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Question about the origin of the name Cathan
« on: January 20, 2017, 08:54:50 am »
Eric says: “I am an avid fan of your Deryni novels. I have literally grown up with them by my bedside. I have a three-year old son that is named Cathan. I was wondering if you could tell me if there is an ethnic connection to the name. (ie Scottish) I have not been able to find it anywhere.”

Katherine replies: “Cathan is, indeed, a Scottish name from the Gaelige cath, ‘a battle’ or perhaps ‘battler.’ There was at least one Saint Cathan, from the Antrim area—which is just across the water from Scotland.”