First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gahagan

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Alt. Meaning

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

A is for able, for you surely are.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

A is for attractive, inside and out

G is for gem, the jewel you are.

A is for assertive, a great leader

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gahagan

John Gahagan is a soccer player for the Clydebank F.C., Shettleston F.C., Motherwell F.C., and Greenock Morton F.C. John was born on August 24th, 1958 in Scotland.


He left this life in 1838.


Walter was born in 1869.


Usher was born in Ireland. He left this life in 1749.


James Gahagan was an artist. James was born in 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City. He died on July 7th, 1999.


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Popularity of Gahagan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gahagan U.S.
  White 91.87% 64.26%
  African American 3.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gahagan

People with the last name Gahagan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gahagan

  • How Popular is the name Gahagan? As a last name Gahagan was the 16,125th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gahagan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gahagan is Tuesday, July 31st, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Gahagan? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gahagan. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gahagan: Your name in reverse order is Nagahag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ganahag. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gahagan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,795 people with the last name Gahagan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gahagan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gahagan as their last name since less than 1 person in 164k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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