Gender Masculine
Usage Welsh

Meaning & History

From Old Welsh Catgualatr (also recorded in many other spellings) meaning "leader of the battle", from cat "battle" and gwaladr "leader". This was the name of a 7th-century king of Gwynedd. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth he was the last king of all of the Britons. This name was also borne by a 7th-century Welsh saint.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesCahal, Cathal(Irish) Cathal, Cathalán(Old Irish)
Surname DescendantCadwallader(Welsh)


Entry added January 21, 2022