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Boy Name: Corin

Name: Corin
Pronunciation: \c(o)-rin\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Corin's also a girl name)
Meaning: spear
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Corwin, Gorin
Variant forms: Coren, Corrin, Cyran, Koren, Korin, Korrin
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 52368


Corin \c(o)-rin\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.

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

Baby names that sound like Corin are Corwin and Gorin.


Corin is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#52368 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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