Gender: Male Meaning of Vaughan: "small" Origin of Vaughan: Welsh

Vaughan Origin and Meaning

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

This familiar but never popular Welsh surname name might be a good Sean alternative-- and we're starting to hear some berrybuzz about it. Vaughn is an alternate spelling.

There have been three major musical bearers of the name: British classical composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1940's U.S. band leader and singer Vaughn Monroe and the great jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan. And two more current surnamed Vaughans: comic actor Vince and musician Stevie Ray.

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Pop Culture References for the name Vaughan

Vaughan, Vaughen, Vougn, Vaun, Von, Vaune, Vaughn


headintheclouds Says:


Vaughan first crossed my radar when I kept on mistaking the writer W. Somerset Maugham as W. Somerset Vaughan-- have no idea how that came about! To me, Vaughn would be a simpler way to spell the name, but the Vaughan spelling has a more surnamey intellectual-literary feel than the rough-and-tumble image I get from Vaughn- funny how the simplest variants can change your entire perspective on a name.