Meaning and name origin
Gawayn \ga-wayn, gawa-yn\ as a boy's name is of Celtic origin, and the meaning of Gawayn is "white hawk". Gawayn is a variant of Gavin (Celtic): Scottish form of the medieval name Gawain, the name of the knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legends.
Gawayn is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gawayn and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Gavin (#60). (2014 statistics).