A surname. An Anglicisation of IrishÓ Damháin "(descendant of a person named) Fawn".
A male given name of modern usage, transferred from the surname , or a variant of Devon.
Devin Sentence Examples
In 1752 he brought out at Fontainebleau an operetta, the Devin du village, which was successful.
His first opera, Les Muses galantes, privately prepared at the house of La Popeliniere, attracted very little attention; but Le Devin du village, given at Fontainebleau in 1752, and at the Academie in 1753, achieved a great and well-deserved success.
Castil-Blaze has accused Rousseau of extensive plagiarisms (or worse) in Le Devin du village and Pygmalion, but apparently without sufficient cause.
Devin Moore -- a young man from Fayette, Alabama arrested and taken to the police station for suspicion of car theft -- suddenly flipped out, grabbed one of the officer's 9mm gun and shot policemen to death, each with a shot to the head.
Devin was obsessed with the Grand Theft Auto game and played it for hundreds of hours.