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What does Kore mean?

Kore Pronunciation of Kore [ko-re] as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and the name Kore means "maiden". Kore is an alternate spelling of Cora (Greek): probably a version of Kore. See also Corinna.

Associated with: greek.


21 related forms via Cora: Coree, Corena, Corene, Corey, Cori, Corie, Corine, Correy, Corri, Corrie, Corry, Cory, Kora, Koreen, Koretta, Korey, Korina, Korinne, Korrie, Korry and Koryne.

Creative forms:
(female) Kare, Keire, ..

(male) Kone, Koro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kore Paola (K.P.), ..

How popular is Kore?

Kore is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#123314 out of 150436, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Cora (#88 from recent data), Corena, Corene, Corey, Cori (#1813), Corie, Corine, Corinna, Corrie, Cory, Kora (#623) and Korina are the popular variation forms of Kore (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Kore were favored by parents in the 1880s (adoption of 0.66%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.28%, 58% less). Cora has been the most well-known version, although Kora appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms like Corine have become less popular. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cora, Corena, Corene, Corey, Cori in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corie, Corine, Corinna, Corrie, Cory in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kora, Korina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kore is alike in pronunciation to Choire and Cor. Other suggested similar names are Adore, Amore, Aure, Dore, Eire, Fiore, Flore, Jere, Kace, Kade, Kara, Karee, Karel, Karen, Kari, Karie, Kary, Kate, Kaye, Kera, Keree, Keren, Keri, Kine, Kira, Kiri, Kloe, Kodee, Kodey, Kodi, Kodie, Kody, Koral, Koree, Koren, Korena, Kori, Korie, Korin, Korine, Korrey, Korri, Kory, Koryn, Kyle, Kyra, Kyrie, Loire, Mare, Moire, Nore and Vere. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kore.

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