Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "rule of a wolf", from Old Irish "hound, dog, wolf" (genitive con) and fal "rule" [2]. This is the name of several characters in Irish legend including the hero Conall Cernach ("Conall of the victories"), a member of the Red Branch of Ulster, who avenged Cúchulainn's death by killing Lugaid.

Related Names

Surname DescendantsConnell, Ó Conaill, O'Connell(Irish)


People think this name is

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Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from
  2. Matasović, Ranko. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Brill, 2009, page 402.
Entry updated January 21, 2022