Meaning of the Irish name Cabhan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cabhan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: In Irish cabhan means “”grassy hill”” or “”hollow”” and is the name of the Ulster county Cavan.

GENDER: Boy | Male


PRONUNCIATION: “”kav + an””

ENGLISH: Cavan, Kevan, Keevan

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Cabhan and read along with the meaning)

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