Names That Mean Hawk

  1. Gavin
    • Origin:

      Celtic
    • Meaning:

      "white hawk"
    • Description:

      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.
  2. Gawain
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "May hawk"
    • Description:

      This name of the courteous Knight of the Round Table, the nephew of King Arthur, has long been superseded by its Scottish form, Gavin.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

      Mapuche
    • Meaning:

      "swift hawk"
    • Description:

      The most famous Lautaro was a leader of the indigenous resistance against the Spanish in Chile in the sixteenth century. The name is still used by modern South Americans, including soccer player Lautaro Martínez.
  4. Iolani
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "hawk of royalty"
    • Description:

      Iolani feels quintessentially Hawaiian, a stylish origin for baby names these days thanks to Malia, the Hawaiian name of the Obamas' older daughter. The initial I is pronounced with a long e sound, as in Waikiki, and the name Iolani has four syllables.
  5. Hawkins
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "hawk"
    • Description:

      A surname that originated as a diminutive of Hawk.
  6. Iolana
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "soaring like a hawk"
    • Description:

      Iolana is a hip-swaying, melodic, and unusual choice. Similar Hawaiian bird-themed choice: Iolani.
  7. Yolani
    • Origin:

      Variation of Iolani, Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "hawk of royalty"
    • Description:

      This phonetic spelling variation of Iolani could is bang on trend with Leilani, Meilani, and the like, yet was given to fewer than 10 baby girls during the last year on record.
  8. Haukur
    • Origin:

      Icelandic
    • Meaning:

      "hawk"
    • Description:

      The Icelandic word for "hawk" and recent addition to the Icelandic name pool. It was derived from the Old Norse word haukr, also meaning "hawk."