Cora is a ♀ girl’s name.
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).
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).
The name Cora is ranked #1281 overall.
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