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Origin and Meaning of Corban

"Corban" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "A gift devoted to God". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cor"ban
  1. [Jewish Antiq] An offering of any kind, devoted to God and therefore not to be appropriated to any other use; esp., an offering in fulfillment of a vow.
  2. An alms basket; a vessel to receive gifts of charity; a treasury of the church, where offerings are deposited.

Note: ☞ In the old Testament the hebrew word is usually translated “oblation” as in Numb. xviii. 9, xxxi. 50.

Note: ☞ The traditionists laid down that a man might interdict himself by vow, not only from using for himself, but from giving to another, or receiving from him, some particular object, whether of food or any other kind. A person might thus exempt himself from assisting parents in distress, under plea of corban. Dr. W. Smith.

Etymology: Heb. qorbān, akin to Ar. qurbān


From Ancient Greek κορβᾶν (korbân), from Hebrew קָרְבָּן (korban, “offering, sacrifice”). Found in the Bible at Mark 7.11.

  1. An offering to God, especially in fulfilment of a vow.
  2. An alms basket; a vessel to receive gifts of charity; a treasury of the church, where offerings are deposited.

corban was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Corban

Corban Knight is a hockey player for the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League. He has been prominent since 2013. Corban was born on September 10th, 1990 in Oliver, British Columbia.


Corban Joseph is a baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles. Corban was born on October 28th, 1988 in Franklin, Tennessee.


Corban Wroe is a basketball player for the Perth Wildcats in the National Basketball League (Australia). His ongoing career started in 2015. Corban was born on September 30th, 1992 in Townsville.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Corban

Teodor Corban is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1985. Teodor was born on April 28th, 1957 in Iași.


Assid Corban is a Mayor of Waitakere and Mayor of Henderson Borough Council.


Assid was born on August 25th, 1864 in Shweir. He left this life on December 2nd, 1941.


Sofia was born on August 1st, 1956.


Alexandru Corban is an athlete for the SC Bacău (2010).


How popular is the baby name Corban in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1974 5 0 5
1976 7 0 7
1977 10 0 10
1978 5 0 5
1979 11 0 11
1980 10 0 10
1981 5 0 5
1982 6 0 6
1983 12 0 12
1984 11 0 11
1985 15 0 15
1986 10 0 10
1987 10 0 10
1988 18 0 18
1989 8 0 8
1990 28 0 28
1991 32 0 32
1992 17 0 17
1993 29 0 29
1994 38 0 38
1995 36 0 36
1996 35 0 35
1997 45 0 45
1998 66 0 66
1999 100 6 94
2000 75 0 75
2001 82 0 82
2002 79 0 79
2003 89 0 89
2004 114 0 114
2005 154 0 154
2006 162 0 162
2007 175 0 175
2008 147 0 147
2009 157 0 157
2010 189 0 189
2011 199 0 199
2012 176 0 176
2013 206 0 206
2014 167 0 167
2015 164 0 164
2016 135 0 135

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Corban U.S.
  White 94.27% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Corban

People with the last name Corban are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Corban

  • How Popular is the name Corban? Corban is the 5,104th most popular name of all time. As a last name Corban was the 42,790th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Corban have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,039 babies born with the first name Corban in the United States. That's more than enough people named Corban to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Corban? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Corban first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Corban is Thursday, February 22nd, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Corban born? The highest recorded use of the first name Corban was in 2013 with a total of 206 babies.
  • Random Corban Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Corban is not a popular baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Corban: Your name in reverse order is Nabroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cbonar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Corban? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 506 people with the last name Corban.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Corban? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Corban as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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