Group A runes were most common in Viking Age Denmark
Old Norse Gauti (m.)
Gauti and the related Gautr are short forms of names in Gaut- or -gautr, or an original byname meaning ‘man from Gautland’. This region comprises the provinces now known as Östergötland and Västergötland in southern Sweden, and is the homeland of the Geats in the Old English poem Beowulf. Gauti is recorded in several Swedish runic inscriptions.
Gauti is the first element of the place-names Gautby, Lincolnshire and Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire.