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Gavin Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gábháin or Ó Gáibhín, both of which Woulfe derives from diminutives of gábhadh ‘want’ or ‘danger’ (the second being the more likely meaning here).Scottish: reduced form of McGavin, which is believed to be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gobhann ‘son of the smith’.Scottish and northern English: from a personal name popular in the Middle Ages in the Middle English form Gawayne as well as the Old French Gauvin. The name was introduced from French versions of the Arthurian romances, where this name was borne by one of the knights of the Round Table, the brother of Galahad and Mordred and a nephew of Arthur. It is probably from an Old Welsh personal name composed of the elements gwalch ‘hawk’ + gwyn ‘white’, influenced in part by Breton forms.French and Swiss French: possibly a nickname for someone with a goiter or prominent Adam’s apple, from a word meaning ‘throat’, ‘crop’.In some cases possibly Castilianized form of Aragonese Gabín, a habitational name from Gabín, a place in Uesca province, Aragon.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Gavin Families

  • Number of Gavin families
     104 - 205
     35 - 103
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gavin families
     160 - 318
     54 - 159
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gavin families
     124 - 245
     42 - 123
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gavin Family Origin

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