[ 4 syll. toi-(r)(d)hea-(l)(b)hac(h), to-irdhealbha-ch ] The baby boy name Toirdhealbhach is pronounced as T-ERiy-aa-LVaa- †. Toirdhealbhach is used chiefly in the Gaelic and Irish languages, and its origin is Celtic. The name is of the meaning instigator. The name is derived from the Gaelic word 'toirdhealbh' combined with the Gaelic suffix '-ach'. It is associated via folk etymology with Porr, the name of the god of thunder in Norse mythology. It is often Anglicized as Terence, Turlough, or Turley. The name Teàrlag (Scottish) is the female form of Toirdhealbhach.
Toirdhealbhach is an unusual baby name for boys. It is listed outside of the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Toirdhealbhach: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)"