First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Gal, Gallven, Gallvin, Galvan, Galven, Galvon, Galvyn, Gall
Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó
Gealbháin ‘descendant of Gealbhán’, a personal name
from geal ‘bright’ + bán ‘white’.
- French: nickname for a cheerful drunkard, from Old French galer ‘to
enjoy oneself’, also used in a transitive sense with the meaning
‘waste’, ‘consume’ + vin ‘wine’ (Latin vinum).
- French: from a variant of the personal name Gauvain (see
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