Kevin's Name Day

This year Kevin's Name day was on 3rd June 2017

Kevin is derived from Old Irish, 'handsome at birth'; Kevin has a name day of 3rd June and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.
This name is a truly ancient name from which numerous variations have been derived as shown below (NB The M or F in brackets are Male or Female orientated names)

Historically Famous Kevins

St Kevin (or Coemgen) was a very attractive character legends abound about how he loved and was beloved of birds and animals. Some legends can be found in Helen Waddell's book Beasts and Saints (Constable, 1934), but one tells of how he remained in prayer for so long that a blackbird nested in his hand. Kevin refused to move until she had hatched her brood and the fledglings were safely launched. St Kevin was born in Leinster and founded a monastery at Glendalough, County Wicklow, where he died in 618

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Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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