The name Canavan in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Ceanndubhain Sept who were hereditary physicians to the O'Flahertys of Connemara in the West of the country. Whitehead and Whitelock are sometimes used as variant translations of this name that is still often found in Galway.

Origen: Irlandés. First found in Galway where they were anciently seated as hereditary physicians to the O'Flahertys.

Variantes: Canavan, O'Canavan, Canaman, Kinevan, Kinavan, Kanavan, O'Kennevain y otros.