Nevan (Irish Gaelic Naomhán, pronounced ) meaning "saintly" was a minor saint in Irish folklore. It means holy, little holy one or little saint, or follower of the saint. In Gaelic it is pronounced as NAO-vahn. In English it is commonly pronounced as "Nevin," but should be pronounced as Neven/NEH-vahn. It is a rare Irish given name for a boy.