Kora Name Meaning & Origin

Kora

Pronunciation: KOH-rə (key)

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.

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Comments and insights on the name Kora: | Edit

Although the original name spelling is Cora, most people associate Cora with a person of southern roots from Alabama and Georgia. The name Kora has an Asian flair to it that people think is impressive and creative.

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Kora has a powerful and creative feel to it. It is pronounced with ease and often times get confused with Kara. For the most part it stands out and grabs attention.

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Meanings and history of the name Kora: | Edit

The kora is a 21-string bridge-harp used extensively in West Africa.

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The kora is mentioned in the Senegalese national anthem "Pincez Tous vos Koras, Frappez les Balafons."

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