Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish boys name Tadhg

How do you pronounce the Irish name Tadhg?

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What does Tadhg mean?

Irish name meaning “a poet” or “a philosopher.” In one legend, at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 Tadhg Mór(“Big Tadhg”) O’Kelly is reported to have fought “like a wolf dog” before he was overcome by the Vikings and killed. When he fell a ferocious animal came from the ocean to protect the dead body of the chieftain until it was retrieved by his O’Kelly kinsmen. “A most extraordinary creature, it had the head of a fox, the chest of an elephant, the mane of a horse, the forelegs of an eagle, the body and hind legs of a hound and the tail of a lion”.

What is the Gender for the Irish name Tadhg?

Boy | Male

Is Tadhg a boy or girl name?

Tadhg is traditionally given to a boy.

How do you spell Tadhg in Irish?

It is spelled “Tadhg”.

How do you pronounce the Irish name Tadhg?

It is pronounced “ti + gue”.

Is Tadhg Irish for Timothy?

Yes, Tadhg is the Irish version of the English name Timothy.

Is Tadhg a common name?

Tadhg has grown widely popular in Ireland over the last 30 years. In 2019, it hit #8 and in 2021, Tadhg came in at #10, with over 300 new baby boys born in Ireland for that year alone. Source: cso.ie