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Ridiculous as a girl's name- what is wrong with *actual* girl names? It isn't "yooneek" or "cre8ive" to give a girl a masculine name, it's just silly. Anyway, Kevin is a nice sounding *male* name, but unfortunately at least half of all Kevins I've ever known were jerks. So that has kind of ruined the name for me.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
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Kevin Tiana will be my daughter’s name:) Jk.
caseynames6229  11/4/2018
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Everyone who keeps saying Kevin can be a girl's name are heading in a good direction. Besides, it does have some feminine usage so it’s not like the fad for putting that name on a girl is just starting already. It’s more acceptable to give a girl a guy's name than to give a guy a girl's name. So I think this name is unisex. It sounds like a unique name for a girl anyway. If I were to name a girl Kevin, I would do it. But I would follow her up with a very feminine middle name. I always figured that Kevin Tiana would sound elegant. I used to think this would suit a boy, but this can suit either gender. I think it’s more cute as a female name than males, even though my uncle Kevin passed away :( cute name though:)!
caseynames6229  11/4/2018
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Quite a good name.
Hushpuppy  10/30/2018
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In 2018, 47 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Kevin who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 26th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2018
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An okay name.
kayisforkeen  8/23/2018
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Kevin Reynolds from Supernoobs bears this name.
Jumaine3x5  7/30/2018
2
Kevin the sea cucumber (and leader of The Jellyspotters) from SpongeBob SquarePants, anyone?

"Got stung? Use Kevin's Ointment. Kevin's favorite!"
That70sShowGeek  5/13/2018
2
I generally like this name, but what amazes me most is how widely-used it is in non-English speaking countries. There's something appealing about how this name sounds. For a man.
angolmois  10/11/2017
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To me, Kevin is a name like Bob or Joe. It's very generic and unremarkable but somehow at the same time inherently funny and unusable.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2017
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Kevin is such a lame, bland Asian name.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2017
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Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American actor and musician. His notable films include musical-drama film Footloose, the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK, the legal drama A Few Good Men, the historical docudrama Apollo 13, and the mystery drama Mystic River. Bacon is also known for taking on darker roles such as that of a sadistic guard in Sleepers and troubled former child abuser in a critically acclaimed performance in The Woodsman. He is equally prolific on television, having starred in the Fox drama series The Following. For the HBO original film Taking Chance, Bacon won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, also receiving a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. The Guardian named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. In 2003, Bacon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion pictures industry.
cutenose  6/28/2017
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Kevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England, culminating in his first real break in 2001 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared. The series lasted only one season, but he soon landed other roles in movies like Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, Soul Plane, In the Mix and Little Fockers.
cutenose  6/12/2017
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I love Kevin so much. Kev is super cute. Here in the UK, it's considered really dated, but I just think it's a wonderful name.
Paula Puddephatt  5/14/2017
1
Melingo Kevin Mbabu is a Swiss football defender who plays for BSC Young Boys, on loan from Newcastle United. Mbabu made his professional debut as a 66th-minute substitute for Servette in a Swiss Super League match against Lausanne-Sport on 26 September 2012.
cutenose  5/11/2017
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Kevin Andrew Pillar is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. Pillar was an All-American center fielder in college. He set the NCAA Division II record with a 54-game hitting streak in 2010, and established his school's all-time record with a career batting average of.367. Pillar was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 32nd round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.
cutenose  4/8/2017
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Kevin Trapp is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.
lilolaf  2/24/2017
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Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for English Premier League club Manchester City and the Belgium national team. De Bruyne plays mainly as an attacking midfielder but can also play as a winger or second striker. He is often described as one of the best modern day advanced playmakers due to his technique, wide range of passing, and long-range shooting skills, and is often regarded as one of the best midfielders in Europe. De Bruyne began his career at Genk, where he was a regular player when they won the 2010–11 Belgian Pro League. In 2012 he joined English club Chelsea, where he was used sparingly and then loaned to Werder Bremen. He signed with Wolfsburg for £18 million in 2014, and in 2015 he was named Footballer of the Year in Germany. Later that year, he joined Manchester City for a club record £55 million. De Bruyne made his full international debut in 2010, and has earned over 40 caps for Belgium. He was part of the Belgian squad that reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016.
