National Devin Day – May 5, 2023

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

1972
Townsend is Born

On May 5, Townsend is born.

1993
Townsend is the Lead Vocalist

Townsend is asked to perform lead vocals for Vai’s album “Sex & Religion.”

1994
The Band is Formed

Townsend forms the extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad.

2002
Townsend’s Band is Formed

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Appreciate you

    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

  1. Devin Ratray

    Ratray is an American actor, producer, and writer known for his role as Buzz McCallister in the “Home Alone” franchise.

  2. Devin Wenig

    Wenig is an American business executive — president and C.E.O. of eBay from July 2015 to September 2019.

  3. Devin DeVasquez

    DeVasquez is an American model and actress, chosen as “Playboy”’s Playmate of the Month in June 1985.

  4. 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.’

  5. Devin Druid

    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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

National Devin Day dates

YearDateDay
2023May 5Friday
2024May 5Sunday
2025May 5Monday
2026May 5Tuesday
2027May 5Wednesday

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