Origin of the name GAWNE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name GAWNE.
GAWNE. A Manx form of
old Celtic Gobannonos
(q.v.), meaning "blacksmith," or "the divine
smith." Some derive it from gobhainn,
a diminutive of gob (bill, beak). (A Dictionary of the
Gaelic Language, Macleod, 1853). Also spelled Gawen.
Irish Goban. Scottish Gavin.
... The smith in olden times was a
very important personage, as being the maker of armour and weapons, and
since this trade, like others in that day, descended from father to son,
its designation would soon become used as a surname. (Manx Names,