Quick Facts on Devyn
- French, Irish, Latin
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Fawn, Little black one, or Godlike
Etymology & Historical Origin - Devyn
Devyn is a unisex respelling of Devin, largely considered a name of Irish origin (although with uncertain meaning). Devin is likely derived from one of two Irish-Gaelic names: Damhán which means “fawn” or “little deer” from the elements “damh” (stag, ox) and the diminutive suffix “-án”. Alternately, Devin may be derivative of Dubhán, another Irish masculine name from “dubh” (black) with the suffix “-án” meaning “little black one”. It is also speculated that Devin developed into an Irish surname brought to Ireland by the Normans in the 12th century. In this case, Devin comes from the Old French “devin” (from the Latin “divinus”) meaning “godlike, heavenly”. In medieval France, Devin was a title bestowed on the highest of kings as a way of conveying a sense of perfection and excellence. As given name, Devin is mostly used by Americans and mainly bestowed on baby boys. The Devyn spelling is considered much more gender-neutral.
Popularity of the Name Devyn
The spelling of Devyn emerged in the early 1990s just as Devin was reaching Top 100 levels of popularity in the United States. Devyn first appeared on the female naming charts in 1991 and was quickly followed by her male counterpart in 1993. Devin has always been a more common name among baby boys vs. girls; but we have to agree that Devyn is definitely the most feminine way to it.
Popularity of the Girl Name Devyn
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Devyn
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Devyn
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Popular Songs on Devyn
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Devyn
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Famous People Named Devyn
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Children of Famous People Named Devyn
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Devyn - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Devyn
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Devyn