National Kevin Day, October 10

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What is "National Kevin Day"?

A little background...

  • Meet Kevin again! You think you know all about Kevins but we think there are some fun facts you may learn here a Kevin in your life will love when you share with them!
  • Everybody needs love — including anyone named Kevin.
  • If you have been neglecting your Kevins lately, here's your chance to right a wrong. National Kevin Day aka National Hug-a-Kevin Day (not to be confused with Kevin Day, a British comedian) takes place on October 3, 10 or April 20, depending on how much traffic social media users generate for either day. October 10 is the most recognized but really we don't mind having 3 dates to let our Kevins know they are special & amazing beings! Hug on! (Yes, this is a fairly crazy day to research and follow but we're doing our best to make sense out of it.) Bottom line, grab a Kevin (with permission, of course) and give a hug!
  • While the actual "holiday" was started moreso as promotional gimick, the celebrations of all Kevins on these days has steadily increased since its inception.
  • October 3 is also recognized as National Boyfriend Day (so if you have a Kevin as a boyfriend, time to make that hug extra-special!).
  • National Hug a Kevin Day began in 2017 as a promtional tactic for a television program. The title character Kevin Finn, portrayed by Jason Ritter, broke the Guinness World Record for the most hugs given in one minute throughout the course of the one-season run of 'Kevin (Probably) Saves the World'.
  • The first Kevin we can find on record is Saint Kevin in 6th century Ireland. He sounds like quite the chap, having founded Glendalough Abbey in the Kingdom of Leinster. He is one of the patron saints of the Archdiocese of Dublin.
  • Things got pretty quiet on the Kevin front from then up until the 20th century, when Kevin became a very popular name, particularly in the 1950s. Many attribute the name's rise in popularity to the actor Kevin McCarthy who shot to fame for his role in Death of a Salesman in 1951.
  • For Kevins in the U.S things reached a peak in the 1960s. Sadly it has been on a steady decline ever since, with Kevin dropping out of the top 100 most popular names way back in the 1990s. Sad.
  • More detailed information and links to learn more are all included below. Scroll on!

From the Urban Dictionary:

  • A Kevin, especially a second generation Kevin, is such a sweet and handsome man that everyone wants to get to know.
  • An amazing guy who is so funny, and wonderful. Someone who can make you laugh no matter how sad you are.
  • Kevin is always there when you need him and knows exactly what to say at the right time.
  • No matter how stubborn you may be, a Kevin knows how to bring you back down to Earth.
  • He is very calm and levelheaded. A Kevin can talk to you for hours and the conversation never gets old.
  • He is a very good listener, who makes you see things in ways you would never dream of seeing otherwise.
  • Kevin can be quite the head turner, but he is always loyal.
  • He deeply cares about trust and it can be extremely hard to earn it back once it is lost.
  • A Kevin loves passionately and once he has fallen for someone special, he would do anything and everything in his power to keep them a part of his life.
  • He always knows how to make you feel like the most beautiful and special girl or guy in the world.
  • He's sweet, and kind-hearted. He can be sarcastic, but its one of his finer qualities.
  • His smile is adorable and his laugh is too. He has hair that is really soft, like impossibly soft.
  • He is the best friend one could have.
  • He is the kind of guy you can tell anything to, well almost everything.
  • He is the life of the party, but when the party is over, he is actually pretty shy.
  • He always cracks a joke when we need it most.
  • He is perfect best-friend material, so if you meet anyone named Kevin, immediately ask him to be your friend. Trust me, it'll be worth it.
  • There is never a dull moment with a Kevin.


If so, scroll down to add your own Kevin story to our collection!


A Short history of the name "Kevin"

Kevin is the anglicized version of the Irish name Caoimhín. Saint Kevin in 6th-century Ireland is the first time we hear the name. He was a fascinating person. The name Kevin rose to prominence in the early 20th century. There are currently 1,531,990 other Kevins residing somewhere in the USA.

What is so special about the name "Kevin"?

In Gaelic, Kevin means, "Handsome (By Birth)" & "Little Gentle One". Based on numerology value 7, Kevin is analytical, understanding, knowledgeable, studious, independent, fearless, investigative, proof oriented, practical Spiritual, intelligent, reserved, mysterious, & intuitive.

