Meaning and name origin
Vaughn \va(u)-ghn, vaugh()-hn\ as a boy's name is pronounced von. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Vaughn is "little". First used as a given name in the early 20th century. See also Von. Actors Robert Vaughn, Vince Vaughn; composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Vaughn has 1 variant form: Vaughan.
Vaughn is a somewhat popular first name for males (#636 out of 1220, Top 52%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#305 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Vaughn for boys. Vaughn reached its highest rank of #466 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Vaughn and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Vaughn (#938) and Von. (2014 statistics).