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English nameTain
Gaelic nameBaile Dhubhthaich
MeaningDuthac's town

Location and type of place name

LocationEaster Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townTAIN
Postcode areaIV19
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNH780822
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG baile ~ town; Dubhthach ~ personal name, Duthac
Element type

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notes 
Baile Dhuthaich Dieckhoff Dictionary
Baile Dhubhaich Watson 1904, 32
Baile Dhubhthaich Watson 1926, 283
Baile Dhuthaich Robertson
Additional infoThis is an established term.

Tain Hill ~ Cnoc Baile Dhubhthaich
Tain Hill Forest Walk ~ Cuairt-coille Cnoc Bhaile Dhubhthaich
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