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Alternative forms[edit]


From Mc ("son (of)", a form of mac) and Cormick, which is itself from corb ("chariot") + mac ("son").[1] The double patronymic "arose when the meaning of Cormac began to be lost sight of".[2] Many books of baby names also connect the name to an Irish word for "raven".[3][4]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname of Scottish Gaelic or Irish origin.
  2. a town in South Carolina, USA, and the county seat of McCormick County.

Derived terms[edit]


  1. ^ Henry Harrison, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary, page 93
  2. ^ 1883, Harry Alfred Long, Personal and family names: a popular monograph on the origin and history of the Present and former Timespage 282
  3. ^ 2011, Diane Stafford, 60,001+ Best Baby Names
  4. ^ 2010, Bruce Lansky, The Very Best Baby Name Book: 60,000+