Given Name SOMERLED

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Scottish

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Old Norse name Somarliðr meaning "summer traveller". This was the name of a 12th-century Scottish warlord who created a kingdom on the Scottish islands.
VARIANTS: Somhairle, Sorley
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Somarliðr (Ancient Scandinavian), Somhairle, Sorley (Irish)

Categories

anglicizations, nobility, seasons
Entry updated May 19, 2007