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Non-uniform[edit]

Whenever I type in a first name, I get a list of people with that name. This seems to be the only name I can find that doesn't do that. It needs to be fixed. ---SilentRAGE! 02:00, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

History[edit]

I am coping this form what i just put in the Ciaran article : http://www.ireland-information.com/heraldichall/irishboysnames.htm i quote 'The name Ciara is generally ancient Celtic. It is taken from the old Gaelic word "kir", meaning black (as in the night). The male version of Ciara is Ciaran, which is the early form of Kevin'Blacksmith2 07:22, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Kevin Kuan is important, but he is not 11 years he is 25 years old and is a telephone analyst. Please include him. Thank you —Preceding unsigned comment added by 164.53.222.28 (talk) 02:36, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Kevin Leckie[edit]

The author is incorrect in the meaning of "Kevin" as the "Roman God to War". The Roman war god was Mars and has nothing to do with this name. And his noted citation source gives a definition of "Handsome, Beloved". St. Kevin article sites the names original gaelic meaning is "fair begotten". 74.14.238.25 20:33, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Kevin Gildea[edit]

Scholars maintain that the forename "Kevin" is derived from the spanish variant "Armando", which means of course The Roller of Sleepingbags. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.226.254.178 (talk) 15:16, 16 August 2012 (UTC)


Kevina[edit]

Kevina, Kevine, Kevlyn, Kevintina and Kevinetta are the girl's variands and occasionaly occer in Ierland and Scotland. --86.29.254.167 15:32, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Kevin as a surname[edit]

'Kevin' is also an exceptonally rare surname, but it does exist. Perhaps there should be a mention of this in the article? Also, what's up with the above comment?

Girl's counterpart?[edit]

Just thought it was a little strange how this article says "Its female version is Kevina (pronounced kev-EE-nə)." but then goes on to say, one paragraph later "There is no specific female variation of the name, though the Irish name Caoimhín has a girls counterpart Caoimhe". 76.178.153.225 (talk) 20:55, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Fair point. The source given doesn’t mention the name "Kevina" at all, so I’ve removed it. And the female version of Caoimhín is Caoimhe; the anglicised form of that is Keavy, or Keeva. Swanny18 (talk) 20:12, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Somebody Un-linked Ireland and other countries.[edit]

Somebody Un-linked Ireland and other countries. As this page is Semi-protected, I can't add the Ireland as I am not a registered user. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.169.203.118 (talk) 00:09, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

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Kevinism[edit]

Maybe we should add a few sentences about how Kevin isn't a particularly well-regarded name outside the Anglophone community, with notable examples being France and German-speaking areas. The German Wikipedia has an entire article titled "Kevinismus" which deals about how people with that particular name (among others) are generally seen as lower-class, of aberrant behaviour and possessing lots of other negative traits, often subconsciously - which leads to grave side effects such as teachers giving kids with that particular name worse marks, even if they don't actually mean to. A similar phenomenon is seen in France, as this BBC article highlights. --195.71.21.217 (talk) 10:33, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 May 2017[edit]

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DerKevinBademba110 (talk) 09:10, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. RivertorchFIREWATER 16:31, 2 May 2017 (UTC)