Cormac Origin and Meaning

The name Cormac is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "charioteer".

Both offbeat and upbeat, this evocative traditional Irish name that runs through Celtic mythology is known here via award-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy (born Charles). The author's adopted name is related to Cormac Mac Airt, one of the great legendary high kings of Ireland.

In two of the Harry Potter movies, Cormac McLaggen is a Gryffindor student.

And for all you popularity-phobes, Cormac has never yet made it onto the American Top 1000 list.

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Famous People Named Cormac

  • Cormac Mac Airtancient king from Ireland and ruler of Tara
  • Charles "Cormac" McCarthyAmerican novelist and screenwriter
  • Cormac MurphyO'Connor, Irish cardinal
  • Cormac BreslinIrish politician

Cormac in Pop Culture

  • Cormac Fitzpatrickcharacter on TV's Veronica Mars
  • Cormac Praxuscharacter in DC comics
  • Cormac McLaggencharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Cormac Limbscharacter in the Cirque du Freak series
  • Shay Cormaccharacter in Assassin´s Creed Rogue