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Gavin is the name of one of the knights of the round table. It's a somewhat common name and one of the people who share this name is the singer "Gavin Degraw."
-- Krystal4ever  8/12/2005
I like it because you do not meet many Gavins in the world. I am so sick of Tylers and Logans.
-- irish mommy  11/21/2005
My first son is named Gavin. Several sources I've seen say it's Welsh for "little hawk".
-- amberfox  1/28/2006
I have always liked this name. It is strong, gentle and peaceful sounding. It is increasing in popularity.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
In recent years, the name Gavin has become extremely popular. It's not as uncommon as you might think.
-- Anonymous User  5/9/2006
This name is great! I hope that it doesn't get too popular. I have heard it's on the rise. It's different and a very strong name to me. I don't hardly hear it. I like that! Something a bit devious but in a loveable, likeable way. =) I would totally name my son Gavin!
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2006
The singer of the modern rock group Bush is named Gavin Rossdale. (He is currently married to Gwen Stefani of No Doubt.)
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2006
My first son is named Gavin, we chose it because in 1998 it wasn't that popular, and I love the name.
-- mumzzeeof3  10/17/2006
I saw the name on a decaying headstone in the local cemetary, it read "Mrs. Gavin .." the rest was illegible. Anyway the name left a beautiful impression on me and 5 years later when I gave birth to my son it was his name immediately. 3 days after his birth I was informed by his great grandmother that the headstone was his great great grandmother's (on his father's side).
My son has been a beautiful person from the day he was born, his sense of humor developed before he was 10 and he has had me laughing ever since. He has had his 'boys will be boys' days but he is a genuine good person and I know he is destined for great things. I truly believe that 'GAVIN' is a name worth remembering and considering for your child.
I am not happy with most definitions of the name Gavin, I did not pick it based on its meaning from a website, but I do hope my comment has touched a part of you if you are considering the name. Thank You.
-- ABmom  12/5/2006
Gavin seems like a good, strong, athletic name.
-- Yacob  12/22/2006
Gavin is a wonderful name. It is derived from medieval times from the name Gawain, one of the knights of the round table. Gavin is Welsh for white hawk.
-- Barking Spider  12/22/2006
I think this is an absolutely adorable name for a little boy. I really really like it.
-- Tito82  12/22/2006
Gavin Grant is a college basketball player.
-- YMPvt  3/11/2007
I only know one Gavin, but I'm not really a fan of this name.
-- CharlieRob  5/10/2007
Gavin Darklighter is a friend of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.
-- glassmidnight  6/22/2007
Gavin "Spinner" Mason on Degrassi, a Canadian teem drama series. Beautiful name!
-- oOoVonnieBabyoOo  7/13/2007
I love the name Gavin. I like the Arthurian Legend connotations as well. :)
-- EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  7/14/2007
I love the name Gavin. I used it as a character name, and my Gavin is smart, but comes off as a bit confrontational because the Gavin I've met was that way - belligerant, but very likeable.
-- Anonymous User  8/27/2007
Gavin Friday! That Irish rock star, friend of Bono.
-- cheeseface  6/13/2008
I hadn't ever heard of this name until a friend of mine said that her little cousin's name was Gavin Jude. Gavin's older sister is Ivy, and I think that the two names make a great sibset. But I don't think I would name my son Gavin. I just think it's cute.
-- Patricia Underwood  7/21/2008
White knight of battle, strong, smart, and fast.
-- Anonymous User  8/20/2008
I must be weird, but I despise Gavin. It's ugly and harsh sounding. It's obnoxiously trendy right now too, which only adds to my ire.
-- paintwolf  9/27/2008
This is my favorite boy's name. I like the sound and meaning, and I also like that it's a less common name.
-- Martha Gold  11/4/2008
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Gavin MacLeod, the Captain on The Love Boat. He was also on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I could never name my son Gavin because I'd constantly have The Love Boat theme song running through my head. "Love, exciting and new... Come aboard... We're expecting you..."
-- faye  1/24/2009
I really like this name, although it reminds me of the recent tragedy of Sherri, Gavin and Garrett Coleman who's father killed them in their own beds.
-- Anonymous User  6/15/2009
Gavin is a really dated 70's name in Australia. This is my brothers name (born 1972) and about half his year had this name.
-- kylie78  7/19/2009
I think it can be female or male, as I have a friend named this and she's a girl.
-- Dianaisme12  1/9/2010
It's a solid, down-to-earth name that could suit a variety of people. I like the association with Gawain.
-- Athena Nike  3/7/2010
Gavin Elster is the name of the villain in Alfred Hitchcock's movie Vertigo.
-- Kosta  12/16/2010
My cousin is naming her baby this. At first, I wasn't crazy about it, but I've grown to like it. The first thing I think of when I hear this name is Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco, where I live.
But PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not name your daughter this. It is such a masculine name that I would hate for a little girl to bear this name. I mean, I also don't like the name Taylor on girls, but that is just my opinion.
-- margs66  1/9/2011
I like the King Arthur connection, but I don't really like the sound of this name. Also, this name is completely masculine. It comes from the name of a knight, how could it be feminine? Just because someone gave their daughter a boy name doesn't make the name feminine.
-- sunshinechild67  7/2/2011
I love the name Gavin. I've only met one Gavin in my life. It's one of the cutest names out there, in my opinion.
-- LittleSamGirl  8/18/2011
It is a ugly sounding name and has no appeal to it.
-- Kimberley  8/19/2011
Gavin Floyd is an American baseball player.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2011
Gavin DeGraw is a popular American singer.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2011
I had an ancestor born in the 1750's or 60's in Northumberland (England) who spelled it "Gawin". I can't tell if it's Gavin with a "w" or Gawain without the extra "a". Either way, it's interesting to see how names evolve over the years.
-- arrowhead909  4/4/2012
I love this name! I named my son this in 2007, I had no idea it was so popular because I had never met anyone with this name but now it's everywhere.
-- michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
American supermodel Marisa Miller and her husband Griffin Guess welcomed a son named Gavin Lee Guess on December 13, 2012 in Santa Cruz, California.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2012
I've never really liked this name, both because of the sound and its current trendiness. It makes me think of a spoilt brat with yuppie parents.
-- Anyechka  5/28/2013
In my opinion, this name is very odd on a young boy. It's dated to the 60s-70s in the UK so I'd be very surprised to meet a Gavin who's under 40.
-- Anonymous User  11/13/2013
This name is very popular where I live (So Cal). It's a cute name that works on a little boy and adult.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2014

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