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.
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.
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)
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)
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.