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Gender: M Meaning of Gavin: "white hawk" Origin of Gavin: Celtic Gavin's Popularity in 2014: #60

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 60 since 2006.

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Famous People Named Gavin

Gavin Shane DeGraw, American singer-songwriter
Gavin McGregor Rossdale, English lead singer of band Bush
Gavin Christopher Floyd, American baseball player
Gavin MacLeod (born Allan George See), American actor
Gavin Christopher Newsom, American politician; 48th lieutenant governor of California
Gavin Hood, South African film director
Gavin Shay Butler, "Sontard" from the SHAYTARDS Youtube Channel
Gavin Lee Guess, son of supermodel Marisa Miller
Gavin Free, English filmmaker of RoosterTeeth; creator of "Slo Mo Guys"
Gavin Rees, Welsh boxer
Gavin Turk, British artist
Gavin de Becker, American author and security specialist
Gavin James, singer songwriter

Pop Culture References for the Name Gavin

Gavin, character in the De Granville trilogy by K.M. Grant
Gavin "Spinner" Mason, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Gavin Ransom, character in movie "The Californians"
Gavin Rose, character in the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
Gavin Shipman, character on British TV series "Gavin & Stacey"
Gavin, bratty kid on TV's "The Simpsons"

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Gavin's International Variations

Gabhan (Gaelic) Gavino (Italian)

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