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What does Cora mean?

Cora \c(o)-ra\ as a girls' name is pronounced KOR-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cora is "maiden". Probably a variant of Kore or Corinna. An invented name coined by American writer James Fenimore Cooper for the dark-haired heroine in "The Last of the Mohicans" (1826). Classical mythology: name of Persephone, the goddess of the underworld who lives there in winter, before her return in spring causes the cycle of life to continue. A simple, pretty name with an old-fashioned air. Civil rights activist Coretta Scott King.


Variations

Cora has 58 variants: Corabel, Corabella, Corabelle, Corabellita, Corabeth, Coralee, Coralia, Coralie, Coralin, Coralyn, Coree, Corella, Corena, Corene, Coretta, Corey, Cori, Corie, Corilla, Corine, Corinna, Corinne, Corisa, Corissa, Corita, Corlene, Correen, Corrella, Correlle, Correna, Correnda, Correne, Correy, Corri, Corrie, Corrina, Corrine, Corrissa, Corry, Cory, Corynna, Corynne, Coryssa, Kora, Korabell, Kore, Koreen, Koretta, Korey, Korilla, Korina, Korinne, Korrie, Korry, Koryne, Korynna, Koryssa and Lacoria.

Cora has 33 more related variations via Coretta, Corinna: Carine, Carinna, Carinne, Carynna, Carynne, Coreana, Coreen, Corenne, Corin, Corina, Corinda, Corinn, Corretta, Corrianne, Corrienne, Corrin, Corrinda, Corrinn, Corrinna, Corryn, Coryn, Corynn, Kareena, Karena, Karenna, Karinna, Karinne, Karrena, Karrina, Karynna, Koreena, Korena and Korrina.


Popularity

Cora is a very prominent first name for females (#308 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15889 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Cora for girls. Cora reached its apex rank of #23 in the U.S. then, and is at #103 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cora name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cora outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Cora and affiliated names. Corene, Corey, Cori, Corina, Corine, Corinna, Corinne (#727 the previous year), Corrie, Corrina, Corrine, Cory and Kora (#691) are the prominent variation forms of Cora (#103 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.2489%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1138%, down 54.3%), with forms such as Cori, Corina, Corine, Corrie and Corrine becoming somewhat dated. Cora (#103) and Kora (#691) are two of the more trendy names for newborns in this list, with Cora going through a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cora, Corene, Corey, Cori, Corina, Corine, Corinna, Corinne, Corrie, Corrina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Corrine, Cory, Kora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cora and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Cora is alike in pronunciation to Caera, Cara, Carah, Cari, Caro, Cary, Kara, Kera, Kira, Kori, Kory and Kyra. Other recommended similar baby names are Bora, Ceara, Ceira, Cera, Cerea, Ceri, Ceria, Chara, Ciara, Ciera, Cira, Ciri, Clora, Cor, Coral, Corva, Cyra, Cyrah, Dora, Lora, Mora, Nora, Rora, Tora and Zora. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cora.

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