From Mc ("son (of)", a form of mac) and Cormick, which is itself from corb ("chariot") + mac ("son"). The double patronymic "arose when the meaning of Cormac began to be lost sight of". Many books of baby names also connect the name to an Irish word for "raven".
- ^ Henry Harrison, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary, page 93
- ^ 1883, Harry Alfred Long, Personal and family names: a popular monograph on the origin and history of the Present and former Timespage 282
- ^ 2011, Diane Stafford, 60,001+ Best Baby Names
- ^ 2010, Bruce Lansky, The Very Best Baby Name Book: 60,000+