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Of uncertain origin.

An Irish and Scottish name.

Most sources mention most likely connection the Gaelic surname “Ó Dobhailéin”, meaning “descendant of Dobhailéan”.

This surname derives from the word “dobhail”, meaning “unfortunate”, “unlucky”.

Devlin and O’Devlin is a notable clan name.

Its first written documentation is dated in 1211, from the records of a Bishop named O’Devlin, in the Irish town of Kells.

Other forms of the name are Devlyn, Devlen.

Famous bearers are Devlin Elliott, Devlin Barrett, Devlin Barnes.