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The pronunciation is Cay-ven.
hawaiigirl500  9/24/2006
It's not Cay-ven, it's Cav(rhymes with have)-in.
Clodagh  4/9/2007
I wouldn't call a child Cavan. That's like calling someone Dublin or Cork or Derry (Londonderry, same diff).
Clodagh  4/9/2007
I see kids called Dallas, Cheyenne and Dakota all the time. I've even seen a London and Jefferson. Naming a kid this is no different.
patchworkgirl  10/10/2007
What on earth is this "name" doing here? Not only is it a placename, it's the name of a place which is the butt of many jokes by Irish people from outside Cavan. If I met someone named Cavan I would have a hard time keeping a straight face. It's beyond ridiculous.
Trillian  11/7/2007
I have a female cousin by this name, named after the place in Ireland where my aunt's maternal side of the family came from. A lot of us were a bit surprised when we heard the name, but we got used to it quickly, as both a girl's name and a person's name period. If I didn't know someone by this name, though, I might not be so willing to give it a pass.
Anyechka  9/10/2009
My cousin is named Cavan, and he got it from his grandmother's maiden name, Cavanaugh.
pink__tofu  2/10/2010
The meaning of the name (stated here as "hollow") is incorrect. The real meaning is "handsome". [noted -ed]
D.Hop  8/19/2014
@D.Hop: Where did you get your meaning from? A reliable website on Irish names agrees with the meaning "hollow":

Note, that there are tons of unreliable websites on baby names around (either using the same buggy master file or plagiarizing each other).
elbowin  9/18/2014
We named our daughter Cavan. It was a name we picked out whether we had a boy or a girl. It is the county in Ireland where my husband's mother's family came from. We get loads of compliments on it here in Our Nation's Capital.
― Anonymous User  4/27/2016
Poor little girl, I hope she has a pretty feminine middle name that she can go by when she realizes she has a very masculine boy's name.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2016
The name Cavan was given to 43 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/30/2016
Reminds me of caves and caravans.
Hushpuppy  2/9/2018

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