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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #447 most popular

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What does the name "Gavin" mean?

Gavin (English): White hawk

The name "Gavin" is of English origin and it means "White hawk". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

G is for goal, your eye on the future.

A is for activities, for you have many.

V is for vitality, your lust for living.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nivag". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ainvg". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Gavin" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Gavin? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 157,451 babies born with the name Gavin in the United States. That's more than enough Gavins to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1913 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gavin" was in 2007 with a total of 11,851 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gavins)

According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gavin" is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1970. Across the entire United States a total of only 209 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Gavin popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Gavin in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Gavin

Gavin Rossdale

Gavin Rossdale is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1983 to present. Gavin was born in 1967 as Gavin McGregor Rossdale in London, England, United Kingdom.


Gavin DeGraw

Gavin DeGraw is a musician and singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1990 to present. Gavin was born in 1977 as Gavin Shane DeGraw in South Fallsburg, New York, United States.


Gavin MacLeod

Gavin MacLeod is an actor and christian activist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1955 to present. Gavin was born in 1930 as Allan George See in Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.


Gavin Henson

Gavin Henson is a rugby biography. Gavin was born in 1982 as Gavin Lloyd Henson in Pencoed, Mid Glamorgan, Wales.


Gavin Peacock

Gavin Peacock is a football biography. Gavin was born in 1967 in Eltham, England.


Gavin McCann

Gavin McCann is a football biography. Gavin was born in 1978 in Blackpool, England.


Past life for Gavin born Aug 2, 1990

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern England approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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