Meaning:strong as a wolf
Connell is a boy's name of Irish origin that was once the claim of many an ancient clan. Derived from the Gaelic surname O'Conaill, Connell retains its meaning "strong as a wolf." A formidable title worn with pride by three distinct lineages, Connell is perhaps most readily linked to the ancient king Conall Gulban. The first Irish nobleman to be baptized by St. Patrick, Conall founded the kingdom of Tír Chonaill (Tirconnell), which today forms much of Donegal. His enduring legacy extends from the history pages to legendary mythos, where he often played host to revered Fianna member Caílte mac Rónáin—the nephew of Fionn mac Cumhaill. Steeped in valor and ancient lore, Connell is a name of great merit marked by Irish figures unafraid to alter the tides of their time.
Popularity Trend Chart
Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.
Source: Social Security Administration
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.
Article saved.Go to My Saved Articles
Name added. View Your List