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

The name Kavanaugh is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "born handsome or son of Caomhan ". Kavanaugh and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Beautiful and discussed in our forums with posts like ""Down the Rabbit Hole": The Game of Bad Names".

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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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Pop Culture References for the name Kavanaugh

Jon Kavanaugh, character on TV's "The Shield"
Toby Kavanaugh, character in the Pretty Little Liars series

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