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What does Gawain mean?

Gawain Pronunciation of Gawain as a name for boys has its root in Celtic, and the meaning of Gawain is "white hawk". Gawain is a version of Gavin (Celtic). See also Gwayne


ASSOCIATED WITH white, hawk (eagle)


VARIANTS Gwayne, Gwayn, Gawayne, Gawayn, Gawan, Gawaine

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA GAVIN Gavan, Gaven, Gavino, Gavyn, Gavynn



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How popular is Gawain?

Gawain is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Gawain is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Gawain (NOT RANKED) are Gavin (#111 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Gavyn (#1697), Gavan and Gaven. Other variants, like Gavino, are seldom used. These relations of Gawain were popular as birth names 10 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.6%) and have become much less popular since (ADOPTION 0.2%, 67.6% LESS), with forms like Gaven going out of style. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

Gawain is pronounced similarly to Gahan, Gaine, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gwynn and Gyan. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adrain, Bain, Cain, Calvin, Camdin, Carlin, Darvin, Dewain, Duwain, Dwain, Earvin, Fagin, Gabbi, Gabie, Gaetan, Gafni, Gair, Galan, Galin, Gallvin (see Galvin), Galvan, Galvin, Galway, Gamlin, Gannon, Garan, Garin, Garlin, Garlyn, Garmann, Garmin, Garrin, Garvin, Garwin, Garwyn, Gaylin, Gehan, Gian, Glin, Godwin, Hadwin, Harbin, Harkin, Hawkin, Iain, Jaelin, Jaidin, Jalin, Kalin, Kawai, Marlin, Maslin, Orwin, Owain, Paulin, Sabin, Saladin, Slawin (see Slavin), Swain, Tannin, Tarrin, Taytin, Tramain (see Tremain), Twain, Walwin, Warrin, Waylin and Yamin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gawain.

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