Given Name CRISPIN

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: KRIS-pin   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Roman cognomen Crispinus which was derived from the name CRISPUS. Saint Crispin was a 3rd-century Roman who was martyred with his twin brother Crispinian in Gaul. They are the patrons of shoemakers. They were popular saints in England during the Middle Ages, and the name has occasionally been used since that time.


Discworld characters, martyrs, medieval, rare English names, saints
VARIANT: Crispian
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Crispinus (Ancient Roman)