Meaning and Origin of: McHale

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile, a patronymic from the byname Céile ‘companion’. This was the surname of a Mayo family, tenants of church lands.
  • Irish : from Mac Haol ‘son of Haol’, a Gaelicized form of Howell which was adopted by a Welsh family of this name who settled in County Mayo.