Gender: Male Meaning of Gawain: "May hawk" Origin of Gawain: Welsh

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This name of the courteous Knight of the Round Table, the nephew of King Arthur, has long been superseded by its Scottish form, Gavin.

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Griffin Says:


I actually like this MUCH more than Gavin

FantasyandPrayer Says:


I was under the impression that this name was pronounced Gah-WINE, rather than Gah-WAYNE? As in the Welsh name Owain?

Zelliew Says:


Gavin is so much better as a name