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Pronounced Pron. KEV-in(English)

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Irish name Caoimhín, derived from the older Irish Cóemgein, composed of the Old Irish elements cóem "kind, gentle, handsome" and gein "birth". Saint Caoimhín established a monastery in Glendalough, Ireland in the 6th century and is the patron saint of Dublin. It became popular in the English-speaking world outside of Ireland in the 20th century.
VariantsKevyn(English) Caoimhín, Cóemgein, Kevan(Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesCefin(Welsh)
User SubmissionsKévin, Kêvin


9th- or 10th-century depiction of Saint Caoimhín of Glendalough9th- or 10th-century depiction of Saint Caoimhín of Glendalough


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