C names, Dwarf, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Surname names

Corrigan

Corrigan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Corragáin meaning “descendant of Corragán”, the later made up of Irish corr meaning “pointed” (such as in reference to a spear or a lance) and the diminutive suffix -an. Spelled Korrigan, it becomes a creature in Breton folklore, a fairy or dwarf-like creature; Korrigan means “little dwarf” made up of Breton korr (dwarf) and diminutive suffix -an.

Nicknames: Cor, Cory/Corey

Origin: Proto-Celtic

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Variants:

  • Korrigan (Breton, English)
  • Carrigan (Irish)
  • Courigan (Irish)
  • Currigan (Irish)
  • Corocan (Irish)

 

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