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SOURCE: Given Name & Nickname
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 7/5/2017
Meaning & History
Scottish and northern Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhubhghaill
Scottish and northern Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Chomhghaill
(Scottish), Mac Giolla Comhghaill
‘son of the servant of (Saint) Comhghall
’, a personal name, possibly an intensive of gall
‘stranger’, borne by an early Irish saint.
Irish, possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cumhaill
‘son of Cumhall’, a byname meaning ‘champion’. Fionn Mac Cumhaill is the name of a famous hero in traditional Irish literature.