What does Corinna mean?
Corinna \c(o)-rinna, cor(in)-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.
Corinna has 49 more related forms via Cora, Corinne, Korinna: Carrine, Corabel, Coralee, Coralia, Coralie, Coralin, Coralyn, Coree, Corella, Corena, Corene▼, Coretta, Corey▼, Cori▼, Corie, Corilla, Corisa, Corissa, Corita, Corlene, Correen, Corrella, Correnda, Correne, Correy, Corri, Corrie▼, Corrinne, Corrissa, Corry, Corryne, Cory, Coryna, Corynna, Coryssa, Karine, Kora▲, Koretta, Korilla, Korine, Korinna, Korrin, Korrine, Korrinne, Koryn, Koryne, Korynna, Korynne and Koryssa.
Corinna has 1 masculine form: Corin.
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)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Corinna for girls. Corinna was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #867 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Corinna and affiliated names. Cora (#103 last year), Corene, Corey, Cori, Corina, Corine, Corinne (#727), Corrie, Corrina, Corrine, Cory and Kora (#691) are the popular alternative forms of Corinna rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1890-1899 and is somewhat lower today, with versions such as Cori, Corina, Corine, Corrie and Corrine falling out of fashion. Cora (#103) and Kora (#691) are two of the more trendy birth names among these, with Cora going through a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Corinna is pronounced similarly to Carenna, Cariana, Carina▼, Corona, Coronna and Corrianna. Other recommended similar baby names are Coriann, Corianne and Cyrina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Corinna.