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What does Vaughn mean?

Vaughn Pronunciation of Vaughn 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH little, 20th century (modern)





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How popular is Vaughn?

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 (#327 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Vaughn reached its apex position of #413 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #1063 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Vaughan and Von are the popular varying forms of Vaughn (#1063 THE PREVIOUS YEAR). Adoption of these relations of Vaughn was well-received among parents during 1940-1949 (AVERAGE #1081) and is somewhat less today.

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

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

Similar Names

Vaughn is pronounced similarly to Van and Vann. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Dajohn, Davaughn, Devaughn, Javaughn, Kahn, Lavaughn, Shaughn, Valen, Vallen, Varden, Vardon, Varoun, Varten and Varun. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vaughn.

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