From Scottish Gaelic or from Irish Cormac, from Old Irish Cormac, Corbmac, from corb ("chariot") + mac ("son"). Many books also connect the name to an Irish word for "raven".
- A surname from Irish or Gaelic.
- A male given name.
- ^ Henry Harrison, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary, page 93
- ^ 2011, Diane Stafford, 60,001+ Best Baby Names
- ^ 2010, Bruce Lansky, The Very Best Baby Name Book: 60,000+