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157k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Gavin

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: White hawk
  • #447 All Time
  • #60 in 2014
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4k Gaven (Scottish)
< 1k Gavina (Scottish)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1913505
191410010
1915909
1917909
191916016
192012012
192115015
192212012
192312012
192411011
192514014
192615015
192713013
192813013
1929707
1930909
193113013
193215015
193313013
1934505
193514014
1936909
193715015
193810010
193910010
194013013
194117017
194218018
1943606
194413013
194512012
194622022
194728028
194824024
194925025
195027027
195130030
195238038
195341041
195476076
195561061
195666066
195737037
195870070
195957057
19601010101
19611140114
19621520152
19631600160
19641520152
19651600160
19661480148
19671740174
19681890189
19692250225
19702090209
19712190219
19721740174
19732320232
19742680268
19752600260
19763190319
19773075302
19783660366
19793160316
19803520352
19814940494
19824790479
19836900690
19845185513
19855220522
19865370537
19876367629
19885495544
19896280628
19908600860
19918535848
19921,06601,066
19939516945
19941,12101,121
19951,19301,193
19961,63851,633
19972,76462,758
19983,20193,192
19993,671133,658
20004,694104,684#85 boy name
20015,272125,260#78 boy name
20026,965166,949#61 boy name
20038,779208,759#51 boy name
20048,660558,605#52 boy name
20059,350179,333#47 boy name
200610,4932110,472#38 boy name
200711,8772611,851#32 boy name
200811,7743311,741#30 boy name
200910,7461310,733#33 boy name
20109,619129,607#38 boy name
20119,020179,003#36 boy name
20128,257148,243#40 boy name
20137,418167,402#49 boy name
20146,592106,582#60 boy name

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 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gavin" ranks #21 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 504 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2010. Across the entire United States a total of 9,619 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 glitter, the spark that is you.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

V is for versatile, your changeable nature.

I is for interest, you show in others.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nivag". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Inagv". 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.

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 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 his career being from 1983 to present. Gavin was born in 1967 as Gavin McGregor Rossdale in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Gavin DeGraw

Gavin DeGraw is a musician and singer-songwriter specializing in blue-eyed soul, pop rock, and rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Gavin was born in 1977 as Gavin Shane DeGraw in South Fallsburg, New York, United States.

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Gavin MacLeod

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

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Gavin Henson

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

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Gavin Peacock

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

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Gavin McCann

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

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Past life for Gavin born Sep 1, 1942

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of France approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Name poster for Gavin

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