[ 2 syll. cor-bin, co-rb-in ] The baby boy name Corbin is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is KAORBihN †. Corbin is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is Old French. Corvus (Latin) is an older form of Corbin. The first name is derived from the surname, itself originally a French nickname for someone of raven-colored or dark hair. The French element 'corbin' is ultimately from the Latin 'corvus'. The name has in recent times been made known by the American TV actor Corbin Bernsen (1954-).
Corbin is a widely used name; it has 29 variants. Variants include Corban, Corbe, Corbea, Corbee, Corben, Corbet, Corbett, Corbey, Corbi, Corbie, Corbinian, Corbit, Corbitt, Corbon, Corbun, Corey, Corvan, Corven, Corvin, Corvon, Corvun, Corvyn, Cory, Korby, and Korbyn. The pet form Corby, and the variant spellings Corbyn, Korban, and Korbin are other English forms.
Corbin is popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1980s. At the recent height of its usage in 2011, 0.084% of baby boys were given the name Corbin. Its ranking then was #207. In 2012, its usage was 0.080% and its ranking #221, and it was the most popular within all boy names in its group. In 2012, Corbin was more frequently used than the next most popular name, Corey, by 85% . Corbin has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
Baby names that sound like Corbin include Corban, Corben, Corbyn, Korbin, Korbyn, Corbon, Corbun, Corvan, Corven, Corvin, Corvon, Corvun, Corvyn, Cravan, Craven, Cravin, Cravon, Cravun, Cravyn, and Crepin.
† Pronunciation for Corbin: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Corbin:
Actor Corbin Bleu, born Corbin Reivers, 21 February 1989, Brooklyn, New York.
Actor Corbin Bernsen, born Corbin Dean Bernsen, September 7, 1954, North Hollywood, California.