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Nevin is a pleasant first name suitable for both boys and girls. Simple but versatile, this name has cultural applications that range Irish tradition to Turkish glamour. The beauty of the name has also inspired pop cultural references worldwide. Nevin is the name of the famous dragon in the Spyro franchise), and Nevin is the titular protagonist of Nevin and the Desert Fairies by Eloise Sheldon. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Nevin:

Irish: Little saint, bone
Turkish: New, fresh, young

Origin of the name Nevin:

Nevin is a classic baby name with several possible origins. The most commonly cited origin is that Nevin is an anglicized version of Naomhán. This name derives from the Irish root naomh and means “little saint.” Alternatively, Nevin is also an anglicized version of the Irish names Cnámh or Námh (meaning “bone”). Finally, Nevin is the Turkish form of the South Asian names Navin or Naveen. These names derive from the Sanskrit word नवीन (meaning “new”).

Symbolism of the name Nevin:

Nevin originates from a surname that means “little saint” or “bone.” Some of the most famous bearers of the surname were members of the Nevin family of Ayrshire. These individuals traditionally served as messengers for royalty. The symbol for this messenger profession was the greyhound.

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Gender of the name Nevin:

Nevin is a name for boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Nevin:


Number of syllables in the name Nevin:


Emotion evoked from the name Nevin:

The name Nevin evokes feelings of sanctity and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Nevin:

  • Neven
  • Nevan
  • Nevyn
  • Nevon
  • Nevaan
  • Niven

Nicknames for the name Nevin:

  • Nev
  • Neve
  • Nevie
  • Nevy
  • Vin
  • Vinnie
  • Vinny

Popularity of the name Nevin:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Nevin was the 2,269th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Nevin:

Great middle names for Nevin and their meanings:

  • Addison (descendant of Adam, red earth)
  • Amos (borne of God, carried by God)
  • Brock (badger)
  • Carlisle (fort, walled city, protective tower)
  • Earl (nobleman, warrior, prince)
  • Frazier (strawberry clearing, forest)
  • Huey (heart, mind, spirit)
  • Julian (youthful, downy)
  • Orville (golden town)
  • Ridley (reed meadow, wooded clearing)
  • Zebulon (dwelling of honor, exalted habitation)

Famous people with the name Nevin:

  • Nevin Aladag (artist)
  • Nevin Cohen (public health advisor)
  • Nevin Çokay (artist)
  • Nevin Galmarini (snowboarder)
  • Nevin Harrison (Olympic canoeist)
  • Nevin William Hayes (bishop)
  • Nevin Jacob Koshy (engineer)
  • Nevin Markwart (ice hockey player)
  • Nevin McCaskill (football player)
  • Nevin Stewart Scrimshaw (food scientist)
  • Nevin Spence (rugby player)

Nevin in popular culture:

  • Nevin (dragon in the Spyro franchise)
  • Nevin (neighborhood in Los Angeles, California)
  • Nevin (titular protagonist of Nevin and the Desert Fairies by Eloise Sheldon)
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