Uncertain. Predominant theories are:
- A corruption of the word for “crown”, via Galician, French, or a Celtic language;
- From French Cluny, a commune in eastern France;
- From Scottish Gaelic cork orrunach (literally “harbor of the brave men”): Celtic settlers had been known to explore the coast;
- From Crunia, a medieval Leonese name of unknown origin.
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