Gender Feminine
Scripts Κόρη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈkɔɹ.ə/(English) /ˈkoː.ʁa/(German)  [key·simplify]

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 and other names beginning with a similar sound.

Related Names

VariantsLia, Nele, Nelly, Kora(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) Corine, Cornelia, Cokkie, Corrie, Corry, Lia, Lieke, Neeltje(Dutch) Nele(Estonian) Nele(Flemish) Corinne, Corine, Cornélie(French) Korina(Greek) Kornélia, Nelli(Hungarian) Corinna, Cornelia(Italian) Kornelija(Lithuanian) Kornelia(Polish) Corina(Portuguese) Corina, Cornelia(Romanian) Kornelija(Serbian) Kornélia(Slovak) Corina(Spanish)
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Entry updated December 7, 2022