Comments for the name Corinne

Comments for CORINNE:

My name is Corinne and it is pronounced Cor-IN. If it was Cor-reen it would have two Rs and only one N.
-- luckylady  2/2/2006
This name is pronounced co-RIN, not co-REEN. If it were pronounce co-REEN, it would be spelled Coreen!
-- Anonymous User  6/20/2006
Corinne is the French form of Corinna which is the Latin form of Korinna (Greek). In French, it is pronounced co-REEN. English speakers may pronounce it co-RIN which explains why there are two common pronunciations of the name. Either is correct. Actually, I prefer the English pronunciation to the French one.

Famous bearer: English singer, Corinne Bailey-Rae.
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2006
My cousin’s name is Corinne, and her mother’s family, who are English, pronounces this name Coreen, while her father’s family, who are French, pronounce this name Corin. I come from a small French community in Northern Ontario, and they pronounce this name Corin as well. I think both pronunciations are correct, although I personally prefer the pronunciation Corin over Coreen. Keep in mind though that the name Christine/Kristine is pronounced Chris teen, even though it’s spelled with “ine” at the end. If you want your name to be pronounced Corin, instead of Coreen, don’t put the “e” at the end of your name.
-- TiffanyS  8/4/2006
My old friend's name was Corinne, and she pronounced it cor-IN. I like that way a lot better -- in fact, with that pronunciation, it's one of my favorite girls' names!
-- CamilleTheGreat  8/11/2006
When this name has two n's at the end, whether there is an e or not, it should be pronounced co-RIN not co-REEN. Keep in mind that Christine/Kristine has only one n.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2006
The only people I have known with the name Corinne have pronounced it ko-REEN, one girl I met her name was Corin and pronounced it 'cor IN' I guess each to his own.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2006
I've heard Corinne pronounced both CO-RIN and CO-REEN, and I've heard Corrine pronounced both ways, also. But I personally think Corinne should be pronounced the CO-RIN way because of the two n's. Corrine should be pronounced CO-REEN because of the two r's.

Examples: Corinne Bailey Rae pronounces it CO-RIN. But on Television show Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, there is a character names Corrine, played by Shadia Simmons, who also pronounces it CO-RIN. So it's a bit confusing.
-- Mitzi  1/29/2007
Pronounced co RIN.
-- Corazon  1/4/2009
I was the only Corinne I knew in England where I grew up, although of course I met several in France. My parents had always pronounced it KOR-in. In the U.S. where I've lived for six years, people have difficulty hearing the difference in emphasis, even after I've said it a few times. However, when they "get" it, they are really pleased to say it my way.
-- CorinneRuth  3/27/2009
I know a girl who pronounces this cor-ine, the ine sounding like wine, which butchers the name. But otherwise, I find it very pretty.
-- Rm4187  5/3/2010
There is a little girl in my son's kindergarten class named Corinne, pronounced ka-RIN-ee. I had never heard this name pronounced this way before, and I am not fond of this pronunciation. It just sounds weird. Corinne is a pretty name, but only when pronounced ka-RIN.
-- Anonymous User  7/7/2010
Cor-EEN is an alternate pronunciation. The pronunciation for this name is very subjective, depending on which language you speak. Phonetics vary considerably and sometimes, because of these differences, the spelling also becomes subjective.
-- GibsonGirl  8/27/2011
My name is Corinne (pronounced kor-een or ka-reen). I'm named after my aunt & grandmother who both have the same name (spelling and pronunciation).

I'm not sure why people use the alternate pronunciation of kor-in, and I, as well, cringe when others mispronounce my name, but I think this spelling is absolutely beautiful and I love my name, even with all the weird ways people manage to speak it aloud (seriously, I've been called Caroline.... seriously.)!
-- Corinne88  3/18/2013
I think that Corinne should be pronounced Coreen. If it was pronounced Corin it should be spelt that way or Corrin. Just like previously stated Corinna is pronounced how Corinne should be pronounced but without the a.
-- Anonymous User  2/1/2014

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