Vaughn Origin and Meaning

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

Vaughn, also commonly spelled Vaughan, has been used quietly over the years, reaching a peak of Number 349 in 1949. It is now in the process of rediscovery, being seen as a good Sean alternative or an updated way to honor an ancestral Paul (which also means small).

In the recent past, Vaughn Meader was a comedian famed for his JFK impressions, and Vaughn Monroe was a popular singer-bandleader.

More frequently seen as a last name than a first, Vaughn has drawn particular attention in recent years via leading man Vince Vaughn, and before that was notable in the entertainment world by The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Robert Vaughn, singer Sarah Vaughan, and guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. Michael Vaughn is a fictional character on Alias, played by Michael Vartan.

# 962 in the US

Vaughn Rank in US Top 1000

# 601 on Nameberry

Vaughn Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Vaughn Popularity

Famous People Named Vaughn

  • Vaughn MartinJamaican,Canadian NFL football player
  • (Abbott) Vaughn MeaderAmerican comedian and impressionist
  • Vaughn Wilton MonroeAmerican singer, actor and bandleader
  • Vaughn BodeAmerican cartoonist and illustrator
  • Vaughn Joseph TaylorAmerican golfer
  • Vaughn Harlen HebronAmerican NFL football player
  • Vaughn LoweryAmerican actor
  • Vaughn GittinAmerican racing driver
  • JoVaughn Virginie Scott aka Joey Badass, American rapper
  • Vaughn Evelyn Levesquedaughter of pro wrestler Triple H
  • Robert Vaughnrancher and founder of Vaughn, Montana

Vaughn in Pop Culture

  • Vaughn AshbyCharacter in The Chemical Gardens Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano
  • Vaughncharacter in J.G. Ballard's "Crash: A Novel"
  • Vaughnhippie character on TV's 'Community'
  • Michael Vaughncharacter on TV's "Alias"
  • Vaughncommon nickname used instead of Junior
  • Vaughna character in the TellTale video game, "Tales from the Boardlands"
  • Vaughnbachelor in Harvest Moon games "Island of Happiness" and "Sunshine Islands"
  • Vaughncharacter in Kirsty McKay's "The Assassin Game"
  • Vaughn Sellarscharacter on TV's Call the midwife