Township: Baugh

Map Reference: Baugh 21

Name Type: sea

Meaning: "The sucking" - AM

This is a Gaelic coinage from ScG sùgh (plural sùghaichean) 'wave, billow' (Dwelly and MacBain), or ScG sùghachan masc. 'syphon' [a tube to suck water] (Dwelly).
This is a very unusual name, the only example in Scotland. There is an Allt Sughain in Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire (SP). See Suacain.

Other Forms: An Sùghachan - ONB p204, forms the most extreme point of An t-Ard, meaning rock of the heavy swell."

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Angus Munn, Heanish

Informant 2: OS