[ 1 syll. vau-(g)han, va-ugh-an ] The baby boy name Vaughan is pronounced as VaoN †. Vaughan is mainly used in the English and Welsh languages. Its language of origin is Welsh. The first name is derived from the Welsh surname, which is from the Welsh word 'fychan' (meaning small, little one) and adjective 'bychan'. The first name was adopted by English speakers from the 19th century.
Another form of Vaughan is the English and Welsh variant spelling Vaughn.
See also the related form, the English and Irish Shaughan.
Vaughan is unusual as a baby boy name. It is not ranked within the top 1000.
† Pronunciation for Vaughan: V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"