Gawain

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Male Male Name

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 French
Gawain Welsh
Gavin Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Statistics

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Gawain.

Sources: [4] [5] [6] [7]

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. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi