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Devyn is an alternative spelling of the name Devin, which is used for both boys and girls. However, many people see the addition of the “y” to the name as having a more feminine touch. While its exact origins aren't certain, many parents love that it sounds like an exotic Irish name without being too unusual. It also pairs well with many middle names, both for boys and girls.

Meaning of the name Devyn:

Irish: Fawn or poet
French: Heavenly, divine

Origin of the name Devyn:

The exact origin of the name Devyn is unknown. Some believe it's a derivative of the Irish-Gaelic name Damhán. In this case, it would mean “fawn” or “poet.” Others believe it comes from the Old French word “devin,” which means heavenly or divine.

Symbolism of the name Devyn:

Both of Devyn's potential meanings could be strong symbols for new parents. If you believe the French meaning, the baby name may symbolize that your little one is a gift straight from heaven. If you believe the Irish meaning, the meaning could symbolize that your little one may become a gifted poet or songwriter. As for the other meaning, deer are often thought of as a symbol of devotion and grace.

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Gender of the name Devyn:

Devyn is a gender-neutral name — it can be used for both boys and for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Devyn:


Number of syllables in the name Devyn:


Emotion evoked from the name Devyn:

The baby name Devyn evokes images of someone who is creative and artistic.

Alternative spellings for the name Devyn:

Nicknames for the name Devyn:

  • Dev
  • Devvy
  • Devi

Popularity of the name Devyn:

According to the Social Security Administration, Devyn has been a top 1,000 baby name for both girls and boys in the past. For girls, it first made the list in 1991 and last ranked at number 972 in 2013. For boys, it first made the list in 1993, and last ranked at number 923 in 2010.

Related names for the name Devyn:

Great middle names for Devyn and their meanings:

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Famous people with the name Devyn:

  • Devyn Dalton (actress, stuntwoman)
  • Devyn Leask (swimmer)
  • Devyn Puett (actress)
  • Devyn Marble (basketball player)
  • Devyn Jambga (soccer player)
  • Devyn Rose (singer)

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