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What does Kora mean?

Kora \k(o)-ra\ as a girls' 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 variants: 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 has 37 more different forms via Cora: Corabeth, Coralee, Coralia, Coralie, Coralin, Coralyn, Coree, Corene, Corie, Corine, Corinna, Corinne, Corisa, Corissa, Corita, Corlene, Correen, Corrella, Correlle, Correna, Correnda, Correne, Correy, Corri, Corrina, Corrine, Corrissa, Cory, Corynna, Corynne, Coryssa, Kore, Koretta, Korrie, Korry, Koryne and Lacoria.


Kora is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#92601 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Kora for girls. Kora was first listed in 2012 and reached its top position of #691 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kora name in U.S.

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

Cora (#103 in 2014), Corinne (#727), Corrina, Corrine, Cory, Corrie, Corinna, Corene, Corey, Cori and Corine are the prominent variation forms of Kora (#691 in 2014). These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.2697%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.1233%, down 54.3%), with forms like Cori, Corine, Corey, Corene and Corrine falling out of style. Kora (#691) and Cora (#103) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names here, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for Cora. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Kora and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cora, Corene, Corey, Cori, Corine, Corinna, Corinne, Corrie, Corrina, Corrine in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cory, Kora in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kora is pronounced similarly to Cara, Kaara, Kaira, Kara, Karah, Kari, Karra, Kary, Keara, Keera, Keira, Kera, Keri, Kerra, Kiara, Kiera, Kira, Kiri, Kiria, Kirra, Kirya, Kori, Korie, Korri, Kory, Kyra, Kyrah, Kyrha, Kyria and Kyrra. Other suggested similar baby names are Bora, Dora, Lora, Mora, Nora, Rora, Tora and Zora. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kora.