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gavin

FORM OF:
gawain
ORIGIN:
proto-celtic  /  proto-brythonic  /  welsh 
NAME ROOT:
(*WINDOS / *GWINDOS > GWALCH GWYN > GAWAIN) (*UALCOS MAGESOS)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Proto-Celtic, Proto-Brythonic and Welsh articulated root: “*windos / *gwindos > gwalch gwyn > gawain”. It is the Late Medieval form of the name “Gawain”, which in turn is believed to have originated from the Welsh name “Walchgwn”, meaning "white hawk." Kenneth Jackson suggested the name evolved from an early Common Brittonic name “*Ualcos Magesos”, meaning "Hawk of the plain". Sir Gawain and the green knight is an epic poem connected with King Arthur's round table. The form Gavin survived in Scotland and spread to other English-speaking countries in the 1960s. Gawain is King Arthur's nephew and a knight of the round table in the Arthurian legend. Under the name Gwalchmei, he appears very early in the legend's development, being mentioned in some of the earliest Welsh Arthurian sources.
KEYWORDS:
WELSH MYTHOLOGY / COLORS (WHITE)

Usage

  • englishenglish
  • scottishscottish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
gawain
scottish
gawain, gabhainn, gavann, gavane, gavine, gavinn, gawane, gawan
PET & SHORT FORM
english
gav
scottish
gav

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
ancient germanic
Galvanus
gaelic - latinized
Galvanus
irish
gavan
italian
galvano
middle english
walwein, wawanus, wawayn, gawyne, wawwayne, gawynus, gawyn, gawin, gaven, gawne
middle french
gaven, gauvain, gauwain, gavain, gavein, gawein, gauveis, gauven, gaugain, gaugein, gauvainet, gauvenet, gavainet, vauvain, galvain, galvan, galvant

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

8
Numerological Values:
8

A person with name-number 8 is ambitious, confident, practical and has a great ability to execute plans. They are achievers and seek to reach the top of their field through hard work.

Chakra Number:
8: The number of the Chakra "Etheric Body"

At the base of the skull or Cerebellum and is also found to be linked to the causal chakra just above the crown chakra to the left in the etheric body. This center enables the individual to achieve advanced out-of-body projection, etheric projection, spiritual perception, and spiritual wisdom. I use the word spiritual here because these abilities and ideas are larger than the self and the earth and is were the ability of remote viewing resides.

Color meaning:

Black is the color of the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, creating an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world. In color psychology the meaning of the color black is protection from external emotional stress. It creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self-confidence. In times of fear and uncertainty black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility.

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Gavin Mcinnes (born 1970), Founder Of Vice Magazine
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Gavin Rae (born 1977) Scottish International Footballer
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Gavin Stephens (born 1975) Canadian Stand-up Comedian, Writer And Actor