Cormac - boys name

Cormac name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 77%

Cormac name meaning:

The name Cormac is of Irish origin and has a rich history and meaning behind it. It is derived from the Gaelic name "Cormac," which translates to "son of defilement" or "charioteer." The name holds significant cultural and mythological significance in Irish folklore.

In Irish mythology, Cormac mac Airt was a legendary High King of Ireland known for his wise and just rule. He is often depicted as a strong and intelligent leader. Thus, the name Cormac carries connotations of strength, wisdom, and leadership.

Parents who choose the name Cormac for their son may hope to instill these qualities in him. The name exudes a sense of power and authority, making it perfect for parents who desire a strong and masculine name. Additionally, it carries a touch of Irish heritage and folklore, adding a unique and culturally significant element to the name.

Origin: Celtic


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Overall UK ranking: 1078 out of 4789

26 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (297)

Historical popularity of Cormac

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