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Gender Feminine
Scripts Κορίννα(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. ko-RI-na(German)
kə-REEN-ə(English)
kə-RIN-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Κορίννα (Korinna), which was derived from κόρη (kore) meaning "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 [1]. 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 [2].

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VariantsCorina(German) Corina, Corinne, Corrina(English) Korinna(Ancient Greek)
DiminutivesCora, Kora(German) Corie, Corrie(English)
Other Languages & CulturesCorinne(French) Korina(Greek) Cora, Kore, Korë(Greek Mythology) Corina(Romanian)

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