Gavin

Gavin -



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gavin, meaning white hawk, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1940 on position #1539. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gavin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gavin? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gavin. The baby boy name Gavin was given to 8,203 baby boys in 2012, ranking #40 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 200 baby boys were given this name - making this according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gavin peaked in popularity 10 years ago in 2008 on position 30.



Famous with this name

John Gavin
Gavin O'Herlihy
Gavin Grazer


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Rating: 5/5 (22 people)


Gavin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gavin is currently topping the baby name charts in North Dakota at position #17 - and is the least popular in District of Columbia at position #97.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gavin is where you live.


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Gavin origin and meaning

Gavin is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means white hawk. To see famous people named Gavin, pop culture references for the name Gavin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gavin

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gavin, sorted by popularity.

Giovanni / Giovanny / Giovani / Gavyn / Gaven / Geovanni / Geovanny / Gabino / Geovany / Giovany /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201240
201136
201038
200933
200830
200732
200638
200547
200452
200351
200261
200178
200085
1999101
1998116
1997136
1996190
1995243
1994254
1993292
1992264
1991296
1990292
1989354
1988365
1987326
1986349
1985359
1984352
1983286
1982365
1981358
1980467
1979465
1978418
1977487
1976441
1975521
1974492
1973510
1972630
1971557
1970587
1969555
1968586
1967605
1966659
1965603
1964676
1963655
1962662
1961772
1960790
19591044
1958966
19571225
1956920
19551027
1954872
19531127
19521346
19481631
19471501
19461572
19401539

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
North Dakota17
Wyoming19
Michigan21
Minnesota21
Alaska21
Ohio23
South Dakota24
Missouri25
Utah25
Iowa26
Nebraska26
New Hampshire26
Pennsylvania30
Indiana31
Maine32
Wisconsin34
Oklahoma35
West Virginia36
New Jersey38
Maryland39
Vermont40
Kansas40
Connecticut41
Rhode Island41
Illinois41
Tennessee42
Arkansas43
Kentucky43
Massachusetts44
North Carolina44
Colorado45
South Carolina45
Florida46
Montana47
Hawaii47
Nevada47
Louisiana49
Arizona49
Virginia49
Washington50
New York52
Delaware54
Oregon55
Alabama56
Georgia58
Mississippi59
California67
Idaho71
Texas72
New Mexico74
District of Columbia97

Even more about Gavin


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gavin a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently .

What is the number of syllables for the name Gavin?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2008
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Gavin
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 200
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1940
2012 births +8,203

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