cutenose  2/22/2017
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Kevin is the father's name of the family vloggers, 8 Passengers.
akg1ltmr  9/30/2016
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This name does have trashy connotations in France and other countries in Europe, though I don't think it's as bad as a lot of the other foreign names used here (I'm looking at you, Jaden and Wyatt), and I do have a few friends with this name (all born and raised in France).
Acajou  9/18/2016
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Also used in Hungary. Pronounced: KE-vin.
HerculePoirot  8/23/2016
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Kevin is an old Irish name which means of handsome birth. Originally spelled as Coaimhghin and pronounced like "Kweeveen". It's popularity in Ireland comes from St. Kevin of Glendalough, or the Glen of two Lakes, is one of the most important sites of monastic ruins in Ireland. It is also known as the city of the seven Churches. Fourteen centuries have passed since the death of its founder, St. Kevin, when the valley was part of Ireland's Golden Age. Many extravagant miracles were attributed to Kevin, and he was reputed to be 120 years old at his death. His feast day is June 3rd.
Caoimhghin  3/21/2016
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It's not a bad name, however for almost every T.V. show or movie I've watched there's always a bad guy named Kevin. Just putting that out there.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2016
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Sounds like the typical name of a douchebag, but that's probably because it makes me think of the guy from "Edward Scissorhands"... horrible name regardless.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2015
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Whoever has this name is most likely white trash, like that oildriller Kevin Federline.
TyrannosaurusRegina  11/9/2015
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I don't like this name very much. It has no originality to it. It's just name Evan but with a "k". I would never name my child this.
klc0625  11/1/2015
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Whenever I watch TV, I hear the name Kevin used in commercials. There's always some boy named Kevin. The next time you're watching commercials, keep an ear open. And now there's a minion named Kevin, so I see my name on billboards everywhere.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2015
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I think the name Kevin is sexy! It reminds me of Kevin from Backstreet Boys.
trek2015  2/9/2015
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If you think Kevin is a girl's name, just name your girl Richard. Really. Kevin is a BOYS name. I never really liked it, but it's as boyish as it gets.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2015
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Kevin Tran is a character on the television series "Supernatural."
hkols  11/2/2014
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Kevin is an amazing & awesome name that sounds so strong, masculine and manly. :D Kevin is a HOT name. There, I said it. :D I imagine a really handsome guy in my head when I hear this name.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2014
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Under the influence of American tv series, this name became so common a decade (or 2) ago in France, that it nearly became a joke. So it's now both common and associated with many annoying boys.
It does'nt carry the same connotations when held by an American, though.
luxsword  4/28/2014
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Kevin Baird is the bassist for the band Two Door Cinema Club.
Oohvintage  8/9/2013
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I have this name, and I've never really been a fan of it. It sounds so pompous, elitist, and boring, like this guy is the killjoy at every social gathering, bragging about his 6 figure salary. The kind of guy who wears a suit at home and at bars he drinks some sort of exotic crud with eight different types of fruit and very little alcohol.
EGKangaroo  3/14/2013
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Kevin from The Office!
willarose93  10/29/2011
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I think the reason I never liked this name is because I don't think it "feels" masculine at all. I never imagined it as a girls name until I actually heard it used for a girl. It was like an "Oh!" moment.
Kevin feels feminine. Definitely could cross-over.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2011
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Kevin James, a comedian and star of the TV sitcom The King Of Queens.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2011
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I personally LOVE the name Kevin. I'd probably name a son this. Although, I've never MET a Kevin.
