Of Gaelic origin.
From the Irish name Caoimhín.
Composed of Old Irish elements “cóem”, meaning handsome, gentle and “gein”, meaning birth.
Saint Caoimhín, known as Saint Kevin of Glendalough, is one of Dublin’s patron saints.
Kevin became a popular name outside of Ireland after the 19th century.
Alternative forms of the name are Kevan and Kev.
It was a popular name in the United Kingdom during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Famous bearers are Kevin Costner, Kevin Spacey, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Kline, Kevin Garnett, Kevin Durant, Kevin Moran, Kevin Keegan, Kevin Sheedy, Kevin Richardson, Kevin McKidd, Kevin Dillon, Kevin James, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Smith, Kevin Sorbo, Kevin Campbell.
American actor Kevin Costner, is of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
In his career he has won Academy and Golden Globe Awards and one Emmy.
He starred in numerous box office hits, such as “The Untouchables”, “Dances with Wolves”, “The Bodyguard”, “JFK”, “Robin Hood: Prince of Thives”, “A Perfect World”.