K names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Kevin is the anglicized form of Irish Caoimhín which derives from an older form, Cóemgein meaning “gentle birth” or “handsome birth” from Old Irish elements cóem (kind, gentle, handsome)and gein (birth) both of which derive from a PIE root word. Kevin is also an Irish surname derived from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Kevyn (English)
  • Kevan (Irish)
  • Kevon (English)
  • Cefin (Welsh)
  • Caoimhín (Irish)
  • Cóemgein (Irish)
  • Kévin (French)
Feminine forms:
  • Kevina (Irish)
  • Keeva (Irish)
  • Kiva (Irish, English)
  • Keavy (Irish, Scottish)
  • Caoimhe (Irish)



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