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What does Kora mean?

Kora Pronunciation of Kora 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


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, Koryssa

OTHER FORMS VIA CORA Coree, Corie, Corisa, Corita, Corri, Cory, Kore, Koretta, Korrie, Korry, Koryne



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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)

Kora was first listed in 1999 and reached its top position of #522 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Cora (#73 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Cori (#1652), Corena, Coretta, Corey, Corie, Corrie, Cory, Koren and Korina are the prominent variation forms of Kora (#522). These forms of Kora reached the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (MEDIAN #1686) and are now significantly less common (#1658, 72%), with forms like Corrie 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 Cora 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-sounding 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.

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