"May hawk"

Gawain Origin and Meaning

The name Gawain is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "May hawk".

This name of the courteous Knight of the Round Table, the nephew of King Arthur, has long been superseded by its Scottish form, Gavin.

Gawain Popularity

Famous People Named Gawain

  • Gawain Erland CooperScottish folk musician of Erland and the Carnival
  • Gawain VincentBritish handball player
  • Gawain Christopher B. JonesEnglish chess champion
  • Gawain Westray BellBritish Governor of Northern Nigeria

Gawain in Pop Culture

  • Pronounced gaWAYNE