Corcoran comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Corcráin meaning “descendant of Corcrán”, the latter originating from Irish corcra “purple” via Old Irish corcur< Ancient Greek porphúrā (purple), a word of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Semitic source.
Meaning: “descendant of Corcrán”, the latter meaning “purple”
Usage: Irish, English (although as far as I know it doesn’t seem to have ever been used as a given name)
Nicknames: Cor, Corin
- Corcrán (Old Irish)