indiana101
Kansas101
Ohio102
Missouri106
Hawaii109
Mississippi110
West Virginia113
Alabama117
Utah120
Nebraska123
New Hampshire124
Kentucky125
Wisconsin133
Minnesota151
Iowa151
North Dakota152
South Dakota175
Maine186
Idaho196
Montana240

Even more about Kevin


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kevin a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kevin?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1963
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Kevin
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 265
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1918
2012 births +6,191

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