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What does Vaughan mean?

Vaughan Pronunciation of Vaughan as a name for boys is of Welsh derivation, and Vaughan means "little". Vaughan is an alternate form of Vaughn (Welsh).

ASSOCIATED WITH Va-, -an, little




Vaughan Campbell (V.C.), ..

How popular is Vaughan?

Vaughan is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#837 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Vaughan was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak rank of #1820 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Vaughn (#886 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) is the only other popular related form of Vaughan ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Vaughan were popular as baby names 8 decades ago (AVERAGE #1116) and are almost as popular today. Vaughn is more familiar than the rest.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vaughan, Vaughn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Vaughan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Cahan, Cathan, Dagan, Dargan, Darshan, Dathan, Dougan, Douggan (see Dugan), Dugan, Duggan, Eachan, Eagan, Eoghan, Fagan, Gahan, Hagan, Haggan, Jahan, Kagan, Kahan, Kaufman, Keeghan, Lathan, Laurean, Laurian, Nathan, Pagan, Sagan and Taurean. These names tend to be more commonly used than Vaughan.

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