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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.
VariantsSomhairle, Sorley
Other Languages & CulturesSomarliðr Ancient Scandinavian Somhairle, Sorley Irish

Categories

anglicizations, nobility, seasons, summer
Entry updated May 19, 2007   Contribute