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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cavan

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Alt. Meaning

C is for compatible, a friend's friend.

A is for articulate, a regular wordsmith

V is for virtue, a trait you hold dear.

A is for aware, of your surroundings

N is for notable, distinguished are your feats

Notable Persons Named Cavan

Cavan Kendall was an actor. Cavan was given the name Cavan Spencer Kendall McCarthy on May 22nd, 1942 in Clapham. He passed away on October 29th, 1999.

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Cavan Clerkin is an actor and writer. He was most prominent from 1998 to present. Cavan was born on November 28th, 1973.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Cavan was born on April 17th, 1973 in Bristol.

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Cavan Huang is an artist and graphic designer. He holds the title Graphic Designer.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cavan

The Earl of Cavan is a military person. His military service ended in 1913.

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Roger was born on September 1st, 1944.

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Horace was born on August 25th, 1878. He breathed his last breath on December 9th, 1950.

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Mike was born on April 15th, 1948.

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Michael was born in 1911. He died in 1988.

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Richard was born on September 10th, 1763. He passed away on November 21st, 1837.

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How popular is the baby name Cavan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 8 0 8
1970 7 0 7
1971 9 0 9
1972 7 0 7
1974 11 0 11
1975 8 0 8
1977 11 0 11
1978 13 0 13
1979 11 0 11
1980 9 0 9
1981 23 0 23
1982 13 0 13
1983 15 0 15
1984 16 0 16
1985 13 0 13
1986 21 0 21
1987 14 0 14
1988 13 0 13
1989 18 0 18
1990 21 0 21
1991 12 0 12
1992 28 0 28
1993 20 0 20
1994 27 0 27
1995 14 0 14
1996 17 0 17
1997 32 0 32
1998 33 0 33
1999 36 0 36
2000 34 0 34
2001 41 0 41
2002 65 0 65
2003 60 0 60
2004 45 0 45
2005 71 0 71
2006 59 0 59
2007 64 0 64
2008 77 0 77
2009 69 0 69
2010 53 0 53
2011 52 0 52
2012 51 0 51
2013 69 0 69
2014 52 0 52
2015 43 0 43
2016 44 0 44
2017 36 0 36

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Popularity of Cavan as a first name

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Popularity of Cavan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cavan U.S.
  White 58.57% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 26.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cavan

People with the last name Cavan are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Cavan

  • How Popular is the name Cavan? Cavan is the 8,260th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cavan was the 37,125th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cavan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,465 babies born with the first name Cavan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cavan to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cavan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Cavan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cavan is Thursday, November 9th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Cavan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cavan was in 2008 with a total of 77 babies.
  • Random Cavan Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cavan is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Cavan: Your name in reverse order is Navac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ncvaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cavan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 601 people with the last name Cavan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cavan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cavan as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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