Given Name CORA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Κορη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: KAWR-ə (English), KO-ra (German)  [details]

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.
VARIANTS: Kora, Nele (German), Kore, Korë (Greek Mythology)
DIMINUTIVES: Coretta, Corie, Corrie (English)
MASCULINE FORM: Cornelius (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Corinna, 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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Entry updated December 8, 2017