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  1. Gavin

    Gavin is a male given name. A variation on the medieval name Gawain, meaning "white hawk". Sir Gawain was a knight of King Arthur's Round Table, and St. Gavinus was a Christian martyr. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an epic poem connected with King Arthur's Round Table. Gavin also shares an origin with the Italian name Gavino, which dates back to ancient Latin. Saint Gavinus (San Gavino, Porto Torres, Sardinia) was an early Christian martyr, an ex–Roman centurion, decapitated in 300 AD and whose head was thrown in the Mediterranean sea before being reunited with his body.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GAVIN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gavin is ranked #2569 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gavin surname appeared 14,061 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Gavin.

    76.2% or 10,714 total occurrences were White.
    17.7% or 2,494 total occurrences were Black.
    3.3% or 467 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 211 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 114 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 60 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gavin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gavin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Gavin in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Faulconer:

    I've seen the disasters of these policies on the streets throughout this great state of ours, it's time to have a governor who is going to put victims first, every Gavin Newsom California family deserves to be safe, to feel safe and to have a safe neighborhood. Gavin Newsom California is not Gavin Newsom California under Gavin Newsom California.

  2. Princess Cruises:

    All of us send our heartfelt condolences to Gavin MacLeod entire family, and offer our sincerest gratitude to them for sharing Gavin with all of us for so many years.

  3. Ken Slater:

    On behalf of the school board, I would like to say that we as a school are humbled by Gavin's service project and his ability to bring the community together for a great cause to honor our veterans. It also shows that we are in good hands with young people like Gavin.

  4. Gavin Welby:

    In the last month I have discovered that my biological father is not Gavin Welby, but in fact, the late Sir Anthony Montague Browne, this comes as a complete surprise.

  5. Republican Assemblyman Kevin Kiley:

    The conclusion is inescapable that Gavin Newsom is cheating in the recall and this Legislature is his willing accomplice.

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