Gaven is a baby name that feels youthful and fresh, but it dates back to Medieval Times. This, and the alternate spelling Gavin, were variations of Gawain. Gaven was a top 1,000 baby name in the early twenty-first century in America, however.

Meaning of the name Gaven:

English: white hawk

Origin of the name Gaven:

Gaven is a spelling variation of the original name Gavin. These came about in Medieval times as versions of Gawain. Gawain was popular in England as it was the name for the nephew of King Arthur who was also a Knight of the Round Table.

Symbolism of the name Gaven:

The baby name Gaven means “white hawk” because of the dated Gawain. Gawain originally comes from the Welsh mythological name Gwalchmei. The word “gwalch” formed this name, meaning “hawk.”

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Gender of the name Gaven:

Gaven is a youthful baby name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Gaven:


Number of syllables in the name Gaven:


Emotion evoked from the name Gaven:

Gaven feels youthful and free-spirited. It is a name with a certain power, however, but retains a sense of wildness.

Alternative spellings for the name Gaven:

  • Gavin 
  • Gavenn
  • Gavinn
  • Gavyn
  • Gavynn

Nicknames for the name Gaven:

  • Gav
  • Gave
  • G-man
  • Gaveno
  • Aven 
  • Ven
  • Vennie
  • Venny

Popularity of the name Gaven:

Gaven was a top 1,000 baby name in America from 1999 to 2008. It was a top 700 option for one year in 2003 at rank 868. For the last year on the list, 2008, Gaven was number 922.

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Famous people with the name Gaven:

  • Gaven Donne (former Chief Justice of Samoa)

Gavens in popular culture:

  • Gaven (character from “The Gaven Series”)