Myth Writer Dreamer  12/28/2010
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Unfortunately Kevin is a typical lower class name in Germany. "Kevin is not a name but a diagnosis." as the magazine Spiegel writes: http://www.spiegel.de/schulspiegel/wissen/0,1518,649421,00.html
penelope80  11/26/2010
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Whenever I think of the name Kevin, I either think of Kevin Jonas or Kevin Holmes, a character from "Tomorrow, When the War Began".
― Anonymous User  10/26/2010
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I used to be in love with this name. I have no idea why. It's so boring.
Chrila96  10/22/2010
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A famous bearer is American actor Kevin Kline (born 24 October 1947). He's well-known for his appearances in a variety of films, including "Sophie's Choice" and "A Fish Called Wanda" (Academy Award).
AndrewJKD  7/3/2010
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A famous bearer is American actor Kevin Conroy. He's best known for voicing Batman in numerous incarnations and mediums, including animated television series, feature films, and video games.
AndrewJKD  7/2/2010
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Sure, the name is used in Scandinavia. However, that doesn't make its origin Scandinavian!
Frozten  6/10/2010
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Kevin Rudd is Australia's Prime Minister (since 2007).
Anton  3/9/2010
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There is Kevin McHale from NLT. The Jonas Brothers' dad's name is also Kevin.

A fictional bearer of the name: Kevin the penguin from 321 Penguins!, a kids' show.
Aloicious  7/28/2009
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After watching Pixar's latest film, "Up," I've decided that Kevin can, under some circumstances, be a feminine name. Such as when you name a weird bird on the spur of the moment, and later find out that the avian you christened is, in fact, a female with a nest of hatchlings. Do you change the name, or leave it as is? Needless to say, Kevin stuck, and I now find myself able to say "Kevin" and "she" while referring to the same individual.
Atarah Derek  7/8/2009
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Kevin is a character in Ed, Edd n' Eddy.
Alma_  5/9/2009
1
Kevin Thomas Riley was the name of a navigator in Star Trek TOS's season one. He was portrayed by Bruce Hyde.
nenmo  2/14/2009
1
I always thought of Kevin as being a sort of skater dude's name.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  10/25/2008
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Kevin James McKenna, footballer, born 21th January, 1980 in Calgary.
Emilie007  9/3/2008
1
Although I've known plenty of nice guys with this name, I still hate it. It sounds like the name of the son of a stereotypical white suburban family. And for some odd reason, some Europeans have been using this name to try to be "exotic". Yuck. And the worst of all is the association with Kevin Federline, aka "K-Fed", Britney Spears' ex-husband.
bananarama  8/8/2008
0
I do not like this name. It sounds like a guy who would be a jerk. I don't know why I think this because I have never known one who was.
Jeremiah2911  6/27/2008
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It's not such a bad name per se, but it always manages to make me think of really dumb jocks, frat boys, and such. I suppose watching Daria may have given me this impression for good, as the character Kevin was a dumb jock.
slight night shiver  4/26/2008
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Kevin Barnes is the lead singer of Of Montreal.
― Anonymous User  3/8/2008
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Kevin is the name of my favorite singer, Kevin Richardson, who is one of the members of the famous pop group, "The Backstreet Boys". I believe this name REALLY suits him, because he is SO handsome, kind and gentle! His full name is Kevin Scott and I think it's really cool, too! I love Kevin and the rest of BSBoys! Kevin Richardson is one of the most beautiful men I've ever seen!
Ghazal  2/28/2008
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Kevin is one of my favorite traditional names. Usually I try to stay away from traditional but in this case I'll make an exception.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2008
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Kevin Miller is the former drummer of the rock band Fuel.
Brenna  12/27/2007
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I don't like this name, it sounds like how people say que ven in Spanish which means (what you looking at).
