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The name Cormac was given to 175 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/20/2016
LMS  5/15/2016
I just named my son Cormac. I learned of it while I was in Dublin and found out that it is a highly regarded name in Ireland. What everyone is forgetting about the meaning and associated term "defilement" is this is the "Americanized" version of the meaning. Typical we always need to put a negative spin on everything. Hard to believe an Irish Prince and many notable people are named Cormac if it has such a negative connotation.
Mctool8  6/13/2014
The meaning "son of defilement" postdates the original usage of the name by several centuries and therefore is NOT the meaning of the name, all evidence points to the name meaning either "charioteers son" or, dating even further back "son of the raven". The name also has roots in Nordic countries spelled in Old Norse "Kormakr" which also has ties to the idea of the name meaning "son of the raven" in reference to Odin's ravens. The name is highly revered in both cultures and any negative connotations to the name are new developments and should be disregarded.
thorsmama  7/16/2015
The name Cormac was given to 163 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
From the word/name corbmac which means son of a charioteer.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2012
Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist. He was born on July 20, 1933 in Providence, Rhode Island. Some of his notable works include "No Country for Old Men" and "The Road".
― Anonymous User  3/28/2012
I think it's a pretty cool name. I have an ancestor named Cormac MacCarthy and that was the first time I heard the name. I doubt I would use it though because I live in the USA where the name is not used (or at least not often).
GibsonGirl  11/21/2011
Gee, that's a wonderful meaning... 0_o How did my Irish ancestors wind up with such a lousy name, when my Scottish ancestors are called "handsome?"
Atarah Derek  2/10/2011
The meaning of this name is really off-putting. Besides that, when I think of Cormac I just think of some Irish bloke.
jeannie.  12/23/2010
I really like this name for a boy & man!
― Anonymous User  7/8/2010
I prefer the charioteer and raven meanings. I can't imagine the name would become so popular in early Ireland if the prevelant meaning was son of defilement. I could be wrong, though. There could have been a lot of defilement going on.
faye  1/25/2009
As a true Irish girl, the last part wouldn't surprise me knowing what the Irish are famous for.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2011
Cormac is an interesting name. And one could go by the nickname "Cory" or "Mack." Sadly, the meaning is not too pleasant. The meaning is: "son of defilement." Defilement means to make impure or unclean; to violate or deflower. So, in a sense, the meaning of the name could be "son of rape" because rape is of course an act of impure violation.
Coffeebean  10/15/2008
Cormac means "son of raven". Cormac_mac_Airt was an Ard Ri (High King) of Ireland who ruled in the 3rd century - it's a great story! see
barbmac  3/30/2008
I love this name. Its sounding, very masculine and chic. Who cares about the meaning? No one goes around introducing himself like "hello, my name is Cormac which means "son of defilement"".
Nosferatu  11/23/2007
Rather an unfortunate meaning.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2007
This name reminds me of the last name of the kid who is always dieing in South Park: Kenny McCormick.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2007
Cormac McCarthy (born July 20, 1933) is an American novelist.
Laurea  2/11/2007
Defilement means impure condition, dirtiness, foulness, impurity.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2006
I love this name, it's the name of my fiance's nephew and he is too cute at almost 5 months! Unfortunately I can no longer use it my son's name. Also the character in Harry Potter is named Cormac McLaggen.
Gianna  6/21/2006
Actually means charioteer, a form of warrior in Celtic.
tregi  6/1/2006
Cormac Maguire is one of the lead characters in the novels by author Erin Hart.
Tove  3/26/2006
Cormac McClagen is a character in the 6th Harry Potter book.
Piper333  9/25/2005

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