masculine Cathal

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Name Root:
cath val
This name derives from the Celtic “cathval,” composed of two elements: “cath” (battle) and “val” (rule). Cathal is a common given name in the Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and English languages. Saint Catald of Taranto was a 7th-century Irish monk. When his coffin was reopened, it allegedly contained a golden Celtic cross and a stick carved from Irish oak featuring a Celtic design, which was to become Catald’s emblem. The Italian towns of San Cataldo are believed to have been named in his honor, and his feast day is May 10.



Use in other languages

gaelic (latinized)

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Popularity & Ranking

United States Ranking #12650

Namedoctor Weekly Ranking #5809


New Age Curiosities

Numerological Values: #9

A number 9 person is humane and selfless. Compassion, tolerance, idealism and sensitivity are the hallmarks of number 9. Number 9 individuals often give unselfishly to others.

Chakra Number: #9
Chakra "Pineal Gland"

The Pineal Gland is about the size of a pea, and is in the center of the brain in a tiny cave behind and above the pituitary gland which lies a little behind the root of the nose. It is located directly behind the eyes, attached to the third ventricle. This chakra is also known as the upper dan tien. The ninth chakra is an interesting chakra in that it is in this chakra that all the Christ abilities lie dormant, waiting to be released and used in the outer and inner worlds. The shift in focus at this time is toward that Christ energy and the accompanying abilities that go along with it. Hence, a great deal of work and energy is now being sent into physical reality to help the individual open up and expand this energy center.

Color meaning: Gold

It is no surprise that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health. People who favor the color gold are optimistic. The Tibetan Buddhist believes in 5 sacred stones: the crystal for light, turquoise for infinity of sea and sky, coral for life and form, gold for the golden ray of the sun, silver for the light of the moon. Gold is intimately linked with Divinity and those gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success.

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Notable People and Personalities

Cathal Breslin (born 1978), Concert Pianist From Northern Ireland
Cathal Brugha († 1922), Revolutionary
Cathal BuÍ Mac Giolla Ghunna († 1756), Poet
Cathal Coughlan (1937–1986), Politician
Cathal Crobhdearg Ua Conchobair († 1224), King Of Connacht
Cathal CÚ-cen-mÁthair († 665), King Of Munster
Cathal Mac Áedo († 627), King Of Munster
Cathal Mac Conchobair († 925), King Of Connacht
Cathal Mac Conchobair Ruadh Ua Conchobair († 1288), King Of Connacht
Cathal Mac Domhnall Ua Conchobair († 1324), King Of Connacht
Cathal Mac DonnubÁin (~ 1014), King Of UÍ Chairpre Áebda
Cathal Mac Finguine († 742), King Of Munster
Cathal Mac Muiredaig († 735), King Of Connacht
Cathal Mac Murchadh († 816), King Of UÍ Maine
Cathal Mac Tadg († 973), King Of Connacht
Cathal Ó Searcaigh (born 1956), Poet
Cathal Óg Mac Maghnusa († 1498), Main Compiler Of The Annals Of Ulster