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Pronunciation

gævɪn

Origin

English, Scottish

Meaning

This easy-going Gaelic name comes to us straight from the romantic Arthurian legends. Gavin is a byname for Sir Gawain, one of the most important knights of the Round Table and King Arthur's nephew. It has a handsome meaning, too, which is 'white hawk'. This name's grand heritage makes it beautifully noble.

Rank in the year 2015

Gavin was ranked #104 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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