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Gender Feminine
Scripts Κόρη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. KAWR-ə(English)
KO-ra(German)
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Meaning & History

Latinized form of KORE. It was not used as a given name in the English-speaking world until after it was employed by James Fenimore Cooper for a character in his novel The Last of the Mohicans (1826). In some cases it may be a short form of CORDULA, CORINNA or other names beginning with a similar sound.

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VariantsKora, Lia, Nele(German) Kore, Korë(Greek Mythology)
DiminutivesCoretta, Corie, Corrie(English)
Masculine FormCornelius(German)
Other Languages & CulturesCorinna, Korinna(Ancient Greek) Cornelia(Ancient Roman) Korneliya(Bulgarian) Kornelija(Croatian) Kornélie, Nela(Czech) Cornelia, Cokkie, Corrie, Corry, Lia, Lieke, Neeltje, Nele(Dutch) Nele(Estonian) Corinne, Cornélie(French) Korina(Greek) Kornélia(Hungarian) Corinna, Cornelia(Italian) Kornelia(Polish) Corina, Cornelia(Romanian) Kornelija(Serbian) Kornélia(Slovak)

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