The name Durin is of German origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their son. The meaning of Durin is 'mythical dwarf'. Dwarfs were a constant presence in Germanic mythology and folklore. The name finds reference in the fantasy novels, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord Of The Ring’ series by J.R.R. Tolkien. Fictional characters include King Durin I, aka Durin the Deathless whose name was used by J.R.R. Tolkien in his novel.