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Origin: Sabine, Greek

Meaning: the French masculine form of Quirinus meaning "spear" or "lance" from Sabine quiris.

It could also be a variant form of Corinne, which is the French form of Greek Corinna meaning "maiden".

Corin could also be related to Cures, the name of an ancient Sabine town, or perhaps from Latin curia meaning "court". It could also be derived from Cyrene (originally pronounced ky-ree-nee), the name of an ancient town in Libya named after a nymph beloved by the Greek god Apollo. The name could be derived from Greek kuros meaning "supreme power".

Quirinus was an early Roman god, likely a Sabine god of war who was later absorbed with the Roman god of war, Mars. It was also an epithet of Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, doorways, beginnings and endings.

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