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What does Kora mean?

Kora [ko-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.

Associated with: greek, classical (medieval), mythology, modern.


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 11 more different relations via Cora: Coree, Corie, Corisa, Corita, Corri, Cory, Kore, Koretta, Korrie, Korry and Koryne.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kodra, Kola, ..

(male) Kony, Korake, ..

How popular is Kora?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Kora for girls. Kora was first listed in 1999 and reached its top position of #691 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kora name in U.S.

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

Cora (#103 in recent rankings), Cory, Koren, Korina, Corrie, Corie, Corena, Coretta, Corey and Cori are the prominent variation forms of Kora (#691 in recent rankings). These forms of Kora reached the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (median #1686) and are now significantly less common (#1708, 67%), with forms like Corey going out of style. Kora is the most contemporarily stylish girl name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kora, Cora, Corena, Coretta, Corey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cori, Corie, Corrie, Cory, Koren, Korina in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Kora is pronounced similarly to Caro, Kaara, Kara, Karah, Karee, Karra, Karrah, Karri, Karry, Kary, Keara, Keera, Keira, Kerra, Kerria, Kierra, Kiri, Kiria, Kiriah, Kirya, Kori, Korrey, Kyra, Kyrie and Kyrra. Other suggested similar names are Adra, Afra, Ara, Bora, Clora, Dara, Dobra, Dora, Enora, Flora, Hera, Ira, Kama, Karla, Karna, Kata, Kaya, Kiba, Kiona, Kitra, Kiva, Klara, Klea, Kodi, Kosta, Kyla, Liora, Lira, Lora, Lowra, Lyra, Moira, Mora, Nira, Noora, Nora, Onora, Ora, Orra, Pera, Rora, Sera, Tara, Tera, Thora, Tora, Tyra, Yara, Zohra and Zora. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kora.