Meaning of the Irish name Jarlath. Listen and learn how to pronounce Jarlath so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.
MEANING: St. Jarlath (born c. 550 AD) was noted for his piety and his ability as a teacher. In old age he decided to found a monastery where he could end his days. He asked one of his pupils, St. Breandan the Navigator, to drive his chariot east and when the chariot broke a wheel at Tuam in County Galway he took it as a sign that that was where he should end his journey, founding a church that became a great center of learning and art. The name is still popular in this part of Ireland.
GENDER: Boy | Male
IRISH NAME: Jarlath
PRONUNCIATION: “”jar + lath””
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Jarlath and read along with the meaning)
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It comes from the Gaelic Iarfhlaith or Iarla since Gaelic has no “J” and it is translated under the Viking time to Jarl ath since Jarl is a royal title in viking, Jarlath meaning tributory lord. Jarl in Norse means king