What does Cathal mean?
Cathal [cathal] as a boys' name is pronounced KO-hal. It is of Irish, Gaelic and Celtic origin, and the meaning of Cathal is "battle rule". Name of a seventh-century saint in Italy.
Cathal has 1 variant: Cal.Creative forms:
(male) Cathas, Cathell, ..
(female) Cathne, Cathra, .. Middle name pairings:
Cathal Amarion (C.A.), ..
How popular is Cathal?
Cathal is a rare given name for men. Cathal is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Cathal reached its apex position of #31 in Ireland in 2005, and is at #69 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. The only other prominent related form of Cathal rated in the Top 2000 is Cal (#1257 in 2015). These relations of Cathal were favored a century ago and are almost as common today.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Antal, Cabell, Cadan, Cadel, Cadell, Cadfael, Cadfan, Cadman, Cadmar, Caedan, Caelan, Caesar, Cahan, Caidan, Calan, Callan▲, Cannan, Caolan, Capell, Cappel, Carman, Carmel, Caroll, Carvel, Carvil, Caryl, Caryll, Casar, Cash▲, Caspar, Cathan, Catlin, Cato, Catullo, Cavan, Cephas, Chad▼, Chai, Chan, Chap, Chas▼, Chaz▼, Cheval, Conal, Connal, Danal, Daneal, Danial, Danyal, Darral, Dathan, Deshal (see Deshan), Faical, Faisal, Faizal, Faycal, Faysal, Hamal, Jahmal, Jalal, Jallal, Jamaal▼, Jamal▼, Jammal, Kamal, Latham, Lathan, Manual, Marshal, Michal, Mishal, Natal, Nathan, Paschal and Randal▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cathal.See names in meaning and etymology.