Fictional Kevins

Famous fictional Kevins include Kevin McCallister (Home Alone), Kevin Malone (the Office), Kevin Swanson (Family Guy), Kevin Ball (Shameless), Kevin Arnold (The Wonder Years) Kevin Finn (Tron), Kevin Pickford (Dazed and Confused), Kevin Myers (American Pie), Kevin O'Donnell (Coyote Ugly), and Kevin Thompson (Daria).

Popularity of the name "Kevin"

First being noted in 618 AD, the name was rarely given until the mid-20th century. In 1949 it was in the top 100 baby names and gained popularity until it peaked at no. 11 in 1963(U.S.). It was popular until it sharply dropped in the mid-aughts.

Famous Kevins

There are so many famous Kevins! Click the heading here to view a complete list. We also have more sections on notable Kevins if you keep scrolling down.

National Kevin Day Activities

Some suggested activities include: hug a Kevin, kiss a Kevin, write a poem for a Kevin, write a song for a Kevin, make art for a Kevin (be sure to share with us if you do any of these three!), cook a meal for a Kevin, be present/listen/hold space for a Kevin. Click here for some quotes and example posts for social media for National Kevin Day.

Kevin Stuff

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Kevins are Artists

Kevins are martial artist (Kevin Chan, Kevin Holland) as well as illustrators (Kevin O'Neill, Kevin Maguire), painters (Kevin Williams (aka WAK), Kevin Best, Kevin Larmee, Kevin MacPherson), sculpters (Kevin Cole, Kevin Beasley), & musical artits (Kevin Gates, Kevin Jonas).

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Stories About Kevins

While we are working on editing our own compilation of Kevin stories to add to this site, r/StoriesAboutKevin currently provides a one-stop-shop to find stories of real Kevins all over the world!

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r/Kevin -- the official subredit

A subreddit for Kevins and Kevin enthusiasts with 10.8k Kevins and Kevin enthusiasts connected from around the world since 2008! #NotAllKevins are the same, each one is unique! Gotta love 'em!

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Kevins in Film

While there are many Kevins in films, the top seven Kevins (in order of current IMBD popularity) are: Kevin Costner (Actor), Kevin Bacon (Actor), Kevin Keppy (Actor), Kevin Spacey (Actor), Kevin Durand (Actor), Kevin Alejandro (Actor), Kevin Smith (Producer). Notable recent movies & series about a Kevin include 'Kevin Can Go F*** Himself', 'Kevin Can Wait,' 'Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,' 'Kevin From Work', & 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'. More Films and Series about a Kevin!

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This Kevin is ones of our favorites! Kevin of CallMeKevin (aka zXNoRegretzzXz) is an Irish gamer who streams on Youtube with a large fanbase. View CallMeKevin's Wiki page!

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Kevin Music

Our team of Kevin lovers has carefully studied the musical choices of Kevins from all over the United States. We are always looking to add to the list! Top 20 Songs About a Kevin!

Each Letter Analysis of the Name "Kevin"

Letters Description
K You are all about enlightenment. Both deeply-feeling and artistic, you are also motivated and rely heavily on your gut to make decisions. You are also a force to be reckoned with.
E You are freedom-loving, sensual and enthusiastic. You believe strongly in falling in love ... in fact, you may do it quite often. You can see a situation from many different sides.
V You are a seer, you have great intuition.
I You are a compassionate person who feels things deeply. It makes sense, then, that you are also artsy and creative, with a great eye for everything from fashion to composition.
N You are a "think outside the box" kind of person, creative and original. You are also strong-willed with the opinions to match.

Tell Us Your Kevin Story Here!

Dedicated to Kevin J.

A little background on this project...

The butterfly you see here was special to an amazing Kevin. #NotAllKevins are amazing in the same way. He was one of the special ones. While most of us know at least one Kevin, this site's creation was inspired by the desire to share the music, art, & love left behind by an amazing Kevin from Illinois. His passion for art & music was insatiable and his memory & attention to the tiniest details of a song, piece, or performance were hard to miss & admire. After his passing we became aware of National Kevin Day and the lack of an actual site. This site is dedicated to Kevin J. & all the Kevins we can't hug on this earth anymore. If you would like to hear some of Kevins music click on the link below.