"battle rule"

Cathal Origin and Meaning

The name Cathal is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "battle rule".

The name of an ancient Irish saint is in the contemporary Irish Top 50. While it's one of the rare Irish names for boys that hasn't immigrated to the U.S., it may follow brothers Aidan and Declan to our shores. The t is not pronounced.

Cathal Popularity

Famous People Named Cathal

  • Cahal DalyIrish theologian
  • Cathal BrughaIrish revolutionary and politician
  • Cathal Crobhdearg Ua ConchobairKing of Connacht
  • Cathal mac Conchobar mac TaidgKing of Connacht
  • Cathal mac ConchobairKing of Connacht
  • Cathal GouldingIrish revolutionary
  • Cathal mac FinguineKing of Munster
  • Cathal CoughlanIrish singer,songwriter
  • Cathal Ó SearcaighIrish poet and playwright
  • Cathal mac MurchadhKing of Uí Maine
  • Cathal DunneIrish singer, Eurovision 1979

Cathal in Pop Culture

  • Cathal O’Reganmain character in the Irish Indie film/Drama, “Parked" (2010).