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ScriptsΚοριννα Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.ko-RI-na German
kə-REEN-ə English
kə-RIN-ə English

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'.
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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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute