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Gender: Male Meaning of Cormac: "charioteer" Origin of Cormac: Irish

The name Cormac is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "charioteer". Cormac and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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 Airt, ancient king from Ireland and ruler of Tara
Charles "Cormac" McCarthy, American novelist and screenwriter
Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Irish cardinal
Cormac Breslin, Irish politician

Pop Culture References for the name Cormac

Cormac Fitzpatrick, character on TV's Veronica Mars
Cormac Praxus, character in DC comics
Cormac McLaggen, character in the Harry Potter series
Cormac Limbs, character in the Cirque du Freak series

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