Township: Ruaig,Ruaig

Map Reference: Ruaig 46

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The specific may be the male ON personal name Þórmóðr with metathesis. There
is a Tormisdale on Islay, which Macniven derives from Þórmóðr (Macniven 2015, 354); there is a Gleann Tormosdale, North Uist (SP); it is a common specific in Norway, as in Tormodsviki, Vinje (NG); and it occurs five times among Icelandic farm names, as in Þormóðsey (SAM). The generic is ON hólmr ‘islet’.
Interestingly, there are just two examples of Tromsalum in SP, and they are both on Tiree, 1 km apart.

Other Forms: Tromsalum - ONB p135, with Troma-maoile crossed out

Related Places:

Trosgamul is off Brock; Trosgalum on Salum beach - AMcL.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse

Informants: OS