Given Name CORINNA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Κοριννα (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: ko-RI-na (German), kə-REEN-ə (English), kə-RIN-ə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Κοριννα (Korinna), which was derived from κορη (kore) "maiden". This was the name of a Greek lyric poet of the 5th century BC. The Roman poet Ovid used it for the main female character in his book 'Amores'. In the modern era it has been in use since the 17th century, when Robert Herrick used it in his poem 'Corinna's going a-Maying'.
VARIANTS: Corina (German), Corina, Corinne, Corrina (English), Korinna (Ancient Greek)
DIMINUTIVES: Cora, Kora (German), Corie, Corrie (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Corinne (French), Korina (Greek), Cora, Kore, Korë (Greek Mythology), Corina (Romanian)


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Entry updated May 31, 2018