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What does Cavanaugh mean?

Cavanaugh Pronunciation of Cavanaugh [ca-vanaugh] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Cavanaugh) is pronounced KA-ven-naw. It is of Middle English and Irish origin, and the meaning of Cavanaugh is "chubby; comely".

Associated with: irish.


Cavanaugh has 3 variants: Cavanagh, Kavanagh and Kavanaugh.

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Middle name pairings:
Cavanaugh Myka (C.M.), ..

How popular is Cavanaugh?

Cavanaugh is a rare first name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#1930 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cavanaugh has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cavanaugh name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cavanaugh outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Caragh, Chaanach, Chaanah, Chanach, Chanah, Flanagh (see Flana), Rosanagh and Savanah. Like Cavanaugh, these names are not commonly used.