Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. TIEG(Irish)
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Meaning & History

From Old Irish Tadg meaning "poet" [1]. This was the name of an 11th-century king of Connacht, as well as several other kings and chieftains of medieval Ireland. According to Irish mythology it was the name of the grandfather of Fionn mac Cumhaill.

Related Names

VariantsTadgh, Teague, Tighe, Teige, Teigue(Irish) Tadg(Irish Mythology)
DiminutiveTadhgán(Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesTadg, Tadgán(Old Irish)
Surname DescendantsMac Thaidhg, Ó Taidhg, Teague, Tighe(Irish)

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Sources & References

  1. Matasović, Ranko. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Brill, 2009, page 372.

Entry updated January 21, 2022