Cora: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cora
Origin of the name Cora:
Derived from the Greek Korē, which is from korē (maiden). The name is borne in Roman mythology as a byname for Proserpina and in Greek mythology as a byname for Persephone.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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The meaning of the name Cora is Heart, Maiden
We are planning to use Cora as a shortened form for Corazon, 'heart' in Spanish. The name Corazon for girls is not uncommon in the Philippines.
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 is prettier than Dora
- Personal experiences with the name Cora: | Edit
People with the name Cora have a deep inner need for quiet, and a desire to understand and analyze the world they live in, and to learn the deeper truths.
An amazing person who is caring and loyal. She is deep and mysterious and although may seem hard on the outside, she is a true sweetheart on the inside. Don't judge her at first, but smile and she'll smile back and you'll realise that meeting a cora will make your day
My grandmother's middle name was Cora, her first name was Nettie. Ever since she told me her middle name when I was a child, I wanted to have a daughter some day to name after her. It is such a beautiful name and not very popular. My daughter is sure to have a unique name, but not something that will be too unique that no one has ever heard of it.
My name is Cora. I like it because it is easy to say & pronounce, but is unique. I have met a few other Coras. I think it is beautiful.
- Nicknames for Cora: | Edit
Corrie, Cor, Coco, Corsa
- Meanings and history of the name Cora: | Edit
The name "Cora" is a name first made popular by American writer James Fenimore Cooper for the dark-haired heroine in "The Last of the Mohicans" (1826). A variant of the Greek KORË or CORINNA., it means meaning "maiden." Kore is an alternate name for the Greek goddess Persephone.
- Famous real-life people named Cora: | Edit
Cora Skinner, American model and actress
- Cora in song, story & screen: | Edit
- Cora Munro: The main character in "Last of the Mohicans" (novel and movie)
- Cora Hind: Western Canada's first female journalist and a women's rights activist
- Cora Crawley: Countess of Grantham, character in the BBC's TV series "Downton Abbey"
- Cora Corman: Lead character in the 2007 American romantic comedy film "Music and Lyrics"
- Cora: The evil queen/mother of Regina/Snow White's step-mother in "Once Upon a Time"(ABC TV)
- Cora: The Maxwell House Coffee Lady in the 1970s/1980s commercials, portrayed by Margaret Hamilton
- Corabeth Godsey: Character on the 1972-1981 TV show "The Waltons"
- "Cora Unashamed": A short story by Langston Hughes
- Cora: A main character in Sarah Dessen's book "Lock and Key"
-Cora Cross, character in UK soap Eastenders
- Song "Darlin' Cora" by Harry Belafonte