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What does Cadfael mean?

Cadfael Pronunciation of Cadfael [cad-fael] as a boys' name is pronounced CAD-vail. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Cadfael is "battle metal". From "cad mael". Saint Cadfael, also know as Saint Cadog, was a famous sixth-century saint in his native South Wales.

Associated with: battle (war), saint, famous.


Cadfael has 1 variant: Cadoc.

Creative forms:
(male) Cefael, Cofael, ..

(female) Cadcal, Cadres, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cadfael Kenji (C.K.), ..

How popular is Cadfael?

Cadfael is an unusual given name for males. Cadfael is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cadfael has yet to make it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cadfael name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cadfael outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adael, Cadan, Cadbee, Cadbey (see Cadby), Cadbie (see Cadby), Caddell, Cade, Cadel, Cadell, Caden, Cadfan, Cadman, Cadmar, Cael, Campbel, Canfield, Capel, Cappel, Carel, Carmel, Carvel, Cassiel, Cathal, Gaddiel, Gadiel, Hadriel, Jamael, Kadmiel, Pedael (see Pedahel), Rafael, Rafel, Raffael, Raphael and Samael. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cadfael.

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