Etymology: Medieval variant of Gawain, the name of an Arthurian knight, first recorded as Gauvain in France. It is probably of Celtic origin and has been explained as Welsh gwalch "hawk" + gwyn "white". The form Gavin survived in Scotland and spread to other English-speaking countries in the 1960s.
- (given name, male)
- A surname derived from the given name, in Ireland anglicized from its Gaelic equivalents í“ Gí¡bhí¡in or í“ Gí¡ibhín.
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