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Who Is The Most Famous Gavin In The World?

Updated December 20, 2020 474 votes 37 voters 16.4k views47 items

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How many celebrities named Gavin can you think of? The famous Gavins below have many different professions, including notable actors named Gavin, famous athletes named Gavin, and even musicians named Gavin.

Gavin Rossdale is certainly one of the most famous Gavins on this list. One of the famous rock stars named Gavin, he is best known as the frontman of the band Bush. He is also an actor who has appeared in The Bling Ring, Zoolander, and Little Black Book. Gavin DeGraw is another famous singer named Gavin. 

Another of the famous people with the first name Gavin is Gavin Newsom. He is a businessman and politician. He became the 40th governor of California in 2019.

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    Gavin Rossdale

    1965-10-30
    24

    BirthplaceKilburn, London, England, London

    Gavin McGregor Rossdale is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, and is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush. Rossdale helped form Bush in 1992; upon the band's...  more

    #165 of 298 The Best Frontmen in Rock#105 of 132 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like#9 of 20 The Most Glorious Celebrity Man Buns

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    Gavin Newsom

    1967-10-10
    22

    BirthplaceSan Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area

    Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman who is the 40th governor of California, serving since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he...  more

    #15 of 29 The Hottest Male World Leaders#18 of 51 The Most Important Politicians Of 2019#217 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2

  • 3

    Gavin MacLeod

    1931-02-28
    21

    BirthplaceMount Kisco, New York, USA

    Gavin MacLeod (born Allan George See; February 28, 1931 – May 29, 2021) was an American actor best known for portraying Merrill Stubing, the ship's captain, on ABC's The Love Boat. A Christian...  more

    #24 of 32 The Best Living Actors Over 80#54 of 127 Famous People Who Died In 2021

  • 4

    Gavin DeGraw

    1977-02-04
    20

    BirthplaceSouth Fallsburg, Fallsburg, New York, USA

    Gavin Shane DeGraw (born February 4, 1977) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He rose to fame with the single "I Don't Want to Be" from his debut album Chariot which became the theme...  more

    The Best Gavin DeGraw Songs#179 of 390 The Best Pop Rock Bands & Artists#131 of 166 The Best Country Rock Bands and Artists

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    Gavin Hood

    1963-05-12
    12

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Gavin Hood (born 12 May 1963) is a South African filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and actor, best known for writing and directing Tsotsi (2005), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign...  more
  • 6

    Gavin Mitchell

    1964-12-16
    15

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    Gavin Mitchell (born 16 December 1964) is a Scottish actor and comedian, best known for playing Robert "Boaby the Barman" Taylor in the Scottish sitcom Still Game. Mitchell had a recurring role as...  more
  • 7

    Gavin Harrison

    1963-05-28
    17

    BirthplaceHarrow, London, London, United Kingdom

    Gavin Harrison (born 28 May 1963) is an English musician. He is best known for playing with the progressive rock bands Porcupine Tree and King Crimson. Harrison's drumming has received many awards...  more

    #52 of 501 The Best Drummers Of All Time#90 of 226 Famous Jazz Drummers

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    Gavin O'Connor

    1964-01-01
    10

    BirthplaceLong Island, New York, United States of America

    Gavin O'Connor (born October 30, 1964) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, and actor. He is best known for directing the films Miracle, Warrior and The Accountant....  more
  • 9

    Gavin Purcell

    1974-05-26
    14

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Gavin Purcell is currently the co-producer of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and former Executive Producer of G4-TV's Attack of the Show!. Prior to working on that show, he was an executive producer...  more
  • 10

    Gavin Free

    1988-05-23
    14

    BirthplaceThame, Oxfordshire, England, UK

    Gavin David Free is an English filmmaker and actor. Originally from Thame in Oxfordshire, he is best known for his work at the Austin, Texas-based production house Rooster Teeth, featuring in many of...  more
  • 11

