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Gender: M Meaning of Gavin: "white hawk" Origin of Gavin: Celtic Gavin's Popularity in 2013: #49

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Gavin, a name with Scottish roots, has stepped into the spotlight, replacing the dated Kevin, thanks in part to pop-rock sensation Gavin DeGraw and Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale.

Gavin also has made literary appearances in J.M. Barrie's The Little Minister and in William Faulkner's Snopes family trilogy. In the form Gawain, he was one of the Knights of King Arthur's Round Table.

Gavin entered the ranks in the 1950's and has had a spectacular recent rise, in the Top 50 since 2006.

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Famous People Named Gavin

Gavin DeGraw, American musician
Gavin Rossdale, English musician
Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
Gavin MacLeod, American actor
Gavin Newsom, American politician
Gavin Butler, "Sontard" from the SHAYTARDS (Youtube Channel)
Gavin Lee Guess, son of supermodel Marisa Miller
Gavin Free, English filmmaker, works for RoosterTeeh and creator of "Slo Mo Guys"

Pop Culture References for the Name Gavin

Gavin is in The Blood Red Horse novels
Gavin Butler, ''Sontard'' of the SHAYTARDS (Youtube channel)
Gavin "Spinner" Mason, character from Degrassi: The Next Generation
Gavin Ransom, from the movie "The Californians"
Gavin Rose from the Fablehaven series

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Gavin's International Variations

Gabhan (Gaelic) Gavino (Italian)