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What does Corin mean?

Corin Pronunciation of Corin [corin] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Corin) is pronounced KOR-in. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Corin is "spear". From Quirinus, possibly derived from the Sabine word "quiris" meaning "spear". Quirinus was an early Sabine and Roman god of war associated with Romulus, one of the legendary co-founders of Rome, who was later identified with Mars. Name of several saints. In the English-speaking world, it is also regarded as the male form of Corinna. Actor Corin Redgrave.

Associated with: spear (warrior), roman, war, legendary (mythology), saints.


Corin has 6 variants: Coren, Corrin, Cyran, Koren, Korin and Korrin.

Creative forms:
(male) Coran, Cowin, ..

(female) Coran, Coris, ..

Middle name pairings:
Corin Jordon (C.J.), ..

How popular is Corin?

Corin is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#77472 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Corin has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Corin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Corin is pronounced similarly to Caron, Carwyn, Corwan, Corwin, Corwinn, Corwyn, Corwynn, Curran, Kerwin, Kiran, Kyran and Kyron. Other suggested similar names are Aarin, Adrin, Arin, Arrin, Bodin, Bordin, Bowin, Cain, Cardin, Carlin, Carmin, Ceri, Chris, Ciril, Cobi, Cobie, Codie, Colin, Colis, Collin, Colwin, Colyn, Conan, Conlin, Conn, Cor, Corbin, Corbit, Corby, Corbyn, Coree (see Corey), Corey, Coridon (see Corydon), Corie, Cork, Cormic, Cort, Corty, Corvin, Cowan, Cowrie, Coyan, Crain, Cris, Cyril, Dorrin, Eoin, Farin, Garin, Godin, Gorin, Jarin, Larin, Lorin, Lorrin, Morfin, Nolin, Norwin, Robin, Tarin, Thorin, Torin and Torrin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Corin.

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