Colors Related to this Name: Black, Purple

Qualities Related to this Name: Born Leader, Visionary

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #49 in 2013 and #60 in 2014.


In English

Origin: Medieval variant of Gawain, the name of an Arthurian knight, first recorded as Gauvain Old French. It is probably of Celtic origin, like many other characters from Arthurian legends, perhaps from Old Welsh gwalch ‎(“hawk”) + gwyn ‎(“white”). The form Gavin survived in Scotland and spread to other English-speaking countries in the 1960s.


-( male name -comes from the Celtic language-)

-(last name patronymic -comes from the language-)