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What does Cori mean?

Cori Pronunciation of Cori [cori] as a name for girls is of Greek and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Cori is "maiden". Cori is a variant form of Cora (Greek): probably a version of Kore. Cori is also a variation of Corey (Old Norse). Cori is also used as a derivative of Kora (Greek).

Associated with: greek, norse.


Cori has 16 variants: Coree, Corie, Correy, Corri, Corrie, Corry, Cory, Koree, Korey, Kori, Korie, Korrey, Korri, Korrie, Korry and Kory.

20 more alternative forms via Cora, Corey, Kora: Coralia, Coralie, Coralin, Corena, Corene, Coriann, Corilla, Corine, Corinna, Corinne, Corisa, Corissa, Corita, Corrina, Corrine, Coryna, Koral, Kore, Koren and Korina.

Creative forms:
(female) Codri, Coli, ..

(male) Coro, Coroy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cori Ali (C.A.), ..

How popular is Cori?

Cori is a very popular first name for women (#1242 out of 4276, Top 29%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#88083 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cori was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #603 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #1813. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cori name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Cori (#1813 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000 are Cora (#88 the previous year), Coralie (#1924), Corena, Corene, Corey, Corie, Corine, Corinna, Corinne (#733), Corissa, Corrie, Corrina, Corrine, Cory, Kora (#623), Koren, Kori (#649), Korie (#1944) and Korina. Other forms, like Coree, are uncommon. These forms of Cori were favored in the 1880s (usage of 0.7%) and are now much less conventional (usage 0.3%, 53%), with versions such as Corrine becoming less stylish. Kora and Kori are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cori, Cora, Coralie, Corena, Corene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corey, Corie, Corine, Corinna, Corinne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corissa, Corrie, Corrina, Corrine, Cory in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kora, Koren, Kori, Korie, Korina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cori is alike in pronunciation to Carah, Caree, Carey, Cari, Carie, Caro, Carri, Carrie, Carry, Cary, Charo, Kara, Kari, Karie, Karri, Kary, Kera, Keri, Kerri, Kira, Kiri, Kiria, Kyra, Kyria and Kyrie. Other recommended names are Airi, Ari, Bari, Bri, Cadi, Cai, Carin, Caris, Carli, Carmi, Casi, Cera, Ceri, Ceria, Chari, Cheri, Cici, Cira, Ciri, Clora, Cloris, Coco, Codi, Cody, Cor, Coral, Cordi, Cordia, Corin, Corlie, Corly, Cornie, Corva, Cyra, Dari, Dori, Dorri, Flori, Glori, Gowri, Jori, Lari, Lori, Lorri, Miri, Siri, Suri, Teri, Tori and Torri. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cori.

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