Now often used as a first name, Devlin was originally an anglicized version of the Gaelic surname, O'Duibhlin, which means literally, "descendant of Duibhlinn". Duibhlinn was itself a personal name derived from the Gaelic word for "black".
Famous people whose name is Devlin include:
- David Devlin, lighting director for Spielberg films
- Keith Devlin, English mathematician and writer
- Tim Devlin, British politician
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