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Cora Origin and Meaning

The name Cora is girl’s name of Greek origin meaning «maiden».

In classical mythology, Cora—or Kore—was a euphemistic name of Persephone, goddess of fertility and the underworld. Kore was the name used when referencing her identity as the goddess of Spring, while Persephone referred to her role as queen of the Underworld. Cora gained popularity as a given name after James Fenimore Cooper used it as the name of his heroine, Cora Munro, in his 1826 novel The Last of the Mohicans.

Cora is a lovely, old-fashioned girls’ name that has been recently rejuvenated and strengthened by its contemporary-feeling simplicity.

Though she has never been completely out of favor, Cora has had her ups and downs. A Top 20 name in the 1880’s, she had sunk to Number 876 in 1988, but has gradually come back into style, with every indication that she will continue to rise in popularity. A current inspiration is the appealing American-born Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey.

While a complete name unto itself, some parents who love Cora may want to use it as a short form for such names as Cordelia or Coraline. Cora’s fashionable sisters include Clara, Nora, Corinne, Corinna and Coralie.



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  • 149England2021
  • 67Scotland2022
  • 95Ireland2022
  • 80New Zealand2018

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Famous People Named Cora

  • (Mary) Cora Urquhart BrownPotter, American stage actress
  • Cora CorreEnglish model; granddaughter of Vivienne Westwood
  • Cora EmmanuelFrench model
  • Cora LijekAmerican ambassador held hostage in Iran
  • Anna Cora MowattAmerican novelist/playwright/actress
  • Cora Pearl (born Emma Elizabeth Crouch)English,French courtesan
  • Cora Sandel (born Sara Cecilia Görvell Fabricius)Norwegian novelist
  • Cora Waltonbirth name of Koko Taylor, American gospel singer
  • Cora Alice Du BoisAmerican cultural anthropologist
  • Cora MiaoChinese actress
  • Sexy Cora (born Carolin Ebert)German adult film actress
  • Cora Coralina (born Ana Lins dos Guimarães Peixoto)Brazilian poet
  • Cora CombsAmerican pro wrestler
  • Cora Lodencia Veronica ScottAmerican spiritualist
  • Cora Smith EatonAmerican suffragist
  • Cora Sue CollinsAmerican child actress
  • Cora AlvillarYouTube makeup artist
  • Cora EisenbergAmerican puppeteer with husband Bil Baird
  • Cora Jakes Coleman (b. 1988)daughter of televangelist T.D. Jakes
  • Cora Kathryn Ann Altmandaughter of Robert Reed Altman; granddaughter of director Robert Altman
  • Cora Barucha Polis Reis (b. 2014)daughter of U.S. Congressman Jared Polis
  • Cora Atwood (b. 2017)daughter of Youtube stars Roman Atwood and Brittney Smith

Cora in Pop Culture

  • Corathe Maiden, epithet for the goddess Persephone, modern version of ancient greek Korē
  • Cora Munrocharacter in James Fenimore Cooper’s «Last of the Mohicans»
  • Cora CrawleyCountess of Grantham, character on TV’s «Downton Abbey»
  • Cora Halecharacter on MTV’s «Teen Wolf»
  • Cora SimmonsBrown, character in film «Meet the Browns»
  • CoraRegina’s mother on TV’s «Once Upon a Time»
  • Cora Crosscharacter on British soap «EastEnders»
  • Cora Ryancharacter in film Age of Consent (1969)
  • Corawife of Vernon Tull in As I Lay Dying (1930) by William Faulkner
  • Cora Jenkinsmain character in Langston Hughes’ «Cora Unashamed»
  • Corathe turned,evil sister of Stella in the Disney series, «Star Darlings»
  • CoraCanadian restaurant breakfast food chain
  • «Cora» opera by Étienne Méhul
  • Corayoung girl in steerage in film «Titanic»
  • Cora Bellcharacter in «The Friday Society»
  • Quorracharacter in film «Tron»
  • Cora Veraluxcharacter in the movie «Ratchet & Clank»
  • Cora Harpercharacter in the game «Mass Effect: Andromeda»
  • Corameans «hearts» in Latin
  • Cora Masoncharacter in «The Cage» series by Megan Shepherd
  • Cora Kingmain character in the ebook «Cora» by Relina Skye
  • Princess Coraa character from Sofia the First
  • Cora means MermaidCrown
  • Cora Tannettimain character from «The Sinner»

Meaning of the name Kora

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Short form of Kora. Corry, Corey, Cork, Korushka.
Synonyms for the name Cora. Corinna.
Origin of the name Kora. The name Kora is Catholic, Greek.

