The name Cavanaugh is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "born handsome or son of Caomhan ". Cavanaugh and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Handsome and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Boys".
From the experts:
Pleasant Irish last name that could be a more masculine alternative to the overused Cassidy. Early kings of Leinster bore the name, which relates to the first name Caomhan or Kevin and can also be spelled Kavanagh, Cavanagh, Cavenagh, and Kavanaugh.