Tadhg Name Meaning & Origin
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Tadhg is sometimes used as a pejorative term for Irish Catholics, despite being a somewhat popular name in Ireland, some people refer to Catholics and/or nationalists as tadhgs/taigs.
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My baby brother is named Tadhg. He's two years old and everyone remarks on what an unusual but catchy name it is. Because of his young age, he's called Tigger.
My sons name is Tighe which is an easier spelling of Tadhg - with the same pronunciation. Ty-g or Tay-g.
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Tadhg-ín: means little Tadhg and is pronounced tyg-een
Ty or Tiger or Tygy
- Meanings and history of the name Tadhg: | Edit
The name pre-dates Christianity in Ireland. It is an ancient celtic name and means poet or philosopher an is sort to have derived from the name Timothy. It is more popular in rural parts of Ireland with the greatest concentrations to be found in Kerry and Donegal.
Tadgh can also be spelt - Tighe but prounced the same way.
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Tadhg Kennelley Irish football / Australian AFL player
- Tadhg in song, story & screen: | Edit
Tadhg Conneely- a character in the family film, The Secret of Roan Inish.