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My younger brother's name is Corwin. My parents found it in some book years ago (spelled as "Corwyn"), and when they searched for the origin and meaning they discovered that it meant "the raven" or something along those lines. I can't remember what they said the origin of it was, though. I figured that this would be useful. Plus, I found it interesting that you discovered it might mean "leather".
silentpassions  8/25/2005
Corwin is the name of the Roger Zelazny's protaganist in the books of Amber. He alludes that Corwin was the name of an angel seen at the end of the world.
danisageek  11/11/2005
My son's name is Corwyn, which I found in a book entitled "10,001 Baby Names". The listed meaning there was "Strong as an Oak". However, my in-laws went on vacation to Florida and purchased a little plaque for my son with the meaning of his name, which was given as "From the Hollow". Both were of Gaelic origin.
kathylapan  11/19/2005
My last name is Corwin. In Irish it is spelled Kirwin, we were given the English name when we came over on the Mayflower. Kirwins where one of 14 of the great Galeway tribes. Our ancestors built a castle in Ireland in 1648.
Jacksniper64  2/16/2006
Corwin is also the name of the male protagonist of Kara Dalkey's "Water" trilogy. Corwin is a teenage Merlin.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2007
I like it because it reminds me of Corbin or Corvus, meaning 'raven'.
earthnut  7/5/2007
One famous bearer, who won People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive Award one year I believe, is Jeff Corwin, who hosts a television show on Animal Planet.
carolinamoon  9/23/2008
We are naming our son Corwin after Corwin of Amber from The Chronicles of Amber. We've discovered that its Latin origin means "raven," its Gaelic and Old English meaning is "white castle" or "from beyond the hill" or "heart's friend," its Old French meaning is "leather." I think I got that all right. Lol. All that matters to us is that we like it, it honors my Irish & Scots Irish blood, my wife's French blood and of course the Amber reference is what gave us the idea in the first place - my literary hero since I was a kid.
pmrode  2/11/2010
The name Corwin originates in ancient Rome - it was the name of Corvini, the aristocratic family. Also, in the middle ages the name was used together with the sign of raven (Corvus) by Matthias Corvinus of Hungary.
jan.doubal  1/9/2016
The name Corwin was given to 43 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/30/2016
Corwyn has only one origin; Welsh, Cor means 'Small' or 'Choir' and Wyn means 'White', now let's just pretend that that the name has corrupted over time wyn/win would still stand for 'white' but Cor could be a variant of O, U, A;

Corwyn [White small] {respected}
Corwyn [White choir] {gifted}
Curwyn [White Beat] {mighty}
Carwyn [White love] {blessed}
(Carwyn being one of the more common used name in Wales)
Bear in mind that fiction writers take inspiration from other cultures in order to make it more unique, but the closest you can get to the origin is Welsh.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2016

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