Name Gawain Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Gawain


Gawain is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Gawain?

Gawain is the name of one of the knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. It derived from the Welsh names Gwalchgwn or Gwalchmai or Gwalchmei.

What does the name Gawain mean?

Gawain means “white hawk” (from Welsh “gwalch” = hawk + “gwyn/gwen” = white/fair/blessed) and “may hawk” (from Welsh “gwalch” = hawk + “mei” = may).

Pronunciation of Gawain

Popularity of the name Gawain

The name Gawain is ranked #14433 overall.

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