    Gavin Turk

    1967-01-01
    11

    BirthplaceGuildford, United Kingdom

    Gavin Turk (born 1967) is a British artist, and is considered to be one of the Young British Artists. Turk's oeuvre deals with issues of authenticity and identity, engaged with modernist and...  more
  • 12

    Gavin Friday

    1959-10-08
    12

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Gavin Friday (born Fionán Martin Hanvey, 8 October 1959) is an Irish singer and songwriter, composer, actor and painter....  more
  • 13

    Gavin Heffernan

    1980-04-02
    12

    BirthplaceCanada, Oakville

    Gavin Heffernan (born April 2, 1980) is a Canadian filmmaker/screenwriter/photographer. He co-wrote the psychological horror feature The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) and Paramount's Paranormal...  more
  • 14

    Gavin Bryars

    1943-01-16
    14

    BirthplaceGoole, United Kingdom

    Richard Gavin Bryars (; born 16 January 1943) is an English composer and double bassist. He has worked in jazz, free improvisation, minimalism, historicism, avant-garde, and experimental music....  more
  • 15

    Gavin Creel

    1976-04-18
    14

    BirthplaceFindlay, Ohio, USA

    Gavin James Creel (born April 18, 1976) is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. Creel is best known for his work in musical theatre, for which he has received a Tony Award for his performance...  more
  • 16

    Gavin Frost

    1930-01-01
    12

    BirthplaceAldridge, United Kingdom

    Gavin Frost, B.Sc., PhD, D.D., is an occult author, a Wiccan Priest, a doctor of Physics and Mathematics, and a prominent member of the American Wiccan community. He founded the Church and School of...  more
  • 17

    Gavin Skinner

    1969-01-01
    8

    BirthplaceScotland

    Film Television composer, once drummer of various bands artists including; Primal Scream, Marianne Faithful, Etienne Daho, Tiger, Nick Heyward, Slingbacks etc. Also song-writer, producer, re-mixer...  more
  • 18

    Gavin Kaysen

    1979-01-01
    7

    BirthplaceThousand Oaks, California, United States of America

    Gavin Kaysen (born 1979 in Thousand Oaks, California) is executive chef and owner of Spoon and Stable Restaurant in Minneapolis, MN, Bellecour in Wayzata, MN, and Demi in Minneapolis. He was, before...  more
  • 19

    Gavin Morgan

    1976-07-09
    8

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    Morgan Gavin (born July 9, 1976) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He played six games in the National Hockey League for the Dallas Stars, however most notably played over 500...  more
  • 20

    Gavin Douglas

    1474-01-01
    5

    BirthplaceTantallon Castle, United Kingdom

    Gavin Douglas (c. 1474 – September 1522) was a Scottish bishop, makar and translator. Although he had an important political career, he is chiefly remembered for his poetry. His main pioneering...  more
  • 21
    Gavin Polone is an American film producer, television director and television producer. He began producing films in the late 1990s and television in the 2000s. He has been nominated for seven...  more
  • 22

    Gavin Ewart

    1916-02-04
    7

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Gavin Buchanan Ewart (4 February 1916 – 25 October 1995) was a British poet who contributed to Geoffrey Grigson's New Verse at the age of seventeen....  more
  • 23

    Gavin Russom

    1974-05-01
    5

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island

    Gavin Rayna Russom (born May 1, 1974) is an American electronic music producer, musician, and DJ. Best known as the lead synthesist for the band LCD Soundsystem, Russom has also released music under...  more
  • 24

    Gavin Fingleson

    1976-10-05
    4

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Gavin Fingleson (born 5 August 1976, in Johannesburg, South Africa) is an Australian switch-hitting former professional baseball player. Primarily a second baseman, he has also played designated...  more
  • 25

    Gavin Floyd

    1983-01-27
    4

    BirthplaceAnnapolis, Maryland

    Gavin Christopher Floyd (born January 27, 1983), is an American former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox,...  more
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