"white hawk"

Gavin Origin and Meaning

The name Gavin is a boy's name of Celtic origin meaning "white hawk".

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 climbed as high as Number 30, in 2008, before dropping a bit on the charts.

# 231 in the US

Gavin Rank in US Top 1000

# 286 on Nameberry

Gavin Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Gavin Popularity

Famous People Named Gavin

  • Gavin Shane DeGrawAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Gavin McGregor RossdaleEnglish lead singer of band Bush
  • Gavin Christopher FloydAmerican baseball player
  • Gavin MacLeod (born Allan George See)American actor
  • Gavin Christopher NewsomAmerican politician; 48th lieutenant governor of California
  • Gavin HoodSouth African film director
  • Gavin FreeEnglish filmmaker of RoosterTeeth; creator of "Slow Mo Guys"
  • Gavin ReesWelsh boxer
  • Gavin TurkBritish artist
  • Gavin de BeckerAmerican author and security specialist
  • Gavin Jamessinger songwriter
  • Gavinchild vine star and living meme
  • Gavin Shay Butler1st child of American family vlogger Shay Carl (Shaytards YouTube channel)
  • Gavin Blaze Gareis Ghassemieh (b. 2010)son of actress Jennifer Gareis and Bobby Ghassemieh
  • Gavin Lee Guess (b. 2012)son of supermodel Marisa Miller and Griffin Guess
  • Gavin BottgerAmerican skateboarder
  • Gavin LeatherwoodAmerican actor

Gavin in Pop Culture

  • Gavincharacter in the De Granville trilogy by K.M. Grant
  • Gavin Darklightercharacter in the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron books
  • Gavin "Spinner" Masoncharacter on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
  • Gavin Reedcharacter in video game "Detroit: Become Human"
  • Gavin Ransomcharacter in movie "The Californians"
  • Gavin Rosecharacter in the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
  • Gavin Shipmancharacter on British TV series "Gavin & Stacey"
  • Gavinbratty kid on TV's "The Simpsons"