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Cahill (local /ˈkɑːhɪl/, UK /ˈkɑːhɪl/ or /ˈkhɪl/) is a name of Irish origin. In Irish, It is the anglicised 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] Notable people with the surname include:

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]
  • J.D. Cahill, title character in the 1973 movie "Cahill U.S. Marshal"[7]
  • Alex Cahill, character in Walker, Texas Ranger

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