Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Corban

Corban is a masculine name with two possible etymologies. For one, it could be a slight variation on the Hebrew word “korban” (קָרְבָּן) used to describe the ancient ritual of animal sacrifices to God or an offering/gift of some kind symbolizing the act of man coming back to God. Alternately, Corban could also be a slight variation of Corbin, an old Anglo-Norman surname derived from a nickname. The word “corb” meant “crow, raven” and was usually bestowed upon a man with shiny black hair or one with a raucous tone of voice (see the name Corbin for more detail). Either way, Corban is a pretty new name and appears mainly restricted to the United States and Australia.

All About the Baby Name – Corban

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME CORBAN

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME CORBAN

Corban is brand-spanking new to the American Top 1000 list of male names. First appearing in 2011 at position #986 on the charts, Corban has barely any time under his belt to prove his staying power. While Corbin and Korbin have both been in circulation for well over 10 years, Corban with an “a” is much more new to the game. We’re not sure if parents are choosing this name for its “sacrificial” importance to God or if they’re just playing around with the spelling of Corbin. We can’t help but to think of potential brother names Abraham and Isaac since it was Abraham who offered the ultimate sacrificial to God in Genesis 22: his son Isaac.

Quick Facts

ON CORBAN

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

982

PRONUNCIATION:

KOR-bәn

SIMPLE MEANING:

Sacrifice to God

Characteristics

OF CORBAN

Authoritative

Powerful

Tough

Tenacious

Wealthy

Problem-solver

Achiever

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Corban

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME CORBAN

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Corban

Popular Songs

ON CORBAN

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Famous People

NAMED CORBAN

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Children of Famous People

NAMED CORBAN

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME CORBAN

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