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Meaning and Name Origin

Gavan \g(a)-van\ as a boys' 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 an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#72684 out of 88799, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gavan and related names. The only popular variation form of Gavan (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 is Gavin (#60 a year ago). Adoption of this boy name reached its peak in the year 2008 and has become much less since. Gavin (#60) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation. (2014 Birth 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 alike in pronunciation 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 frequently used.