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What does Gwayn mean?

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

Associated with: white, hawk (eagle).


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

4 more relations via Gavin: Gavan, Gaven, Gavyn and Gavynn.

Creative forms:
(male) Geayn, Giayn, ..

(female) Gwane, Gwania, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gwayn Oziel (G.O.), ..

How popular is Gwayn?

Gwayn is a rare given name for males. Gwayn is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Gwayn (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Gavan, Gaven, Gavin (#70 from current records) and Gavyn (#1111). Usage of these forms of Gwayn was at its most widespread 7 years ago (median #895) and is somewhat lower today (#1295, 48.7%), with the form Gaven becoming less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Gwayn is pronounced similarly to Gahan, Gaine, Gayne, Guinn, Gun, Gunn, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gwynn and Gyan. Other suggested similar names are Crayn, Frayn, Galyn, Gay, Gian, Glyn, Gray, Graye, Gutyn, Shayn, Swayn, Twayn and Wayn. Like Gwayn, these names are not commonly used.

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