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What does Gawaine mean?

Gawaine Pronunciation of Gawaine [gawaine] as a boys' name is of Celtic derivation, and the meaning of Gawaine is "white hawk". Gawaine is an alternate spelling of Gavin (Celtic).

ASSOCIATED WITH white, hawk (eagle)


VARIANTS Gwayne, Gwayn, Gawayne, Gawayn, Gawan, Gawain


(male) Gawaige, Gawaion, ..

(female) Gawaie, Gawaina, ..

Gawaine Eason (G.E.), ..

How popular is Gawaine?

Gawaine is an unusual given name for men. Gawaine is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gavan and Gavin (#70 IN 2015) are the prominent related forms of Gawaine (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Gawan, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Gawaine reached its peak 7 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.6%) and is somewhat less today (ADOPTION 0.3%, 47.6% LESS). (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gavan, Gavin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gawaine is pronounced similarly to Gahan, Gaine, Gayne, Gwin and Gwinn. Other recommended names are Alwine, Antwaine, Blaine, Cahane, Caine, Carmine, Craine, Daine, Dawayne, Delaine, Dewayne, Duwaine, Duwayne, Dwaine, Dwane, Dwayne, Faine, Fraine, Gabbie, Gabie, Gaetane, Gaige, Gaile, Gainer, Gaines, Gains, Galan, Galin, Galvin, Gamlin, Garan, Gardie, Gardiner, Garin, Garlin, Garlind, Garmin, Garrie, Garrin, Garvie, Garvin, Garwin, Gastone (see Gaston), Gaylin, Gaylinn, Geraint, Germaine, Guaire, Jamaine, Jardine, Kahane, Kaine, Laine, Lewayne, Markaine, Paine, Raine, Rankine, Romaine, Shaine, Swaine, Swayne, Thaine, Tramaine, Twaine, Urbaine and Zaine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gawaine.

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