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Nevan (Irish Gaelic Naomhán, pronounced [ˈnævæn]) meaning "saintly"[1][2] was a minor saint in Irish folklore.[3] It means holy, little holy one[2] or little saint,[2] or follower of the saint.[3] In Gaelic it is pronounced as NAO-vahn. In English it is commonly pronounced as "Nevin," but should be pronounced as Neven/NEH-vahn.[citation needed] It is a rare Irish given name for a boy.[4]


  1. ^ "Baby Names Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  2. ^ a b c Coghlan, Ronan. "Irish First Names 2nd Edition". Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  3. ^ a b "BabyNames". Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  4. ^ "BabyNames Country". Retrieved 2008-09-08. 

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