Gender: Male Meaning of Gavin: "white hawk" Origin of Gavin: Celtic Gavin's Popularity in 2018: #111

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.

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Rank in US: #111

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Pop Culture References for the name Gavin

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Gavin's International Variations

Gabhan (Gaelic) Gavino (Italian)


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