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Gender: Male Pronunciation: ti-gue Meaning of Tadhg: "poet" Origin of Tadhg: Irish

The name Tadhg is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "poet". Tadhg and is often added to lists like Boy Names Uncommon in the US and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

The name of several ancient kings and princes of Ireland, Tadhg became so common at one point that it was used to represent a kind of Irish Gaelic everyman, or man in the street, as Paddy and Mick would later. Tadhg has seen a major resurgence in recent years and is also now ranked in England. It is sometimes used as the Irish equivalent of Timothy and is also anglicized as Teague and Thaddeus. Tadleigh and Thad are pet forms.

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Famous People Named Tadhg

(Joseph) Tadhg Kelly, American actor
Tadhg Ó Neachtain, Irish poet and scribe
Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn, Irish poet
Tadhg Óg Ó Cianáin, Irish diarist
Tadhg De Búrca, Irish GAA Waterford Hurler
Tadhg Kennelly, Irish footballer
Tadhg John Foden (b. 2015) son of Ben Foden and Una Healy

Pop Culture References for the name Tadhg


Starelli Says:


Thanks for the insight!

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I like it, but it's been ruined. Taig is a slur used by northern unionists that was derived from this name, and is an insult on par with the 'N' word. In spite of its popularity, there are quite a few parts in Ireland where this name would be considered exceedingly inappropriate, and while I don't live in any of said parts, its nasty connection is enough to keep me away from it. Which is a shame, because it is such a nice name.