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Cahill (local /ˈkɑːhɪl/, UK /ˈkɑːhɪl/ or /ˈkhɪl/) is a name of Irish origin. In Irish, It is the anglicized version of the Gaelic "Ó Cathail" meaning "descendant of Cathal." "Cathal" consists of two parts: "cath" means battle; the second could be "val" (rule), so that the name as a whole meant "battle ruler" or "strong in battle",[1][2][3] or it could be "all" (great), so that the name as a whole meant "great warrior".[4][5] The surname may refer to:




Fictional characters[edit]

  • Amy Cahill, Dan Cahill, Grace Cahill, Hope Cahill, Beatrice Cahill, Fiske Cahill, James Cahill, Henry Cahill, Olivia Cahill, Gideon Cahill, Luke Cahill, Katherine Cahill, Thomas Cahill, Jane Cahill, and Madeleine Cahill in The 39 Clues.
  • Red Cahill, character in the "In The Heat of the Night" second season episode "Walkout"[6]

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