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

The name Gawain is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "May hawk". Gawain and is often added to lists like Bird Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplets (boys)".

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This name of the courteous Knight of the Round Table, the nephew of King Arthur, has long been superseded by its Scottish form, Gavin.

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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