What does Corinna mean?
Corinna [corin-na] as a girls' name is pronounced ko-RINN-nah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Corinna is "maiden". From Korinna, probably derived from Kore (see Cora), borne by a Boeotian poetess. The name was also used by the Roman poet Ovid for the woman in his love poetry. It was used by English poets in the 16th and 17th centuries, such as Robert Herricks in his poem "Corinna's going a-Maying" (1648). The French form Corinne gained literary fame in Madame de StaŽl's novel "Corinne" (1807). The name became popular from then on.
Corinna has 41 variants: Carine, Carinna, Carinne, Carynna, Carynne, Coreana, Coreen, Corenne, Corin, Corina▼, Corinda, Corine▼, Corinn, Corinne▼, Correna, Corrianne, Corrienne, Corrin, Corrina, Corrinda, Corrine▼, Corrinn, Corrinna, Corryn, Coryn, Corynn, Corynne, Kareena, Karena, Karenna, Karinna, Karinne, Karrena, Karrina, Karynna, Koreen, Koreena, Korena, Korina, Korinne and Korrina.
26 more related forms via Cora, Corinne, Korinna: Coralia, Corella, Corena, Corene, Coretta, Cori, Corie, Corilla, Corisa, Corissa, Corita, Corlene, Correnda, Correne, Corrinne, Corrissa, Corryne, Coryna, Corynna, Coryssa, Korilla, Korine, Korinna, Korrinne, Korynna and Korynne.
1 masculine form: Corin.Creative forms:
(female) Corna, Cornia, ..
(male) Coran, Corna, .. Middle name pairings:
Corinna Angely (C.A.), ..
How popular is Corinna?
Corinna is a very prominent first name for females (#1581 out of 4276, Top 37%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Corinna reached its highest position of #836 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Cora (#88 last year), Coreen, Corena, Corene, Coretta, Cori (#1813), Corie, Corin, Corina, Corine, Corinne (#733), Corissa, Corrin, Corrina, Corrine, Corrinne, Karena and Korina are the popular alternative forms of Corinna rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Corlene, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Corinna was more pronounced among parents a century ago (median #1605) and is now significantly lower (#1822, 60% less usage), with versions such as Corina becoming less fashionable.
Corinna is pronounced similarly to Careena, Carena, Carenna, Cariana, Carina▼, Carrina, Corona, Coronna, Correena, Corrianna, Kariana, Karianna, Karina▼, Karinya, Keriana, Kerianna and Kiriana. Other recommended names are Brinna, Carin, Carna, Caronn (see Karen), Caronne, Carynn, Celinna, Cerena, Cerian, Cerrina, Cherina, Chorine, Clorinda, Colina, Colinda, Coreene, Coren, Coriann, Corianne, Cornie, Corvina, Cyrena, Cyrina, Czarina, Doriana, Dorianna, Dorina, Dorinda, Erinna, Loranna, Lorenna, Loriana, Lorinda, Marinna, Morwinna, Norina, Norinne, Sarinna, Serinna, Toriana and Zorina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Corinna.See names in meaning and etymology.