Name: Madoc

Origin and Meaning of the Name Madoc

  • Meaning:
    Good; generous
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  • Pronunciation:
    (MAH dock)
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    Itself (Madoc)
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    English, Gaelic and Welsh speaking countries
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    The Welsh name Madoc is derived from the Gaelic word for "good", hence the meaning "generous, forgiving".

    Madoc ap Owain Gwynedd was a legendary Welsh chieftain who is reputed according to have discovered America in 1170, over three hundred years before Christopher Columbus's voyage in 1492.

    Saint Madoc or Madog was a seventh-century Irish monk revered throughout the Celtic world for his piety, austerity and devotion to the word of God.

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