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Origin(s) or The Origin may refer to:

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Comics and manga[edit]

Films and television[edit]










Brands and enterprises[edit]

  • Atos Origin, a company formed by the merger of BSO and Philips C&P (Communications & Processing) division
  • Origin Energy, an Australian gas and electricity company
  • Origin Enterprises, Irish agribusiness multinational
  • Origin PC, a personal computer manufacturer
  • Origins (cosmetics), a plant-based skin care and fragrance company of Estée Lauder
  • Toyota Origin, a limited edition Toyota automobile released in Japan
  • Origin (3D printing), a San Francisco-based 3D printing company acquired by Stratasys

Philosophy and religion[edit]

  • Creatio ex nihilo, Latin for "creation out of nothing", a phrase used in philosophical and theological contexts
  • Creation myth, a symbolic account of how the world began and how people first came to inhabit it
  • Origin myth, a story or explanation that describes the beginning of some feature of the natural or social world
  • Origin story, or pourquoi story, a fictional narrative that explains why something is the way it is
  • Origins, a theological journal published by Catholic News Service (CNS)

Science, technology and mathematics[edit]

Biology and medicine[edit]

Computing and technology[edit]



  • Origin, a general point in time
  • Origin, an epochal date or event, see epoch
  • Origin, in astronomy, an epochal moment, i.e., a reference for the orbital elements of a celestial body


  • Origin, in cosmogony, any theory concerning the origin of the universe
  • Origin, in cosmology, the study of the universe and humanity's place in it


Other uses[edit]

  • Origin, or genealogy, the origin of families
  • Origin, or etymology, the origin of words
  • Origin, or toponymy, the origin of place names

See also[edit]