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English nameKilchoan
Gaelic nameCille Chòmhain
MeaningCòmhan’s Church
Genitive formChille Chòmhain

Location and type of place name

LocationLochaber, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Ardnamurchan
County post 1891
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaPH36
Relevant main roadsA8007
OS sheet number390
OS grid referenceNM485635
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill ~ church; Còmhan ~ personal name
Element typeperson, religion

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + lenited and slenderised gen. sg. of Còmhan, masc. personal name = ‘Còmhan’s Church’.
Killhoan 1630 Geog. Coll. ii, 167
Kilchoan 1695 Retours (Argyll) no. 93
Kilichoan 1804 Heather
Kilhoan 1912 Bartholomew Atlas
Cille Chomhghain Mac an Tàilleir
Cille Chòmhain previous signage
Cille Chòmhain IM
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