First name origins & meanings:
- German: Nephew
- Irish: The servant of the saints
First name variations: Nevins, Neffe, Nefin, Nevyns, Nivyn, Nyvin
Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish and Irish (Leinster): reduced Anglicized form of
Gaelic Mac Naoimhín, a patronymic from a personal name
representing a diminutive of naomh ‘saint’.
- Irish: reduced
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cnáimhín ‘son of
Cnámhín’, a Galway name, or Ó Cnáimhín, a
Munster name meaning ‘descendant of Cnámhín’, a byname
meaning ‘little bone’, used to refer to a thin man.
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