Township: (Rubha) Craignis,Hough

Map Reference: Craignish 26

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This may be a Norse name, with ON barn ‘child or small feature’ (Berit Sandnes, pers. comm.), although there is no genitive morpheme /s/.
The weakly stressed generic is obscure, having been re-semanticised into ScG druim ‘ridge or back’. It may be ON straumr ‘current’, or ON dr?fn ‘wave’ > Drammen in Buskerud, Norway (NS).
Straum occurs as a generic in Norwegian names such as Alverstraumen, Saltstraumen and Skatestraumen on NS.

Other Forms: ONB p. 11 gives the same, "meaning unknown."

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Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: OS