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Gender: Male Meaning of Mael: "chief or prince" Origin of Mael: French or Breton

The name Mael is a boy's name of French, Breton origin meaning "chief or prince". Mael and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "The middle name game (with a twist)!".

From the experts:

The name of a fifth century Breton saint.

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Famous People Named Mael

Saint Maël, 5th century Breton hermit
Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid (Malachy I), high king of Ireland
Mael Sechnaill mac Domnaill (Malachy II), high king of Ireland
Máel Coluim, Earl of Atholl, Mormaer of Atholl between 1153/9 and the 1190s
Máel Coluim, King of Strathclyde
Máel Coluim of Moray, Mormaer of Moray
Máel Coluim, son of the king of the Cumbrians, possible King of Strathclyde or King of Alba

Pop Culture References for the name Mael

Mael, vampire in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles
Mael, a sea god in Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series
Also a Welsh name, pronounced MYLE and meaning "prince"