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What does Galahad mean?

Galahad Pronunciation of Galahad [gala-had] as a boys' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Galahad is "hawk, hero". Name of the pure, perfect knight who achieves the Holy Grail in Arthurian legend. The name probably derives from the same root as Welsh gwalch meaning "hawk" or cad "hero".

Associated with: hawk (eagle), hero, pure, perfect (great), knight (warrior).


Galahad has 1 variant: Galath.

Creative forms:
(male) Galhad, Gilahad, ..

(female) Galaga, Galala, ..

Middle name pairings:
Galahad Israel (G.I.), ..

How popular is Galahad?

Galahad is an unusual first name for men. Galahad is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Galahad has yet to be ranked in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Fahad, Gahan, Gaillhard (see Gaillard), Galan, Galfrid, Gallard, Galliard, Gallway, Galvan, Galway, Garald, Garland, Garrad, Gilad, Gilead, Graham, Gulshan, Haamad, Harshad and Rashad. These names tend to be more commonly used than Galahad.

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