English variation of Varin, German
"to defend; one of the Varni"

Warin Origin and Meaning

The name Warin is a boy's name meaning "to defend; one of the Varni".

The Germanic tribe known as the Varni took their name from the verb werren, meaning "to defend." The given name Varin derived from the tribe name, meaning "one of the Varni."

The Varni were defeated by the Franks, but the name Varin survived. Soon it was adopted by the Normans, who translated it as Warin.

The homophonous name Warren is no longer related to Warin, although it was originally used as a variation. Today, Warren is used as a surname name with the occupational meaning "park-keeper."