Meaning of the Irish name Cathal. Listen and learn how to pronounce Cathal so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.
MEANING: cath “”battle”” and all “”mighty”” and signifies “”a great warrior.”” On his way home from a visit to Rome (c. 666 AD) St. Cathal was asked to fill the vacant see of Taranto in southern Italy and served as it””s prelate until his death. Known as St. Cathaldus, he is still venerated in the area and a fresh water stream in the bay is known as “”l’annello di san Cathaldo,”” “”the ring of St. Cathaldus,”” as it marks the place where he is believed to have stilled a storm by throwing his ring into the water. He was the patron saint of the Italian army during WWI. One of the most common names in Ireland in the Middle Ages, it is popular again in Ireland.
GENDER: Boy | Male
IRISH NAME: Cathal Cahal
PRONUNCIATION: “”ka + hal””
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Cathal and read along with the meaning)