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Meaning and name origin
Cora \c(o)-ra\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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 is a very popular first name for females (#308 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#13828 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cora for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cora and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cora, Corene, Corey, Cori, Corine, Corinna, Corinne, Corrie, Corrine, Cory and Kora. (2014 statistics).
Cora is also pronounced similarly to Caera, Cara, Carah, Cari, Caro, Cary, Kara, Kera, Kira, Kori, Kory and Kyra. Other suggested 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 commonly used than Cora.
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