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What does Gawan mean?

Gawan Pronunciation of Gawan [gawan] as a name for boys is of Celtic origin, and Gawan means "white hawk". Gawan is an alternate form of Gavin (Celtic).

Associated with: white, hawk (eagle).


Gawan has 6 variants: Gawain, Gawaine, Gawayn, Gawayne, Gwayn and Gwayne.

5 more related forms via Gavin: Gavan, Gaven, Gavino, Gavyn and Gavynn.

Creative forms:
(male) Gauwan, Glawan, ..

(female) Gara, Gava, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gawan Aryan (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gawan?

Gawan is an unusual first name for men. Gawan is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gavan, Gaven, Gavin (#70 in recent rankings) and Gavyn (#1111) are the popular alternative forms of Gawan (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Gavynn, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Gawan was more pronounced among parents 7 years ago (adoption of 0.6%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.3%, down 48.7%), with the version Gaven becoming less stylish. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Gawan is pronounced similarly to Gahan, Gaine, Gayne, Guinn, Gun, Gunn, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gwynn and Gyan. Other recommended names are Cadan, Cahan, Calan, Cavan, Cowan, Dagan, Dalan, Daman, Daran, Dowan, Eagan, Eaman, Ewan, Fagan, Gaelan, Gaetan, Galan, Galen, Galin, Galvan, Galway, Galyn, Gamal, Garan, Garen, Garin, Garlan, Garman, Garon, Garran, Garvan, Garwen, Garwin, Garwyn, Gehan, Gian, Goran, Hagan, Hakan, Hanan, Hasan, Iwan, Jacan, Jahan, Jalan, Janan, Jaran, Javan, Juwan, Kadan, Kagan, Kahan, Kalan, Kavan, Laban, Lavan, Naman, Natan, Pagan, Radwan, Rajan, Rowan, Sagan and Twan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gawan.

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