― Anonymous User  12/8/2007
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Kevin McKidd, a Scottish actor.
rove  9/16/2007
1
Kevin was the name of a bard in Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon.
speranza82  9/8/2007
1
I love this name, it has to be one of the best guy names out there! I think the name sounds very handsome.
applemilk  9/5/2007
1
No matter what, whenever I hear the name "Kevin" I think of good ole' Kevin Arnold from The Wonder Years. And he's not a bad guy to be associated to. ;]
gracielou16  8/24/2007
1
Also used as a boys' name in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/3/2007
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It is not a Slovene name, in spite there are many parents who want to be fancy by giving foreign names to their children.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2008
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Kevin Jonas from the Jonas Brothers.
puppydoglover  6/12/2007
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I have never met a Kevin I didn't adore. So I named my first born son Kevin. I loved the old CBS cop show "Night Heat". The main cop's name was Kevin O'Brien. I thought it sounded like a cool name for a guy no matter his age. It is the best name!
sprynk  6/2/2007
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This name is given to random & unimportant characters in the T.V. show South Park. (Kenny's brother, classmate, Satan' helper, others)
Rockos_Modern_Life_1  5/15/2007
1
I read somewhere that this name was forbidden in Mexico. I don't know if this is still true or not.
maggie_angel  4/29/2007
1
South Park co-creater Matt Stone says this on the name Kevin: "Kevin is such a shitty, whitebread name. Apologies to all the Kevins out there. Not you."
― Anonymous User  4/16/2007
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Kevin is one of the best boy's names out there. I can't believe how this name has died out. I don't see the name at all in the younger kids anymore. None in my boys classes at school.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2007
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Kevin is a sweet, gentle name. Perhaps this is my impression due to the fact that the Kevin I know is shy, rather quiet, and quite intelligent.
wordybookworm  2/8/2007
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Kevin "K-Fed" Federline, Britney Spears' soon-to-be ex-husband, is a (somewhat) famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2006
1
Unfortunately, in England a "kev" is another word for a chav; chavs are the British equivalent of white trash.
Marauder  11/9/2006
1
Kevin Kern is a Broadway star.
ayn_shula  10/15/2006
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I know a Kevin and he is nothing at all like the meaning. He is nothing near gentle, he is rude and vulgar. When I think of the name Kevin I think of a sort of person who is rough around the edges.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2006
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A song of the Who's album "Tommy" is called "Cousin Kevin."
― Anonymous User  9/30/2006
1
I have always loved the name Kevin. It sounds strong, masculine, handsome, fun and caring. Kevin is an awesome name.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2006
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Every Kevin I've met's been a nice guy. The name itself has a friendly ring to it. Its Gaelic ancestor however sounds mean and scary. BEWARE CAOMHIN.
Midgard666  9/14/2006
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You have to be careful around the caring "Kevin's". They're always very caring and usually know the right thing to say. I know a very nice guy named Kevin. Isn't it odd about how it seems like depending on what name a person has how their personality is similar to the name.
Ume Tsukino  8/29/2006
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Kevin is a great name, it just happens to be my husband's as well. He spells it Kevan and gets it spelt and pronounced wrong all the time. He would prefer it Kevin.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
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Kevin McCallister is a character in Home Alone.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2006
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Famous bearers are Kevin Spacey and Kevin Bacon.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2006
1
Actor Kevin Costner is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2006
1
I love this name. In fact, when I was about 8, I told people this was my name.
― Anonymous User  3/12/2006
1
Kevin Pereira (I think that's how you spell it) is a host of G4's Attack of the Show.
gorgen_kally  2/20/2006
1
Kevin Garnett plays basketball for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
breakofday  12/21/2005
1
I am married to a Kevin and what I have found in life is that no matter what Kevin's get a bad rap. They always seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and get in trouble even if they're not guilty. They have a quick temper and feel that they are not taken seriously. Every one I have ever encountered has been handsome with that cute child-like appearance. They always seem up to something. I think they are great and need extra special attention.
ImSunniD  11/13/2005
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My name is Kevin and I don't exactly require special attention. I just favor it. Boyish good looks and a bad habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time do seem to be symptoms I suffer from though.
ViaSerpentis  8/3/2006
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I think this name is too boring.
KylieXxX  10/29/2005
3
It's a great name: friendly, traditional yet also modern.... its virtues are endless.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2005

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