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Girl Name: Kavanagh

Name: Kavanagh
Pronunciation: \k(a)-vana-gh, kav(a)-nagh\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Kavanagh's also a boy name)
Meaning: chubby; comely
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Kavanaugh, Cavanagh
Similar Names: Savanah
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 7087


Kavanagh \k(a)-vana-gh, kav(a)-nagh\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kavanagh), is a variant of Cavanaugh (Middle English, Irish), and the meaning of Kavanagh is "chubby; comely".

The baby name Kavanagh sounds like Kavanaugh and Cavanagh. Another similar baby name is Savanah.


Kavanagh is not a popular first name for women 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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