Township: Cornaigmore

Map Reference: Cornaigmore 47

Name Type: shore

Meaning: Possibly this is a Gaelic name from ScG ollag ‘refuse, offal’ (Dwelly). But given its shoreline position this could also be Norse, from the male ON personal name ?lvir, with ON vík ‘bay’. See nearby Alabhal, which has also been derived from the male ON personal name ?lvir.
There is an Ollag (with no definite article) in South Uist (SP), Olledalen and Olvik(a) are a common place-names in Norway (NG); there is an Ølversvika in Tysnes, and an Ølvevika in Solund, Norway (NG); and Ólafsey is a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: An Ollag - ONB p41, "no meaning got."

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Languages : Unknown

Informants: OS