User comments for Gallagher (Pronunciation Only)

Gallagher or Gallaher is pronounced with a 'h' sound not a 'g' sound. I should know since my mother's maiden name is Gallaher. If you notice on the meaning page Ó Gallchobhair is not spelt with a 'g' so where is the sound coming from!
mary.mushroom  10/1/2006
There is a 'g' sound in the Americanised pronunciation of Gallagher, since it's usually spelled with one and, being removed from Ireland, they don't usually know the original pronunciation.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2007
Agreeing with the poster above. In Scotland too, Gallagher is a common surname and pronounced Galla-her, not Galla-ger, though perhaps it is pronounced with a 'g' sound in the US.
Elly747  2/19/2007
Some Americans pronounce this with the H. The pronunciation with the hard G occurs in all English-speaking countries.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2013
LMS  5/16/2016

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