Usage English (Modern)
Other Forms FormsDevelin, Doibhlin, Devlen
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Contributor Contrib.erin on 7/19/2006
From an Irish and Scottish surname which is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dobhailéin meaning "descendant of Dobhailéan", a given name of uncertain origin, but probably from a diminutive of dobhail "unlucky, unfortunate".