Vaughan

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2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States jazz singer noted for her complex bebop phrasing and scat singing (1924-1990)
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Welsh Vychan, from bychan, diminutive of bach (“little”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A city in Ontario, Canada.

Notable Persons Named Vaughan

Vaughan was born on October 15th, 1982 in Birmingham.

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Sir Vaughan Jones is a scientist. Vaughan was given the name Vaughan Frederick Randal Jones on December 31st, 1952 in Gisborne, New Zealand.

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Vaughan Gething is a solicitor and trade unionist. Vaughan was born in 1974.

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Vaughan Arnell is a music videos and television commercials director. He was most prominent from 1981 to present. Vaughan was born Vaughan Arnell on May 31st, 1961 in Chertsey.

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Vaughan Coveny is a soccer player for the Waterside Karori, Miramar Rangers, Melbourne Knights FC, Wollongong Wolves FC, South Melbourne FC, FC Bulleen Lions, New Zealand national under-23 football team, and New Zealand national football team. Vaughan was born on December 13th, 1971 in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Vaughan Roberts is a christian bishop. Vaughan was born on March 17th, 1965.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan was a blues rock, electric blues, and texas blues musician. He plays Guitar and Fender Stratocaster. He was most prominent from 1965 to 1990. Stevie was given the name Stephen Ray Vaughan on October 3rd, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. He breathed his last breath on August 27th, 1990.

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Peter Vaughan is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to present. Peter was given the name Peter Ohm on April 4th, 1923 in Wem.

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Sadie Frost is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1979. Sadie was given the name Sadie Liza Vaughan by her parent David Vaughan (artist) on June 19th, 1965 in Islington, London, England.

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Sarah Vaughan was a vocal jazz, bebop, smooth jazz, traditional pop music, and bossa nova singing. Her career lasted from 1942 to 1990. Sarah was given the name Sarah Lois Vaughan on March 27th, 1924 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Sarah is also known as Sassy", "The Divine One", and "Sailor". She left this life on April 3rd, 1990.

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Brian K. Vaughan is a comics creator.

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Jimmie Vaughan is an electric blues, blues rock, texas blues, and twelve-bar blues musician. He plays Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster and Gretsch. His ongoing career started in 1964. Jimmie was born on March 20th, 1951 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1911 6 0 6
1912 12 0 12
1913 6 0 6
1914 14 0 14
1915 11 0 11
1916 18 0 18
1917 19 0 19
1918 24 0 24
1919 7 0 7
1920 18 0 18
1921 17 0 17
1922 13 0 13
1923 17 0 17
1924 12 0 12
1925 12 0 12
1926 10 0 10
1927 18 0 18
1928 13 0 13
1929 6 0 6
1930 13 0 13
1931 11 0 11
1932 11 0 11
1934 15 0 15
1935 9 0 9
1936 6 0 6
1937 13 0 13
1938 9 0 9
1939 13 5 8
1940 10 0 10
1941 8 0 8
1942 11 0 11
1943 17 0 17
1944 15 0 15
1945 18 0 18
1946 10 0 10
1947 25 0 25
1948 26 5 21
1949 24 0 24
1950 22 0 22
1951 19 0 19
1952 18 0 18
1953 16 0 16
1954 20 0 20
1955 17 0 17
1956 16 0 16
1957 8 0 8
1958 14 0 14
1959 8 0 8
1960 10 0 10
1961 15 0 15
1962 16 0 16
1963 12 0 12
1964 10 0 10
1965 16 0 16
1966 16 0 16
1967 13 0 13
1968 18 0 18
1969 18 0 18
1970 17 0 17
1971 10 0 10
1972 9 0 9
1973 16 0 16
1974 7 0 7
1975 9 0 9
1976 10 0 10
1977 13 0 13
1978 6 0 6
1979 11 0 11
1980 14 0 14
1981 12 0 12
1982 9 0 9
1983 10 0 10
1984 10 0 10
1985 5 0 5
1986 12 0 12
1987 7 0 7
1988 12 0 12
1989 7 0 7
1990 12 0 12
1991 20 0 20
1992 21 0 21
1993 11 0 11
1994 20 0 20
1995 19 0 19
1996 16 0 16
1997 22 0 22
1998 21 0 21
1999 14 0 14
2000 23 0 23
2001 20 0 20
2002 15 0 15
2003 13 0 13
2004 11 0 11
2005 17 0 17
2006 34 0 34
2007 26 0 26
2008 16 0 16
2009 16 0 16
2010 30 7 23
2011 24 0 24
2012 18 0 18
2013 21 0 21
2014 15 0 15
2015 21 0 21
2016 18 5 13
2017 14 0 14

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Popularity of Vaughan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vaughan U.S.
  White 82.04% 64.26%
  African American 12.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vaughan

People with the last name Vaughan are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Vaughan

  • How Popular is the name Vaughan? Vaughan is the 7,953rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Vaughan was the 893rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vaughan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,553 babies born with the first name Vaughan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vaughan 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 Vaughan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Vaughan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vaughan is Thursday, December 27th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Vaughan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vaughan was in 2006 with a total of 34 babies.
  • Random Vaughan Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vaughan is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Vaughan: Your name in reverse order is Nahguav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uvangah. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vaughan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 38,830 people with the last name Vaughan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vaughan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Vaughan as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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