Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈka.həlˠ/(Irish)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from Old Irish cath "battle" and fal "rule". This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint. It was also borne by several Irish kings. It has sometimes been Anglicized as Charles.

Related Names

DiminutiveCathalán(Old Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesCadwaladr, Cadwalader(Welsh)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   strange   complex   serious  


Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from
Entry updated January 21, 2022