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What does Kavanagh mean?

Kavanagh Pronunciation of Kavanagh [ka-vanagh] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Kavanagh) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kavanagh is "follower of Kevin". An Irish surname.

Associated with: irish, follower (servant), surname.


Kavanagh has 3 variants: Cavanagh, Cavanaugh and Kavanaugh.

Creative forms:
(male) Kayvanagh, Kevanagh, ..

(female) Kavanady, Kavanara, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kavanagh Franklin (K.F.), ..

How popular is Kavanagh?

Kavanagh is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#6312 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kavanagh has yet to be listed in the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Darragh, Kadan, Kagan, Kahan, Kahane, Kalan, Kalani, Kana, Kannan, Kavan, Kayvan, Kellagh, Kevan, Khanh and Kleanth (see Cleanth). Like Kavanagh, these names are not commonly used.

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