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The NEVIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,821 10450 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 1,021 5364 0.002 20
Change since 1880 +1800 -5086 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 331 4767 0.002 20
United Kingdom 1,507 3736 0.003 33
Top States for NEVIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 391 6833 0.001 12
New York 230 8132 0.001 12
Pennsylvania 189 7734 0.002 15
Wisconsin 166 4643 0.003 31
Florida 163 10881 0.001 10
Top States for NEVIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Montana 48 2513 0.005 53
Wisconsin 166 4643 0.003 31
Vermont 16 5507 0.003 26
Nevada 46 4971 0.002 23
Alaska 13 7285 0.002 21


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called NEVIN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called NEVIN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called NEVIN in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a NEVIN by picking someone at random in Montana than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of NEVIN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the NEVIN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the NEVIN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of NEVIN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 53 1.88
Mixed Race 42 1.49
Asian/Pacific 22 0.78
Black/African American 19 0.67
Native American/Alaskan 15 0.53
White (Caucasian) 2,670 94.65

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the NEVIN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of NEVIN in historical publications

(origin: Gaelic.) Naomh, holy, sacred, consecrated. Welsh, Nef, heaven; Nefanedig, heaven-born; Nefddawn, heaven-gifted.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.


Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to NEVIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NEVIN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for NEVIN

The following words are slight variants of NEVIN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.