Name Cora Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Cora


Cora is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Cora?

Today, Cora is considered a short variant of names beginning with “Cor-“ e.g. Corinna, Cordula or Cornelia. Originally, Cora was a Latinized form of the Greek name Kore (Κόρη). The baby girl name Cora was used in the English-speaking world after James Fenimore Cooper used it as a name for his character Cora Munro in his novel “The Last of the Mohicans” (1826).

What does the name Cora mean?

Cora means “maiden”, “girl” or “daughter” (from ancient Greek “kórē/κόρη”). Besides, Cora has the meanings “of the Cornelius family” or “horn” (from Cornelia) and “born late” or “heart” (from Cordula and Corinna).

Pronunciation of Cora

Variants of the name Cora


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Popularity of the name Cora

The name Cora is ranked #1281 overall.

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