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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 "Rate the Previous Signature!".

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This name of the courteous Knight of the Round Table, the nephew of King Arthur, has long been superseded by its Scottish form, Gavin.

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Famous People Named Gawain

Gawain Erland Cooper, Scottish folk musician of Erland and the Carnival
Gawain Vincent, British handball player
Gawain Christopher B. Jones, English chess champion
Gawain Westray Bell, British Governor of Northern Nigeria

Pop Culture References for the name Gawain

Pronounced ga-WAYNE

Gavin, Gavain, Gawain


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