Meaning and name origin
Cori \c(o)-ri\ as a girl's name is of Greek and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Cori is "maiden". Cori is a variant of Cora (Greek): probably a variant of Kore or Corinna. Also a variant of Corey (Old Norse): from an English surname derived from the Old Norse personal name Kori. Cori is also used as a variant of Kora (Greek).
Cori is a very popular first name for females (#1242 out of 4276, Top 29%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cori for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cori and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cora (#103), Kora (#691), Kori (#813), Corrie, Corey, Cory and Cori. (2014 statistics).
Cori is also pronounced similarly to Cara, Cari, Carie, Caro, Carri, Cary, Kari, Keri and Kiri. Other suggested similar baby names are Cera, Ceri, Ceria, Chari, Cheri, Cira, Ciri, Codi, Cor, Cordi, Corin, Cyra, Dori, Jori, Lori and Tori. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cori.