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Gavin Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Gavin is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Gavin is "white hawk".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 60 in baby name popularity for boys with 6582 occurrences.  It ranked 10335 in popular baby names for girls with 10 occurrences. 

View the Gavin Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Gavin has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Gavin to other names.


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Related Names

The names Gabhan, Gavina are all forms of Gavin.

Other Tidbits

Gavin falls into the bird name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gavin MacLeod.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gavin in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gavin.

Just for fun, see the name Gavin in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gavin in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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