Township: Hough

Map Reference: Hough 4

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This is possibly an unqualified simplex name in ON krókr (dative króki) ‘hook, anything crooked’ (CV, 356). In view of the three Tiree place-names Cròg, Crògan and Crògan (see below) this may have been an ON > ScG loan word >
There is a Croag Lee in Sandsting in Shetland (SP); Krókar/Krókur is a very
common farm name in Iceland (SAM).

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair MacDonald, Druimasadh, Balevullin, 3/1994