First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cathal

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Borrowing from Irish Cathal.

  1. A male given name.

Cathal was also found in the following language(s): Irish

Notable Persons Named Cathal

Chas Smash is a musician. His ongoing career started in 1978. Chas was given the name Cathal Joseph Smyth on January 14th, 1959.


Cathal Brugha was a clerk and soldier. Cathal was born on July 18th, 1874 in Dublin, Ireland. He left this life on July 7th, 1922.


Cathal was born on September 2nd, 1987 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.



Cal J. Dodd is a voice actor and singer. He has had major accomplishments since 1977. Cal was given the name Cathal Joseph Dodd on November 23rd, 1956 in Ireland.


Cathal was born on January 2nd, 1923 in Dublin, Ireland. He breathed his last breath on December 26th, 1998.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cathal

He passed away in 801.


Fun Facts about the name Cathal

  • How Popular is the name Cathal? Cathal is the 50,684th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cathal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40 babies born with the first name Cathal in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cathal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cathal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cathal is Friday, September 2nd, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Cathal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cathal was in 2000 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cathal: Your name in reverse order is Lahtac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Achalt. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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