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

The name Corwin is a boy's name meaning "heart's friend". Corwin and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Corwin

Jeff Corwin, American animal and plant conservationist

Pop Culture References for the name Corwin

Lieutenant David Corwin, character in the TV show "Babylon 5"
Prince Corwin, character from "The Chronicles of Amber" by Roger Zelazny


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.