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Cadfael

HeartCAD-vyle; CAD-vel
Welsh
"battle prince"

Cadfael Origin and Meaning

The name Cadfael is a boy's name meaning "battle prince".
A rare Welsh name with a wonderful meaning, Cadfael is the name of the detective monk character in Ellis Peters' medieval murder mysteries. It's usually pronounced CAD-vyle in Welsh, although Peters intended the character's name to be pronounced CAD-vel.
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