Gender Feminine
Scripts Κορίννα(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ko.ˈʁɪ.na/(German) /kə.ˈɹin.ə/(English) /kə.ˈɹɪn.ə/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Κορίννα (Korinna), which was derived from κόρη (kore) meaning "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 [1]. 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 [2].

Related Names

VariantsCorina(German) Corrina, Corinne(English) Korinna(Ancient Greek)
DiminutivesCora, Kora(German) Corie, Corrie(English)
Other Languages & CulturesCorine(Dutch) Corinne, Corine(French) Korina(Greek) Cora, Kore, Korë(Greek Mythology) Corina(Portuguese) Corina(Romanian) Corina(Spanish)


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Entry updated May 29, 2020