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Gender: M Meaning of Kavanaugh: "born handsome or son of Caomhan " Origin of Kavanaugh: Irish

If you're looking for an Irish last name that moves beyond Casey and Cassidy, this one is pleasant sounding and worth considering. Kavanaugh, which can also be spelled Cavanagh, Cavenagh, Kavanagh, 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 Kavanaugh.

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Kate Kavanaugh, from 50 Shades.
Toby Kavanaugh, from Pretty Little Liars

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