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Gender: F Origin of Piala: Celtic, meaning unknown

This name of a saint martyred in Cornwall makes an unusual choice with traditional roots.

Famous People Named Piala

St. Piala of Hayle, 5th-century martyr (feast day: 14 December)

Pop Culture References for the Name Piala

The legendary saint Piala (sometimes "Phiala") was a sister of Saint Gwinear, born to a pagan Irish king. The Victorian antiquary Sabine Baring-Gould believed that an Irish group, driven from their homeland in Ossory in the 5th century, invaded Penwith (=pen-gwaeth, the "bloody headland") in Cornwall, and that the legend of Gwinear and Piala was a distorted recollection of these events.

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