Gawain

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Origin and Meaning

Welsh name of uncertain meaning

1) Combination of Welsh gwalch = 'hawk' (of battle) and gwyn = 'white' [1] [2]

2) Combination of Welsh gwalch = 'falcon' and mei = 'flat land' [2]

3) Combination of Welsh gwalch = 'hawk' and mei = 'May' [3]

Related Names

Gauvain
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French
Gawain
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Welsh
Gavin
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[4]
3 5 0 0 3 5
Denmark Denmark[5]
2
n.a.
0
n.a.
2
n.a.
Finland Finland[6]
n.a.
2 0 0
n.a.
2
Norway Norway[7]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[8]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Gawain.


References

  1. Loreto Todd: Celtic Names for Children (2012)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Heini Gruffudd: Welsh First Names (2003)
  3. Donald Whyte: Scottish Forenames (1996)
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  7. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/