Meaning and Origin of: Galvan

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Sparrows

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish (Galván) : from a medieval personal name. This is in origin the Latin name Galbanus (a derivative of the Roman family name Galba, of uncertain origin). However, it was used in a number of medieval romances as an equivalent of the Celtic nameGawain (see Gavin), and it is probably this association that was mainly responsible for its popularity in the Middle Ages.