Gavin: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gavin

Gavin

Pronunciation: GA-vin (key)

Origin of the name Gavin:

Of uncertain etymology, some believe Gavin to be from Gwalchmai, a Gaelic name derived from the elements gwalch (a hawk) and maedd (a blow, battle). In Arthurian legend, Gavin is a byname for Sir Gawain, a knight of the Round Table and nephew of King Arthur.

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Our sons name is Gavin, We loved the name cause it was different at the time 12 years ago, now it seems there are more boys named gavin then ever. When my son was in the fifth grade the class did a in class survey of names the kids wanted to name thier kids when they grew up and gavin's name ranked number one, so in twenty years or so look for gavin to be a popular name again. Some of the nick names we call him are,gav, big G,and gabs.

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G/Gee
Gav
Gavs
Gavvy /Gavy /Gavie
Gavinator
Gavster
Baby G
Big G
Vin
Vinny

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Gavin DeGraw (born February 4, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
'The Love Boat' Star Gavin MacLeod
Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco, CA
Gavin Rossdale, Lead singer of rock band Bush & Husband of Gwen Stefani
Gavin Creel, Broadway actor and singer (Hair; La Cage Aux Folles).
Gavin Lee, Broadway actor and singer (Mary Poppins).
Gavin Hood, Movie Director (Wolverine, Tsotsi)
Gavin O'Connor, Writer and Director (Warrior)

Gavin in song, story & screen: | Edit

Gavin "Spinner" Mason from TV series "Degrassi" (played by Shane Kippel)
Gavin from TV Series "Gavin & Stacy" (played by Mathew Horne)
Gavin from TV Series "Eastenders" (played by David Banks)
Shooter McGavin: character in the movie "Happy Gilmore" (played by Christopher McDonald)
Gavin Butler, more commonly known as "Sontard," the oldest child of Shay Butler and Collette Butler of the Shaytards vlog on Youtube.

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