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Kore is indeed "maiden" and ina is a diminutive. The whole name would mean "little girl". Also, Corinna was Ovid's great love, the woman who got him exiled.
-- Anonymous User  2/28/2005
There is a town in Maine called Corinna.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2005
Korinna was an epithet of Persephone.
-- wiswina  12/20/2005
It's pronounced Core-in-uh. Never, never is it pronounced Core-een-uh. That would be spelled differently.
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2006
Whether the original Greek form (Korinna) or the form used in other parts of the world (Corinna), this name is pronounced Co-REE-na. English tongues may pronounce it co-RINN-a or co-RIE-na (shudder) but that doesn't change the original (and most lovely) pronunciation.
-- Anonymous User  2/9/2006
There was a song (in the 60's I think) called 'Corina Corina.' It's spelled only with one 'n' though but pronounced the same. Well, to me Corinna (or Corina) is the name that belongs to a beautiful, popular girl but envious, catty and just downright cold-hearted. Well, at least that's what it appears to be in my story setting anyway. You see it comes from Greek meaning 'maiden' and it possibly meant 'cold maiden' or 'ice maiden', just my opinion though.
-- Milene  3/13/2006
The song is "Corinna, Corinna" with two n's.
-- Anonymous User  4/6/2006
Corinna is the name of an annoying song. If I were to name a child that I'd caution myself not to due to the teasing of the song they'd say 'I am sending you now cause they love you' so it could mean the name of a hussy!
-- Anonymous User  3/14/2006
Pretty and classically mysterious. I don't care what they say it has a nice meaning.
-- Anonymous User  4/29/2006
Corinna-Anne and Corinna-Athena sound pretty. Though I HATE the nicknames for this name, that includes "Cory", "Rini" and "Ina." I wish people wouldn't use nicknames for Greek, Roman, Latin or Biblical names. Common names are ok for nicknames but not for formal names.
-- Anonymous User  5/5/2006
I know the name from Robert Herrick's "Corinna's Going A-Maying".
-- batwing  5/18/2006
I think Corinna is a very pretty name. Pretty and poetic.
-- Anonymous User  5/24/2006
Corinna is pronounced Cor-EE-na, never Cor-Inn-Ah or Cor-IE-nna. The song is also "Corina, Corina" with one 'n.' But in other versions it's spelled as 'Corinna, Corinna.' This is my sister's name and she thinks it's very pretty.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2006
Actually yes it is pronounced as ko-REEN-a as the BtN description says.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2006
Pretty name but I also don't like the nicknames for this name. I know of 3 people with this name and pronounce it ko-REEN-a. Two people I know of have the name Coryn/Corynn and pronounce it Co-rin (rhymes with tin)
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2006
I love the name Corinna (pronounced Cor een na, not Cor in a), although I prefer it spelled with a 'K'. I think Corinna is a very beautiful and feminine name, and if I ever have daughter, I would name her Korinna Danielle. I also like the nickname Kori, which I think is cute for a young girl. Korinna is such a formal name, it’s nice for a young girl to be able to have a nickname that is cute and not too stuffy, but still have a formal name that she can grow into. Although I like the fact that this name is not too popular, I am surprised that it’s not used more often, given how pretty it is.
-- TiffanyS  8/21/2006
My name is Corinna. My mother named me after my great-great-grandmother, Corinna. When she was alive, she pronounced it Co-rin-uh. I pronounce it that way, too. Just because you may know someone who pronounces it differently doesn't mean I'm pronouncing it incorrectly. Because of ignorant morons who don't know how to pronounce my name any other way but what Hollywood has, I have to go by a nickname. It's a shame when someone can't use their own beautiful name without being disrespected.
-- cpip  8/28/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Corinna here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
I think of the name Corinna as both feminine and beautiful.
-- punk_godess  7/14/2007
Famous pincesses:
Princess Corinna Sayn-Wittgenstein
Princess Corinna Von Elmendorff
Princess Corinna Kuahiwinui
Princess Corinna Czerwonka
Princess Corinna Von Anhult
-- Anonymous User  9/5/2007
Ancient Greek poet named Corinna.
-- Anonymous User  9/5/2007
Famous actresses:

Corinne Bohrer
Corinna Tsopei
Corinna Hong Wu
Corinne Calvet
-- Anonymous User  9/5/2007
It irritates me that English-speakers (though I am an English speaker myself) argue that this name should be pronounced Co-RIN-ah solely because it has two N's. The name and the spelling are Greek, as a name it has comparatively recently been adopted into English use, therefore it should be pronounced the Greek way. That is Co-REEN-ah.
-- Anonymous User  12/30/2007
If I didn't know that this name was Greek, and if I had to guess what it meant based on my knowledge of Latin, I would probably guess that it meant "heart", because of the "cor" part of it (which is Latin for heart).
-- Pippin  5/7/2008
This is a lovely name, but only when pronounced in the LOGICAL way, which is ''ko-RI-na'', not ''ko-REE-na''. I'm not big on the latter pronunciation, as it sounds just like Carina, which is a pretty name, but not nearly as beautiful as this name in the way Europeans, Americans, Australians, and New Zealanders would naturally and spontaneously pronounce it when seeing it written down. When you adopt a name from one culture into another, you might as well adjust and adapt it to the culture it has been adopted into. It's not like it hasn't been done before. So why be pretentious and insist on some ancient original pronunciation that doesn't seem logical with the spelling to people in pretty much any country with our alphabet?
-- slight night shiver  5/19/2008
Greek has a different alphabet. So, I think it's irrelevant to say it should be pronounced "Coreena" like in Greek, when the spelling is unambiguously pointing towards the pronunciation "Co-RINN-a". Those are the rules of English - a short vowel before a double consonant. Surely it could have been better transliterated from the Greek alphabet if it's supposed to be with a long 'e'. Besides, I doubt that even "Coreena" sounds exactly like the Greek pronunciation. Foreign names get adapted - it can't be helped.
-- aquamarina  8/8/2008
My name is Corinna and, after a lifetime of it, I still feel irritated when people call me CorEENa -- it is CorINNa. It is almost always misspelled Corrina which is also frustrating. I was named after an orphan who'd been left on the steps of a convent in the village my mother grew up. I guess it was a romantic story because my cousin is also named Corinna. Not very imaginative sisters, our mothers. The German pronunciation is CorINNa. I understand the name is quite common in Germany where my mother was raised. I absolutely hated the name growing up; no one said it right and no one spelled it right. This hasn't changed, I am still always correcting the spelling and pretty much no longer care what people call me as long as it's polite. I get a lot of nice comments on it. I guess in the era of wanting to be unique I'd still rather be an Ann.
-- CorinnaNotCoreena  9/30/2009

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