What does Gawain mean?
(male) Galwain, Garwain, ..
(female) Gawainne, .. Middle name pairings:
Gawain Jamarion (G.J.), ..
How popular is Gawain?
Gawain is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Gawain is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Gawain (not ranked) are Gavin (#70 the previous year), Gavyn (#1111), Gaven and Gavan. Other variants, like Gavino, are seldom used. These relations of Gawain were popular as birth names 7 years ago (adoption of 0.6%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.3%, 48.7% less), with the form Gaven going out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Gawain is pronounced similarly to Gahan, Gaine, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gwynn and Gyan. Other recommended names are Adrain, Bain, Cain▲, Calvin, Camdin, Carlin, Darvin, Dewain, Duwain, Dwain, Earvin, Fagin, Gabbi, Gabie, Gaetan, Gafni, Gair, Galan, Galin, Gallvin (see Galvin), Galvan, Galvin, Galway, Gamlin, Gannon▲, Garan, Garin, Garlin, Garlyn, Garmann, Garmin, Garrin, Garvin, Garwin, Garwyn, Gaylin, Gehan, Gian, Glin, Godwin, Hadwin, Harbin, Harkin, Hawkin, Iain, Jaelin, Jaidin, Jalin, Kalin, Kawai, Marlin▼, Maslin, Orwin, Owain, Paulin, Sabin, Saladin, Slawin (see Slavin), Swain, Tannin, Tarrin, Taytin, Tramain (see Tremain), Twain, Walwin, Warrin, Waylin and Yamin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gawain.See names in meaning and etymology.