Meaning and name origin
Kora \k(o)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced KOR-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Kora is "maiden". Can be traced back to classical mythology, though the modern form was coined by American writer James Fenimore Cooper in "The Last of the Mohicans" (1826). The K- spelling is a modern variation. Kora is also the name of an African instrument. See also Cora.
Kora has 35 variant forms: Cora, Corabel, Corabella, Corabelle, Corabellita, Corella, Corena, Coretta, Corey, Cori, Corilla, Corrie, Corry, Coryna, Korabell, Koral, Koralise, Koree, Koreen, Korella, Koren, Korena, Korenda, Koressa, Korette, Korey, Korilla, Korina, Korinna, Korinne, Korissa, Korrina, Korrine, Korynna and Koryssa.
Kora is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kora for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kora and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cora (#103), Kora (#691), Corrie, Corey and Cori. (2014 statistics).
Kora is also pronounced similarly to Cara, Cory, Kaara, Kaira, Kara, Karah, Kari, Karra, Kary, Keara, Keera, Keira, Kera, Keri, Kerra, Kiara, Kiera, Kira, Kiri, Kiria, Kirra, Kirya, Kori, Korie, Korri, Korry, Kory, Kyra, Kyrah, Kyrha, Kyria and Kyrra. Other suggested similar baby names are Bora, Dora, Kore, Lora, Mora, Nora, Rora, Tora and Zora. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kora.