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) with the prefix Gaw-.
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%, 35.5% less), 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)