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Origin of the name GAVIN.
Etymology of the name GAVIN.
Meaning of the baby name GAVIN.


GAVIN.  The Scottish form of old Celtic Gobannonos (q.v.), meaning "blacksmith." (Prænomina, R.S. Charnock, 1882).  It is the Scottish name for Gawain (q.v.), old Welsh Gwalchmai (q.v.), the "hawk of battle."  Irish Goban.  Manx Gawen.  Welsh Gofannon.  Usage: America, England, Scotland, Wales.

    His name, whether as Walwyn, Gawain, or Gavin, was popular in England and Scotland in the middle ages; and in the last-mentioned shape named the high-spirited bishop of Dunkeld, the one son of old Bell the Cat, who could "pen a line," and who did so to such good purpose when "he gave rude Scotland Virgil's page."  Nor is Gavin by any means extinct in Scotland. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)


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