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Boy Name: Vaughan

Name: Vaughan
Pronunciation: \va(u)-ghan\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: little
Origin: Welsh
Sounds Like: Fagan, Fagin, Feggan, Fegan
Similar Names: Eoghan, Keeghan
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 854


Vaughan \va(u)-ghan\ as a boy's name is a variant of Vaughn (Welsh), and the meaning of Vaughan is "little".

The baby name Vaughan sounds like Fagan, Fagin, Feggan and Fegan. Other similar baby names are Eoghan and Keeghan.


Vaughan is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#854 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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