Vaughan Origin and Meaning

The name Vaughan is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "small".

This familiar but never popular Welsh surname name might be a good Sean alternative-- and we're starting to hear some berrybuzz about it. Vaughn is an alternate spelling.

There have been three major musical bearers of the name: British classical composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1940's U.S. band leader and singer Vaughn Monroe and the great jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan. And two more current surnamed Vaughans: comic actor Vince and musician Stevie Ray.

Vaughan Popularity

Famous People Named Vaughan

  • Ralph Vaughan WilliamsEnglish composer
  • Vaughan GryllsEnglish sculptor
  • Vaughan CornishEnglish geographer
  • Vaughan Hanning VaughanLee, English politician
  • (Henry) Vaughan Lockhart SmithEnglish restaurateur and journalist
  • Stephen "Stevie" Ray VaughanAmerican musician

Vaughan in Pop Culture

  • Vaughan Cunninghamfrom the movie "Sling Blade"