Mael may refer to:
Maël was a fifth-century Breton saint who lived as a hermit in Wales. He was a follower of Cadfan from Brittany to Wales, ultimately to the Isle of Bardsey. His feast day is 13 May.
He is co-patron (with St Sulien) of Corwen in Wales, and of its parish church, part of the Anglican Communion Church in Wales.
Mael is an old Celtic name from Ireland, Wales and Brittany. Nowadays this first name is popular in France.
The French masculine name of Breton origin meaning "chief, prince." It was popularized by a fifth-century saint Maël who lived in Wales.
It was also borne by Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (975/976-1022), a High King of Ireland.
Both a boys name and a girls name, although it seems traditionally more used on boys. Its feminine form in Breton is Maela, but the modern French variant Maëlle is often preferred. In Welsh it is considered masculine.
In Wales, Mael is the legendary name of Roycol's son.
Usage examples of "mael".
When Gweniver knelt, Mael remained standing and looked steadily at Glyn, who was, after all, no more than his equal in rank.
Mael turned away and began struggling once again to find the place where the great cable unlaid, sending its tarnished strands out into the universe, flying up beyond sight into the dark sky.
The holy Mael felt a profound sadness that the first clothes put upon a daughter of Alca should have betrayed the penguin modesty instead of helping it.
Following the counsel of the holy Mael the inhabitants of Alca endeavoured to uproot the superstitions that had sprung up amongst them.
And in the wooden monastery old Mael, seated on a bench in the shade of an old fig-tree, accompanied by a pious monk called Regimental, kept asking himself anxiously and sadly how it was that there was not in Alca a single virgin fit to overthrow the monster.
Moreover, on a block of ice which floated at the same rate as the stone trough there was seated a white bear holding her little one in her arms, and Mael heard her murmuring in a low voice this verse of Virgil, Incipe parve puer.
Windmaster Boras Mael, who suspires his soul through the leaves, and who has given his right toe to the Great Bone.
Maels cited the German Brown trout, predator on its own kind yet not a parasite.
Maels cited the German Brown trout, predator on its own land yet not a parasite.