Meaning and Origin of: Gorman

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Small blue-eyed one

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gormáin and Ó Gormáin ‘son (or descendant) of Gormán’, a personal name from a diminutive of gorm ‘dark blue’, ‘noble’. Compare O’Gorman.
  • English : from the Middle English personal name Gormund, Old English Gārmund, composed of the elements gār ‘spear’ + mund ‘protection’.
  • English : topographic name for someone who lived by or on a triangular patch of land (see Gore).
  • German (Görmann) : variant of Gehrmann.
  • German (Görmann) : of Slavic origin, occupational name for a miner, from Slavic góra ‘mountain’.