Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Davin

Davin is most likely a cross between David and Devin. David is a masculine name of Hebrew origin meaning “beloved, darling” and Devin is a Gaelic name with several possible meanings (see the Devin page for more information). When you put David and Devin together, the name could be said to mean “perfect darling” or “darling fawn”. However, we have also read (but are unable to confirm) that Davin has roots in Scandinavia meaning “shining, bright” in reference to the Finns (i.e., pride of the Finnish people). Davin is a late 20th century coinage and used only in the United States, Canada and Australia. It is also a masculine name embraced by African-Americans.

All About the Baby Name – Davin

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME DAVIN

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME DAVIN

Davin first came into circulation in 1969 so it’s only a little more than 40 years old. The name has always been an outsider looking in. Never very popular, the highest Davin has ever climbed on the charts is #580 in 2007. The name is an original choice and a new spin on the ubiquitous David. The more elaborate version, Davion, is currently more popular.

Quick Facts

ON DAVIN

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

809

PRONUNCIATION:

DAY-vin

SIMPLE MEANING:

David + Devin; Bright, intelligent

Characteristics

OF DAVIN

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Davin

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME DAVIN

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Davin

Popular Songs

ON DAVIN

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Davin


Famous People

NAMED DAVIN

Davin Joseph (football player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED DAVIN

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Davin

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME DAVIN

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Davin