Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name 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.

All About the Baby Name – Devyn

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.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL 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.

Quick Facts

ON DEVYN

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

French

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

968

PRONUNCIATION:

DEHV-әn

SIMPLE MEANING:

Fawn, Little black one, or Godlike

Characteristics

OF DEVYN

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Devyn

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME DEVYN

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ON DEVYN

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Famous People

NAMED DEVYN

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Children of Famous People

NAMED DEVYN

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME DEVYN

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