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It also means "Poet".
-- .miela.  11/24/2005
Traditionally, Devin is the masculine spelling of this name. Devon is the feminine spelling.
-- Anonymous User  1/23/2006
In a Precious Moments Baby Names book I recently bought, "Devin" is listed as being English, and meaning "little poet".
-- Pheadirean  4/14/2006
I have always loved the name Devin. It is a strong boys name. I am not too fond of it for a girl. I would either use this spelling or the spelling Devan since my husbands name is Kevan.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
I read somewhere that Devin was Irish meaning poet.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
"Devin" (the stress is on the "e") is the name of a spa town in Bulgaria. The town of Devin is situated in the west part of the beautiful Rodopi mountains (written also Rhodopi mountains) - the widest of the Bulgarian mountains. It is correct to say that the "Rodopi Mountains" are the widest (not the largest) in Bulgaria, because in Bulgaria "Stara planina" has the biggest area.
-- iva_toneva  5/14/2006
I find this name equally as beautiful for a boy and a girl. And I've read both meanings before for this name, on other sites. Don't cite me on them, though.
-- LoveTheNameMackenzie  8/12/2006
I have also seen the name Devlin.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2006
I read that Devin is Irish Gaelic for "poet".
-- Royal Vampire  10/26/2006
This is my name. I used to hate it and go by my feminine middle name because people always thought I was a boy. But now I have accepted it and think it is really unique.
-- Anonymous User  1/18/2007
Hey, I think Devin means "poet."
-- Emmasj  4/2/2007
I prefer Devin for masculine rather then feminine use. I used to associate the name with a bully from school but with this spelling and the masculine usage, the old memories that ruined the name can be set aside and I actually really like the name.
-- Missy  5/14/2007
I really like this name for boys or girls. And I think we understand that it can also mean poet.
-- a_rose4  5/27/2007
This name sounds cool on androgynous women and female indie rockers and female indie fans with an indie look. However, it doesn't really suit feminine women, and it certainly doesn't sound great on middle-aged, let alone older women. The name sounds okay for many different types of boys and men, though.
-- slight night shiver  4/21/2008
Devin Warren (better known as Dev) was Patrick Wayne's character in McLintock!
-- welovejamesarness  5/24/2008
Devin means poet, it's Celtic.
-- smw  4/20/2009
This is a cute name for a boy or girl, but I favor it more on a boy.
-- YentruocFailzer  11/22/2009
I have to point out that Devin is just one letter away from "Devil". I had a student named Devin who was a real devil, and since then I've always associated the name with the word. So if you're planning on giving this name to your children, please think twice.
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2010
I love this name for a girl probably because I know a girl with this name and she's awesome! I've also met other people with this same. A more feminine form which I find weird but interesting is Devyn.
-- MirandaIrie  11/15/2010
I find it interesting that some people do not like Devin as a girl's name since they associate it as a STRONG boy's name. Girls can't be strong? Not to split hairs, but it's interesting how we ration out personality traits by gender even before babies come into the world. Names considered masculine are STRONG and PROUD and NOBLE. Names considered feminine are SWEET and GENTLE and DELICATE. I love the name Devin BECAUSE it's androgynous and because, for me, it denotes strength AND softness, just two of the many qualities that all people have, regardless of their gender.
-- NameName  10/14/2011
I have a friend named Devin Danielle. She often goes by Dev, which actually works for a 20-something, and is a cute nickname option for either sex, in my opinion.
-- kate.wilde25  2/2/2012
There are two famous people who go by the name Devin.

1) Devin Star Tailes (better known as Dev; who collaborated with Far East Movement with "Like a G6" and who also sings "Bass Down Low")

2) Devin Lasek (famous for being pro-skater Bucky Lasek's daughter).
-- emilydominko  5/14/2014
As a female named Devin, growing up I hated my name. When I would introduce myself, I would hear, "Oh, isn't that a boys name?" It's grown on me since then. :)
-- heyyitsdevin  7/30/2014

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