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What does Gavan mean?

Gavan Pronunciation of Gavan as a boys' name. The name of an English saint, John Gavan (17th century), who was involved in the Titus Qates Plot hysteria. Also form of Gavin.


ASSOCIATED WITH saint, 17th century


(male) Gaman, ..

(female) Gavana, ..

Gavan Truman (G.T.), ..

How popular is Gavan?

Gavan is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#57406 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Gavan entered the list in 2003 and reached its apex rank of #1582 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gavan name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Gavin (#111 VIA LATEST LIST) is the only other popular variation form of Gavan. Adoption of these forms of Gavan reached its peak in 2008 (AVERAGE #1015) and has become much diminished since (#1055, 66.8% LESS USAGE), with the form Gavin becoming less stylish.

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

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

Similar Names

Gavan is alike in pronunciation to Gaven, Gavin, Gavyn and Gavynn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alvan, Beavan, Cahan, Calan, Cavan, Dagan, Dalan, Daran, Davian, Davyan, Devan, Eaman, Evan, Fagan, Favian, Gaelan, Gaetan, Gahan, Galan, Galen, Galin, Galvan, Galven, Galvon, Galyn, Gamal, Garan, Garen, Garin, Garlan, Garman, Garon, Garran, Garvan, Garven, Garvin, Garvyn, Gavino, Gawain, Gawan, Gehan, Gian, Giovan, Goran, Gyan, Hagan, Hakan, Hasan, Jacan, Jahan, Jalan, Jaran, Javan, Jeavan, Jevan, Jivan, Jovan, Kadan, Kagan, Kahan, Kalan, Kavan, Kayvan, Laban, Lavan, Naman, Natan, Rajan, Sagan, Taran and Tevan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gavan.