US Popularity:385
Other Origin(s):Scottish
Meaning:white hawk
Gavin is a masculine name of Welsh origin whose accessible sound hides a brave and compelling character. A Scottish take on the ancient name Gwalchgwyn or Gawain, Gavin holds the meaning "white hawk" and all the virtues long associated with the bird of prey. Considered symbolic of love and steadfastness, the white hawk is a fitting spirit animal for Gavin's most famed namesake—Sir Gawain of the Knights of the Round Table. This heroic figure of Arthurian legend is most known for his loyalty, bravery, and knightly perfection. And while Sir Gawain was the standard to which all other knights were measures, your little Gavin will most certainly be in a league of their own.

Famous People Named Gavin

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  • Gavin DeGraw
  • Gavin Floyd
    Baseball Player
  • Gavin Macintosh
    TV Actor
  • Gavin Rossdale

Gavin Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Gavin is currently #359 on The Bump
Boy:Gavin is currently #97 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Gavin is currently #385 in U.S. births
Boy:Gavin is currently #138 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 73
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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