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Meaning and name origin

Gavan \g(a)-van\ as a boy's name. The name of an English saint, John Gavan (17th century), who was involved in the Titus Qates Plot hysteria.

For more information, see also the related boy name Gavin.


Gavan is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#72684 out of 88799, Top 82%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gavan and related names. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Gavin (#60). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gavin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gavin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gavan is also pronounced similarly to Gaven, Gavyn and Gavynn. Other suggested similar baby names are Cavan, Gahan, Galan, Galvan, Garan, Garvan, Gavino, Gawan, Giovan, Javan, Kavan and Lavan. Like Gavan, these names are not commonly used.