Vaughn Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \va(u)-ghn, vaugh()-hn\
Number in U.S 👶 21,000
Rate in 2021 2184
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 Welsh

Vaughn Name Meaning

One possible origin of the name Vaughn is from the Welsh word "fychan," which means "small" or "little." This gives the name a sense of humility and modesty, as well as a connection to Welsh culture and tradition.


Another possible origin of the name Vaughn is from the English word "fen," which refers to a low-lying area of land that is often wet or marshy. This gives the name a connection to nature and the outdoors, and is a popular choice for parents seeking a name that reflects their love of the natural world.

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In terms of pronunciation, the name Vaughn is typically pronounced as "von," with the emphasis on the first syllable. The name has a strong and distinctive sound that reflects its Welsh and English origins, and is often described as being both bold and sophisticated.


For those who bear the name Vaughn, it may be a source of pride and inspiration, reminding them of the qualities that make them unique and special. With its associations with humility, nature, and strength, the name is a powerful expression of individuality and identity.


Despite its relatively uncommon use, the name Vaughn has a long and rich history. It has been used in various forms and variations throughout the centuries, and has been borne by many notable figures in Welsh and English culture.


One of the most famous bearers of the name Vaughn was the Welsh poet and playwright Dylan Thomas, whose full name was Dylan Marlais Thomas. Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales in 1914, and went on to become one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century. His work, which includes poems, plays, and prose, is known for its vivid imagery and emotional depth, and continues to be widely read and studied today.


Another famous bearer of the name Vaughn was the American actor Robert Vaughn, who was best known for his roles in popular TV shows such as "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "The A-Team." Vaughn was born in New York City in 1932, and began his acting career in the 1950s. He went on to become one of the most respected actors of his generation, and continued to work in film and television until his death in 2016.


Overall, the name Vaughn is a strong and distinctive name with multiple origins and meanings. Whether it is seen as a connection to Welsh culture and tradition, a reflection of the natural world, or simply a unique and memorable name, Vaughn is sure to continue to be a popular choice for parents seeking a name that is both meaningful and distinctive.

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05/02/2023 11:19:46

My name is Vaughn. I was born in 1979. i've known a few other Vaughns although some are spelt Vaughan. It's ok having a unique name although it was difficult as a kid. I'd often be misheard as Paul or Ron. It perhaps made me reluctant to be singled out of an audience. I have been'told I have a stong name and sometimes people say they love the name.

04/24/2023 00:32:46

My husband and I named our son VAHN. Its suppose to be the way germans spell it but its impossible to find on the net.

04/15/2023 04:03:52

Great name for any boy. We named our little son Vaughn born July 23, 2020 and could not be happier, he looks like a Vaughn :=)

03/18/2023 08:38:34

we named our son Vaughn Max FEB 12, 2016. Originally vaughn was suppose to be his middle name but we couldn't agree on a first name'so we said why not use vaughn as his first name. I'm so glad we did I just love his name!

03/15/2023 09:31:18


03/01/2023 05:29:32

I just named my second son Vaughn...he was born Dec 7th and we named him "Vaughn Matthew" which means little gift of God. HE IS!

02/23/2023 16:56:54

My son's name is Vaughn Gary. My father and brother are Gary. I chose this name because it is a very distinguished name, one with a touch of class (in my opinion). Vaughn is not a common name, I don't have to worry about my son being in a classroom with 3 other Vaughns.

02/21/2023 19:59:00

I named my son Vaughn Andrew back in 2002. I loved the name when I found it in a baby book. He is 23 years old now and loves the name because he has never met another Vaughn, so he feels unique. He was the only Vaughn all through school and college and now that he's getting married, he wants to name his son, LI'm. Another unique name and I love it.

01/19/2023 08:11:50

My son who is 6 is named Vaughn Thomas. My dads name is Thomas and it fit him perfectly since the time he was born he was meant to be Vaughn. He tells me all his buddies in school like his I'm happy he likes it and seems to me us women LOVE that name! I like It'scince you don't hear it every day!

12/28/2022 13:04:30

ppl often mis-spell or pronuoces it wrongly. I think its a lovely name. The person i know with this name is as lovely as the name'sounds.

12/24/2022 19:43:58

My son is named Vahn. Until recently I had never'seen'the'spelling but It's the only version I like.

12/09/2022 05:54:22

I am a female and my name is Vaughnelle I heard Vaughn is german meaning little prince. and elle is french for girl, so it means little princess

12/05/2022 21:22:50

Vaughn is my name, and I love it. It's not very common, quite unique. Of course people not familiar with it pronounces it wrong. Its pronounced VAUN not VON.

11/29/2022 18:08:32

My name is Vaughn, and i have only met one other Vaughn ever. Frankly I absolutely love the name. It's originally a Welsh/English/Celtic name, and is also spelled Vaughan. It means "little" or "small" and is actually a unisex name thought it is mostly given'to boys. But if anyone wants to name their girl Vaughn, I say go for it! It's a great name!

