Township: Barrapol,Ceann a’ Bharra

Map Reference: Kenavara 75

Name Type: sea

Meaning: This is likely to be a simplex Norse name in ON kjölr 'keel, keel-shaped range of mountains', possibly re-semanticised as ScG ceòl 'music'. It was possibly even the ON name for the Kenavara headland, or it may have been a transfer name from Norway. However, the phonetic development ? > ò has not otherwise been found on Tiree (see section 17.4.2.1).
There are no other simplex names in Ceòl in Scotland (SP); there is a Keoldale in Durness (SP); there is a Kjøllen in Stor-Elvdal, Norway (NG); Kjøl is a farm name in Norway (OR); and Kjölur is a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: Ceòl - Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, collected by Ailean Boyd

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Informant 2: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, collected by Ailean Boyd