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Origin and popularity of the name KAVANAGH

Origin

Kavanagh : Irish: from Caomhánach an adjectival epithet meaning ‘belonging to (Saint) Caomhán’ whose personal name means ‘little beautiful one’. Etymologically the first part of the name is the same as that in Kevin.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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