11/01/2022 18:54:00

When I was pregnant with Rebecca I used to sit and make lists of names and the middle name too. Rebecca Anne, Rebecca Marie, etc. back then'there were not tests to see if you were going to have a boy or girl. This year is special if our daughter Rebecca Jean had lived she would have been 50 years old this October. We called her Becky. She loved music collecting vinyls, reading and fashion. We had 22 years together. I have enjoyed reading all the comments from all who have the'same name. It gives me joy knowing all of you are enjoying life and your given names. I wish you all good health and bright futures.

10/14/2022 12:07:26

my name is vaughan my middle name is 42.the only problem other people have with my name is the'spelling most leave out the'second a or some try to spell it vorn.i like my name because its unusual.

10/09/2022 10:27:14

I love the name Vaughn and want to name my son that in the future. I have not met anyone with that name yet.

10/08/2022 05:39:10

My 28 year son's name is Vaughn, sounds like dawn. I'm from the east coast. Since I'moved to Alaska friends call him Von spelled vaughn. When I call my sons name they say .huh? You mean Von? No, vaughn, like lawn or dawn! You sure? Yes! I named him, I should know, so there, consider your region

09/26/2022 06:13:46

I really like the name Vaughan, if i have a boy i will call him Vaughan. It'sounds unique, classy and strong without being too wayout. I have met a couple of Vaughans over the years and they have definitely stren'thened my love of the name, the way it is spelt and the way It'sounds. I think James goes well with Vaughan.

09/13/2022 01:25:02

We just named our son Xavier and i love it. It is such a strong but unique name and not too out there. It really annoys me that people say Exavier and that'some low class people have taken'to actually butchering the name and spelling it with an E in front so people will pronounce it like that. I didnt realise people would even'think to say it incorrectly Xylophone, Xerox pronounced zylophone etc so its a bit of pain correcting ignoramuses

09/05/2022 02:05:44

My son is called Vaughan Thomas and we live in England, my family are welsh and my surname originally was Vaughan....he loves his name and he has no one in his school with that name. Although he has several friends called Jack. I can't keep up with the Jack's in his year at least 15! I love the name Vaughan I call him vaughany as his nick name.

08/06/2022 03:32:42

My son is called Vaughan James, I think its a great name.Although not one of the most popular names people comment on how unique and lovely it is. His little brother always says "why didnt you call me Vaughan"

06/28/2022 15:23:42

I was named Vaughan by my father because he heard the named used by a Bishop here in Australia. My name is always being mispronounced, however I love the name because it is unique and unusual people never forget my name. Well I should say it was unique until a person moved here with the'same first name and surname. Even'though the named originally meant small, I am well over 6 feet tall - makes a good talking point :)

06/09/2022 10:14:06

My son, born in 2017, is named Vaughn. i've always loved this name. It's old-time, yet new.

05/09/2022 14:54:54

I am a girl, not to many people are girls named Vaughn,People say they like it but it has been mostly used for a boy. I usually get the'statement Is't that a boys name! I am now 58years old and I have been proud and sometimes frustrated having this name Cannot find how many Female Vaughn are out there . But people do remember me!

02/23/2022 05:02:42

i've never known any one with this name but, I intend to name my son this. His daddy is Vincent so I searched for a "V" name a long time before finding this one. It's perfect!

02/09/2022 10:43:48

My name is Isabelle Vaughn and I think Vaughn is a lovely name.

02/05/2022 18:53:24

Many people mis-pronounce and mis-spell my name, I have been called voon, Vay-oo-gun, Va-gun vern, its very simple, just say von.

01/22/2022 22:44:42

I love this name! I'm trying to convince my dh to let me name our little girl Vaughn!

01/14/2022 20:45:54

i love my name.I think its awsome! i like having a unique name,and no one else i've met has that name, and i was born in 2012!

01/01/2022 01:32:06

My names Vaughn and its an awesome name!But I always have to say that its pronounced Vorn,not Forn.

12/10/2021 17:08:06

Looks beautiful written- and is a nice name to say out loud!

11/17/2021 04:34:48

I'm a 68 year old female named Vaughne (e is silent) I was named after the 40's singer Vaughn Monroe Have always loved my name Over the years I know of at least 10 children (boys And girls) that were named after me because the parent liked the name.

10/21/2021 05:40:30

My name is Vaughn Sewell, I have only met 1 other Vaughn (spelt the'same) and I am not too fond of my name, I love that is different but is hard to spell out to people in loud situations (work, clubs, drag races) people think my name is spelt vorn or think my name is Sean (Shawn), I do like my name but it is had to communicate sometimes because of a lisp..

08/28/2021 17:55:48

This is my son's name. I love it, you don't hear it a lot and when you do, It's n't spelled this way. It's a great name.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Vaughn?
The origin of the name Vaughn is Welsh.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Vaughn?
*️⃣ How many people are named Vaughn?
Almost 21000 people are named Vaughn.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Vaughn?
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