A unisex name of various origins.
Devon (pronounced to rhyme with Kevin), has its roots in the Gaelic word for "poet" or "bard". The alternative pronunciation de-VAHN comes from Old English and means "defender".
The latter pronunciation has gained popularity among black males, whereas the former is popular among female porn stars and other adult entertainment artists.
Alternatives include Devin, Devyn, Devonn, Devent, Devnet, and many other creative spellings parents have conjured up over the years.
Some famous Devons include: