Corinne: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Corinne

Corinne

Pronunciation: koh-RIN, koh-REEN (key)

Origin of the name Corinne:

English cognate of the Greek Korinna, a derivative of Korē (maiden). The name was borne by a Greek poetess from Boeotia, who won a wreath of victory at Thebes, and whose works survive only in fragmented form.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Corinne: | Edit

My best friend's name is Corinne and despite people misspelling her name all the time its on of my favorite names because its so unique so we always say there will be so many rachel and sarahs but there's one Corinne! One of my favorite nicknames for the name Corinne it Rinne

Like many of the other readers most people cannot spell or pronounce my name. For me school was particularly difficult. How I wish my name was more common!!! My name was even spelled wrong on my birth certificate. And my mother-in-law never spelled it right.

If parents have a boy but wish to honor a female relative named Corinne, they can use the masculine name Corin (which has different origins, but sounds similar).

I was supposed to be named Corinne, but instead I was named Alexis.

Personal experiences with the name Corinne: | Edit

My daughter's name is **~ Corinne Cecilia ~**. I think it's the most beautiful name, and I'm not alone. She gets compliments on it constantly and I always do as well! We call her Cici, Rinn and Rinny. I chose this name when I was in jr. High which was when I first heard it, and I knew I'd have a daughter named Corinne one day. It sounded so glamorous to me! Haha! My daughter is 9 now and she loves her name, which makes me very happy! We've met a few other Corinne's, but not many and she's never had another Corinne in her grade, which is yet another BONUS! Sometimes we also call her Corinnie:)

My name is Corinne, too. Even though people mispronounce it and misspell it sometimes, I love my name!

I have this name too except it's spelled Coryn. Everyone pronounces and spells it wrong. Plus, my spelling is never anywhere. It really sucks and I have never met anyone else with my name. However, everyone says it's really pretty and unique so I guess I should be thankful for that.

My little sister's name is Corinne. Lots of people spell it wrong, but we don't have many pronunciation problems. I love her name and she does too, but she didn't like it as much when she was little. When she was a baby we called her Minny Corinnie, Bin Bin, Binny Bunny, and Corinnie Binny. Now she just goes by Corinne or Rin. She gets lots of compliments.

I named my third daughter Corinne. People always misspell or mispronounce her name. At times, but I love her name, and wouldn't change it.

Nicknames for Corinne: | Edit

Cory, Cora, Cori, Rina, Cor, Corie, Cree, Rin, Rinny, Rinne, Rinnie, Crayon, Corri, Crinny

Meanings and history of the name Corinne: | Edit

Beautiful French name. I like the American pronunciation better though (ka-RIN)

Famous real-life people named Corinne: | Edit

Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, sister of Theodore Roosevelt (there have been many Corinnes in the Roosevelt family)
Corinne Bailey Rae, singer
Corinne Demas, children's book author
Corinne Trang, chef and food writer
Corinne "Cokie" Roberts, journalist and author

Corinne in song, story & screen: | Edit

Corinne, fictional character in the book Jumping Off Swings, best friend of Ellie
Corinne is a fictional character in the book series "Flowers in the Attic" by V.C. Andrews.
Corinne Tate, character on the 1970s television comedy "Soap", played by Diana Canova.
Corinne Jeffries, character in the 1989 movie "Chances Are", played by Cybill Sheperd
The title character of the 1807 novel "Corinne ou l'Italie" by Germaine de Stael. Corinne in the novel is a beautiful, free spirited poet who lives independently in Italy as an unmarried woman.

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