Meaning and Name Origin
Vaughn \va(u)-ghn, vaugh()-hn\ as a boys' 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: Vaughan.
Vaughn is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#636 out of 1220, Top 52%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#305 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Vaughn for boys. Vaughn entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #466 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #938 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Vaughn and associated names. Von is the only other popular varying form of Vaughn (#938 the previous year). Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during 1960-1969 and has become significantly less since, with the version Vaughn becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)