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Gender: Male Meaning of Kavanagh: "born handsome or son of Caomhan" Origin of Kavanagh: Irish

The name Kavanagh is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "born handsome or son of Caomhan". Kavanagh and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (10)".

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Kavanagh, which can also be spelled Cavanagh, Cavenagh, Kavanaugh, and Cavanaugh, is one of the few traditional Irish surnames not to start with Mc or O'. Kavanagh relates to the name first Kevin or Caomhan. Early kings of Leinster bore the name Kavanagh.

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