Gender Masculine
Usage Old Irish

Meaning & History

Means "disciple of Saint Seachnall" in Irish. This was the name of two Irish high kings: Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid who ruled all of Ireland in the 9th century; and Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (called Malachy) who defeated the Norse of Dublin in the 10th century.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMalachy, Leachlainn, Maolsheachlann(Irish)

Entry updated January 21, 2022