Gavin Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Gavin (sometimes Gawen) Hamilton was a Scottish Neoclassical painter in the 18th century, who lived and worked for many years in Rome as an artist, antiquities dealer, and English-speaking travel guide for wealthy Brits on the Grand Tour. Many credit him with cultivating a taste for antiquities and a Neoclassical art style among the British prior to the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of the rock band Bush and ex-husband of singer Gwen Stefani.
Gavin MacLeod, actor, known as the Captain on the "Love Boat."
Gavin Newsom, former mayor of San Francisco and current Lt. Governor of California.
Gavin DeGraw, famous country singer.
Gavin Lee, Broadway singer/actor (Bert in Mary Poppins)
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"Gavin's Song" by Marc Broussard
"Gavin's Woodpile" by Bruce Cockburn
Gavin Shipman (played by Mathew Horne) on TV sitcom "Gavin & Stacey" (UK)
Gavin Mitchell (played by Dermott Mulroney) on TV sitcom "Friends" (US)