Meaning of the Irish name Tadhg. Listen and learn how to pronounce Tadhg so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Irish name meaning “”a poet”” or “”a philosopher.”” In one legend, at the Battle of Clontarf (read the legend) 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.””

GENDER: Boy | Male


PRONUNCIATION: “”ti + gue””

ENGLISH: Timothy

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Tadhg and read along with the meaning)

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