The name Kevin ranked 31st in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics, 23rd in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census and 23rd in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1994 US Census.
This name is highly rated both on the 1990 U.S. Census list and in state data recording the most popular baby names.
This name's expression of admiration and affection could be specific to the newborn, more like ''handsome baby.''
St. Kevin is one of the patron saints of Dublin, Ireland. His name was not commonly used outside of Ireland until the 1920s. Since then, it has gained and maintained popularity in the U.S., and may get a further boost from the fame of actor-producer-director Kevin Costner.