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What does Gawayn mean?

Gawayn /ga-wayn/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Celtic derivation, and the name Gawayn means "white hawk". Gawayn is a version of Gavin (Celtic). Gowan is a popular last name.


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

Gawayn has 5 more different forms via Gavin: Gavan, Gaven, Gavino, Gavyn and Gavynn.

Kreatif forms: Galwayn, Ganwayn, Grawayn. [more]

How popular is Gawayn?

Gawayn is a rare given name for men. Gawayn is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Gawayn and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Gawayn (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000 are Gaven, Gavin (#60 a year ago) and Gavyn (#941). Forms like Gawaine are uncommon. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2003 (usage of 0.516%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.333%, down 35.5%), with the versions Gaven and Gavyn becoming less in vogue. Gavin (#60) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gaven, Gavin, Gavyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gawayn is alike in pronunciation to Gahan and Gwyn. Like Gawayn, these names are not commonly used.