Meaning of the Irish name Kevin. Listen and learn how to pronounce Kevin so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Means “”gentle child”” or “”well born.”” St. Kevin founded a great monastery at Glendalough in County Wicklow in the seventh century. Noted as a man who wasn’t always comfortable in the company of other human beings, he was very much at home with the animals. One story tells that while Kevin was praying a blackbird came and nested in his hand. He remained at prayer, motionless, until the eggs had hatched. In another story, when he dropped his psalter in a lake an otter came by and retrieved it. The name is still very popular in Ireland.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Kevin Kevan



AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Kevin and read along with the meaning)

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