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Meaning and name origin

Gavin \g(a)-vin\ as a boy's name is pronounced GAV-en. It is of Scottish and Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gavin is "white falcon; little falcon". A form of the medieval name Gawain. Gavan is the name of an English saint (17th century). Actor Gavin MacLeod.

Gavin has 13 variant forms: Gavan, Gaven, Gavino, Gavyn, Gavynn, Gawain, Gawaine, Gawayn, Gawayne, Gawaine, Gavyn, Gwayn and Gwayne.

There is 1 feminine form of Gavin: Gavina.

Suggested similar baby names are Davin, Galin, Galvin, Garin, Garvin, Havin, Savin and Tavin.


Gavin is a somewhat popular first name for males (#685 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2659 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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