Cordovan Name Meaning & Origin
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Cordovan is a color. It is typically a rich burgundy color, or a dark shade of wine. If you'd like to see what color it is, the Hex number is #893F45. It is very similar to names like Sullivan and Donovan so using this color as a name is not a far stretch!
Cordovan is a type of leather made from horsehide. It's commonly used to make shoes.
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Cory, Cord, Cordy, Cordo, Van
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Cordovan is a Spanish name meaning "native of Cordova" which refers to a city in Spain called Cordoba. It was there that seventh century Visigoths began production of "shell cordovan leather." In this case, cordovan describes the color of the leather. It was first used as the name of a color in 1925 in English. As for popularity, it has never been used on a child in the US since it began keeping record in 1880.
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