National Devin Day is celebrated on May 5 as a day of appreciation for all the Devins all over the world. The name Devin is used on males and females, with many origins, including Gaelic, Celtic, and Old French. The simple meaning of the name Devin is ‘fawn,’ ‘gift,’ ‘fearless,’ and ‘perfect.’ There are variant forms of Devin, such as Devyn, Devynne, Devinne, Devan, and Deven. In the United States, Devin as a masculine given name peaked in 1997, while as a feminine one, the name peaked in 1991.
History of National Devin Day
National Devin Day takes place on May 5, and the date was chosen after the birthdate of Devin Townsend. Townsend is said to be the most famous person named Devin. Townsend is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, who founded the extreme metal band “Strapping Young Lad.” He was the band’s primary songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. In 1993, he was asked by a record label to perform lead vocals on Steve Vai’s album “Sex & Religion.” As of 2020, Townsend has released a total of 25 albums across all of his projects.
The name Devin has several origins, including Gaelic, Celtic, and Old French. In Gaelic, Devin is derived from the surname Ó Damháin, a personal nickname from the word for ‘fawn.’ In Celtic, the name Devin is said to have developed from ‘dán,’ which means ‘gift’ or ‘dána,’ which means ‘intrepid, fearless.’ In Old French, the name means ‘divine, perfect, godlike.’ In medieval France, the name Devin was given as a byname to the highest of kings, as a title that conveyed a sense of perfection and excellence.
During the 1980s to 2000s, the name Devin became quite popular as a masculine given name in the United States, and it peaked at rank 59 in 1997. Devin started being used as a feminine name during this time, peaking at rank 238 in 1991. In 2005, Devin fell off the female charts, and the name appears to be used exclusively for males now. Variant forms of the name Devin include Devyn, Devynne, Devinne, Devan, and Deven. And one of its related names is Devon.
National Devin Day timeline
On May 5, Townsend is born.
Townsend is asked to perform lead vocals for Vai’s album “Sex & Religion.”
Townsend forms the extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad.
Townsend forms the Devin Townsend Band, recording and touring for two of his solo releases.
National Devin Day FAQs
Is Devin a rare name?
Reportedly, one in every 2,321 baby boys and one in every 25,751 baby girls born in 2020 were named Devin.
How old is the name Devin?
According to Ancestry, the Devin family name was found in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920.
What is the personality of the name Devin?
Devin is said to be a name that hints that you are a humanitarian and generous individual.
National Devin Day Activities
Spread the word
Tell others about National Devin Day, especially if you have a friend or a family member named Devin. It’s their special day, and they need to know.
Celebrate with other Devins
As a Devin yourself, you may want to celebrate this special day with your fellas. Find out whether you can enjoy the day with other Devins nearby.
National Devin Day is a day of celebration and appreciation for Devins. Maybe you give yourself too much stress. If you feel that you don’t appreciate yourself enough, it’s the best time to do so.
5 Famous People Named Devin
Ratray is an American actor, producer, and writer known for his role as Buzz McCallister in the “Home Alone” franchise.
Wenig is an American business executive — president and C.E.O. of eBay from July 2015 to September 2019.
DeVasquez is an American model and actress, chosen as “Playboy”’s Playmate of the Month in June 1985.
Devin the Dude
Devin Copeland, better known by his stage name Devin the Dude, is an American rapper known for his unique rapping style and his 2002 songs ‘Lacville '79’ and ‘Doobie Ashtray.’
Druid is an American actor known for his portrayal of Tyler Down in the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”
Why We Love National Devin Day
It is a day of appreciation
There are other days to celebrate particular names of people. Now is the turn for all the Devins worldwide to be appreciated. More importantly, from Devins to Devins.
It is a day to build relationships
Building new relationships can be beneficial for us. National Devin Day can be a bridge to doing so, and hopefully, good relationships can be attained.
It serves as a reminder
This kind of day can be a reminder for us to be grateful. Besides, the day is an opportunity to give thanks to our parents — who gave us the name — for everything they have done.
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