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ScriptsΚορη Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.KAWR-ə English
KO-ra German

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.
VariantsKora, Nele German Kore, Korë Greek Mythology
DiminutivesCoretta, Corie, Corrie English
Masculine FormCornelius German
Other Languages & CulturesCorinna, Korinna Ancient Greek Cornelia Ancient Roman Kornelija Croatian Kornélie, Nela Czech Cornelia, Cokkie, Corrie, Lia, Lieke, Neeltje, Nele Dutch Corinne, Cornélie French Korina Greek Kornélia Hungarian Corinna, Cornelia Italian Kornelia Polish Corina, Cornelia Romanian Kornelija Serbian Kornélia Slovak


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