Cormack: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cormack

Cormack

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It's remarkable that the success of writer Cormac McCarthy (All the Pretty Horses) hasn't brought this Irish favorite to America's attention. Cormac's crackling consonants make for a smart, rugged sound. The name has a long and storied history in Ireland, but a disputed origin. Some claim it means "charioteer," others the unappealing "son of defilement."

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The name Cormac has several different meanings. Cormac is of Gaelic origin, and the second part of the name, "mac" is generally accepted to mean "son" or "son of."
Some sources suggest that the name means "raven"1 or "son of raven."1 These sources subscribe to the translation of corb as "raven."1
Other sources suggest that the name means "charioteer."1
Cormac was an exiled prince in Irish mythology.1

POPULARITY
In the United States, Cormac is an uncommon name. It has not appeared on the list of top 1000 most popular boys' names in any recorded year.1

Cormac is a popular name in Ireland. During the 21st century, Cormac has held a place as a top 100 name. In 2005, it ranked as the 39th most popular boy's name in Ireland.1

In Australia, Cormac is a top 1000 name. It ranked most highly in the year 2001, when it was the 389th most popular boy's name in Australia.

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Cormac Breslin: Irish politician (born April 25, 1902)
Cormac de Barra: musician
Cormac Dennis: painter
Cormac Golden: actor (born 1996)
Cormac mac Airt: medieval Irish king
Cormac McCarthy: author (born July 20, 1933)
Cormac O'Brien: author (born 1967)
Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor: Archbishop of Westminster (born August 24, 1932)
Cormac Roth: son of actor Tim Roth (born 1996)
Cormac Wibberley: screenwriter

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Cormac McLaggen was a wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in JK Rowling's Harry Potter series.
The Life and Death of Cormac the Skald: 13th century Icelandic saga

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