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Cora Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Cora is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Cora is "maiden".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 103  in baby name popularity for girls with 2945 occurrences.  It ranked 12358 in popular baby names for boys with 5 occurrences. 

View the Cora Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Cora has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Cora to other names.


The name Cora is of uncertain derivation but is probably a Latinized form of the Greek name Kore, meaning "maiden".

It was a name coined in fiction by James Fenimore Cooper for a character in the Last of the Mohicans.


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Related Names

The names Corabelle, Coralia, Coralie, Coraline are all forms of Cora.

Cora has the diminutive (nickname) Coretta.

Other Tidbits

Cora falls into the classic name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Cora in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Cora.

Just for fun, see the name Cora in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Cora in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.