Cora
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Given Name CORA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: KAWR-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Latinized form of KORE. It was not used as a given name in the English-speaking world until after it was employed by James Fenimore Cooper for a character in his novel 'The Last of the Mohicans' (1826). In some cases it may be a short form of CORDULA, CORINNA or other names beginning with a similar sound.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Nele, Kora (German), Korë, Kore (Greek Mythology)
DIMINUTIVES: Coretta, Corrie, Corie (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Corinna, Korinna (Ancient Greek), Cornelia (Ancient Roman), Kornelija (Croatian), Kornélie, Nela (Czech), Cornelia, Cokkie, Corrie, Lia, Lieke (Dutch), Corinne, Cornélie (French), Korina (Greek), Kornélia (Hungarian), Cornelia (Italian), Kornelia (Polish), Corina, Cornelia (Romanian), Kornelija (Serbian)
Popularity
United States  ranked #103 
England and Wales  ranked #315 
Northern Ireland  ranked #51