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Gavin Name Meaning and Origin

Gavin Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

White hawk, little falcon

Name Origin


Gavin is a Welsh name meaning 'white hawk' or 'little falcon'. It is derived from the medieval Welsh name Gawain, which ultimately comes from the Old Welsh name Gwalchmai.

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Gavin Phonetic Appeal

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Gavin is a smooth and easy name to pronounce, with a clear and crisp sound that flows effortlessly.

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The name Gavin has a good rhythm due to its two-syllable structure, making it pleasant to hear and say.

Famous People Named Gavin

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● Gavin Rossdale

Gavin Rossdale is a British musician and actor, best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush. He has also appeared in films such as 'Constantine' and 'Zoolander'.

● Gavin MacLeod

Gavin MacLeod was an American actor, best known for his roles as Murray Slaughter on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and Captain Merrill Stubing on 'The Love Boat'.

● Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom is an American politician serving as the 40th governor of California. He was previously the Mayor of San Francisco and the Lieutenant Governor of California.

Gavin Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Gavin

The name Gavin does not typically have any negative associations. However, in some cultures, the name may be associated with negative stereotypes or historical figures, so it is important to consider the cultural context.

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