Cora name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: German, Greek, Germanic, Latin and Old Greek
Usage: English, English, German, Greek, French, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Cora core-ah
Meaning: Maiden and Seething Pool
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What does Cora mean?

Cora is a feminine given name, derived from the Greek κόρη (korē) meaning “maiden”. The name is also associated with the Greek goddess Persephone, daughter of Demeter, whose Roman equivalent is Proserpina.

Cora is often seen as a short form of other names like Cordelia, Coraline, and Corinne.

It has been gaining popularity in the United States since the late 19th century and is ranked among the top 100 baby names for girls in the country.

It is also a popular choice in other English-speaking countries such as Australia and Canada.

Cora is a beautiful, timeless name that embodies femininity, grace, and strength.

Cora is celebrated on May 18th.

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How do I pronounce Cora?

Two syllabled Cora is most commonly pronounced as core-ah. There are multiple ways to say the baby name, i.e., ko-ruh.

Variants of Cora

Corabella, Coralie, Carolina, Caroline

Nicknames for Cora

The name Cora is already a short name, but some possible candidates include:

Names that rhyme with Cora

How popular is the name Cora?

a popular name in United States having over 135819 recievers in 189 years of usage. At present peaking at the charts, it ranked 15th when 3574 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 50 baby names 17 times A common name in England and Wales with over 2426 new-borns have been given the name since 1996.

Recently peaked at the charts, it ranked 158th when 336 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

Cora is a unique baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1964 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

Recently in 2017, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 119 on girl names chart when 50 babies were named Cora. Over 1552 babies in Ireland have been named Cora. The first name is an uncommon baby name in France, although it has been in use since 1932 but could not make beyond the top 900.

There are over 532 babies that have been given the name Cora in France.

But Cora is a popular baby name in Netherlands where every 1 in 3000 have the name as well as in Philippines.

According to our estimate, at least 140000 people have been bestowed Cora around the globe.

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Cora in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Cora

If you walk over people to get on top, you won't make it. Or you will but you won't feel good about yourself. To have 7 as your soul urge number reflects the urge of your spirit to be free. People who only care about their own good and satisfaction make you nervous and mad because you are all about helping others. Good things don't just fall from the sky. You have to earn them. You know this. You are a good friend and know how to keep secrets.

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Sibling Names for Cora

If you're looking for sibling names to go with baby name "Cora," you've come to the right place! We have compiled a list of beautiful and unique names that complement Cora perfectly. From classic choices to trendy options, there's something for everyone on this list. So without further ado, here are some great names to consider for your little one's future siblings.

For a sister

Names for Cora's brother

Famous people named Cora

  • Cora Campbell, Canadian water polo player
  • Cora Sandel, Norwegian writer and painter
  • Cora Crane, American businesswoman
  • Cora Diamond, American philosopher
  • Cora Coralina, pseudonym of the Brazilian writer and poet Anna Lins dos Guimarães Peixoto Bretas
  • Cora Pearl, nineteenth-century courtesan of the French demimonde
  • Cora Witherspoon, American stage and film character actress whose career spanned nearly half a century
  • Cora Taylor, Canadian writer
  • Cora Venus Lunny, Irish violinist
  • Cora Brown, first African-American woman elected to a state senate
  • Cora Du Bois, American cultural anthropologist and a key figure in culture and personality studies and
  • Cora L. V. Scott, was one of the best-known mediums of the Spiritualism movement of the last half of the 19th century
  • Cora Taylor Casselman, Canadian federal politician
  • Coral Joice in Two Gorgeous Slave Models Get Disgraced in Public European Fuckfest! as Actress
  • Coraly Zahonero in Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud as Actress
  • Coralie Charriol Paul in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps as Actress
  • Coraleen Waddell in Diary ng panget as Actress
  • Actor Cora Baird, renowned for tvMovie The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays
  • In 1994 drama movie, A Worn Path, Cora Lee Day played Phoenix Jackson.
  • In 2000, Cora Frost portrayed the role of Eva in comedy, drama flick Paradiso - Sieben Tage mit sieben Frauen.
  • Cora Green, from 1939 crime and drama movie Moon Over Harlem, who played Minnie.
  • In 1985, Cora Miao portrayed the role of Liang Bo-Er in drama flick Nu ren xin.
  • Cora Williams, from 1927 drama movie The Great Mail Robbery, who characterized the Mrs. Davis.
  • Cora Linnea, from drama and fantasy flick And Home We Came, who played Anna.
  • Cora Goffin played central character of Mary President in 1922 crime, drama flick Down Under Donovan.
  • In 2007 drama film, Issaittuq (Waterproof), Cora Akkitirq characterized N.

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