Name: Gorman

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gorman

  • Meaning:
    Spear protection; triangular land
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  • Meaning:
    Son/descendant of Gormáin
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (GOR man)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Gorman)
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Miscellaneous Info for Gorman

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    As an English surname, Gorman has two origins. In one case it comes from the Middle English first name Gormund, itself from the Old English Garmund, from 'gar' (spear) and 'mund' (protection). In the other it comes from the Old English 'gara' (triangular piece of land - this is related to 'gar' meaning 'spear', in that the land was the same shape as a spearhead). It was used for someone who lived next to or on such a piece of land.

    Gorman can also be an anglicization of the Irish Gaelic surnames Mac Gormáin and Ó Gormáin, which mean 'son of Gormán' and 'descendant of Gormán' respectively. Gormán comes from 'gorm' (blue).

    Gorman is also an Ashkenazic Jewish surname of unknown origin.

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