What does Vaughan mean?
Vaughan /vau-gh-an/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Welsh derivation, and Vaughan means "little". Vaughan is an alternate form of Vaughn (Welsh). Compare surname Vaugan.
VariationsKreatif forms: Vaghan, Vauvin, Vighan. [more]
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)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Vaughan and affiliated names. Vaughn (#938 the previous year) is the only popular related form of Vaughan (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. This boy name was at the height of its popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.534%) and has become much less widespread since (usage 0.062%, 88.4% less), with Vaughn becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)