Corentin is a franconized form of the Breton male name, Kaourentin, which is possibly related to the Breton word, kaour, meaning, “help.” Other possibilities include kar (friend) or karent (parent), or even the Celtic, korventenn, meaning, “hurricane.”
The name was borne by one of the seven founding saints of Brittany. He is revered as the patron saint of Seafood as it is believed he subsisted on a miraculous fish that would regrow its body parts every time the saint cut off a piece.
As of 2010, Corentin was the 64th most popular male name in France.
Other forms of the name include:
- Kaourentin (Breton)
- Corentyn (Cornish)
- Corentin (French)
- Corentino (Italian)