The name Kora in ancient Greek means «virgin», «girl». In ancient Greek mythology, the name Kora was the second name or epithet of Persephone, the goddess of fertility and the mistress of the underworld. There is the concept of «bark» — this is a term in art. This is the name of a type of ancient Greek sculpture of the archaic period, depicting a woman (always young), in a static pose, dressed in traditional Greek clothes, with an archaic smile on her lips.

For the name Cora, there is a related name Corinna, which should not be confused with the name Karina. The name Kora does not have a male version, as most names have (for example, Valery — Valeria, Anton — Antonina).

Very often, the name Kora is used as a diminutive and affectionate appeal to both female (Cornelia, Carolina, Corazon, Concordia) and male names (Cornelius, Concordia). In modern times, this name has become independent and is also used independently of the above names.

Cora does not celebrate her birthday, as this name is not in the Orthodox and Catholic calendars. But for the name Kora there will be a note that this is a Catholic name, since this name is often used in Europe as an abbreviation for full names.

Kora is a strong personality, energetic, determined, independent girl. She knows how to adapt well to the environment, friendly, looks great. He knows how to flirt superbly, has a quirky mind. Cora has a rich inner world, she sees the shades of all relationships, she knows how to take the grain from the chaff, she sees the truth where it is hidden. Able to keep secrets.

Cora is very hardworking, but her diligence depends on her mood, which has both ups and downs. She has a sharp mind, she can speak well, she is pleasant to listen to, excellently supports conversation on any topic, has a great sense of humor. Cora knows how to get out of any doubtful situation in a conversation, to answer a question without answering it.

As a child, Cora can vacillate between being an introvert or an extrovert. She knows how to communicate, she is in excellent contact with people, but she is very thoughtful, thinks a lot, does not trust her thoughts to anyone. At school, the owner of this name studies well, but this is given to her with great inner effort, so parents should pay attention, try to reduce her anxiety, help her.

Often Cora is nervous, tense, anxious, in order to calm down she needs to get answers to all her questions. To calm her down, you need to honestly answer all her questions. Sometimes she finds her second «I» in creativity. The bark is prone to reflection, meditation, she enjoys words, likes to talk or participate in a conversation, listen. He tries to look at life positively, often laughs.

Cora strives for novelty, always up to date with the latest movies, gossip and news. Cora has few real friends, for the most part they are various “convenient” and “necessary” people.

She is sometimes too demanding, authoritarian towards her friends and subordinates, and this may be the result of some internal drama of Kora, her internal loneliness.

Cora has many ambitions, she also has a lot of ideas, a lot of diligence and excellent performance, so Cora can achieve success and recognition in almost any field of activity. The owner of this name is ideal for professions related to the theater, cinema, education, as well as commercial (advertising agent, journalist, fitness instructor, manager, stewardess) and creative professions (photo model).

Cora finds it more difficult to adjust to family life than to work. She is not the most accurate hostess, she tries to do a lot of things at once in the house, but little happens. It is difficult for her to find a husband, since it is difficult to agree with the owner of this name on some problematic issues that require long and corrosive participation, because it is impossible to get a result “here and now” on them. Cora loves children very much, but she allows them a lot, pampers them.

Kora’s name day

Kora does not celebrate her name day. 9Cora Pearl

  • Corrie Brocken ((born 1932) Dutch singer, winner of the 2nd Eurovision Song Contest 1957 with «Net als toen»)
  • Cora Stefan (German writer, essayist. Writes crime novels under the pseudonym Anne Chaplet.)
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    Nadia (guest)

    Added on 03/19/2018 at 10:57 PM

    Kora is a Greek name! Without the second letter «r».

