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Boy Name: Kavanagh

Name: Kavanagh
Pronunciation: \k(a)-vana-gh, kav(a)-nagh\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Kavanagh's also a girl name)
Meaning: follower of Kevin
Origin: Irish
Variant forms: Cavanagh, Cavanaugh, Kavanaugh
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 7087


Kavanagh \k(a)-vana-gh, kav(a)-nagh\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kavanagh), is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kavanagh is "follower of Kevin". An Irish surname.

Kavanagh has 3 variant forms: Cavanagh, Cavanaugh and Kavanaugh.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Kavanagh.


Kavanagh is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#7087 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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