Usage Arthurian Romance
Other Forms FormsGaalehot, Gaheloth, Galaath, Galadah, Galahalt, Galahaud, Galahault, Galahaut, Galahos, Galahot, Galahout, Galaost, Galaous, Galaoz, Galeault, Galeaut, Galehaud, Galehault, Galehaz, Galeheud, Galeholt, Galehors, Galehost, Galehot, Galehous, Galehout, Galeohoth, Galeot, Galeoth, Galeoz, Galeus, Galhaut, Galhot, Galios, Gallehault, Galleost, Gallot, Gallyot, Galohault, Galoholt, Galot
Meaning unknown. However, like many given names from Arthurian legend, this name is probably of Celtic origin (either Breton or Welsh, to be precise). It was subsequently gallicized and due to this, it is sometimes thought to be connected to Middle French hault (which is haut in modern French) meaning "high, elevated".In Arthurian legend, Galehaut was a knight (sometimes referred to as the High Prince) who was the son of a giantess. He was a good friend of LANCELOT and loved him so dearly that he made many sacrifices for him, which ultimately led to his death.Needless to say, Galehaut is not to be confused with Sir GALAHAD, even though their names are quite similar in appearance.