What does Cavanaugh mean?
Cavanaugh [ca-vanaugh] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Cavanaugh) means "follower of Kevin". Cavanaugh is a version of Cavanagh (Irish, Gaelic): an Irish surname. Cavanaugh is also a variant of Kavanagh (Irish, Gaelic).
Associated with: follower (servant).
Cavanaugh has 1 variant: Kavanaugh.Creative forms:
(male) Canaugh, Carvanaugh, ..
(female) Cavanauche, Cavanauly, .. Middle name pairings:
Cavanaugh Ernesto (C.E.), ..
How popular is Cavanaugh?
Cavanaugh is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1930 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Cavanaugh has yet to make it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Similar NamesA recommended name is Cavan. Like Cavanaugh, this name is not commonly used.See names in meaning and etymology.