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    Miroslava (guest)

    Saved on May 31, 2017 at 10:14 PM

    {The name Korra (with a double «p») means «willpower» in Chinese.}
    But this is absurd! As a sinologist (translator by profession) who has been living in China for the seventh year, I can say that the name «Korra» does not mean anything like that.

    Firstly, there is no such name in Chinese at all, and in principle names with a double «r». The original spelling of the name is «Korra», which is translated as «科拉»kēlā in the Chinese version. Roughly speaking, they wrote the English «Korra» in Chinese characters. Just like other foreign names.

    A simple example: the name Medvedev in Chinese would be méidéwéijiéfū. They don’t write his last name with the character «bear» or something. But you are right about one thing, the names «Cora» and «Korra» have nothing in common. Except the pronunciation.

    And secondly, «willpower» means completely different words. And purely for reference — with those hieroglyphs that the Chinese write the name «Korra» (科拉), they write the name of our Russian city — Kola.

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    Alena (guest)

    Added on 03/14/2016 at 02:27 AM

    Korra’s name (with a double letter «r») means «willpower» in Chinese. The origin of the name is also Chinese. Therefore, it has nothing similar with the name Kora. A has its own meaning, and, therefore, endows the bearer of this name with completely different characteristics. Cartoon «Avatar: The Legend of Korra» is made in Chinese style. I think that the authors wanted to give the main character not just some name, but that it had a meaning that could characterize the main character.

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    Tanya (guest)

    Added on 10/10/2014 at 13:01

    Yes, it is. 🙂
    Avatar «The Legend of Korra» is called. Like the character, I loved the name itself. I like that it is with two «r».

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    Ksenya (guest)

    Added on 10/09/2014 at 10:08 PM

    I heard that there is a fictional character named Korra , but I don’t think that somewhere they will really write this name like that. It is unlikely that Cora has anything to do with the fictional Korra 🙂 Read the classics better!

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    The name Kora — meaning, character, compatibility and more


    Name interpretation

    A feature of the name Kora is a tendency to contact. Children with this name are sociable and cheerful, easily and often make acquaintances, but, as a rule, they prefer the “best friend”, for whom they are ready for anything.

    In adulthood, nothing changes dramatically, except that the ability to think in broader categories appears. Decisions are made only on the basis of the most comprehensive and in-depth analysis of any situation. Momentary benefits are not taken into account. Preference is given to long-term relationships and commitments, both business and personal.

    Derivatives of Kora


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    The artistry of your nature suggests a certain pretentiousness in clothing. You like to decorate yourself. To do this, you use jewelry, unusual, eye-catching accessories, all kinds of stylistic delights. Well, this is quite in line with your friendly, open nature. It is only important to observe the measure, not to go to extremes, since the border between brightness and vulgarity is rather ephemeral.

    Cora name compatibility, manifestation in love

    Kara, It’s not that you are completely incapable of manifestations of love and tenderness, but business comes first to you, and you will choose a partner, based mainly on how much they can share your life interests. Manifestations of strength of character, purposefulness and ambition mean immeasurably more to you than sensuality and external attractiveness. In a marriage, if such happens, you will first of all appreciate in a partner the ability to be imbued with your ideas and the ability to provide support.

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    You strive to «embrace the immensity. » Your soul yearns for everything that a person can possess. And — in the maximum possible quantities. Therefore, the problem of choice, as such, for you, one might say, does not exist. You simply cannot refuse any offer that life makes you.

    When making a decision, the wishes of others are taken into account, if they are, only as secondary factors: You are sure that if you feel good, then everyone else has nothing to complain about. This means that it is possible and necessary to force them to “go in a water team” with you, in the direction you have chosen.

    And here is the opportunity to see everything from a different angle. You need assistance from outside, and above all — as a «restraining beginning.» Otherwise, you may want to «turn the earth».

    But if you are forced to use other people’s opportunities, then you need to learn how to share the results. And the sooner you make a choice in favor of such a scheme of activity, the more chances you have to keep your soul clean and your heart healthy.

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