Gender: Male Meaning of Corwin: "heart's friend" Origin of Corwin: English

Corwin Origin and Meaning

The name Corwin is a boy's name meaning "heart's friend".

Corwin is an upstanding surname name that has been seen occasionally as a first in literature, but rarely in real life. But maybe with the recent acceptance of Darwin, that might change.

In the Water trilogy, Corwin appears as a teenage Merlin, and Prince Corwin is a main character in the the Chronicle of Amber series by Roger Zelazny.

Alternate definitions of the name are 'leather worker' and 'lives near a white enclosure or castle.' As a family name, it's associated with screen and radio writer Norman and Animal Planet host Jeff.

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rose.von.licorne Says:


I just named my little boy this name. Its different but, not too out there unusual. Plus I love the meaning.

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Zelliew Says:


Not a fan

fuzzycub Says:


It's very nice. Cory is a possible nickname.

indiefendi2 Says:


unique, a bit choppy on my tongue but nice looking.