Index of Names in Irish Annals: Gormán

by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 20 February 2010

Masculine Given Names: Gormán


What we know as a set of Irish Annals are manuscripts that were each compiled during a particular time period, usually using older material as sources. For example, when the Annals of the Four Masters were written from 1632 to 1636, they covered events that occurred centuries and millenia before (including legendary history). So, when an entry in this set of annals refers to a person who lived in the year 738, the spelling used for that person's name is very likely not using the spelling that would have been used in 738.

Standard forms of this name (based on spelling systems of different periods) would be:

Frequency & Dates:

Number of men found in the annals with this name: 11
Found in Years: 610, 615, 753, 758, 807, 853, 856, 868, 891, 918, 1042, 1055, 1056, 1070, 1085

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Gormán may be found in:

The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.

Raw Data

In the table below, I have separated individuals with a blank line. That is, when there are multiple entries in the annals that refer to a single person, those entries are grouped together.

Within the list of entries refering to a single person, I have sorted the entries primarily by orthography when it is obvious that what I am seeing is the same entry showing up in multiple annals. The entries that tend to use older spellings are listed first.

Special factors which may affect name usage are marked in the context column.

ANindicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family
ASindicates an Anglo-Saxon
Nindicates a Norseman
Pindicates a Pict
Rindicates a person holding a religious office
Sindicates a person from Scotland

NOTE: The Annals referenced below under the code letters A, B, C, E, & F tend to use later spellings than the other Annals. In some cases, the spellings listed in these Annals may not be appropriate for the year referenced in the Annal entry.

In some Gaelic scripts, there is a character that looks approximately like a lowercase f, but without the crossbar. This character (represented by an underscored , e, in the entries below) sometimes represents e and sometimes ea depending upon the context of the text.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 610-615)
CSCS615Gorman do Mughdhornaibh
AM610.5Gorman do Mughdhornaibh ["Gorman, one of the Mughdhorna"]
(d. 753)
TT758.6RGorman comurba Mochta Lugbaidh .i. athair Torbaig comurba Patraig
AM753.6RGorman, comharba Mochta Lughmhaigh
(d. ?)
AM807.18Torbach, mac Gormáin, scríbhnidh, leghthóir, & abb Arda Macha
BM1056.7Maol Findén mac Cuinn na m-Bocht, athair Chormaic, comharba Chiaráin, [unrelated], .i. Maol Finden, mac Cuinn, mic Ioseph, mic Donnchadha, mic Dunadhaigh, mic Eicceartaigh, mic Luachain, mic Eoghain, mic Aodhagain, mic Torbaigh, mic Gormain
(d. 856)
CSCS856Gormain meic Lonain ridamno Caisil [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 868)
AM868.16Gorman, mac Lachtnain
(d. 891)
II891.1Gormáin meicc Mugróin, rí Glennamnach [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. ?)
BM918.7Scannlan, mac Gormáin, eccnaidh, scribhnidh toghaidhe, & abb Rossa Cre
(d. ?)
TT1042.4Mac Craith mac Gormain maic Tresaig ri H-ua m-Bairrche
BM1042.10Mac Raith mac Gormáin, mic Treassaigh, tigherna Ua m-Bairrche
(d. 1055)
BM1055.10Gorman anmchara
(d. ?)
UU1070.10M. Gorman fer leiginn Cenannsa & sui ecna Erenn
CSCS1070Donngal mac Gormain tanaisi abbadh Cluana M Nois
II1070.7Mc. Gormain, fer legind Cluana Mc. Nóis & Cenannsa
BM1070.2Dondghal mac Gormáin, aird-fer leiginn Leithe Chuinn, & tánaissi abbaidh Cluana Mic Nóis
(d. ?)
BM1085.2Find, mac Gussáin, mic Gormáin, epscop Cille Dara

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