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Vaughn

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1888 5 0 5
1891 6 0 6
1892 6 0 6
1893 8 0 8
1894 12 0 12
1895 7 0 7
1897 9 0 9
1898 6 0 6
1899 7 0 7
1900 12 0 12
1901 15 7 8
1902 13 0 13
1903 14 0 14
1904 17 0 17
1905 16 0 16
1906 20 0 20
1907 14 0 14
1908 18 6 12
1909 16 0 16
1910 17 0 17
1911 33 5 28
1912 54 0 54
1913 72 5 67
1914 92 7 85
1915 124 5 119
1916 139 17 122
1917 127 8 119
1918 141 0 141
1919 109 10 99
1920 133 11 122
1921 147 14 133
1922 134 11 123
1923 137 7 130
1924 124 8 116
1925 140 0 140
1926 122 7 115
1927 130 9 121
1928 151 12 139
1929 130 7 123
1930 166 17 149
1931 159 27 132
1932 146 18 128
1933 121 18 103
1934 144 13 131
1935 149 9 140
1936 141 21 120
1937 128 22 106
1938 148 13 135
1939 138 20 118
1940 147 6 141
1941 140 10 130
1942 181 15 166
1943 214 11 203
1944 187 8 179
1945 195 11 184
1946 302 8 294
1947 364 10 354
1948 368 12 356
1949 385 11 374
1950 355 6 349
1951 304 6 298
1952 266 14 252
1953 247 7 240
1954 245 8 237
1955 232 16 216
1956 225 7 218
1957 208 8 200
1958 218 9 209
1959 226 12 214
1960 254 9 245
1961 223 9 214
1962 265 10 255
1963 267 0 267
1964 290 10 280
1965 294 5 289
1966 275 8 267
1967 257 9 248
1968 253 6 247
1969 245 9 236
1970 235 5 230
1971 218 8 210
1972 193 0 193
1973 156 0 156
1974 141 0 141
1975 147 0 147
1976 134 7 127
1977 140 5 135
1978 137 0 137
1979 131 0 131
1980 175 8 167
1981 145 5 140
1982 126 0 126
1983 124 0 124
1984 141 5 136
1985 130 0 130
1986 148 6 142
1987 181 0 181
1988 145 5 140
1989 168 0 168
1990 190 6 184
1991 193 12 181
1992 193 5 188
1993 183 9 174
1994 220 7 213
1995 143 0 143
1996 145 5 140
1997 156 7 149
1998 174 7 167
1999 168 6 162
2000 176 7 169
2001 169 8 161
2002 179 7 172
2003 231 12 219
2004 235 5 230
2005 254 0 254
2006 303 14 289
2007 316 10 306
2008 269 15 254
2009 284 14 270
2010 232 17 215
2011 234 8 226
2012 256 12 244
2013 268 21 247
2014 252 26 226
2015 263 14 249

Fun Facts about the name Vaughn

  • How many people with the first name Vaughn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,355 babies born with the first name Vaughn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vaughn to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vaughn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Vaughn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vaughn is Sunday, September 20th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Vaughn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vaughn was in 1949 with a total of 374 babies.
  • Random Vaughn Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vaughn ranks 76th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 5 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Vaughn: Your name in reverse order is Nhguav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hngavu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vaughn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 88,060 people with the last name Vaughn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vaughn? Vaughn was ranked as the 356th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Popularity of Vaughn as a first name

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Popularity of Vaughn as a last name

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Common last names for Vaughn

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  • Miller
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  • Hill
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  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vaughn U.S.
  White 71.52% 64.26%
  African American 22.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vaughn

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Vaughn" mean? The list below shows the origins of Vaughn as well as things modernly associated with the name Vaughn such as celebrities named Vaughn.

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Origin and Meaning of Vaughn

The name "Vaughn" is of English origin, and it means "Small". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

  1. A surname​ of Welsh origin, variant of Vaughan.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. (rare) A female given name.
  4. Any of several cities in Montana, New Mexico, or Washington.

Notable Persons With the Name Vaughn

Vaughn Monroe

Vaughn Monroe was a big band and traditional pop music musician. He was most active from 1940 to 1963. Vaughn was given the name Vaughn Wilton Monroe on October 7th, 1911 in Akron, Ohio. He died on May 21st, 1973.

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Vaughn Meader

Vaughn Meader was a comedian, impersonator, musician, and actor. Vaughn was given the name Abbott Vaughn Meader on March 20th, 1936 in Waterville, Maine, U.S. He breathed his last breath on October 29th, 2004.

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Von Smith

Von Smith is a pop music and contemporary r&b singer-songwriter, youtube personality, and youtube. He plays Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Von was given the name Vaughn Lee Smith on June 15th, 1986 in Kansas City, Missouri. Von is also known as Smith and Vaughn Lee.

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Vaughn Taylor

Vaughn Taylor was a film, television, actor, and televisionactor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1933 to 1976. Vaughn was born on February 22nd, 1910 in Boston. He died on April 26th, 1983.

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Vaughn Armstrong

Vaughn Armstrong is an actor. Vaughn was born on July 7th, 1950 in Sonora, California, USA.

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Vaughn Bodē

Vaughn Bodē is a comics creator.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Vaughn

Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn is an actor, producer, screenwriter, comedian, activist, film producer, and activism. His ongoing career started in 1988. Vince was given the name Vincent Anthony Vaughn on March 28th, 1970 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

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Robert Vaughn

Robert Vaughn is a film, television, and stage actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1956. Robert was given the name Robert Francis Vaughn on November 22nd, 1932 in New York, New York, U.S.

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Matthew Vaughn

Matthew Vaughn is a producer, director, screenwriter, film producer, and film director. His ongoing career started in 1995. Matthew was given the name Matthew Allard Robert Vaughn on March 7th, 1971 in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Baron Vaughn

Baron Vaughn is a comedian and actor. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Baron was born on December 18th, 1980 in Portales, New Mexico.

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Greg Vaughan

Greg Vaughan is an important individual. His ongoing career started in 1996. Greg was given the name James Gregory Vaughn Jr. on June 15th, 1973 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Countess Vaughn

Countess Vaughn is an actress and singer. She has been prominent since 1988. Countess was given the name Countess Danielle Vaughn on August 8th, 1978 in Idabel, Oklahoma, U.S.

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  • Donna Fargo
    (musician)
  • Rashad Vaughn
    (basketball player)
  • Jacque Vaughn
    (basketball player)
  • Linda Vaughn
    (famous individual)
  • Hippo Vaughn
    (baseball player)
  • Jack Vaughn
    (notable person)
  • Cassius Vaughn
    (football player)
  • Alberta Vaughn
    (actress)
  • John C. Vaughn
    (important individual)
  • Vickiel Vaughn
    (football player)
  • Chip Vaughn
    (athlete)
  • Jon Vaughn
    (football player)
  • John Vaughn
    (athlete)
  • Clyde A. Vaughn
    (famed human)

What does the name Vaughn mean?

Vis for versatile, your changeable nature.

Ais for attractive, inside and out

Uis for useful, always to others.

Gis for glow, the warmth of your smile.

His for hero, as you appear to many.

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

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