Garinburun was a village in the territory of the Iravan uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Ellar (Kotayk, Abovyan) district, and present-day Kotayk province. It was located 16 km to the southeast of the village of Garni and near the Garni River.

The village was inhabited by 99 Azerbaijanis in 1897, 102 in 1914 and 98 Azerbaijanis in 1916. The Azerbaijanis were attacked, massacred or ousted from the village by Armenian armed units in 1918. The village was abolished in 1920. At present, it lies in ruins.

The toponym was coined by combining the word “garin” formed on the basis of the word “garnim” meaning “a small stream, a bed of a small river” and the word “burun” meaning in Azerbaijani “a point of a high land that juts out into a large body of water; a headland”, “a rocky promontory, a spur or a branch of a mountain, a cliff”.